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Things to See and Do

Fishing holidays are about more than just the fishing. And Lough Derg offers the visitor a variety of other attractions and activities which is how it has earned its reputation as Ireland’s Pleasure Lake.

Off the lake, you will be spoiled for choice for things to see and do both in the immediate area of your County Tipperary base and a little further afield. Tipperary is a county rich in cultural and heritage attractions and a perfect touring base from which to visit other well-known places.

On your doorstep, walk along the Lough Derg Way, more than 50kms of signposted paths skirting along the lake, affording walkers spectacular lake views. Pack a picnic or, if you rather, enjoy lunch in a one of the lakeshore pubs.

If you prefer a more leisurely day out, take a lake cruise with on board commentary from nearby Killaloe aboard the Spirit of Killaloe.

The towns of Killaloe/Ballina are steeped in history. They are joined by a distinctive 13 arch bridge built In the 11th century, this was home to the last High King of Ireland, the legendary Brian Boru. Visit the 12th century, historic cathedral or see the site of Brian Boru’s palace. Shop in some of the many boutique stores in this popular lakeshore town which also offers a wide choice of cafes, restaurants and pubs too.

Bunratty castle Irish Fishing ToursBunratty Castle and Folk Park is one of Ireland’s most visited tourist attractions. Set on 26 acres, it contains a recreated village street and houses from the turn of the century. Stroll around and speak to the “Bean an Ti” (the women of the house) who will tell you how things were done in the old days.

The Burren National Park, a unique limestone landscape in which Mediterranean and Alpine plants grow side by side. Here too you will find the world famous Cliffs of Moher, now a UNESCO designated Geo-Park,  standing over 200metres high overlooking the Atlantic and a must-see for any visitor to this area.

Golf, horse riding, cycling, sailing, all available locally.  Galway City and, indeed, Dublin are a day trip away.

We will be happy to recommend things for you to see and do so you get the most out of your Irish fishing trip.

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This Project has been part-funded by North Tipperary LEADER Partnership under The Rural Development Programme 2007-2013 which is financed by the EU through the European Agriculture Fund for Rural Development and by the National Exchequer through the National Development Plan.