Mount Cashel Lodge

Co. Clare

A jetty on the lake, a paddock with donkeys, BBQs, babysitting and peace at these pretty lodges around a courtyard; a very comfy stables too


13 beds


8 bedrooms


Sleeps 19


Lawns run down to the lake, a path leads up to the woods; beyond is a garden for veg and a paddock with two donkeys. Pat and Annette so love this place that you cannot conceivably leave unconverted: the view raises your spirit, the peace restores your soul. The two pretty 18th-century stone lodges stand creeper-clung round a courtyard, the stables stand apart. Renovated with a light, sensitive hand, they feel unassuming and genuine, the interiors done in a straightforward modern country style for comfort and practicality: pine kitchens with all the bits, pretty iron beds with excellent bedding, proper armchairs before open fires, French doors to private terraces stretching out to the limpid lake and moorland. All you need, and more: barbecues, babysitting (book ahead), free broadband, satellite TV. The beautiful lakeside position, its paths, boats and rich fishing, are yours for the duration… Pat has built a jetty, provides safety equipment and is ever willing to guide and advise. Amazingly close to Shannon, Limerick, Ennis โ€“ and famous Dromoland Castle is just down the road.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 3 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season. Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Restaurants within 3km.


Nightly price
from €115
Weekly price
from €805
2 Cottages for 5
From €1154 beds2 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 9
From €1705 beds4 bedrooms


We loved Mount Cashel, it is very special. There is so much to do with the lake at the end of the garden (boats, kayaks, raft for swimming all provided) and beautiful places to drive to. The lodge was really comfortable and everything was provided to make our stay hassle-free. Brilliant!


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Pat & Annette Shanahan

  • Guests are welcome to produce from the garden and eggs from the hens.
  • 20 minutes to Limerick, Shannon or Ennis.
  • Bunratty castle & folk park just 10 mins away
  • Close to the Wild Atlantic Way and the Cliffs of Moher are just 40mins away.
  • Great fun with Lake boats and Kayaks on Castle lake at the bottom of the garden.