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Towns & Villages

Starting at Killaloe, the Lough Derg route is around 120 kilometres long, offering some magnificent scenery and passing through memorable little towns and harbour-side villages.

Tuamgraney

Tuamgraney

The village of Tuamgraney is one of the most notable ecclesiastical and historical places in Ireland. St. Cronan’s Church, built in the first millennium, is still used for worship.

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Killaloe Town

Killaloe Town

Journey to Killaloe in Co. Clare and admire its beautiful setting on the River Shannon.

Joined by a 13-arch stone bridge to its twin town of Ballina, Killaloe village …
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Ballina

Ballina

Ballina is located where the River Shannon resumes its course out of Lough Derg, the river is wide and meandering. A narrow 13-arched stone bridge leads from Ballina, Co. Tipperary …
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Garrykennedy

Garrykennedy

One of the best ways to experience the magic of Lough Derg is to visit the beautiful hamlet of Garrykennedy. This quaint Irish village is a firm favourite for many …
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Portroe

Portroe

For a commanding and spectacular view of Lough Derg and the surrounding countryside, the village of Portroe offers a marvellous setting.

The “Lookout” on the road between Ballina and Portroe …
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Nenagh

Nenagh

Nenagh was originally a market town and its name in Irish, an tAonach, means “The Fair of Ormond” which is a reference to the Ormond Fair of East Munster.

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Dromineer

Dromineer

All the little ports around Lough Derg have their own individual character. The postcard-pretty village of Dromineer, once known as the ‘Port of Ormond’, is a unique little gem of a …
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Puckane

Puckane

The quaint, picture-perfect village of Puckane makes a great base for discovering Lough Derg. Just a ten-minute drive from Nenagh and close to both Dromineer and Garrykennedy too, there’s plenty …
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Coolbawn

Coolbawn

The tiny village of Coolbawn is tucked away on the eastern shores of Lough Derg in an idylic and tranquil setting.

Ballinderry/Kilgarvan

Ballinderry/Kilgarvan

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 …
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Terryglass

Terryglass

If you haven’t yet been to Terryglass on the eastern shores of Lough Derg, you are missing out on one of Ireland’s true gems.

The pretty village has a long …
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Portumna

Portumna

Portumna is a major point of traffic across the majestic River Shannon. The scenic town has a lovely forest park and a remarkable castle that has recently been restored.

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Whitegate

Whitegate

The small village of Whitegate is a popular location for walkers, anglers, boaters and other water lovers. It’s one of nine trailheads along the East Clare Way, a 172km multi-day …
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Mountshannon

Mountshannon

The charming village of Mountshannon, on the western shores of Lough Derg, is a popular holiday destination for families, anglers and cruisers. The relaxed atmosphere is all part of the …
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Scariff

Scariff

Scariff is a market town built on a hill in East Clare and which has grown from the shores of Lough Derg and the Graney River. The Scariff River runs …
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Ballycuggaran

Ballycuggaran

This renowned beauty spot has one of the three Blue Flag Beach on Lough Derg. Stroll around this picturesque park, feed the ducks and swans, or even take a dip …
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