With May on the horizon, East Clare emerges as a haven for exciting events and experiences. Whether you’re a resident or a visitor exploring this picturesque region, May promises an array of captivating events to add to your calendar. East Clare has something for everyone this month. Join us as we unveil the five events you won’t want to miss in East Clare this May, ensuring your month is filled with unforgettable moments and cherished memories

Here are five events to look forward to this May in East Clare.

1. Bodyke Annual Festival, 3rd-6th May 2024

The Bodyke Annual Festival is set to return this May Bank Holiday Weekend. This festival brings a weekend of music and entertainment to the village. Events include live music, a local market, a quiz walk, and lots more.

Find out more here.

2. Síle Corish Memorial Walk, 5th May 2024

Join the 12 O’Clock Hills for a heartfelt tribute on Sunday, May 5th, as they honour the memory of Síle Corish with a special memorial hike at the 12 O’Clock Hills. Síle’s passion for nature and dedication to her community left an indelible mark on all who knew her. This walk celebrates her legacy amidst the beauty of the 12 O’Clock Hills.

Event Details:

Guided Hikes – Choose from three distinct routes, each led by experienced trail leaders:

  • Red Trail (5KM Heritage Linear Walk)
  • Blue Trail (8.5KM Looped Walk)
  • Purple Trail (13KM Looped Walk)

Charity Support All proceeds will be dedicated to Breakthrough Cancer Research, supporting vital efforts in the fight against cancer.

Book your place here.

3. Lap The Lake, 11th May 2024

The 3rd Annual RNLI Lough Derg Charity Cycle 2024 takes place on Saturday, 11th May. With two routes to partake in; either 120km or a 65km cycle which circuits the beautiful Lough Derg this fantastic fundraising initiative supports the phenomenal work done by RNLI Lough Derg.

For more information visit their event page.

4. Life on the Bog Talk, 15th May 2024

The Killaloe-Ballina Local History Society are back with their first talk in their Spring-Summer series of talks. The first talk will see John Phayer with a fascinating talk about domestic and industrial bog cutting in the area.

This talk will take place in the Ballroom of the Lakeside Hotel on Wednesday, 15th May at 7.30pm. All are welcome and it’s free to attend.

5. Full Moon Kayaking Trip, 23rd May 2024

Experience the wonder and serenity of kayaking silently under the setting sun and gaze at the light of the moon and stars along the River Shannon with My Next Adventure. This is always a fantastic trip, and allows you to experience the beauty of Lough Derg under the night sky.

Places are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment.

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