Aspire Centre, Clara House, Clara, Co Offaly, Ireland

Gentle cousins! Come now, and listen well. The great Chaucer - not our Duncan, the other fellow - tells us of a Franklin whose bread and ale was always good, that no man had a better stock of wine, and that his house always contained pies (of which we are sure a certain Viscount will approve). Further, in his house, says Chaucer, it snowed with food and drink, and his dining table was always at the ready. This, good cousins, sounds to us like a challenge, and we are ever ready to rise to that. So come ye, one and all, to the Tavern of Chaucer, wherein we shall stand you food and drink until you will fit no more, and show you all the fat partridges and bream and pike you might dream of. And games, and perhaps, if we are good, the words of that great Chaucer read by a duke.


Aspire Centre is a modern site located c.90 mins drive from Dublin airport, in the town of Clara, in the grounds of Clara House, within 10 mins walk from Clara railway station. Shops and ATMs are within a short walking distance. We will be happy to assist with any travel queries.

How to get to Aspire Centre, Clara.

Site opens at 18:00 on Friday 1st of March and closes at 14:00 on Sunday 3rd March. Full meals will be provided. Alcohol is allowed on site (though please keep modern vessels covered.)

For extra relaxation, Clara House Spa is situated across the courtyard, and provides massages, treatments and sauna facilities at extra cost. You can book these separately at Clara House Spa.


Book here - if you cannot pay by credit/debit card, or wish to pay at the door, please mail the event steward at [email protected] for details.

Dun In Mara cancellation policy will apply.

Event team

Event Steward: Pan Vitus Polonius ([email protected])
Head Cook: Aodh Ó Siadhail ([email protected])