The Area

Killaloe water

Satmya is located in the beautiful village of Killaloe (Cill Da Lúa) in east Clare. Killaloe is picturesque East Clare at it’s finest. This little town is steeped in history, myth & legend and it’s an absolutely gorgeous part of the world to explore.

If you are staying for a few days there are plenty of great options for accommodation & lots of fabulous restaurants & cafes to choose from. If you’re up for a little activity there are great local walking trails, canoeing, SUP, bike trails, etc. to keep you occupied.

Here’s a bit of handy information if you haven’t been here before:

Directions to Satmya: We’re quite easy to find. Here’s a link to Satmya on google maps

Parking: Parking is free in Killaloe and the easiest place to park for Satmya is the car park beside the bridge which is located opposite Satmya.

Accommodation options

In Killaloe
Guest houses/Self catering  (discounts available to our students – please ask owner when booking) – just around the corner.
Within 10mins drive (all self catering) in Ogonnelloe there are 2xpubs serving food and there is also access to the lake)
Bridgehouse Studios:  Very cute little self catering units in a lovely location.
Good & Green:   Sweet little loft located on an organic farm -10 mins drive
Rosie’s place:  A local Airbnb option. Rosie will provide organic ingredients, spices and an Ayurvedic breakfast on request. Really great people and stunning spot. Very quiet with fabulous views of Lough Derg
There are plenty more to choose from if you go on to or


There are plenty of eating options in Killaloe & Ballina. There is also a Sunday market, health food shop and a Supervalu. If you’re attending a course and would like to bring your own lunch that’s no problem as we have a dining area and herbal tea/water is always available.

For more local eating options click here

Things to do

Check out some beautiful forest walks – Two-mile gate & Ballycuggaran, Castlelough woods, Portroe, Tuamgraney Oak forest & Mountshannon woods

Visit Beal Boru – Brian Borus fort, the Killaloe Cathedral &/or Holy island

Visit Seed Savers

Visit Feakle – famous for trad. music & the home place of Biddy Early (legendary herbalist)

Go wild swimming in Lough derg

& lots more