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Eastern & Southeastern Clare/Ireland

Introducing Eastern & Southeastern Clare

Away from the Atlantic coast and the rugged Burren, Clare rolls gently eastward through low-lying green countryside given emphasis by the occasional range of low hills. The county's eastern boundary is the River Shannon and the long, noodle-like inland waterway of Lough Derg, which stretches 48km from Portumna in County Galway to just south of Killaloe. Lakeside villages such as Mountshannon seem in a different world from the rugged, evocative west of Clare, but this is an intimate countryside of water, woods and panoramic views.

Southeastern Clare, where the Shannon swells into its broad estuary, is a plain landscape dotted with farms and small villages.