Ballinderry is one of the many picturesque villages dotted around Lough Derg. It has a number of notable heritage buildings including an old mill with a large and impressive water wheel.

To the south side of the village, a five-arch stone road bridge runs over the Ballyfinboy river, while nearby some well placed benches provide the opportunity to rest a while and admire the surroundings.

It’s hard to miss the attractive ivy-clad building which houses Elsie Hogan’s Pub, a licensed premises since 1878. This little heritage pub and restaurants recently reopened, as Dé Róiste’s Bar and Restaurant, giving you one more great reason to visit Ballinderry.

Caravan and camping facilities are available at nearby Stonepark Lodge along with self-catering accommodation. 

Or, if you’re planning a group trip to Lough Derg, you may want to check out the Holiday Pub, Ireland’s largest self-catering pub accommodation. That’s right — it’s an entire pub all to yourself in this beautiful scenic village.

Tip: keep an eye out for the Lakeshore Community Market, which takes place each Saturday from 10am to 1pm and rotates between a number of local villages, including Ballinderry.

Kilgarvan Quay is a hub for water sports. Kayak or canoe sessions are on offer here for kids and adults, including trips to hidden marinas and islands. Or why not try the Blueway trail out to Foot’s Island? There’s fun games for all ages, skill development and much more. 

Please note: Brocka on the Water is not currently open.