The Area

Ballymorris cottage is located 1 mile outside Cratloe, a small rural village nestled between Shannon and Limerick, surrounded by glorious countryside and lush emerald fields.

County Clare has so much on offer; boat trips, quirky pubs, seaside resorts and a great tradition for Irish music, all set amidst spectacular scenery such as the towering Cliffs of Moher and the fascinating landscape of The Burren. Limerick city on the banks of the Shannon River is only 6 miles, and Bunratty Castle and Folk Park are only 2 miles.

Local Facilities

Cratloe 1 mile

Local shop for basic supplies

Post Office


2 pubs: Woodcross and Setrights


Bunratty 2 miles

Local shop


Hotels: Bunratty Castle Hotel

Restaurants and pubs:

The Creamery (pub food),

Durty Nelly’s (fun atmosphere with good food),

PJ Clarkes and Gallagher’s (connecting venues both with good food), Bunratty Manor (restaurant),


Shannon 6 miles

Local shopping centres, pubs, supermarkets, chemists, take aways and restaurants, swimming pool,

Shannon Airport is 7 miles away.


Limerick 6 miles

Ireland’s 3rd biggest city, down to earth city with all you need on hand.

Great market every Saturday mornings 8am to lunch time.

Other highlights:

Dolans pub and restaurant for traditional music every evening

Hunt Museum

St. Johns Castle

Art Museum

Swimming Pool University of limerick


Ennis 18 miles

Nice market town, with small streets to explore.

Market on Friday morning


Other Attractions

Cliffs of Moher
Irelands most visited natural attraction. 8 Km long cliffs that are the highest in Ireland with a great visitors centre.

ShannnonSide Winter Music Festival Sixmilebridge.
A unique weekend celebrating musical diversity (tradition, blues, folk etc) with great pub gigs all weekend.

Aillwee Cave – Ballyvaughan
Irelands premier show cave with Burren Bird of Prey Centre

Bunratty Castle and Folk Park
15th Century Castle furnished with a magnificent collection of 15th/16th Century furniture and textiles plus 19th Century Folk Park.

Craggaunouen- The Living Past
Reconstructions of Prehistoric and early Christian homesteads, lake dwelling iron age settlements and the Brendan Boat on show.

The Burren
Unique limestone landscape which is rich with historical and archaeological sites

Mooghaun Bronze Age Hill Fort
Newmarket on Fergus (only 6 miles away)

The Burren perfumery
Traditional Soap and perfume making Centre

Limericks Milk Market
Fantastic Farmers and Local Artisan Market on Saturday morning

Hunt museum – Limerick
Finest Collection of Art and Antiquities from Neolithic to 20th Century

Thormond Park
Rugby Stadium with museum, tours and concerts