Relax in the ‘Bed of Silk’
Labasheeda is situated along the northern banks of the Shannon Estuary. This area is approximately 15 minutes from the Killimer car-ferry, 20 minutes from Kilrush and 30 minutes along the R473 from the town of Ennis.
The Legend of Labasheeda
According to legend, the sweet sounding name of Labasheeda originated when a sea captain sought shelter in the bay during a storm. This captain was so impressed by its calmness that he likened it to sleeping in ‘A bed of silk’- ‘Leaba Shíoda’.
Labasheeda and district has much to offer the tourist be it history, scenery, old castles or great walks and cycles.
Labasheeda has a wealth of accommodation for our visitors. It has lots of Airbnbs along with our two magnificent Glamping sites, ‘Beds of Silk’ and ‘Shannon Estuary Glamping’ for those wishing to stay in the immediate area.
Charm Bee Pottery Painting and Cafe is in an ideal location to enjoy pottery painting and good food. Enjoy a creamy pint at Casey’s bar. Then drop into the local Post Office to post a postcard or browse local crafts. Labasheeda Quay with its Picnic area is a great location to enjoy water based activities.
The twelve miles of shoreline also contains a wealth of marine life. Here, the study and collection of seashells offers an abundance of material for both young and old. In addition, to those with a camera, there are fantastic landscape and seascape views, especially when the evening slanting sun throws down its rays.
The ruins of St. Kieran’s Church contain a very fine example of a stone arch dating back to the sixth century. Across the road, Killofin cemetery has very interesting gravestones, some well over two hundred years old.
Kilkerrin Battery Fortress
Kilkerrin Battery Fortress is a magnificent building dating back to the early 19th century with unbeatable views of the estuary. Drive, walk or cycle back to the end of the peninsula to access this very well preserved structure.
Labasheeda Peninsula, the Shannon Estuary and West Clare have always been popular cycling routes. However, the roads around here are lightly trafficked compared to busier parts of the county. But there is something new to discover along each and every by-road. Labasheeda has flat routes, hills & hollows and incredible views aplenty. Enjoy our mapped cycling routes which show the distances and difficulty levels, catering for cyclists of all abilities.
Labasheeda is a place for you to get away from your daily hectic lives and rediscover wonderful nature. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity on the banks of the Shannon Estuary.