Claremorris “The Heart of the West” is centrally located in both Mayo and Connacht: an ideal location for touring the West. It is situated half way between Sligo and Galway on the N17 road.
Claremorris is a small town, population 3,900. Being small, it is a friendly and intimate place where people know each other and will welcome the stranger and make them feel at home. It is only 20 minutes from Ireland West Airport Knock, 3 hours from Dublin and about 4 hours from Cork or Belfast. It is a good place for Family or Senior Citizen holidays.
Town Hall Theatre
Claremorris Town Hall Theatre was built in 1969 – the first dance was held on June 20th 1969 – and has been a vital community resource ever since. The first Claremorris Drama Festival was held in March 1971.
Town Hall Committee 1970
Back Row:LtoR: Seamus O’Malley, Arthur Hanley, P.J. Brennan, Pat Merrick, T.H. Kean.
Front Row:LtoR: Monsignor H. Curley, P.P. Dr. J. F. McHugh, Ml. Prendergast, Ml. J. Reidy, Paddy O’Brien.
See the map below for the location of the Town Hall Theatre in Claremorris.
There are Hotels, B&Bs, Self-Catering Apartments and Houses and an excellent Hostel in or near the town and surrounding area. (Max. car journey 15mins). Three of the hotels are in Claremorris and three more are within 15mins drive.
Several of the B&B’s are Fáilte Ireland (Tourist Board) registered, while some are not but they offer a good service.
Hotel Options in Claremorris and surrounding areas.
4* McWilliam Park – Our premier contemporary hotel offers 103 elegantly furnished rooms complete with leisure centre facilities. Located a few minutes walk from the
Town Hall. Make sure to mention Drama Festival to avail of a special room rate.
Contact – 094 9378000 www.mcwilliampark.ie
3* Dalton Inn Hotel – Full of old world charm. Perfectly located in the town centre, it will make the ideal base to enjoy your trip to Claremorris, A 2 minute walk to the
Town Hall and home to our wonderful Fringe Festival and Festival Club. Hurry rooms are limited, so book early to be in the heart of the action.
Contact – 094 9371488 www.daltoninn.com
Short drive from Claremorris town
3* Knock House Hotel – A warm welcome awaits from this 68 bedroom hotel is located in the pretty holy shrine village of Knock a 10 km drive from Claremorris.
Contact – 094 9388088 www.knockhousehotel.ie
3* Park Hotel – Modern spacious hotel offering 46 contemporary rooms. Again this hotel is in the neighbouring town of Kiltimagh a 13km drive from Claremorris.
Contact – 094 9374922 www.parkhotelmayo.com
3* Ard Ri Hotel – This modern hotel offers 51 stylish rooms thus guaranteeing satisfaction. Located on the edge of Tuam, Co Galway its on 24km to Claremorris.
Contact – 093 40100 www.ardrihousehotel.ie
There are a number of excellent B&B’s in Claremorris area
“Summerhill” B&B – Experience a warm and friendly welcome in this family run property. Set in a quiet cul-de-sac its just 5 mins walk from the town hall.
Contact- Ann & Martin Naughton 094 9371937 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Oakdale” B&B – Let Carmel & Tom Ansboro welcome you to there elegant and beautifully restored Victorian Guest house. Set in 3 acres on Convent rd, convenient
7 min walk to the Town Hall.
Contact – 094 9362615 email: email@example.com
“Ashlawn” Cora & Basil Judge extend a warm welcome to their B&B just a 10 min walk to the town hall. Set on the edge of town with beautiful views over Clare Lake,
and you can avail of lovely walks in the adjacent McMahon Park.
Contact – 094 9371415 – 087 9254299 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Conway’s B&B – Where Carmel & Pat will look after your needs with true Irish Hospitality. A 5 min drive takes you to Claremorris town hall.
Contact – 094 9371117 email: email@example.com
Bean an Ti – Chrissie Moran can offer a group 4 rooms in her home, located 7 min drive from Claremorris in the lovely village of Crossboyne.
Contact – 087 683 2813
Bridileen O’Malley B&B – Bridileen’s B&B is based in Ballinrobe (13 miles from Claremorris).
Contact – 086 340 7965
If Self Catering is your preferred option
Railway Lodge Apts – Situated on the edge of the Town, a mere 5 min walk to the Town Hall. 1,2,& 3 bedroom spacious & modern apts, ideal for anyone wishing to
do there own thing ! Also can offer Hillview House located in Knock 10kms away.
Contact: Josephine 094 9388591 / 086 6072379 firstname.lastname@example.org
Valley Lodge Hostel – For a unique experience this accommodation includes both Farmhouse B&B and a Farm Hostel. Situated on a working farm a short 10 drive from Claremorris. Perfect option for the budget conscious Drama goer.
Contact: Mary Barrett 094 65180 email: email@example.com
There are 28 Food Outlets in or near Claremorris: these range from full evening dinner to lunch, to snacks, to fast food to take-aways.
Food served in pubs (called “pub grub”) can be very wholesome and relatively inexpensive. Menus vary. Not all pubs serve food. Check it out before you check in!
WAITER / WAITRESS SERVED FULL EVENING DINNER
The Old Arch Bar and Bistro, James St.
Provides a served lunch and evening dinner.
The McWilliam Park Hotel, Kilcolman Rd.
Provides carvery and evening dinner.
The Dalton Inn, Dalton St.
Provides carvery, evening dinner & accommodation.
The Clay Café, Lakeside Shopping Centre
Clay model paint and glaze. Sit down meals.
Fusion Spice, The Square
Indian, Thai & European – Opens evenings ‘til late. Stay or Take Away.
Alisan, Mount St. (Over Bruce Betting)
Thai & European. Stay or Take away.
Prince Dragon, Dalton St. (Over Wards)
Chinese. Stay or Take away.
Flanagan’s Gastro Pub, Brickens. (8 minutes on N60)
Food served from 12 till 9 pm Wednesday to Sunday
Knock House Hotel, Knock (10 mins north on N17)
Lunch till 4.00pm & evening meals.
Ellie McGuire’s Restaurant, Ballindine (6 minutes on N17)
Good value, fresh, home-made food all day.
Cill Aodain Hotel, Kiltimagh. 15 minutes.
Supermac’s & Papa John’s Pizzas, Dalton St.
Fast food: stay or take away. Open late.
Mr. Kebab, Dalton St.
Opens & closes late.
Blue Thunder, Dalton St.
Fast food. Stay or take away
Maxwell’s Bar, Main St.
Claremorris Golf Club, Ballindine Road.
EARLY CLOSERS (6.00pm)
Aghna’s Coffee Bar, Dalton St
Serves full lunches. Closes at 6.00 pm.
O’Hehir’s Restaurant & Bakery, Silverbridge Shop. Centre.
Breakfast, light lunches, snacks, fresh baking. Closes at 6.00pm.
Araby Coffee House, Chapel Lane (off the Square)
Light Lunches served. Open 8 am to 6 pm.
Flames Kitchens, Lakeside Retail Park
Italian Food, Delivers.
Pizza House, Main St. (by the bridge)
Val’s Fish & Chips, James’ St.
Open till late.
Summer Palace, The Square
Late & Early, Ballyhaunis Road.
Food to go.
Hillside Filling Station, Ballyhaunis Road.
Food to go.
Food Store, Ballyhaunis Road.
Prize winning victualler and delicatessen.
Keane’s Butchers, Ballyhaunis Road.
The IRD Office (Tourist Info Point) is on the Ballyhaunis Road.
Phone: 094 9371830
The Train Station is off Main St. and Mount St. (see map).
Here you can get a train, directly or indirectly to any part of Ireland.
Time tables are posted outside and you may get a free copy inside.
094 93 71011
The GARDA (police) station is in Mount St. 094 93 71222
The Bus Stops are in D’Alton St. Timetables are published there.
Taxi & Minibus phone numbers are published on IRD window, on Wards Pub window (The Square) and at Railway station. Also here:
Brendan’s: 087 2941227
Toms Taxi: 087 1380110
Ticks Taxi: 087 9555655
Frank Joyce: 094 9371889
Paul Goggins: 087 2980317
Martin Jnr Goggins: 086 2666996
Martin Snr Goggins: 087 2666996
Barney’s Taxi: 087 6407261
Cleary Mike: 086 7755007
Trish, Cabs Direct: 087 9702339
Declan Murphy: 087 9789149
Burkes Cabs: 087 2857249
Peter O’Connor: 086 8211104
At Weekends only:
Glenside Bus Hire: 087 7777055
Martin Regan: 087 2772223
Pat Higgins: 087 2320232
You are advised to agree the price of your taxi or minibus before journey commences.
The Catholic Church is on D’Alton Street.
Sat. Vigil Mass: 7.00pm. Sun. 11.00am.
The Leisure Centre (Swim Pool, Gym etc.) is on D’Alton Street.
The Health Centre is on the Old Knock Road.
Moran: 094 93 62227
O’Connor: 094 93 62048
Curran: 094 93 77428
Townley: 094 93 73984
After hours there is a doctor on call from ‘Westdoc’. The number for that day is recorded on the above doctors phones.
2 in Main Street . . . Flynn’s & O’Brien’s
1 on Ballyhaunis Road . . . Paul Davy
1 Silverbridge Pharmacy in S’bridge Centre
Ml. Loftus, Old Knock Road. 094 93 71578
Paul Murphy, D’Alton St. 094 93 71207
McMahon Park entrance is from lower James’ St. (pass Griffith’s Garage). There’s a 1.5km loop walk around the Clare Lake, but it also leads to the entrance to a beautiful woodland walk known as – The Greenway “Land of the Giants”
See brochure in IRD/ Tourist Info Office.
This totals to a 5km walk.
The Golf course is approx. 5 minutes drive out the Galway Road.
Telephone: 094 93 71527
Hanley’s Equestrian Centre is approx. 5 minutes drive out the Galway Road.
Upr Mace Equitation Centre is 10 minutes drive out the Knock Road. (N17 North)
The Kiltimagh Pet Farm is 20 minutes drive.
The Graune Pet Farm: is 25 minutes drive.
Pots of Fun (indoor for smaller children) is in Lakeside Shopping Centre.
Clay Café is in Lakeside Shopping Centre.
Indoor Athletics Centre is at the junction of Kiltimagh and Castlebar Road in Claremorris. It is 5 minutes drive from the Town Square.
There are several Playing Fields for GAA & Soccer.
The Barnacarroll Sports Complex (indoor) is 8 minutes drive out the Knock Road, N17 North.
Phone: 094 93 88022 or 087 – 2826 310
Based in Claremorris you can avail of
- Geocaching (Treasure Hunting by GPS)
- a swimming pool
- 2 pet farms
- an 18 hole golf course
- an indoor play area for children
- two equitation schools
- a soccer pitch
- a clay modelling café
- restaurants, pizzerias and other
- a running track
- tennis courts
- an indoor athletics facility
- a handball alley (indoor)
- a town hall
- occasional art exhibitions
- a children’s play ground
- a display of bog oak carvings (purchasable)
- a GAA pitch
- an indoor sports complex in Barnacarroll
- a park walk (up to 6km), which includes “Land of the Giants”
- a pool room
- Irish Dancing
Claremorris Golf Club
Claremorris Golf club was formed in 1918 and its first course was at Claremont later known as “The Race Course” near the Castlebar/Kiltimagh road. Later, in 1962 ground for a 9-hole course was acquired from the Land Commission when they divided up the Lord Oranmore & Brown estate. In 1996 more land for another 9 holes was purchased and a magnificent 18-hole course was designed by Mr. Tom Craddock and opened in 1998. Its greens are to USGA standard, sand-based and amongst the best in Ireland.
So, today Claremorris Golf Course is an 18-hole, par 73, championship, parkland course, 6,131 metres long over hills, streams and lovely soft grass! This pleasant course takes you over several bridges, in between ponds and trees (some of which jump out in front of your ball at times!!).
Visitors or full time members are welcome.
Green fees are €20 to €25 and, while it is essential to phone for reservations, availability is generally good.
There are Golf lessons available for both adults and children.