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

$72.44 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.

$65.20 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

$17.54 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.

$34.50 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.

$281.73 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

$431.22 Transfers & Ground Transport

Shannon Airport SNN Shannon To Cork City County Cork Private Chauffeur Transfer

What to ExpectStress-free arrival at Shannon Airport with the luxury of a transfer in a Mercedes Benz to drop off  at The G Hotel, Galway City.  Same service is also available from Galway to Shannon Airport To be met by an experienced professional Chauffeur.No stress of car hire or driving in unfamiliar roads.To be picked up directly from the arrivals hall with a name card and transfer to your destination..Your private transfer will be in a luxury Mercedes Benz E220. The vehicle and Chauffeur is fully licensed and insured in accordance with The Irish Government Transport Authority.The travel time 35/45 minutes depending on traffic.Important InformationDeparture PointShannon Airport (SNN) County Clare to Cork City (one way only).ORCork City to Shannon  Airport (one way only)Transfer is one way only and not a round tripDuration 2 Hours / 2.15 Hours Depending on the traffic InclusionsPrivate ChauffeurFree Wi-FiOne-way private transferTransferred in air-conditioned Black Mercedes Benz E220 with black leather interior.Spacious trunk with the capacity for 2 large suitcases and 2 small suitcases.Irish Spring Water15 minutes Service Stop. On-boardFirst Aid KitFire extinguisherSafety kitAndroid Phone Charger Provided During Your Journey iPhone Charger Provided During Your Journey Additional InfoVehicle with the capacity to take 3 passengers max.Number of passengers to be confirmed at time of booking.Pick-Up and Drop-Off address required at time of bookingLuggage size and type information is required at time of booking (e.g. number of suitcases/bags).For Return trip booking Transfers. Simply  make two bookings and advise your pickup and drop off locations and dates.

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