Make a Break for the Lake

Embrace magnificent scenery, tranquil lakeland vistas, outdoor adventure and heritage galore along Lough Derg’s spectacular shores. Nestled between counties Clare, Tipperary and Galway, Lough Derg’s this 179km of idyllic shoreline is the Southern gateway to Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands. Go wild on lush walking and cycling trails, make a splash with canoeing, waterskiing, kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding, or simply let time stand still as you sail, cruise or fish. Stretching over 40km from its northern reaches in Portumna to its southern sweep in Killaloe/Ballina, the lively towns and villages that dot the shoreline have a unique charm, extend the warmest welcomes and delight with fantastic local food. With majestic lakeland views at every turn, Lough Derg is yours to explore, embrace and experience. This is your chance to slow down, unwind and let the landscape do its thing! Ready to make a break for the lake?

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