Mountshannon is a village in east County Clare, Ireland. The village is on the western shore of Lough Derg, north of Killaloe.
Mountshannon is a very well kept and pretty village, and it is a jumping off point for a visit to the nearby Inish Cealtra, or Holy Island.
Mountshannon boasts three pubs, one hotel, a tiny post office, a cafe wine bar and pizzeria, and two shops. Holy Island 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. true. Boat trips can be taken from the harbour to the island.
A recent addition to Mountshannon is the maze built in the centre of town in a very well maintained small park, with lovely views of Lough Derg. The maze features information about the development of traditional art in Ireland.
Things to See & Do
* Holy Island
* Mountshannon maze
Cruise Season – March - Dec
Currency – Euro
Language – Irish, English
Population – 150 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – UTC plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 353