Local Area Information - Things to do

The house is located in the scenic Shannon area and its central location makes it an ideal base for a number of daytrips to some of the most idyllic locations locally or within a short driving distance. The lake Lough Derg - described as Ireland's Pleasure Lake - is 5 minutes by foot and the local Kilgarvan Quay harbour area is a scenic, peaceful and idyllic small quay which is used for fishing, boating or just a stroll around by locals and tourists alike in the summer time.

Portumna (15 minute drive away - also the nearest bait shop) is a prime coarse angling centre renowned for its quality angling. This area offers good fishing waters which have a good track record. There are several prime angling hotspots, a number which are official match stretches located on the river Shannon itself and the Northern Shores of Lough Derg. For anglers there is an additional fridge/freezer in the garage which can be used as bait fridge and there is plenty of space in the garage for wet gear and tackle storage.

Other activities nearby include horseriding (www.flowerhill.net or www.birrequestrian.ie), go-carting (www.pallaskarting.com) or kayaking/canoeing on the lake (www.loughdergwatersports.com) . For bird enthousiasts you can watch the magnificent White Tailed Eagle soar over Lough Derg. The eagles have been re-introduced recently and can be watched safely from the shores of Lough Derg. For more information on the project and where to watch the eagles see www.mountshannoneagles.ie

There is a comprehensive website www.discoverloughderg.ie which lists the main tourist attractions, sporting activities and a lot of other information on what to do around the lake Lough Derg.

Terryglass Village, which is only a 10 minutes drive away is a well-known village on the banks of Lough Derg with two award-winning pubs offering good food throughout the day, Irish music sessions on most weekends and generally a warm welcome to locals and visitors alike. Paddy's Bar in Terryglass offers a pick-up and drop-back service for local customers on the weekends free-of-charge by prior arrangement. In the summertime the village is buzzing with visitors who arrive into the well-developed harbour on their boats. The two pubs and the local shop and post office are only a 10-minute walk away from Terryglass pier.

Local Attractions: (Driving times by car)

Kilgarvan Quay harbour – 2 minutes 
Cominchas Forest Walk – 5 minutes
Terryglass Village (pubs, restaurants, harbour) – 10 minutes
Portumna Forest Park – 15 minutes
Dromineer – Shannon Sailing Boat cruises on lake - 25 minutes 
Killaloe – 50 minutes
Nenagh – 25 minutes
Birr Castle and Demesne – 40 minutes


Please click on the link below for a picture book of visitor attractions which can all be visited within a daytrip from Shannonview

Picture Book Visitor Attractions - Click here !


Day Trips (Driving time by car)

Bunratty Castle and Folk Park – 1 hour
Limerick – 50 minutes
Galway  - 1 hour & Connemara – 2.5 hours 
Rock of Cashel - 45 minutes
Cliffs of Moher – 2 hours


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  • Central Location - ideal for sightseeing trips to Galway, Connemara, Bunratty Castle, Rock of Cashel
  • Large, secure garden for children to play
  • Fantastic, panoramic view over lake
  • Free Highspeed WIFI - up to 150MB !
  • Free SAT TV (English/German/French channels)
  • Free English Sky TV package
  • Conservatory with magnificent view to lake
  • Cosy fireplace in living room (timber provided)
  • Angling rods provided/bait fridge in garage
  • Games Room with Pool table + darts board
  • Short 10 minute walk to small marina and lake

View over gardens and lake


Drone View over the house, gardens and Lough Derg

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