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University of Limerick Students visit Clareville House

University of Limerick Students visit Clareville House

Thursday 5th March 2020 was a beautiful sunny Spring morning in Tuamgraney and a group of students from the University of Limerick visited Clareville House, where they were entertained by Teresa with Tea/Coffee & Fresh Scones, as she outlined her history and...

5th Blossom Harp Festival Tuamgraney 3rd – 5th April 2020

5th Blossom Harp Festival Tuamgraney 3rd – 5th April 2020

It’s that time of year again and here in Tuamgraney we are eagerly awaiting this year’s renewal of the Blossom Harp Festival. It began in 2016 and takes place on Palm Sunday Weekend each year - This year it's on from the 3rd-5th of April 2020. It's an enjoyable...

73rd Clare Drama Festival 19th – 28th March 2020

73rd Clare Drama Festival 19th – 28th March 2020

The 73rd Clare Drama Festival takes place from Thurs 19th - Sat 28th March 2020. The Festival is held in the Scariff Community College Hall  and runs for 10 consecutive nights, with the final production and overall results and awards on the last night. This year's...

St Coelan’s Holy Well Tuamgraney

St Coelan’s Holy Well Tuamgraney

St Coelan's Holy Well Tuamgraney is undoubtedly one of the most important ecclesiastical and historical villages in Ireland. It is mentioned in the Annals no fewer than thirty two times between the years 735 and 1582. Its pagan past is recorded in its townland names,...

Christmas Greetings

Christmas Greetings

Teresa and all at Clareville House wish all our Guests, Customers and Friends a very Happy & Holy Christmas and a Safe & Prosperous New Year.

Mass Rock, Bodyke, Co Clare

Mass Rock, Bodyke, Co Clare

Catholic Mass Rocks, like this one here at Ballydonaghane, Bodyke,  Co Clare, are an important and emotive emblem of Irish Catholic History. A Mass Rock (Carraig an Aifrinn in Irish) was a rock used as an altar in late 17th and 18th century Ireland as a location for...

Brian Boru Oak Tree, Raheen Woods, Tuamgraney

Brian Boru Oak Tree, Raheen Woods, Tuamgraney

The Brian Boru Oak Tree is over 1,000 years old and still growing.!!! Standing majestically on its own, this famous tree has long been associated with the last High King of Ireland who was born nearby. The tree is reputedly over 1,000 years old, was possibly planted...

Lime Kiln Tuamgraney Co Clare

Lime Kiln Tuamgraney Co Clare

The Lime Kiln in Tuamgraney is located beside the roadway to Reddan’s Quay. It was built in 1913 to provide lime for the Raheen Estate & other local farmers and operated until the 1950’s. Quicklime or burnt lime, as it was also known, would have been used...

An Casaoireach / Famine Memorial Park, Tuamgraney, Co Clare

An Casaoireach / Famine Memorial Park, Tuamgraney, Co Clare

An Casaoireach / Famine Memorial Park, Tuamgraney, Co Clare This Famine Memorial Park or “Casaoireach” at Callahy, Tuamgraney is a permanent memorial to the people who died and were “buried” here during the Famine years of the 1840’s.   The Scariff Workhouse Union, an...

O’Grady Castle, Tuamgraney, Co Clare.

O’Grady Castle, Tuamgraney, Co Clare.

O'Grady Castle, Tuamgraney, Co Clare. This Tower-House Castle, sometimes referred to as Tuamgraney Castle, was built in the 15thC by the O'Grady Clan to provide protection for the adjacent St. Cronan's Church. The O'Grady’s  were powerful  local landowners who ruled...

Holy Island/Inis Cealtra – A Step Back In Time

Holy Island/Inis Cealtra – A Step Back In Time

Holy Island / Inis Cealtra “Island of the Seven Churches”-“Island of the Burials” or “of Monastic Cells” Step back in time with a visit to Holy Island or Inis Cealtra - once in the territory of the Ó Grádaigh(O’Grady’s) - one of the most famous monastic sites in...

Clare Augustinian Abbey Ennis Co Clare

Clare Augustinian Abbey Ennis Co Clare

About Clare Abbey Clare Abbey is a ruined Augustinian Monastery located near Ennis, along the banks of the River Fergus, and was the first, largest and most important Augustinian House in Co Clare. It was founded some time prior to 1189, possibly by Donal ‘the Great’...

Tuamgraney & Scariff Built Heritage Walking Trail

Tuamgraney & Scariff Built Heritage Walking Trail

Tuamgraney and Scariff are regarded as the historic and economic heart of East Clare, strategically located between the River Shannon and Slieve Aughty Mountains. They have a rich and interesting built heritage just waiting to be explored. Today the area continues to...

Quin Franciscan Abbey, Quin, Co Clare

Quin Franciscan Abbey, Quin, Co Clare

About Quin Abbey The abbey is about 9 miles from Ennis. A visitor centre is located near the building and the structure and grounds can be visited free of charge. A caretaker is permanently based at the monument. Floodlighting has recently been installed. The...

Galway Races Monday 29th July – Sunday 4th August.

Galway Races Monday 29th July – Sunday 4th August.

IT'S GALWAY RACES TIME OF YEAR AGAIN.!!! Plan a Day Trip with East Clare Cabs - Contact Derek at 087 2704380 or email eastclarecabs@gmail.com for all details. The world renowned 7 day Galway Races Summer Festival returns for its 150th year, from Monday 29th July to...

Scariff Harbour Festival – Thurs 1st to Sun 4th August 2019

Scariff Harbour Festival – Thurs 1st to Sun 4th August 2019

The Annual Scariff Harbour Festival takes place this year from Thursday 1st - Sunday 4th August 2019 and promises to be an action packed weekend for all the family. It all kicks off at 8pm on Thursday night 1st August with a Concert in the Sacred Heart Church...

Discover East Clare

Discover East Clare

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...