East Clare is the perfect destination for those who wish to delve into Clare’s rich heritage.

East Clare is at the very centre of the Hidden Heartlands. Get active in Nature and explore the region’s natural hidden treasures by exploring great walking trails, greenways and woodlands.

Enjoy pristine waterways with boating, fishing, kayaking & paddling and experience the beauty of the River Shannon as it settles into the picturesque Lough Derg.

Every season delights welcome visitors with traditional music played all year round by world class musicians in every Community.

The history of storytelling in Ireland is celebrated not only in song, but is integral to the multitude of festivals embracing Irish Culture and Heritage; the Artists and Artisans are rivaled only by the spectacular nature and scenery.

An abundance of choice from boutique beer to the finest ‘Wilde’ chocolate with bountiful local produce and welcoming people will entice you to stay. A choice of accommodation from B&B’s to Self-Catering properties to luxurious hotel rooms is waiting for you!

East Clare . . . she is the perfect creature . . . natural in every feature . . .

One can’t get from the Wild Atlantic Way to the Ancient East without traversing the Hidden Heartlands.
Come Visit. Play. Relax. Stay.

East Clare is the perfect destination for those who wish to delve into Clare’s rich heritage. From monastic and ancient sites, to churches, cathedrals and abbeys, spanning over 8 centuries, you will be spoiled for choice!

The best way to enjoy the local culture, the music, the stories and the people is to immerse yourself. Check out the numerous festivals and events celebrating traditions within local communities. For further information go to www.visiteastclare.ie or find them on Facebook.

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What’s on

January:

  • Shannonside Winter Music Festival, Sixmilebridge & Bunratty

March & April:

  • St. Patrick’s Day parades in Killaloe, Sixmilebridge, Tulla
  • Seed Share @ Irish Seed Savers, Scariff
  • Blossom Harp Festival, Tuamgraney

May & June:

  • Bodyke Festival
  • Tulla Traditional Music Festival
  • Mountshannon Arts Festival
  • Killaloe Chamber Festival
  • Bealtaine National Festival – events all over East Clare
  • Spancilhill Fair

July & August:

  • Féile Brian Ború, Killaloe
  • Scariff Harbour Festival
  • Feakle International Traditional Music Festival
  • Tulla Weekend of the Welcomes
  • Kilmurry Harvest Festival
  • National Heritage Week – events all over East Clare

September & October:

  • A Taste of Lough Derg – events all over East Clare
  • Quest Lough Derg, Killaloe/Ballina
  • Dawn Walk on Ballycuggaran, Killaloe
  • Mountshannon Trad Fest
  • Tear Through East Clare, Kilkishen
  • Kincora Trad Fest, Killaloe
Useful Information

Check out the numerous festivals and events celebrating traditions within local communities. For further information visit www.visiteastclare.ie or find them on Facebook.

Getting There

Various locations in East Clare

Map Location: 52.916835, -8.520307
Contact Visit East Clare Co. Clare
Ireland


W: www.visiteastclare.ie
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