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Top Ten Sights on Lough Derg

It’s difficult to pick only ten sights around Lough Derg as there are so many good places to explore and get panoramic views of the lake but here goes. From great picnic spots to impressive castles it’s time for you to get out there and discover Lough Derg. Three counties, one lake!

Inis Cealtra – Holy Island (take a tour)

Inis Cealtra – Holy Island (take a tour)

Inis Cealtra (Irish for Holy Island), in Lough Derg in County Clare, is one of the most famous monastic sites in Ireland. Its many attractions include a well preserved Round …
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Tountinna

Tountinna

Tountinna is the highest point on the Arra Mountains and forms part of the Lough Derg Way. A trip to the summit by foot offers panoramic views of Lough Derg …
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Two-Mile-Gate Lakeside Park & Ballycuggeran Woods

Two-Mile-Gate Lakeside Park & Ballycuggeran Woods

A couple of minutes outside of Killaloe you’ll find Twomilegate lakeside amenity park. It’s a safe place for bathing and a good spot for a picnic and relaxing with nice …
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Portumna Forest Park

Portumna Forest Park

A magnificent forest park where waymarked looped walks and cycle trails await you on your visit to Portumna Forest Park on the shores of Lough Derg. Excellent facilties such as …
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Killaloe/Ballina Heritage Towns

Killaloe/Ballina Heritage Towns

Killaloe in County Clare is a network of charming narrow streets, flanked by old shops and houses, that climb up the steep hillside and look down over the 13th century …
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Lookout at Portroe

Lookout at Portroe

The ‘Lookout’ on the road between Ballina and Portroe in County Tipperary offers magnificent views across Lough Derg to County Clare and up the River Shannon towards Galway. An excellent …
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Terryglass  Village and Harbour

Terryglass Village and Harbour

Terryglass is a picturesque village located on the northern shores of Lough Derg. It is well served with two local pubs, both of which serve delicious local produce. Down at …
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Nenagh Castle

Nenagh Castle

The castle is a Medieval building and has a stone spiral stairs to the top. There are 101 steps in all to the top. Access to the tower is through …
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Portumna Castle And Gardens

Portumna Castle And Gardens

Portumna Castle, built close to 4 centuries ago by the de Burgo (Burke) family, stands close to Lough Derg, the River Shannon and Portumna Forest Park in Portumna, County Galway.This …
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Castlelough

Castlelough

Castlelough is west of Nenagh and 5km from Portroe village. There is a car park, picnic tables, water skiing, fishing and cruises on the River Shannon. Castleough also has lakeshore …
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