I'd suggest the Burren Tourist Hostel in Lisdoonvarna. The last time I
stayed there it was circa 6/7 pounds a night. They have a great bar, a
drying room, with washing machine facilities, big kitchen and dining
room area for self catering. The town is good fun during the summer,
they do food at the hostel, which is a nice option of you don't want to
self cater, and there is a chip shop in the town. They are well used to
cavers, so you can leave a call-out there, which can be handy. They are
about 10 mins drive from all the major caves (they're central), Pol na
Gollum, Faunarooska, the Callaun series etc.
It is owned and run by Dermot and Doreen Drennan, very friendly family.
If you go/call, tell them Marty Scott said 'hi' from England (and I'm
coming back home soon!).
Have a great trip. If you want any more info on the area email me (I'm
from Dublin originally, and Co Clare is an old stomping ground).
Martin JJ Scott
Fallside Lab, Engineering Dept, Trumpington St.,
Cambridge CB2 1PZ, +(44 1223) 332754
"We have heard the chimes at midnight ...
the days that we have seen."