As the February Bank Holiday Weekend approaches, East Clare emerges as a perfect destination to indulge in a delightful blend of relaxation and adventure. Whether you're seeking tranquil landscapes, cultural experiences, or outdoor thrills, this charming region has something for everyone.

East Clare beckons with opportunities to make the most of your long weekend. Here are some of our ideas for what to do this lovely February Bank Holiday Weekend.

5. Hop aboard the Spirit of Killaloe

Killaloe River Cruises offers a delightful and unique experience of exploring Lough Derg and the River Shannon on board their Spirit of Killaloe. This is a one-hour-long boat tour that has seating both indoors and outdoors, meaning no matter the weather you can enjoy this fantastic experience.

Immerse yourself in the history of the area, and maybe treat yourself to a lovely drink on board while watching the views go by.

For more information and to book visit:

4. Enjoy a stroll through the scenic landscape

East Clare is a haven for those who enjoy hiking and walking. With lakeshore walks, mountainous hikes and casual strolls around every corner there is something for everyone in East Clare. Grab your hiking boots, and a friend or two and enjoy the spectacular hikes and walks that East Clare has to offer.

We have compiled some of our top hikes and walks and included maps here:

3. Immerse yourself in some live music

Feel the rhythm and embrace the music this February Bank Holiday Weekend in East Clare. Immerse yourself in the vibrant local music scene as talented musicians bring the area to life with live music sessions.

Shortt's Bar in Feakle will have live music between 5pm and 8pm on Sunday, February 4th.

Keep an eye on our events page for other music sessions:

2. Kick back and relax

Put the thought of January out of your mind and allow yourself to relax this February Bank Holiday Weekend. We suggest heading to your favourite East Clare pub, restaurant or café to enjoy a little treat (or more). Allow the friendly staff to look after you as take a few moments to just be in the moment.

1. Partake in events as part of the Imbolc Festival

Immerse yourself in the magic of the Imbolc Festival, a captivating celebration nestled within our vibrant series of Wheel of the Year events. As the seasons shift, East Clare comes alive with the spirit of Imbolc, marking the beginning of Spring and paying homage to the ancient Celtic Goddess Brigid. Highlighted events in the Imbolc Festival include poetry workshops, walks, informative and engaging talks, and yoga.

For more information and details on events visit:

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