The Falls Hotel & Spa

The Falls Hotel & Spa is nestled in a wooded vale beside the tumbling waters of the River Inagh, in County Clare, at the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way, just 10mins from The Cliffs of Moher. We pride ourselves on being an eco friendly hotel, and actively promote sustainability on our 50 acre property. We run on hydro power from a hydro turbine on the river alongside us. Throughout our property, we have cultivated wild flower areas, which provide pollination for our on site bees and other important pollinators! Our hotel is surrounded by 50 acres of grounds and has wonderful riverside and woodland walks around the property. For more on our green policies, please see our Green Hospitality section.

The McCarthy Family own and manage this wonderful three star hotel, ensuring that you will always receive a warm and friendly welcome when staying with us. Our River Spa and Aqua & Fitness Club is the ultimate destination for relaxation & rejuvenation of the body and mind.

A short stroll up our driveway will bring you into the heart of the quaint town of Ennistymon, with it’s lovely cafes, restaurant and shops. We are just a five minute drive from Lahinch, with it’s world renowned beach and Lahinch Golf Club. Another short drive North, will bring you into the heart of The UNESCO Cliffs of Moher & Burren Geopark, heading South you will discover yourself on the enigmatic Loop Head.

The hotel's bar is named after the Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas as his wife Caitlin McNamara's family lived in the original manor house before it became a commercial property. Caitlin's father "Francis returned to his ancestral home in 1936 and to make ends meet, entered the realms of common trade by turning the house into a Country Hotel.", John F Wood.


All of our 140 spacious en-suite bedrooms are designed with comfort in mind, and have WiFi, flat screen televisions, direct dial telephones, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryers and an extensive room service menu. Rooms have wonderful views of the cascades, the river or the surrounding woodlands.

The hotel has a variety of room types including, suites, large family rooms, deluxe bedrooms and twin, double and single rooms.

We also have nine self catering apartments and one large self catering cottage, all finished to the highest standard for your comfort.


The Falls Hotel & Spa offers wonderful accommodation for those who wish to visit the many sites and attractions in the county of Clare. All of our 140 spacious en-suite bedrooms are designed with comfort in mind and consist of Single, Double, Twin and Family Rooms.

All rooms contain the following features: Ensuite, tea/coffee making facilities, LCD TV, WiFi and direct dial telephones. Cots are also available on request.


Our superior bedrooms offer a heavenly comfortable queen sized bed, spacious marble finished bathroom with walk in shower, tea and coffee making facilities, Wi-Fi, flat screen TV and direct dial telephone, plush robes and slippers.


Superior stylish Deluxe rooms offer beautifully decorated living space with picturesque view of the garden and river falls. They have a spacious en-suite bathroom with bath and separate shower, heavenly comfortable king size bed, tea and coffee making facilities, complimentary Wi-Fi, safe, flat screen LCD TV, direct dial telephone, complimentary daily newspaper, plush robes and slippers.


Our stylish one bedroom McNamara Suite and O’Brien Suite offer unsurpassed luxury and comfort with superb views of the river Inagh, manicured gardens and lawns. Rich in history our Suites were originally build as part of the old castle by Sir Domhnall O’Brien about 1560, and later converted into a more modern Manor House in keeping with the enlightened and more settled times.

Nowadays the Suites are designed in the most elegant Georgian style, offering our guests a refined comfort with splendid décor of plush carpets, ornate moldings, sash windows, opulent lounge furniture, spacious en-suite bathroom, heavenly comfortable super king size bed, Wi-Fi, safe, mini fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, flat screen LCD TV, direct dial telephone, daily newspaper, plush robes and slippers.

Our Suites offer a level of refinement and indulgent experience to our guests.



Our bar has been named in honour and memory of the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas and his historic link with Ennistymon House, which later became the Falls Hotel. The hotel bar and lobby accommodates a lot of related memorabilia of the early days of Dylan Thomas and his wife Caithlin MacNamara's life as well as that of the MacNamara family.

The Dylan Thomas Bar displays the original stonework of the manor house and overlooks the panoramic views of the Cascades on the River Inagh.

Afternoon Tea is also served in our Dylan Thomas Bar and our historical Inagh Suite. Enjoy a mouth-watering selection of sandwiches and delicious treats, homemade scones with clotted cream and jam. Afternoon Tea is served with a your choice of freshly brewed teas or coffee. It is served from 2pm to 4.30pm daily. Afternoon Tea is €20 per person, €25 with a glass of prosecco! It must be pre-booked. We do require a €10 deposit per person.

We have a very special Children's Afternoon Tea for our younger VIPs, with wonderful treats especially with them in mind... They can choose from a fruit smoothie, hot chocolate or indeed, tea! Children's afternoon tea is €12.50 per child.


Our Cascades Restaurant, at the river's edge, is open nightly and offers traditional as well as international dishes prepared from local produce with an emphasis on seafood from west Clare's Atlantic coastline.

The view from the restaurant is a mirror image from that of the Dylan Thomas Bar, overlooking the river and its cascades.
Our professional and friendly staff aims to ensure that your dining experience exceeds your expectations.

The Riverview Suite located off the Cascades Restaurant offers a wonderful, intimate venue for private parties, such as weddings, christenings, birthdays, and can cater for up to 50 people.



As per the Irish government's level 5 Covid 19 restrictions, our spa will be closed until further notice.

We have have implemented some new Covid-19 procedures for your safety when you are here with us. For health & safety reasons and following best practices in relation to our Covid-19 charter, we will have a limited number of treatments available. We have four wonderful new rituals for you to enjoy. Our bathing ceremonies are available, as is our fabulous Rasul. We ask all our guests to please bring your own mask with you when coming for your treatment. You will have your own treatment room to yourself.

Four of the 12 treatment rooms are delicately incorporated into an old stable building, which was constructed in the 1700's. The stable building is interconnected with the hotel and it's Aqua & Fitness Club, these buildings marry each other very well and provide for a very unique and special experience. Our relaxation room is pure bliss and is a real hideaway from the world! Try to leave some time for our Thermal Suite...

Our spa guest has full access to the Aqua Club facilities, such as the 20m swimming pool, jacuzzi, hydrotherapy pool, steam room and sauna and the wonderful outdoor hot tub!

It is strongly recommended that potential spa guests book their spa treatments at least two weeks in advance, to ensure that the time and treatment they require is available. Please wear a facemask when attending the spa.

River Spa Standard Terms and Conditions:

  • Credit card details are required to pre-book all spa appointments.
  • A 50% cancellation fee applies to all spa appointments cancelled within 24 hours.
  • The credit card will be billed accordingly for any cancelled appointments within 24 hours.
  • By submitting the credit card details to the Spa and proceeding with a treatment booking, you are authorising a charge should a cancellation become necessary on your behalf within 24 hours of your appointment time
Golf :

This Clare hotel is well located for the dedicated Golfer, with Championship Links and Parkland courses within easy reach of the hotel.

Lahinch Golf Club is the closest Club to the hotel.  Lahinch Golf Club is located only 2km from the hotel and this club has two beautiful courses catering for all golfers.

The Lahinch Golf Club Old Course, lying between the road and the sea, is one of the most superior sites in Ireland and is also called the Championship Course.  The second course, the Castle Course, is a flatter links named for the ruins of a nearby castle tower that stands to the northern end of the property. Visit Lahinch Golf Club for more details.

Other course nearby include, Trump International Doonbeg Links Course which is a 40 minutes drive, with Spanish Point Golf Club, a nine hole Links Course a 30 minute drive away. Woodstock Golf Club, Ennis and Ennis Golf Club parkland courses only 20 minutes drive from hotel.