Meaning Church of the promontory or wood, is a busy market town with access to the Shannon.
Dolphin watch trips operate daily. The Visitor Center in Kilrush has the “Kilrush in Landlord Times” exhibition. Another interesting attraction is the Scattery Island Visitor Center.
Kilrush Wood, occupies 170 hectares east of the town. The wood was formerly the Vandeleur Demesne. (Ruined Vandeleur House was demolished in 1973) The wood contains beautiful, mature trees planted in the 18th century. The town has a noticeable memorial to the Manchester martyrs of 1867, constructed by J. K. Bracken of Templemore, Co. Tipperary. Bracken was father of Brendan (later Lord) Bracken, friend of Winston Churchill.
Visit the sandy beaches at Doonbeg, Kilkee, Spanish Point and Lahinch or the two Championship Golf Courses nearby. See the dramatic cliffs of Loop Head or the famous Cliffs of Moher on the edge of the mysterious Burren National Park.
The Guest House is only 1 hour from Shannon International Airport and 10 minutes walk from Kilrush Town Centre. Hillcrest View Bed and Breakfast is the ideal base for touring the West Coast of Ireland. You can book Car Rentals at Shannon Airport Car Hire. Finally, the Killimer – Tarbert ferry makes the journey across the Shannon to County Kerry in only 20 minutes.