The small village of Whitegate is a popular location for walkers, anglers, boaters and other water lovers. It’s one of nine trailheads along the East Clare Way, a 172km multi-day looped walking route through some of the region’s most impressive landscapes.

The village is also the starting point for shorter, but equally beautiful, looped walks in the area and the nearby harbour provides a picturesque location for those looking to do a bit of fishing, enjoy a swim or take to the water.

After hitting the trails or spending time on the lake, The Half Barrel is the place to go. Grab a seat, inside or out, and order up a delicious home cooked meal at this cosy family-run pub. You’ll be fully refuelled and raring to go again in no time!