shannon estuary


Frank Power Glamping
Business Owner

I set up my company Erribul Productions Ireland Limited in March 2015 to assist in the development and promotion of the Shannon Estuary as a new tourist destination.

My company is involved with two projects Shannon Estuary Glamping and audio guide bus tours of the Shannon Estuary Way.

These projects were launched after a meeting with the Minister of Transport and Tourism and the CEO of Failte Ireland in Dail Eireann. This meeting was set up by our local TD Joe Carey to identify and establish the Shannon Estuary Way as a new tourist destination. Joe Carey acted as mentor and advisor in developing these tourism projects and gives continued support in furthering their development.

The plan agreed at this meeting was for me also to be an influencer in the creation of other local community based projects to include holiday accommodation, food outlets and visitor and heritage centre development and promotion. 

I set up Shannon Estuary Glamping to provide a variety of glamping holiday accommodation, shower and toilet facilities to tourists and visitors to Erribul in South West Clare on the Shannon Estuary Way.

Glamping Project Background

I have a passionate interest in local history, heritage and culture and the development of our rural communities.

I grew up on a farm overlooking the Shannon estuary at Erribul and I have always believed that this beautiful scenic, tranquil countryside would be a great a holiday retreat for tourists and visitors.

I inherited a field from my Father and with the help of my brother I built a cottage on the site which is now my permanent address.

There is a great history associated with our family farm and home ’Erribul House’ listed as a protected structure in buildings of Ireland as it was designed and built by Colonel George Wyndham the 1st Baron of Leconfield in 1840, his initial “L” is inscribed on a plaque in front of the family house.

My Mother and Father previously, had plans to develop a holiday facility on the farm in a field located by the Shannon estuary to accommodate campers, campervans but subsequently concentrated on a working dairy farm instead.

I decided to set up a glamping tourism business at my home as part of their legacy to provide accommodation as

a holiday retreat for visitors and tourists to the Shannon Estuary Way

I have created a responsible tourist business project that focusses on sustainability by adopting good and positive environmental and social practices following the guidelines set out by Teagasc, an Irish Rural Tourism Program which focusses on the growth and development of rural tourism in Ireland in developing responsible and sustainable tourism projects.

I am developing a glamping tourism project that protects and celebrates natural, cultural, scenic and historic assets while safeguarding our regions unique selling point, its identity and sense of place. I devised a project plan for the development of tourism on the Shannon estuary, initially, creating a new tourist route linking – Clarecastle, Ballynacally, Kildysart, Labasheeda, Knock to Kilimer and Kilrush

With the support of communities, the Clare Local Development Company, West Limerick resources and Failte Ireland we created the Shannon Estuary Way which now links all regions of the Shannon Estuary

and facilities:


  • Two Campervan Parking Bays
  • Shower and Toilet Facilities
  • Two Catering Units fully equipped
  • BBQs and Pizza Oven
  • Dining area
  • Glamping Den
  • Patio
  • Children’s net ball


  • Wood huts
  • Camping Wood Pods
  • Ridge Wood Huts

Shannon Estuary Way Activities and Heritage Trails

. Annie’s Café Kildysart

.  Charm Bee Tearooms Labasheeda

. The Estuary Cafe

. Romeo Takeout Pizza Kildysart

. Friar Tucks Fast Food Kildysart

. Vandeleur Woodlands Bistro Kilrush

. Amici Bistro Kilrush

.  Estuary shore fishing

. Walking and cycling tours of the estuary

. Art courses in association with Shanahea Art Studios, Kildysart

. Charm Bee Pottery Studio Labasheeda

.  Shannon Estuary Glamping wellbeing, mindfulness  and relaxation therapies

.  Bus tours of places of interest, heritage and historical sites

.  Boating excursions of the Shannon estuary and estuary islands

. Kayaking and canoeing Ballyalla Lake Ennis

. Horse riding West Clare Equestrian Centre Tullybrack

. Horse Riding Danganelly Horse Riding Equestrian Centre Cooraclare

. West Aqua Water Park Kilrush marina

. Surfing Kilkee seaside resort

. Escape Rooms Ennis

. West Clare Railway

. Dolphin Watching Carrigaholt  

. Kilkerin Battery Fortress

. Scattery Island Heritage site

. Lissycasey Casscades and Woodlands

. Kilrush Marina and Dolphin Centre

. The Museum of Irish Rural Life Kilrush

. Shannon Aviation Centre

. Loop Head Peninsula

. The Castle Antique Arts & Craft Centre Clarecastle

. Killone Abbey Ballyea-Clarecastle

. Quin Abbey Quin Village

. Clare Abbey Clarecastle

. Estuary Islands

. Clare Museum Ennis

. Bridges of Ross Kilbaha

.  Vandeleur Walled Gardens

.  Franciscan Abbey Ennis

. Craggaunowen archaeological open-air museum

. Knappogue Castle

. Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

. Casey’s Shop Labasheeda

. Doohan’s Grocery Store Kildysart

. Centra Stores Kildysart

. John O Donnell’s  Garage and Petrol Station Kildysart

. Carrig’s Mace Store and Petrol Station Ballyea

. Supervalue Stores Kilrush

. Tesco Stores Kilrush

. Aldi Stores Kilrush

. Doctor’s Clinic Kildysart

. Saffron and Blue Medical Centre Clarecastle

. Shannondoc by appointment contact Lo-call 1850 212 999

 (Treatment Centre Mid-Western Regional Hospital Ennis – by appointment only)

* Labasheeda Village 5 minute drive

* Kildysart Village 10 minute drive

* Ballynacally 15 minute drive

* Killimer Car Ferry Port 20 minute drive

* Ballyea 20 minute drive

* Clarecastle 25 minute drive

* Cooraclare 25 minute drive

* Kilrush 25 minute drive

* Kilkee 40 minute drive

* Ennis 40 minute drive

* Carrigaholt 45 minute drive

* Shannon Airport 55 minute drive

Traditional Cabin interior


No events, hen or stag parties

. Quiet time between 11pm and 8am

. Alcohol is permitted – sensibly drinking and in moderation

. Alcohol is not for sale at Shannon Estuary Glamping

. Guests parking at owner’s own risk

. Guests are responsible for their own belongings and property on site

Extras and Complimentary Items:

. Complimentary tea, coffee available in the catering units

. Bed linen provided in tents and wood huts and pods

. Electricity available in allocated wood huts and pods

.Battery Lanterns in the Ridge Wood Huts