Querrin is a small coastal village on the south side of the Loop Head Peninsula. It has a little pier and a creek which fills at high tide protected by what is locally known as the island. The island is a bar of land extending West to East running parallel to the shore. It is actually connected to the land.
There is a handball alley which can be a centre of activity during the summer months as people play racquetball there now. At high tide you will often find teenagers and adults jumping off the pier.
There can be a strong current in the centre of the channel as the tide rises and falls so staying close to the pier and shore is best.
Seol Sionna, a traditional boat building project is taking place in Querrin opposite Querrin National school. This is a project to build a 26 foot wooden sailing boat based on the the "Shannon Hooker" that would have sailed these waters in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Turn left at Lisdeen church after 8km when coming from Kilrush in the direction of Kilkee. After 5kms you will see Querrin School on the right and you will see the river straight ahead. Head down for the river and go left and you will arrive at the shore carpark.
Swimming at Querrin Shore Sailing and Kayaking Fishing Walking
Querrin is close to Carrigaholt and Lisdeen which both have good pub food. Alternatively Kilkee and Kilrush or only a 10 minute drive and there are plenty of places to eat there.
- Purecamping, Querrin (Turn right at Querrin School coming from Lisdeen), ☎ 065 9057953. Purecamping is an eco-campsite nestled into 24 acres of what was a farm and is now planted with 10 acres of native woodland. It is a family run business and is a family friendly campsite. There is a choice of pre-erected bell tents or plenty of pitches for your own tents. There are some spots for camper vans in the car park, but limited facilities in terms of hook ups and chemical toilet disposal. Environmental principals are important in this campsite and there is a choice of compost toilets with covered outdoor showers or a standard toilet and shower block with rainwater harvesting and solar heating. Courses are run during the summer with focus on traditional craft and nature based activities. Santosa Yoga camp starts the summer with a 5 day family yoga event end of June. There is a yoga centre on site and yoga classes can be arranged on request.
This campsite would be ideal for groups, such as scouts or guides, cycling groups and walkers. There is a "bender" outdoor sauna which can be setup on request.
For children, there is a magical wonderland in the woodland with "dens" amongst the trees and a large ring fort in the centre of the woods. It may bring you back to your own childhood :)