Discover the Lakelands Lough Derg, a majestic lake located between the counties of Clare, Tipperary, and Galway. Discover heritage, culture and plenty of activities to keep you entertained. From water activities to some of the best walking routes in Ireland you can enjoy magnificent scenery while keeping active and sample some delicious local food en route. Lough Derg guarantees not to disappoint.
Lough Derg is renowned for being "Ireland’s Pleasure Lake" and boasts the ideal conditions for a wide range of water sports. From stand-up paddling and kayaking to fishing and sailboat tours discover 50km of Lough Derg shoreline.
Plan your own itinerary to go exploring the scenery in the region by cycling around the Lakelands Lough Derg. Experience up hills and down valleys, busy towns and villages and tranquil locations close to the lakeshore.
Experience some of the best fairways around the Lakelands Lough Derg region. Golfers can test their game on quality parkland courses, challenge the water-traps and other hazards on the tree-lined fairways of Clonlara Golf and Leisure Club, East Clare Golf Club, Nenagh Golf Club, Portumna Golf Club and Oldthort Golf Club.
Experience a mix of cross-country trekking, trail rides through woodlands and close to the lakeshore or improve your skills with some lessons while exploring all the stunning Lough Derg Region.
Walking & Hiking
Walking is one of the best ways to fully appreciate the beauty of the Lakelands Lough Derg. There are a number of different types of walks including The Lough Derg Way, Waymarked Ways, loop walks, linear walks and scenic and historical walks with hundreds of kilometres of marked walks to bring you to scenic and remote countryside. The Millennium Cross, Ballycuggeran Woods & Tountinna on the Lough Derg Way offers the best viewing points to see panoramic vistas of Lough Derg while enjoying a picnic.