Situated on the shores of the lake from which it gets it’s name, Loughrea is the largest town in the area, boasting a selection of bars, shops and restaurants. A highlight is the weekly farmer’s market where you can sample local fresh produces and hand crafts.
Located on the shores of Ireland’s third largest lake Lough Derg and next to the banks of the longest river Shannonn Portumna has lots on offer. Hop on board a lake or river cruise, enjoy a game of golf, wander through the forest park, visit the historic castle or take a guided tour of the famine museum. Just a 25 minute drive from Lough Atorick, it is a must see while visiting the area.
Bunratty Castle and folk park:
Experience traditional village life in 19th century Ireland at this open-air museum featuring around 30 buildings, including cottages, farm houses, a school, town centre with working shops and church it is the perfect day out for all the family. Take a guided tour through the medieval castle and even enjoy one of the nightly banquets with live show.
The heart of the west of Ireland and just a one hour drive from Lough Atorick, Galway City is the perfect place to experience the famous irish atmosphere and culture. Wander through the winding cobbled streets and discover live music, traditional craft shops and and huge selection of delicious restaurants. Take a walk along the harbour in Claddagh or enjoy a sun-set on the promonade at Salt-hill. Galway will never dissapoint at any time of the year.
Birr Castle, forest park and town:
Birr is located in the heart of the midlands and this beautiful little town is home to the historic Birr Castle and gardens. A great day out for the family, the gardens boast a large playground with amazing tree house. Picnic areas, walled gardens and beautiful leafy walks. There is even a science musuem for more rainy days and of course daily guided tours of the castle.
The town of Tullamore is most famous for one thing. Whiskey of course and for any wiskey lovers out there, this is a town not to be missed. Visit the home of the legendary Irish whiskey Tullamore DEW and discover the history and production at their distillary with daily guided tours.
The second largest lake in the republic of Ireland and located on the route of Ireland’s longest river the Shannon. Lough Derg is perfect for discovering Ireland’s beautiful water ways. Take a boat cruise on the lake or up the shannon or spend a day fishing. We can help organise boat cruises and fishing trips.
Golf courses: With more than 15 golf courses within an hour and a half drive from Lough Atorick, it really is a golfer’s paradise. For information about green fees and courses please just let us know. We are also happy to organise a guide to help you make the most of your golfing holiday.
Cliffs of Moher : Probably one of the most famous sites in Ireland and just an hour and a half from Lough Atorick, the Cliffs of Moher are an abolute must see. These sea cliffs rise up to 214 metres above the wild atlantic ocean and run for about 14 kilometers along the stunning west coast of Ireland. A full day is needed to get the full experience of the cliffs and the local area of the Burren.