THE SURROUNDING AREA
Meelick House is located in County Clare, about a mile from the quaint village of Whitegate, with its warm atmosphere and inviting pubs. It is midway between Galway and Limerick and Enis, and easily accessible, with Shannon airport an short 66 km drive. Surrounding towns include Gary Kennedy, Portumna, Killaloe & Ballina, Dromineer, Terryglass and Mountshannon. …There are two golf courses within twenty minutes drive. The property overlooks Lough Derg, the largest lake in Ireland. There is a strong tradition of fishing on the lake, popular with both fly and coarse fishermen. The area around Whitegate is famous for its traditional Irish music.
Across the lake lies Dromier, home to the earliest inland sailing club in the world. The lake is popular for sailing and boating, including canoes, kayaks and windsurfing. Loug Derg is navigable over its full 40km length. Horse riding and cycling are also popular in the area.
Mountshannon is a few miles down the road and offers a farmers market as well as traditional blacksmiths.
The area has a mild climate with an average in winter of 10 degrees celcius and summer average of 20 degrees celcius. Average winter rainfall is 3.8 inches while summer rainfall average is 2.4 inches.