Set alongside the banks of Lough Derg, the market town of Scarriff provides visitors with a pretty stop off point between Mountshannon and Killaloe.
Scarriff is the regional headquarters of Waterways Ireland and it is very easy to see why! Water-based activities play an important part in the town's activities - anglers can make use of the rivers that drain into Lough Derg for some relaxing fishing; enjoy a river cruise to spot local points of interest and the flora and fauna of the area; and of course, enjoy all the watersports that Lough Derg has to offer.
Scarriff Bay is a small bay off Lough Derg that offers a safe haven for small boats. The northern stretch of the bay, which extends towards Mountshannon, is protected by a series of small islands, making it ideal for watersports. Scarriff Harbour is also being redeveloped by Waterways Ireland to help establish the area as an important centre on Ireland's waterways.
Scarriff Castle was built in the 1500s and the town grew up around it. Other historical places of interest in Scarriff include the Moynoe Church, which dates back to the 13th or 14th century and close to that is the Moynoe Castle. The Mill, built circa 1828, ran until 1866 when it was reputedly burnt to the ground after being struck by lightning. There are a number of walking trails in the area, including the Ballycuggeran trail and the East Clare Way.