Something for all of the family on Lough Derg

Lough Derg Lakelands has a great selection of activities and accommodations to suit  a family visiting the region. How do we know? We got the Peskett family from County Kerry in Ireland to spend a week exploring the Lough Derg Lakelands and here’s what they had to say…

Family Fun on Lough Derg with the Peskitt Family

Family Fun on Lough Derg with the Peskett Family

“Cliff, Nora, Faith and David here. We  arrived home Saturday  with very sad faces after a fantastic week enjoying all the Lough Derg Lakeland’s has to offer. There is something here for everyone and we didn’t even realise it was under our noses.Cliff and I enjoyed the peace and tranquility of it all”

The Lakeside Hotel, Killaloe/Ballina

Terryglass and Garrykennedy are must sees. We were impressed with the way these area were developed for enjoyment but still somehow left unspoiled.”

“The kids were spoiled for adventure. Starting with the flume slide at the Lakeside hotel. Faith was particularly impressed that they allowed 14 year olds in the Jacuzzi.”

The Family stayed in the lakeside hotel for three nights and enjoyed dinner, bed and breakfast, great Irish hospitality and excellent views of Lough Derg.

Picnic areas Garrykennedy

Picnic areas Garrykennedy, Lough Derg

Kayaking on Lough Derg

Kayaking on Lough Derg

“Kayaking with Mike Jones even included a bit of back woodsmanship. 
Pallas Karting Lough Derg

Pallas Karting Lough Derg


Faith trying Stand Up Paddling with

“The Spirit of Killaloe river cruise was a great way to relax and enjoy a trip out on Lough Derg. We enjoyed the hot chocolates on board as we were shown around the sights of the River Shannon and Lough Derg. We’d highly recommend a trip to Holy Island with local historian Ger Madden, it was a great experience. It is one of the most famous monastic sites in Ireland and we finally got to make the trip there.”

“Our hikes into the great outdoors was a wonderful way to see the entire region we were visiting from the top of a mountain and our guide Willeke was very knowledgeable on the local area and history”

The family explored the Lough Derg Way with Willeke from Celtic Connexions Tours in Killaloe.

Spirit of Killaloe River Cruises

Spirit of Killaloe River Cruises

Trips to Holy Island with Ger Madden from Mountshannon

Trips to Holy Island

Staying in the Lakeside Hotel in Ballina Killaloe and then onto River Run House & Cottages in Terryglass was a wonderful experience for the family. The friendly and welcoming hospitality of the staff made our stay so enjoyable both were perfect locations to head off each day to explore Lough Derg and enjoy the activities we had planned.
River Run Cottages Terryglass

River Run Cottages Terryglass

So from a sad but very happy Peskett family we would like to thank everyone we met on the lake for a great week.
The Peskett family won a week long family break to Lough Derg and prizes were provided by the following local businesses in conjunction with the Lough Derg Marketing Group

Accommodation was provided by;

Activities were provided by

  1. Bike Park Ireland
  2. Family Adventure Kayaking with Mike Jones from My Next Adventure
  3. Cruise on the Spirit of Killaloe on the River Shannon  –
  4. Pallas Karting and Paintball  –
  5. Explore the great outdoors with a guided hike from Willeke
  6. Boat trip and guided tour of Holy Island from Mountshannon with Local Historian Gerard Madden
  7.  Dinner at Flanagan’s Bar & Restaurant, Ballina Killaloe , The Lakeside Hotel & Paddy’s Bar in Terryglass