Ballycuggaran – This renowned beauty spot provides one of Lough Derg’s two Blue Flag beaches, indicating that it reaches a high level of environmental quality and is the site of the UL Sport Adventure Centre.
Scariff – Overlooking Lough Derg, Scariff is and important market town which offers excellent facilities for the visitor interested in either active pursuits or leisurely sightseeing.
Whitegate – This is a very popular village for boating, angling and other watersports.
Terryglass – The pretty village has a long and distinguished history with a monastery being founded there by St. Columba in 549 A.D. The famous Book of Leinster was produced at the monsatery and can now be seen in Trinity College Dublin.
Ballinderry/Kilgarvan – This is a quiet and attractive village located in the north eastern part of the lake. There is an impressive, large all-metal mill wheel and derelict mill adjacent to the village.
Coolbawn – The tiny village of Coolbawn is tucked away on the eastern shores of Lough Derg in an idylic and tranquil setting.
Dromineer – Dromineer is one of the odlest villages located on Lough Derg. Once known as the ‘Port of Ormond’, Dromineer offers a range of visitor facilities and services including accommodation, a pub, sailing club and places to eat.
Nenagh – Nenagh was originally a market town and its name in Irish (an tAonach) means “The Fair of Ormond” – a reference to the Ormond (East Munster) Fair. Nenagh is a large commercial town with many places to eat, shop and visitor attractions like Nenagh Castle, Heritage Centre and Courthouse.
Garrykennedy – Oneof the best ways to experience the magic of Lough Derg is to visit the beautiful hamlet of Garrykennedy.
Ballina – Ballina is the sister town to Killaloe and is a busy village with many fine pubs and restaurants to choose from.