Mc Namara's self-catering holiday homes are an excellent holiday base. Whether you want to take advantage of our central location in the country and take trips to Dublin, Cork, Kerry, Galway, Limerick or Waterford, or engage in activities locally, such as Golf, Pitch and Putt, Walking, Cycling, Horse-riding, cruising or water sports on Lough Derg. Excellent fishing, mountain, forest or hill walks, cycle routes, and heritage centres all within easy reach ….. the choice is yours! Indeed, for the ideal break, why not do a little of both, safe in the knowledge that you will always have a comfortable home to return to!
Sightseeing - Close by
Arra Mountain view of Lough Derg
The Clare Glens through which the Clare river flows, is a gorge that has many waterfalls and provides excellent adventure walks. The wooded nature trail has been mapped out in a looped course format, which opens up all areas of the Glens to the visitor. The river Clare forms the boundary between Co. Limerick and Co. Tipperary and is located 15 minutes drive from these houses, just outside Newport.
The Clare Glens
Home to Pat Shorts, RTE's TV Comedy series "Killinaskully"
Our Family Farm and Hoilday accommodation is located very close to the village where the hit comedy series Killinaskully is filmed for RTE Television. Why not enjoy a pint at the famous Jacksie's pub or visit Sgt. Dick's Garda Station.
Sightseeing - within touring distance
McNamara Cottages is the ideal central location to explore the Shannon Region and beyond,
with it's wide variety of water sports and boating or visit the many other attractions such as
ancient Clonmacnoise, the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher, the Ailwee caves, the Rock of Cashel, the Slieve Bloom and Silvermine Mountains, Bunratty Castle, as well as the cities of Limerick and Galway, all within easy driving distance.
On the river Shannon and at the exact centre of Ireland, this 6th century ecclesiastical site has three high crosses, a cathedral, 9 churches and two round towers.
County Clare's main attractions make a great trip. The unique Burren with its rocky almost lunar landscape is world famous for its fauna and alpine flowers. The nearby Cliffs of Moher stretch for 8km, these 650ft high cliffs are Europe's best. There is a wonderful all weather visitor centre. Also close by is the fantastic Ailwee Caves.
The Burren and Cliffs of Moher
Possibly Ireland's most important and spectacular ecclesiastical site towering over the adjoining town of Cashel.
The Rock of Cashel
Take the 9km ride and see a working bog, the wetlands, flora and fauna, archeological finds, wild fowl and turf harvesting then and now.
Shannonbridge and Bog Railway
The Cliffs of Moher
Just across the Shannon in County Galway, the restored 16th century castle, gardens, boating harbour and forest park are well worth a visit
Portumna Forest & Marina
Attractive city and gateway to Connemara it has history, narrow streets, interesting shopping, pubs and waterfront - 2009 hosts to the Volvo Round the World Ocean Race.
King John's Castle and the Hunt Museum (with works by Da Vinci, Renoir, Yeats and Picasso) are highlights of the city at the mouth of the river Shannon. Perhaps proceed after to Bunratty Castle anf Folkpark.
Bunratty Castle and Folk Park
Within easy driving distance, the architecturally delightful little Heritage town is, in itself, well worth a visit. Birr Castle, its demesne and spendid gardens must not be missed. It includes the famous Rosse telescope for many years the largest in the world and science museum covering astronomy, enineering and agriculture.
Birr Town and Castle
Bunratty Castle and Folk Park is situated in County Clare and is Ireland's top vistor attraction.
The Castle was built in 1425 and authentically restored in 1954.
Mc Namara's Cottages,
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McNamara Drama Workshop
Come and enjoy our week long drama workshops, transporting children back in time to learn the importance of songs and storytelling in the past. The workshops will allow people to explore drama & theatre, help develop creativity and of course have a lot of fun.