Hi I'm Stephanie Gahan, your host who originally hails from Dublin, did my share of over seas travel, moved to Clare in 1978 for the good life, immersing myself in textiles, rear family and then went back to college as a mature student. I'm still into textiles,enjoy meeting people and travel often between France and Ireland.
My aim is to create a comfortable home away from home for you with warmth, peace and relaxation while also enjoying time in nature. I have a sense of what people need when studying, traveling, having an adventure or just need a good rest.
Cat lovers will enjoy the two cats which live on site, one welcomes you with open arms, the other more dignified, both leave you alone if you choose not to entertain them.
Mystic County Clare is steeped in history, storytelling, castles, megalithic sites, spectacular scenery, small roads, lakes and untouched mountains. We are situated on the scenic East Clare Way walking trail and still within easy reach of the Wild Atlantic way,the Burren national park, memorable Aran Islands, Cliffs of Moher, Doonbeg, Killkee, Loop Head, historic Lough Derg on the Shannon river and on long summer days it is possible to visit Connamara in Galway and Dingle in Kerry.
It is a joy to discover what the mid West has to offer and leave with a dream of returning another day.
In the past the Cottage was a thatched milking parlor with local stone walls, after conversion it still has the thick set stone walls which are now insulated, creating a cozy, comfortable and charming homely cottage hidden among the soft rolling hills of East Clare. We are exactly half way between the villages of Tulla and Feakle in the town-land (area or region) of Glendree, which means either Glen of Druids, Glen of Magic or Glen of Kings! Choose the one which suits you best!
Today, Glendree is a peaceful and relaxing place where you can breath clean air, drink fresh spring water, enjoy scenic walks, traditional music and 'Craic' in the pubs, horse riding, fishing and many alternative therapies.
This diverse locality is filled with friendly farmers, artists, musicians and small family run businesses such as a micro brewery, artists galleries, home grown organic vegetables and eggs, yogurt, milk and cheese from happy chickens and animals. .
DRUID COTTAGE is a small cottage which has been described as rustic but comfortable or a home from home space. It's warm, quiet and with the high ceiling it has a feels very spacious, making it an ideal space for everyone from holiday makers to those who want to focusa on work or both.
It is a TV free zone but enjoy a free broadband internet connection,
radio and a selection of CD's
I live and work beside the cottage, designing and making landscape inspired knitwear.
Loan travelers have the comfort of knowing that they are not totally alone on this beautiful and peaceful hillside and your space is very much respected, I only come in when invited and happy to chat when we meet in the yard.
Please knock if there is an emergency or for general small questions and chat, then a text, email or catch me outdoors for a chat, will do fine.
DRUID COTTAGE is available long term from early November to the end of February or early March for an agreed price.
A CAR IS ESSENTIAL.
1hr to Wild Atlantic Way, Burren, Galway city.
30mins to Shannon airport, Ennis, Bunratty/Dromoland castles, Lough Derg.
Traditional music/pub/restaurant within 10mins.
Therapies, art, craft beers and organic seasonal vegetables available nearby.
Have a look at link below of a small video that one of my first guests made on her stay some years ago, the cottage has had some additions and decoration since. I must make another updated version!