Dr. Hugh W.L. Weir (Writer and Publisher) once wrote……….
“Emeralds are often accompanied by pearls and one such pearl is Ireland’s East Clare region. With the 224 miles long River Shannon to its right and the majestic western Atlantic coast to its left, East Clare is a haven of unspoilt peace and tranquillity for those who love solitude.
East Clare is a place of secrets too. A rich tapestry of folklore, heritage and historic monuments are everywhere. After one visit you will want to return again and again to re-live the unique experience that is East Clare.
A wild, wonderful, rugged beauty.”
County Clare is situated in the West of Ireland and is renowned and known the world over for its legacy in Traditional Irish Music – Internationally acclaimed fiddler, Martin Hayes, was born & reared in East Clare – and is home to an abundance of visual riches and spectacular scenery.
East Clare is one of the hidden treasures of Clare & Ireland where visitors still find the peace and tranquility for which the Emerald Isle is famous. Rugged, rolling hills and picturesque valleys intertwined with rivers, lakes, woodland and boglands offer a serene but never boring scenery.
We are surrounded by the magnificent Slieve Bearnagh (incl Moylussa – Highest Peak in Co Clare) and Slieve Aughty Mountains on one side and the majestic River Shannon/Lough Derg on the other.
The region has a rich heritage of walking routes, historic sites, folklore, music, song and dance with regular events and festivals throughout the year and advice is freely available on all activities for visitors in the East Clare area.
There’s no better place in Ireland to experience Irish Music and culture at it’s very best and no better way to experience the charm and friendliness of the local people at first hand. You’ll get a great welcome wherever you go.!!!
Award Winning Clareville House B & B is operated by Teresa & Derek Browne in the beautiful heritage village of Tuamgraney. We are almost 20 years in this business and therefore are well positioned to deal with the various needs of visitors to our area.
We are well known for our luxurious bedrooms and Teresa is famous for her delicious breakfasts. She has a vast knowledge of this hidden part of Ireland and this is very useful when “Tracing Your Roots” or just enjoying your holiday/break here.
We are in the middle of Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands, beside the Lough Derg Blueway & just 40 minutes from Shannon International Airport and this central location is perfect for a relaxing break or a holiday full of activity. All parts of Co Clare are within driving range (1.5 hours max) and Limerick City, Adare, Ennis & Nenagh are all reachable within 45 mins, while Galway City is about 1.25 hours away.
East Clare is famous for its rolling hills and we are fortunate to have many Linear Walking Trails and dedicated Loop Walks including The East Clare Way, Cahermurphy & Ballycuggeran Loop Walks and the 12 O’Clock Hills. At Clareville House we cater for Solo Walkers or Groups and provide walking maps, packed lunch/water and transport (if required) as part of our walking package available.
Christopher Summerville (Walking Enthusiast & Journalist) once wrote : “The sun began to slip through the misty clouds at last, showing us distant hills and glints of loughs. This East Clare walk could have gone on forever and we’d never have tired of it.”
Clare Day Tours is operated by Derek & based here at Clareville House. We offer a specialist Day Tours Service with tours available for up to 8 people and are priced accordingly. (We can accommodate 16 people on occasions). All our tours are tailored to your needs – we put together an itinerary for you or you decide on the places you want to see/visit and we’ll do the rest. We can offer you a daily or multi day tour and overnight stays can be included.
East Clare Cabs/Taxi Service : Derek also operates a regular & reliable Taxi Service and include Airport Transfers and Day Trips for Weddings, Sporting Occasions, Social Outings etc as part of our service.
We have a variety of Annual Festivals and Events in East Clare :
Clare Drama Festival, Scariff – March
Blossom Harp Festival, Tuamgraney – April
Cnoc na Gaoithe Tulla Trad Festival – Mid May
Bodyke Annual Festival – May Bank Holiday Weekend
Tuamgraney Community Festival – June Bank Holiday Weekend
Scariff Harbour Festival – August Bank Holiday Weekend
Feakle International Traditional Music Festival – Mid August
Mountshannon Trad Festival – Late September
PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW FOR FURTHER INFORMATION :
Clareville House B & B https://clarevillehouse.ie/
East Clare Cabs https://clarevillehouse.ie/east-clare-cabs/
Clare Day Tours https://clarevillehouse.ie/clare-day-tour/
Local East Clare Tour: https://clarevillehouse.ie/clare-day-tours-local-tour-of-east-clare/
Ring of Lough Derg Day Tour: https://clarevillehouse.ie/ring-of-lough-derg-day-tour-with-clare-day-tours/
Signature Day Tour – Cliffs of Moher/Wild Atlantic Way/The Burren: https://clarevillehouse.ie/clare-day-tours-signature-tour-cliffs-of-moher-wild-atlantic-way-burren-day-tour/
“Inis Oirr and Cliffs of Moher-By Sea and Land” Day Tour: https://clarevillehouse.ie/clare-day-tours-inis-oirraran-islands-and-cliffs-of-moher-by-sea-land/
Walk on the Burren Day Tour : https://clarevillehouse.ie/clare-day-tours-all-new-walk-on-the-burren-tour/