Welcome to the Mountshannon Community Website
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Here you will find information on Mountshannon village and its locality including tourist & visitor information, guides to local history & archaeology, plus profiles on many of our local interest & hobby groups.
Mountshannon is a beautiful and scenic village with its foundation in the 18th century. It is located on the shores of Lough Derg, one of Irelands biggest lakes, in East County Clare Ireland.
Mountshannon really is a lovely place to visit. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming and the population is made up of many different cultures and nationalities. The village itself is elevated on a hill overlooking a beautiful harbour with an exceptional vista of the lake and its islands, including Bushy Island, a nesting site for a pair of White-taile Eagles.
The village also has strong links with history and includes some excelent archaeology with-in short reach. Ring forts, Holy wells, Famine Graves and even a wedge tomb (Known locally as 'The Dolmen') can be found close by, but the most impressive historical site has to be Iniscearltra or Holy Island, a monastic settlement of great importance in ancient Ireland. The island is just a short boat trip from the village, and comprises of various churches, graveyards, a holy well and a selection of religious stone carving.
The village has also previously been a recipient of the Tidy Towns Gold award and won silver in 2012 with a mark of 305 which was only 7 marks short of the overall winner Abbeyshrule who received 312 points.