Enquiry Form

If your enquiry is of a general nature, the team here at Heritage Island will respond to you directly. If it is more appropriate for the attraction(s) to respond to you directly, we will request them to do so.

Lough Derg
Name is required.
A correct email address is required
Your Enquiry is required.
12km, at its widest point, Lough Derg is an area of great charm, natural beauty and heritage.

Many exciting activity options are available in the area that will inspire, relax or energise you. Spectacular countryside terrain and the wonderful waters of the lake make an ideal setting for many pursuits.

Experience the Lough Derg Blueway by canoe, paddleboard, bicycle, on foot, cruising or angling. The Blueway is a 160km paddle trail that can also be enjoyed through a whole series of walking loops, routes and trails each bringing the magnificent lake into view.

Over 90 heritage sites are accessible around Lough Derg as the lake has a long history of habitation and its shores have been settled since prehistoric times. In the early medieval times it served as an integral part of the water highway from the Atlantic Ocean to the Irish midlands and beyond.

Towns and villages like Killaloe, Ballina, Portumna, Mountshannon and beyond offer a wealth of lively pubs, bistros and fine dining options as well as antiquities, fine architecture, traditional Irish music, local art and craft pieces and great shopping.

Killaloe Music Festival - Thursday, June 4th to Sunday, June 7th.  Some of the finest Irish and international chamber musicians and opera singers will gather in Killaloe to perform in an event packed four days. For more info click here.

Highlights include:
  • 13,000 hectares of clear water surrounded by beautiful and dramatic countryside
  • The first white tailed eagles born in Ireland in over a century hatched near Mountshannon
  • Wealth of lively pubs, bistros and fine dining options
  • Over 90 heritage sites are accessible around Lough Derg
  • Killaloe Music Festival 

Visitor Information

Opening times vary by attraction.

Contact Details

Counties Clare, Tipperary and Galway



For comprehensive information, and further details
log onto www.DiscoverLoughDerg.ie

Admission Prices 2020

Admission Prices vary - check with individual visitor attractions.


Other Useful Information

Lough Derg offers numerous cafés and restaurants with a range of dining options.

There are several shopping options.

Car and coach parking available throughout.


Map Location

Lough Derg is central to the counties of Clare, Tipperary & Galway with 179km of indented shoreline, stretching over 40 km from Portumna at its northern tip to Killaloe and Ballina in the south.

 Lough Derg    Nearby Attractions

Have an Enquiry?

If you are interested in visiting this attraction, seeking more information or have a group enquiry, please contact us here.