Things to Do

Things to do in and near the Mountshannon Hotel

Mountshannon provides a fantastic base for visiting many of the attractions the west of Ireland has to offer as we are situated on the River Shannon and in reach of the tourist attractions of:

  • Galway City / Limerick City
  • The Burren
  • The Cliffs of Moher
  • Ailwee Caves
  • Holy Island
  • Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
  • Craggaunowen
  • St Johns Castle
  • Lough Derg Way
  • and many many more

The village is the ultimate base as we are 45 minutes from Shannon Airport, 45 minutes from Limerick City and 1 hour from Galway City.

The selection of activities in the East Clare area are fantastic for an outdoor holiday with angling on Lough Derg, watersports, remarkable golfing, go-karting, plenty of adventure walks, horse-riding, relax around the Aistear, take a boat trip to Holy Island or just to relax on the lake. The kids will love the ‘blueflag’ swimming area and playing in the public park to and new public playground.

For night time activities the Hotel offers Ballroom Dancing in the Harbour Room every Thursday night which draws dancers from all over the country, Friday nights from 9.30pm we have a Traditional Irish Music Session in The Village Inn bar and all musicians and singers are welcome to join but its more fun to sit and listen.(see events for more details)

There is live music in the bar right next to the hotel ‘Cois na hAbhna’ every Saturday night and Sunday evening.