Our boat trips depart from the Castle pier just outside the village of Carrigaholt. As you enter the
village from Kilkee the pier and Castle dominate your view so it is easy to find. It is best to park in
the car park at the entrance to the pier and walk down to boat (100mtrs). You can park under the
high wall of the castle as you enter the pier but not on the pier itself as this blocks other pier users.
GPS 52’36.00N 009'42.06W (52.600000,-9.701000)
You can plan your route on the attached map but our county town is Ennis which is well served by
a fine motorway the M18.
If you are driving from Limerick, Dublin or Cork you will be coming north on this road or if driving
from Galway you will be heading south. In any case you take exit 12 onto the N85 which is signed
posted for Ennis and Kilrush. After this exit you pick up the N68 to Kilrush and then the N67 to
Kilkee. From Kilkee you pick up the signs for Loop Head and Carrigaholt.
You can also reach Kilkee along the N67 if you are staying in North Clare or travelling across the
Shannon ferry from Kerry / west Limerick.
Driving time from Ennis is about an Hour, Limerick 1.5 and Galway almost 2 hours.
If you are coming on a Fish and Stay Package you will most likely want to get to our Guest house
Glencarrig Guest House is just over a mile from the village of Carrigaholt and Carrigaholt is at the
mouth of the Shannon River in County Clare, 7 miles west of Kilkee on the Loop Head Peninsula and 60
miles west of Limerick City and 50 miles from Shannon Airport.
By Plane:- You can fly into Shannon Airport and we can arrange to have you picked up or you
can hire a car. If you drive you can use the directions above. Drive time is about 1 hour 15 mins.
Unfortunately there are only a limited number of direct flights from mainland Europe into Shannon
although this is improving. There is a lot of choice flying into Dublin! Thankfully with the new road
system the travel time from Dublin to Carrigaholt is now down to 3 – 3.5 hours. We can now also
arrange to have you picked up at Dublin Airport.
By Ferry:- If you want to drive you can take the ferry to Dublin or Rosslare.
From Dublin look for the N(M)7 to Limerick, then as the directions above.
From Rosslare take the N25 to Waterford, then the N24 to Limerick. Driving times from Dublin to
Glencarrig House is 3 hours or Rosslare to Glencarrig Guest House is about 5 hours.
Extra directions are also available at Glencarrig Guest House