Claremorris sits in a valley, surrounded by rolling drumlins and hills. The town was established during the 18th century and is named after a Norman who came to Ireland in 1169.
Top 10 Things to Do in Claremorris
- Discover the oversized, fun handcrafted wood features in the Land of the Giants (McMahon Park). Enjoy a stroll around the Clare Lake Loop – listen to birdsong, watch out for wildlife and see a 4,000 year old Crannóg … bring a picnic!
- Adjacent to the Castlemacgarrett Estate, golfers will enjoy Claremorris Golf Club - a spectacular and challenging 18 hole parkland course.
- View two of renowned artist Harry Clarke’s beautiful stained glass windows in St. Colman’s Church & visit the town’s library, which used to be St. John’s Church – originally built in 1828.
- Hike the Clogher Bog Eco Loop, which is 8km long, allowing you to take in the biodiversity of bogland fl ora & fauna, a unique habitat for both common and rare, protected species.
- Ballintubber Abbey, a restored 13th century church, is well worth a visit, as is the ruins of St. Mary’s Carmelite Abbey (1288).
- There are many freshwater fishing lakes around Claremorris – anglers can choose from Clare Lake, Mayfield Lake, Lough Nannagh and Lough Dromady to name just a few!
- Claremorris Saddlery is one of Ireland’s premier equestrian centres, having trained several award- winning showjumpers. With indoor and outdoor facilities, this is a great place in which to enjoy a day of horse riding or pony camps.
- There are many sports facilities to enjoy in Claremorris, including indoor swimming, athletics, tennis and handball!
- Find out about the area’s heritage & history in nearby Clogher Heritage Complex, or in Mayo Abbey. You’ll discover a restored cottage, monastic sites, a working forge, a famine church, old farm machinery, a holy well and a graveyard dating back to 440AD.
- The recently refurbished Town Hall Theatre in Claremorris is a wonderful venue in which to enjoy drama performances, historical society talks, and art exhibitions throughout the year.