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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

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

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 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. 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 “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

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 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

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.

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

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

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 or Tipp ???

Will it be Clare or Tipperary to come out on top in the big game on Sunday ??? Ask in Clareville House and you'll probably be more confused than ever !!!

Tuamgraney Community Weekend – 30th May to 2nd June 2019

The June Bank Holiday Weekend is almost upon us and that means the Tuamgraney Community Weekend - Renowned Author Edna O'Brien is our President - is not far away.!!! "Come & Join us to Celebrate our Community." It promises to be a brilliant weekend with a...

Clare Walking Tours – Walking Breaks in East Clare

If you need a few days of peaceful relaxed Walking in East Clare, then Clare Walking Tours at Clareville House B & B is your ideal base. We specialise in Single Centre-Self Guided Walking Breaks. East Clare is a beautiful and hidden corner of Co Clare with a...

Clareville House – Ideal Base for Fishing in East Clare.

If you need a few days of peaceful relaxed Fishing in East Clare, then Clareville House B & B is your ideal base. We are very centrally located in the beautiful heritage village of Tuamgraney and this gives you easy access to Lough Derg and the 40 odd lakes of the...

“12 O’Clock Hills” – Walking Trail Kilkishen Co Clare

The "12 O’Clock Hills" is a local and popular name for a group of hills that lie south of Kilkishen Village, in the East Clare area of Co Clare. It is thought that the name “12 O’Clock Hills” is derived from a tradition of telling the time by observing the position of...