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.

A renowned gourmet restaurant "Brocka-on-the-Water" is located on the way to the harbour within walking distance which offers an intimate and romantic setting for a special night out, reservations are necessary.

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 the pier.

Local Attractions: (Driving times by car)

Kilgarvan Quay harbour – 1 minute
Cominchas Forest Walk – 5 minutes
Terryglass Village (pubs, restaurants, harbour) – 10 minutes
Portumna Forest Park – 15 minutes
Portumna – Horse Riding
Dromineer – Shannon Sailing Boat cruises on lake
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 and Connemara – 1 hour
Rock of Cashel - 45 minutes
Cliffs of Moher – 2.5 hours


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