Welcome to Eastern & Southeastern Clare

The county's eastern boundary is the River Shannon and the long, inland waterway of Lough Derg, which stretches 48km from Portumna in County Galway to just south of Killaloe. Lakeside villages here seem a world away from the rugged, evocative west of Clare, but it's a picturesque landscape of water, woods and panoramic views.

Southeastern Clare, where the Shannon swells into its broad estuary, is largely farmland.

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Eastern & Southeastern Clare activities

$72.88 Shows, Concerts & Sports

Bunratty Castle Medieval 4-Course Banquet with Wine

Join the Earl of Thomond for a glorious banquet at this majestic 15th century Bunratty Castle. The Earl’s Butler welcomes guests from the four corners of the world toasting an era of great Irish taste with excellent food, fine wine, and honey mead.When you arrive at Bunratty Medieval Castle Banquet, a kilted piper plays a tune of welcome. You will ascend the Castle steps crossing over the drawbridge to the 'Bite of Friendship' offered by one of the Hostesses.Upon entering the Great Hall resplendent with tapestries and furniture of the 16th Century, savor a goblet of Mead while mingling with the Ladies of the Castle. The Castle’s history is related followed by a medieval Madrigal. Witness the crowning of the Earl & Lady before descending to the Banquet Hall where bench seating, candle-lights, and long oak tables reflect the Banqueting style of the medieval era. While partaking of a sumptuous four course dinner with fine wines, delight to the dulcet tones of the Ladies of the Castle accompanied by Irish Harp and Fiddle. The Butler seeks the Lords approval for all dishes brought before him. However, a scoundrel is revealed who must be brought before the Earl who decides his fate. The 35-minute spectacle which follows dinner is a superb selection of Irish medieval and traditional songs and instrumental music. The entire evening lasts two and a half hours.

$65.60 Shows, Concerts & Sports

Knappogue Castle Medieval Banquet

You are greeted at the main door of the castle by the Earl’s Butler and the Ladies of the castle where you proceed to the Dalcassian Hall. Mingle with the Castle Entertainers and savour a goblet of mead (honey wine). Enjoy music of the harp and fiddle followed by Medieval choral singing from the Ladies. The Earl’s Butler wittily recounts the history of the Castle finishing by explaining the ‘Rules of Chivalry’ practiced at Knappogue Castle and the dire consequences of breaching them! Menu:AperitifMead~Smoked Irish Salmon with Cucumber and Dill Salad~Tomato & Basil Soup~Supreme of Chicken in a Veronique Sauce served with creamed potatoes and roasted root vegetables~'Rastin' Apple & Cinnamon Cruch~Coffee / TeaVegetarian Option:Tomato and Buffalo mozzarella tartlet with red Onion~Marmalade, garlic aioli

$17.64 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Bunratty Castle and Folk Park Full-Day Admission Ticket

Enjoy the sights, sounds tastes, scents, of this enchanting place as you stroll from house to house or around the charming village street complete with school, post office, doctors house, hardware shop, printers and of course McNamara’s pub!The gardens at Bunratty Folk Park have been restored to their former glory. The gardens are modeled on the original Regency period garden which supplied fruit, vegetables, and flowers to Bunratty House (built in 1804) and are refurbished in typical Victorian style. This is your opportunity to experience one of the great gardens of Ireland.Browse the castle and marvel at the finest collection of medieval furniture in the country which brings to life a vital part of our Medieval past.  You can explore at your own leisure or join in a guided tour with our experienced guides. At night time the castle is the impressive setting for the medieval castle banquets which are held year round.

$34.71 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Inis Oirr And Cliffs of Moher Cruise

Inis Oirr (Eastern Island) is only a 30 minute ferry journey from Doolin. There are many attractions to be found here – ancient castles, a shipwreck, a lighthouse, one of Ireland’s most beautiful beaches, a modern playground and several fine pubs and cafes. The 3 pubs all serve good, local food and traditional Irish music can be heard on a daily basis. There are a number of ways to see the island while you are there. You can walk along the many quiet roads, rent a bicycle on the island, or take a guided tour in one of the pony & traps or tour buses.The Cliffs of Moher are the crowning glory of the Clare coastline. Like a viewing platform for prehistoric giants who wish to peer over the edge of Europe, the cliffs provide an unrivaled view across the vast boiling wildness of the Atlantic Ocean, a world unchanged since the pre-Celtic masters of magic, the Tuatha Dé Danann ruled Ireland.

$283.44 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private chauffeur s class Mercedes transfer Shannon airport to killarney

Your driver will monitor your flight. He will have a sign with your details. You will have a smooth trip from Shannon to Killarney. You will not be picked up in any old car, no you will be travelling in a top of the range s class Mercedes Limousine version, this is the long wheel version with extra legroom in the back. its the chosen mode of transport for world leaders and celebrities for many years. ( please note the car is not a limousine like you normally see in the US, its just a longer wheelbase of the standard s class mercedes) Relax sit back and enjoy your journey, your driver will take care of any toll charges on the way. Take a nap or should you be more alert your driver will give you some information about the Towns and Landmarks of interest we pass through on the way to Killarney. Once you arrive in Killarney remember you can book the same driver for a private tour of the famous Ring of Kerry or take a day tour of Dingle, or why not check out the Cliffs of Moher.  The journey takes about two and a half hours. Let us know in advance if you have any excess luggage requirements. E.g. golf clubs

$1097.90 Shows, Concerts & Sports

Burren Clare 8 Day Self Guided Cycle

Day 1: Arrive in Ennis - Check into your B&B. Collect your bicycle, Information Pack with Route Description and map from the proprietor. Day 2: Ennis to Kilrush - Leaving Ennis for Kilrush you cycle along the north shore of the mighty Shannon River Estuary which hosts beautiful views over North Kerry and Scattery Island. Today’s Cycle Distance: 58kms/ 36mi. Day 3: Kilrush to Kilkee - Today’s cycle takes you from Kilrush to Carrigaholt & the beautiful Loop Head cycle. Overlooking the Shannon Estuary, south to County Kerry & north up towards the Cliffs of Moher. Completing your circuit, you end your day in the seaside town of Kilkee. Overnight in Kilkee. Today’s Cycle Distance: 44km /27.5mi. Day 4: Kilkee to Lahinch - From Kilkee, your cycle takes you along the south-western shores of County Clare as you follow north through the seaside village called Spanish point which takes its name from the stories of Spanish Armada ships washing up on the coastline and many Spanish sailors who made it ashore lost their lives to the local chieftain. Overnight in Lahinch. Today’s Cycle Distance: 63km /39mi.Day 5: Lahinch to Doolin - Continuing north from Milltown Malbay, you pass the famous Lahinch Golf Course before reaching the coast town of Liscannor – famous for its stone work. Continuing on to the Cliffs of Moher, we encourage you to stop here, lock your bicycles and enjoy a walk out to these impressive cliffs with wonderful views across to the Aran Islands. Today’s Cycle Distance: 37km / 23mi.Day 6: Rest day or Doolin Loop - This is your opportunity to take a rest day & we recommend you take this opportunity to visit one of the famous & beautiful Aran Islands.  If you are unable to make a 9-Day holiday, then we suggest you enjoy this loop in place of the Aran Islands.Doolin Loop – As you cycle to the northern corner of County Clare this is one of the most spectacular regions in Ireland – known as “The Burren”. Today’s Cycle Distance: 56km /34.5mi.Day 7: Doolin to Ennis - Your final cycle will take you through the heart of County Clare, through farming communities giving you a great immersion into rural Ireland. You will meander through villages such as Corofin and other mystical sounding places on a network of backroads. Overnight in Ennis. Today’s Cycle Distance: 49km /30.5mi. Day 8: Departure - After a final breakfast and farewell you leave your cycle behind you and follow your own arrangements for your onward journey.

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