Aspire Centre is 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.

Where is Clara?

This venue is located in the midlands of Ireland, about 90 minutes (by car or train) from Dublin. Location on Google Maps. Travel details.

Accommodation at Aspire

Aspire can accommodate a reasonably sized group with relative privacy. Most rooms accommodate three people with a bunk bed plus an additional single bed, and are en suite.

For those staying in a bunk, bedding is provided. If you’re staying in crash space, you need to bring your own sleeping bag and sleeping mat. Towels are not provided.

Crash space is available in a dry, heated portacabin, with a maximum of 10 places. You will need to bring your own camping bed or sleeping mat, and all the bedding.

You may also camp mundanely or in a period manner, as you wish. There is no limit to this.

Site opens at 18:00 on Friday and closes at 18:00 on Sunday - we are planning a strong schedule into Sunday afternoon, so we encourage attendees to stay for the full day. Alcohol is allowed; please keep non-period containers covered.

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.

Other accommodation options

As well as the comfortable rooms on site, there are a number of Bed and Breakfasts nearby or within short driving distance of Clara.

In Clara (walking distance)

Riverside House B&B

Kilcoursey, Co. Offaly
+353 57 933 1616

Short distance outside Clara

Grennans Country House

Aharney, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
+353 86 335 1821, +353 (0)86 382 5148
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In Tullamore (max 10km from Clara)

Sea Dew House B&B

Sea Dew House, Clonminch, Tullamore, Co Offaly R35 EP40
+353 57 9352054
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Hotels in Tullamore (10km away)

Bridge House

Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore, Co Offaly
+353 57 9325600
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Tullamore Court Hotel

Tullamore Court Hotel, O’ Moore Street, Tullamore, Co Offaly
+353 57 934 6666
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Central Hotel

Main Street, Tullamore, Co Offaly
‪+353 57 936 0034
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Self catering less than 10km away

Ballycumber House

Originally built as a castle in 1627 and converted to a dwelling in 1748.
Ballycumber House, Ballycumber, Co. Offaly
+353 87 928 7497, +353 87 256 0876
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