Killaloe Boat Tours
Distance from Corlea House – 1 hour drive.

The Spirit of Killaloe is a luxury 50 seater passenger boat. On board there is a choice of two decks, the upper deck is ideally suited for taking the sun and enjoying the spectacular scenery, the lower deck has spacious seating for up to 50 people, full bar facilities, tea, coffee and refreshments on board. While on board, a detailed commentary will be provided on all interesting sites as you cruise by.

The Spirit of Killaloe offers the perfect setting for functions, public trips , wedding parties, corporate tours and private parties. Alternatively custom made itineraries can be drawn up to suit individual parties.

Aran Island Ferries
Distance from Corlea House – 1 & 1/2 hour drive.

Located in the heart of Galway Bay, the Aran Islands offer visitors a glimpse into a way of life that has long since disappeared from most of the county. The Islands’ raw beauty and charm leaves visitors longing to return again and again. While the South – West coast of the island battles with the Atlantic, the North – East coast offers smooth passage for visitors between the mainland at Ros a’ Mhíl and the Islands.

Cliffs of Moher Cruises
Distance from Corlea House – 1 & 1/2 hour drive.

There will be ferry sailings every day, weather permitting, from 1 April until 31 October

Holy Island Tours
Distance from Corlea House – 20 minute drive.

On the County Clare side of Lough Derg, and accessible from Mountshannon by the boats of East Clare Heritage (q.v.). 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. There is a stone with a hole in it, through which lovers held hands and promised to be true. East Clare Heritage provides guided tours as well as transport.

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

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