On the Waterfront The emerald landscapes and deserted beaches of Ireland’s wild west have long attracted painters, poets, and romantics. Explore the majestic coastline of the Ring of Kerry; the Lakes of Killarney; and the flat, untamed moorlands of Connemara, then step into one of the many pubs for a pint of Guinness. Stay at Moy House (doubles from $211), situated on a 15-acre expanse of open rippling pasture and mature woodland above Lahinch Bay. Built in the 18th century by a minor nobleman, Moy House may not be the loveliest house in County Clare from an architectural point of view, though you may find it impressive in a fort-like, defensive, Wuthering Heights sort of way. Its position on the coast and just 45 minutes from Shannon Airport makes it a perfect base for touring the region.