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 and distinguished history with a monastery being founded there by St. Columba in 549 A.D. The famous Book of Leinster was produced at the Monastery and can now be seen in Trinity College Dublin.

The scenery around this area is amongst the most stunning on the Shannon and a sunrise on a frosty January morning is a truly special site.

The village has a strong reputation for food and the two award winning bar and restaurants located here — Paddy’s Bar and The Derg Inn — that are well known throughout Ireland for their high standards and friendly atmosphere.