After a jam-packed day, Pepper's of Feakle was our final stop for the evening where we had a delicious home-cooked meal, washed down by the local brew - Loudon's.
Pepper's was established in 1810 and is famous for traditional music and song. "Pepper's Bar" is considered the cultural centre of East Clare.
By 9:30pm the place was in full swing with the weekly Trad session - traditional music and dancing galore! If you like a friendly atmosphere, great food and plenty of music, put "Pepper's of Feakle" on your bucket list.
After such a busy day, the team were happy to retire for the night at White's House, kindly provided by Derg Isle Adventure Centre. Situated close to the shores of Lough Derg, White's House is perfect for family get-togethers, sleeping up to 16 people comfortably.
Nice and refreshed next morning, we arrived at Nuala's, Tuamgraney for
one of their legendary breakfasts and we weren't disappointed.
This pub has been part of life in Tuamgraney since 1850 and appeared on RTE's At Your Service in 2016.
The current owners Nuala and Paul Kilkenny certainly have a flair for good food and Nuala's provides the ultimate experience in dining.
From here we took off to Ogonnelloe to meet Cillian and Keith from My Next Adventure for some fun on the water. As this is a brand new business in East Clare, this was the maiden voyage of their kayaks and their wet gear - some of which was tested to it's limit when some kayakers went overboard into the cold Shannon waters! The team at My Next Adventure will offer a range of tours to suit individuals, couples, small groups and families in Killaloe, Scariff/Tuamgraney and Mountshannon on the shores of Lough Derg. Although the weather wasn't the best, it was a fabulous way to spend an hour in Ireland's Hidden Heartlands. Make sure to check them out and get on the lake.
Tune in tomorrow for the final part of this two day trip.......