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Budget Days Out – Top Ten

Days out don’t need to cost the earth. Take a look at our top ten ideas for budget days out and with a bit of planning you can have a great day out and create lasting memories here in the Lakelands Lough Derg region. Go Sightseeing or take a swim in the blue flag beach at Mountshannon, dust off your walking boots and take to the hills or visit the heritage centres around Lough Derg to find out more about Ireland’s past.

Go Cycling !

Go Cycling !

The North Tipperary Cycle Network, with the town of Nenagh as its hub offers three routes varying in distance from 11km to 67km with numerous shorter alternatives. Each cycle offers …
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Drop into Irish Seed Savers to see organic seed gardens, orchards and woodlands

Drop into Irish Seed Savers to see organic seed gardens, orchards and woodlands

Visit the 8 hectare site with beautiful Organic Seed Gardens, Orchards and Woodlands at Irish Seed Savers close to Lough Derg. Wet weather gear and good walking shoes are advisable …
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Have fun at the playgrounds

Have fun at the playgrounds

If you want to get outdoors and entertain your children then there are plenty of playgrounds around Lough Derg. In fact some of the playgrounds have fabulous settings close to …
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Spot some White Tailed Eagles at the Mountshannon Bird Hide

Spot some White Tailed Eagles at the Mountshannon Bird Hide

The Mountshannon Bird Hide is a new tourist attraction in Lough Derg and is one of the best places to view the White Tailed Eagles without disturbing them.  The bird …
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Don’t miss the festivals and events taking place

Don’t miss the festivals and events taking place

Festivals take place throughout the year around Lough Derg. From the St. Patrick’s festival in Killaloe Ballina in March to the literary festival in Dromineer in October there’s something for …
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Dust off those hiking boots and head for a walk

Dust off those hiking boots and head for a walk

Walking is one of the best ways to fully appreciate the beauty of the Lakelands Lough Derg.  There are a number of different types of walks including Waymarked Ways, loop …
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Have fun at the lakeside parks and playgrounds

Have fun at the lakeside parks and playgrounds

With Lakeside parks & forest parks dotted all the way around Lough Derg you can choose to visit more than one in a day. Many of the lakeside parks have …
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Visit the Heritage Centres

Visit the Heritage Centres

There are five heritage centres around Lough Derg worth taking the time to visit. They present historical and cultural information about the people and area. The Brian Boru exhibition in …
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Pack a picnic and head to the beach!

Pack a picnic and head to the beach!

Mountshannon Beach is a small but wonderful lakeside bathing area located at Lough Derg in Mountshannon, County Clare. Lough Derg is one of the major freshwater lakes in Ireland and …
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Go Sightseeing!

Go Sightseeing!

Discover the scenic beauty of the Lakelands Lough Derg region by spending some time sightseeing. The Lough Derg Drive is a loop of the entire lake offering vantage points and …
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