These are lovely houses with great balcony views of the Lake. Perfect for BBQ. The houses have an open plan layout with stylish design features. To take advantage of the lovely views, the living room, kitchen and balcony are located upstairs upstairs and the bedrooms and bathrooms are downstairs. The houses are heated using gas fired central heating.
There are three bedrooms - one master double bedroom with ensuite shower room, 1 twin room and one single room with a pull out bed to accommodate a 6th person if required.
Each property has it's own berth for a boat on our own private Jetty located onsite with CCTV for security and piece of mind.
Situated on the shores of Lough Derg, Lakeside Holiday Village is perfectly located to enjoy all the amenities and attractions this scenic part of Ireland has to offer.
Mountshannon is a beautiful and scenic village with its foundation in the 18th century. It is located on the shores of Lough Derg, one of Ireland's biggest lakes, in East County Clare, in the west of Ireland.
The atmosphere is warm and welcoming and the population is made up of many different cultures and nationalities. The village itself is elevated on a hill overlooking a beautiful harbour with an exceptional vista of the lake.
The properties at Lakeside Holidays are beautifully located to take advantage of this idyllic setting, offering high quality self-catering properties for the discerning holiday maker.
With lots to do, from fishing, cycling, boating, horse riding to golf and much more, make Lakeside Holidays one of your first ports of call when looking for a special holiday experience. With cable TV and now High speed Wifi available (at a fee) in each property , your communications needs are taken care of, but most of our residents just want to get away from the hustle and bustle of life and relax on the shore of Lough Derg or explore the surrounding countryside.
- Children's Playground
- Bike Rental
- Boat Hire
The harbour has shallow water swimming area ideal for children. It is semi-enclosed by a harbour wall and jetties and is attended by trained life guards in the summer season.
The Lake provides great potential for fun. Boating and fishing are the two big activities and boats can be rented at the harbour. Lough Derg is a large lake and a boat trip around the bay or island can take some time, but it is a great way to get in touch with the nature of Mountshannon. Large cruisers can be rented nearby also combining both transport and accommodation.
Fishing is very good on the lake and a broad range of species can be caught. There are several angling supply shops locally and bait can be bought in Mountshannon itself. Some tackle can be rented along with boats. There are also several 'Ghillies' available in the area for those more competitive anglers. See this local fishing site to learn more.
Walking & Cycling
Walks have been marked out in the area. The system of trails is known as The East Clare Way. The trails are well signposted and of differing lengths so that they cater for most people. The local community was also involved in the Woodpark project which set up a series of walking treks in a local woodland some years ago. The backdrop of the Sliabh Aughty Mountains provides a beautiful place to go hiking or for a long cycle. In recent years a series of different walks have been marked out in the area. The system of trails is known as The East Clare Way. The trails are well signposted and of differing lengths so that they cater for most people. The local community was also involved in the Woodpark project which set up a series of walking treks in local woodland some years ago.
Location: The East Clare Way
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The area in and around Mountshannon is heavily wooded. Although much is plantation there are several deciduous woods which facilitate woodland walks and cycles. The nearest is 'Woodpark', about 3/4 of a mile outside of the village along the 'Middle line'. This woodland is home to numerous forms of flora & fauna and is interspersed with carvings and sculpture from local artists. The streams here are managed in part by one of the local 'Angling Clubs' and have been developed into spawning beds for trout. More info on our Woodpark page.
There is a nine hole golf course and eighteen hole pitch and putt about one mile from the village. The green fees are very reasonable and fantastic views of the lake and surrounding mountains can be had from the well-kept fairways.
The kids’ outdoor playground is located nearby the Lakeside Holidays houses. It consists of variety play units including, swings, seesaws, climbing ropes and other attractions for every age group.
Pets At Lakeside Holiday Village
Pets are welcome at Lakeside Holiday Homes at Mount Shannon on a request basis. Please note, pets are charged at €25.00 each, payable onsite. Dogs must be kept on a lead within the holiday village and the owner respectfully asks that the home be left in a tidy manor on guest departure. Please ensure you pre-arrange all pets with Dream Ireland prior to arrival.
UL Sport Adventure Centre
Other interactive experiences can be found on www.ulac.ie that is located only 20 min drive from Mountshannon. Note that this is different company and an extra payment is required.
Iniscealtra (Holy Island)
Accessible by boat Holy Island or Inis Cealtra containing approximately twenty hectares is situated on Lough Derg the largest lake on the Shannon. It lies at the mouth of Scariff Bay an inlet of Lough Derg which gives its name to an unpleasant breeze known to fishermen in particular as the 'Scariff Breeze'. Mountshannon is the nearest village to the island which is placed in the midst of some of the most beautiful scenery in the whole of Ireland.Prior to 1849 it formed part of Co. Clare but in that year it was transferred to Co.Galway. In 1899 soon after the passing of The Local Government Act it was restored to Clare. Ecclesiastically it belongs to the Diocese of Killaloe. It has a fine round tower but the top is missing and the ruins of several small churches and cells as well as part of 4 high crosses and a holy well. The cemetery on this island is still in use, the coffins being transported from the Clare side in small boats.
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The locality has some very interesting historical sights or is a good base to set out to see some. In the immediate area is a large selection of 'Enclosures' such as Ring forts, a Wedge Tomb (known locally as 'The Dolmen'), Lime Kilns, Kyle’s (Cillin or Children's burial grounds) and on Holy Island an extensive Monastic settlement established in the 8th Century. Further afield are a selection of churches, one hosting the 'East Clare Heritage Centre' and sporting its original 10th Century door frame. Also within 20km can be found Holy Wells, Mass Rocks and an ancient Stone Circle. Learn more at our Archaeology page
White tailed eagles nesting in Ireland
A pair of white tailed eagles has been confirmed nesting near Mountshannon, Co. Clare. The breeding pair, which were released in Killarney National Park, Co. Kerry as part of an ongoing reintroduction project coordinated by the Golden Eagle Trust, settled in the Mountshannon area in early 2011. This is the first confirmed nesting attempt since the reintroduction programme began and the first documented Irish nesting record for this huge bird of prey in over 100 years “This is a truly momentous event”, said Dr. Allan Mee, project manager for the White Tailed Eagle reintroduction project. “It seems a long time since we collected these birds as chicks from nests in the wild in Norway and to see them now nesting in the wild themselves in Ireland is the day we have all been waiting for”. The breeding pair consists of a four year old male and a three year old female, collected in 2008 and 2009 respectively from the island of Frøya off the west coast of Norway. White-tailed Eagles are fully mature and usually begin to breed at five years of age, but in Scotland reintroduced birds have occasionally bred as early as three. “We had hopes that this pair might try and build a nest but because the birds are relatively young we really didn’t expect them to breed”, Dr. Mee added. Over the past four years White-tailed Eagles released in Killarney have dispersed throughout Ireland and beyond. Many eagles have been reported from Northern Ireland and at least six birds have travelled to Scotland. One male that spent 8 months away from Kerry in 2009 travelled over 2,000 kilometres to the Orkney Islands off the north coast of Scotland before returning to Kerry, where he paired up with a female in the south of the county in 2011. Immature White-tailed Eagles often disperse over a wide area but once birds begin to mature and pair up at 4-5 years old they establish territories along the coast and at inland lakes where they remain resident throughout their lifetime. “The odds are stacked against young first-time breeders,” cautioned Dr. Mee. “They have no experience of nest-building, mating and caring for eggs and young. They have to get everything right to succeed. But this pair has impressed us so far. “Once they settled down to incubate the clutch of eggs both parents were very diligent. The nest has only very rarely been left unattended and birds have been quick to spot potential dangers such as the presence of hooded crows which might predate the eggs. Since the eggs take some six weeks to hatch they still have a long way to go. But so far so good”.
Mountshannon Farmers Market
Located in "The Snug" Main Street Mountshannon. Market takes place from 11am til 3pm every Saturday.
Cliffs of Moher
The most natural attraction in Ireland is located only 1,5 hour drive from Mountshannon.
It is located on the northwest coast of County Clare only 1h 15 min drive from Mountshannon. It is a great place for surfing, kitesurfing and windsurfing.
There are many places to eat both walking and driving distances. In Mountshannon itself, there is The Snug, Bourke's The Galley Restaurant and the Mountshannon Hotel on the Main Street. Moreover, there are Keane's Bar (food store) and Galvins Petrol Station with groceries. If you're in the mood to drive, then Goosers in Killaloe is highly recommended.
Inis Cealtra Arts Festival Mountshannon
Welcome to the Iniscealtra Festival of Arts The Iniscealtra Festival of Arts takes place May 26th to June 3rd in and around the village of Mountshannon, Co. Clare. There are dozens of concerts, exhibitions and cultural events taking place. Make the most of the festival by visiting the Schedule page and create your own custom itinerary.
Mountshannon Traditional Music Festival
Held each year around the last weekend in September, this festival provides entertainment and workshops for those interested in Irish music. A small festival that runs from Friday 26th - Sunday 28th September on the shores of Lough Derg, Mountshannon, East Clare. The festival hosts pub music sessions, singing sessions, a ceili on the Friday night, concert on Saturday night, workshops Saturday morning for aspiring traditional players.
Brian Boru Fundraising Concert
Brian Boru Fundraising Concert Series will take place in Heritage Centre, Tuamgraney, Co.Clare every Monday starting from today until the end of August. Concerts will take place in the oldest church still in use in Europe and will present Folk Concert featuring Kate Purcell, Folk Singer, Denise Glass on Fiddle, Gerard Coughlan on Harp and sean nós dancer Stephanie Keane
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