Dangan Lodge Cottages - Directions
Directions from Shannon Airport
Watch out for and follow signs for the N18 (Ennis and Galway). This will put you on to the N18 dual carriageway – You will pass turn offs for Newmarket on Fergus, Quin and Ennis and will eventually see a turn off for the R352, which will be signed R352 for Tulla, and Scarriff. Take this exit and turn to the right back over the motorway.
The turn off for Dangan Lodge Cottages is 10kms from the overpass of motorway. Count on your speedometer as you pass over motorway for the next 10kms. Along the way you will pass a Top petrol station on the left at 5.1kms and Norrie Henchies pub on left at 6.6kms then you turn right at 10kms – at this turn, there are brown fingerpost signs for Craggaunowen, Gorteen Farmhouse and the East Clare Way. You are now 2.8 kms from the cottages. Stay left at the first V junction you come to and stay right where there is a left turn further on, pass Gorteen farmhouse entrance on left and the next white farmhouse then we are the next on the right.
Directions from Galway
Take the N18 from Galway in the direction of Ennis/Limerick. After passing throught the village of Crusheen and you will come to a dual carriageway, do not take any of the turn offs for Ennis town itself – you must take the exit markded R352 to Tulla and Scarriff. Turn left at the roundabout as you come off the motorway.
The turn off for Dangan Lodge Cottages is 10kms from the overpass of motorway. Follow the directions given from Shannon Airport (above) from this point.
Directions from Dublin Airport
Take the M50 then the N7 for Limerick. You will be on dual carriageway for over 50 miles then onto single lane highway. Staying on the N7 you will bypass Nenagh to your right, after another couple of miles pay attention to a sign for Killaloe turning to the right. Take that road for 3 miles until you reach the towns of Ballina and Killaloe (Ballina is on the Tipperary side of the Shannon and Killaloe is on the Clare side!)
Go across the single lane bridge over the river Shannon and immediately turn right, then follow the road beside the lake up to Tuamgraney (7 miles approx). When you reach a yield right of way sign in Tuamgraney turn left onto the Ennis road R352.
Pass through a small village called Bodyke and about 5 miles further on you will begin to see signs to the right for Tulla, stay on the main road for Ennis - even when you can see the town on the hill to the right. The road will widen out and you will see an old fashioned garage to your right called Kelleher Motors, take the next turn to the left after that (notice a sign for Gorteen Farmhouse). We are approx a mile and a half down that road. Stay on the straight road (ignore a little turn off to the right and a little one to the left) just follow it around the turns and you will pass Gorteen Farmhouse on your left, pass the next house on left (a white farmhouse and yard) and we are next on the right - a cluster of cottages painted dusky pink. The office is in to the right in the courtyard.