East Clare is well known for its strong history in Irish traditional music. Each week, from Wednesday to Sunday, throughout the year, the four pubs in the village of Feakle play host to music, dancing and singing sessions from a host of local, national and international talent.
There are many local festivals throughout the year Feakle Festival, Tulla Festival, Scariff Harbour Festival
Visitors stay with us from all over the world to share in the culture and all that goes with it.
Feakle is the ideal location from which to explore the surrounding County Clare countryside. Whether it be walking along the East Clare Way or roving hills and undisturbed countryside or following lakeside paths, there is much to discover. On our doorstep is the Slieve Aughty mountain range. The Slieve Aughties are famous for their rugged beauty and the many ruins that dot their mountains. Lough Der and Lough Graney are close by. These routes are quiet and off the beaten track. The Burren & Wild Atlantic Way is 40 minutes drive.
Arts & Heritage
Feakle is surrounded by National Heritage sites, all easily accessible from the Ecolodge. Within a 15-minute drive, guests can visit the monastic settlement and round tower on the Holy Island of Inis Cealtra, the 10th century St Cronin’s church, the ancient Celtic site of Craggaunowen, Brian Boru’s Fort, as well as many other megalithic monuments such as dolmens, ogham stones and holy wells. Famous names associated with Feakle include Biddy Early, Brian Merriman (Poet) and Johnny Patterson (Composer and Entertainer). Thoor Ballylee, once home to WB Yeats, and Coole Park are also within easy reach. The vast and unique geological marvel that is the Burren and its karst landscape is just 40 minutes away.
Clare Ecolodge is one of the best locations in the country for those interested in angling, with 35 lakes within 15 minutes of Feakle. Due to its central location, visitors not only have the option of fishing on the Republic of Ireland’s largest lake, Lough Derg, but also on the lesser known, Lough Graney, County Clare’s biggest lake or even the mountain lake, Lough Atorick. Whether it is river fishing, shore fishing or boat fishing there is much to discover in the surrounding waterways. Before relaxing for the night or going to the local pubs, visitors can either cook their spoils in a self catering private house beside the guesthouse or can give the catch to our chefs to be served in the restaurant.
Each year the Ecolodge accommodates an ever-growing number of cyclists. We are on a route from Limerick to Galway or from the coast to the Midlands and cyclists can travel along the quieter roads, off the beaten track. We have secure overnight facilities for bicycles.
For golf enthusiasts and novices, the East Clare Golf Club is three miles from the Ecolodge. The accommodation is the ideal venue for your Golf Society outing. After your day’s golf, unwind in the village pubs and enjoy the music and the craic.
For the more experienced riders, horses can be provided locally allowing you to trek through the immediate countryside. However, if you require some guidance in the arena or cross-country there are many equestrian centres within a short drive. Within a 20-mile radius there is a choice of six equestrian centres, the nearest two being just five miles away.
Clare Ecolodge offers great-value comfortable accommodation near Derg Isle one of the country’s newest and best facilities for team building, personal development and survival training. Derg Isle is located on an 18-acre site outside of Scariff, County Clare and caters to a variety of people including sports teams, clubs and corporate groups as well as individuals. University of Limerick Adventure Centre is 20 minutes from us.
We have many native woodlands close by.
There are also a wide variety of organisations who preserve traditional skills and promote environmental development.
Seedsavers is 3 miles from us.
East Clare have over 100 species of birds including the White tailed Eagle
Locally, it is possible to go sailing, kayaking and windsurfing on Lough Derg.