After the visit to the chocolate factory you can make your way back towards the village green and pass along the western side until you reach McKernans Hand weavers, which is only another 10 minutes stroll from the Chocolate Factory. At the weavers you will get to see the machines, both modern and vintage, which are used in the making of the exciting and colourful cloths, scarves and blankets that McKernans are so well known for. Watch the intricacy and skill that goes into the production of the wonderful woven creations. 20-30 minutes will easily be spent here.
This will leave you plenty of time to make an early lunch booking in the highly regarded family friendly Nuala’s Restaurant & Pub on the East side of the triangle, where gutsy and filling lunch and dinner menus are to be found at reasonable cost. Or indeed to organise a takeaway lunch picnic from Nuala’s, which you can devour locally in charming and very well kept Tuamgraney Green or take with you on a short walk to Reddan’s Pier where Tuamgraney village meets the navigable Scarriff River.
If you are feeling a little more adventurous you can now take a walk along the newly paved footpath/cycle path that runs from Tuamgraney all the way to the beautiful heritage town of Killaloe. This walk is approximately 16 km and takes approximately 3 hours and winds its way along the hills and edges of Lough Derg. There are fabulous lake views available all along the route with various looped walks which go further up into the Slieve Bernagh Mountains which overlook Lough Derg on the Clare side of the lake.
You can terminate your walking tour along the way at the fabulous Holy Island Viewing Point which is just approx. 4.5 Km or 1 hour easy walk along the way. There are picnic benches here where you can stop for a break and enjoy the sights of the Round tower on Holy Island in the centre of the lake and you will just see peeping up from the edge of the lake below, the refurbished CastleBawn tower house.