Fun doesn’t have to cost a thing. Especially when you are surrounded by the activity-filled shores of Lough Derg. Connecting the counties of Tipperary, Galway and Clare, the lake has a great selection of places to visit and things to do that won’t cost a penny. So why not make a break for the lake and enjoy 10 of our favourite free things to keep smallies occupied?
Go Gruffalo hunting in Portumna Forest Park. With sculptures set against a forest park backdrop, smallies can hunt for their favourite Gruffalo character. There are also birdwatching, leisure cycling and … Read More
Built in the early 1600s, Portumna Castle’s elaborate gardens include a geometric formal garden, a rose garden and a walled kitchen garden. You could wander around these glorious grounds or … Read More
Wander through Mountshannon Maze. This impressive structure incorporates timber, stone and foliage and takes little folks and big folks through an informative exploration of Irish spirituality over the course of … Read More
Some of the playgrounds around the scenic shores of Lough Derg have fabulous settings close to the lakeshore. Choose from picturesque playtime in the villages of Mountshannon, Ballina, Dromineer, Scarriff, … Read More
About Discover Lough Derg
Discover the Lakelands Lough Derg for your next holiday in Ireland. A majestic lake located between the counties of Clare, Tipperary and Galway, you will find activities to keep you entertained, accommodation to suit all budgets, heritage and culture waiting to be explored.
On the water activities include SUP (Stand Up Paddling), sailing, cruising, canoeing and fishing while on dry land we have some of the best walking routes in Ireland. From the linear routes of the Lough Derg Way & East Clare Way to the looped walks dotted around the Lakelands Lough Derg, you can enjoy magnificent scenery and sample delicious local food en route. It’s time for you to visit!