“My Recommended Day trips...
not to be missed”
The Sky Road, Clifden,
breathtaking views............. next stop America, go on a clear day to get
the best views .
Kylemore Abbey & Gardens, beautiful drive to a beautiful place,
lovely garden walks, crafts and food.
Cong, Cong Abbey, Monks Fishing House , woodland walks to Ashford
Westport, Westport House and adventure park, great day for children.
The scenic drive to Westport via Louisburg is very picturesque.
Leenane village is features Irelands only Fiord, Catamaran boat trips
available and seaweed baths.
Walking / Cycling
Locally there is a scenic trail to the next village Cornamona with
spectacular views of Lough Corrib.
Woodland trails from Clonbur to Cong
Traditional Music Session, the real Irish session music, Thursday
nights in Danaghers Hotel in Cong village, from about 8pm
Galway City, visit the old town in Quay Street, shops, pubs and great
music craic & food
I hope you get to enjoy some of these gems.
Regards, your Host,
Not to be missed
“Dooroy Nature Trail” can be enjoyed by our guests, this looped trail
takes you through the woodlands and out to a point at the lakeshore with
truly spectacular views and absolute tranquillity. This can be either a
romantic stroll or kid’s big adventure.
Locally there is an abundance of walking trails, the stunning “Sean
Bothar” (Gaelic for the Old Road) is a 10 Km walk from Clonbur to Cornamona
and can be accessed nearby, the entire route overlooks Lough Corrib. For the
more energetic Hill climbing is a must at “Mount Gable”, a worthwhile
climb to panoramic views of both the lakes & mountains.
This is an ideal base for touring the delights of Cong, Connemara &
Connemara National Park, Leenane and Killary Fjord, Kylemore Abbey &
Gardens, Clifden and the Sky road, Westport & Galway city, all of which are
within an hours drive.
Locally both Cong & Clonbur offer a variety of pubs & dining experiences
from cafes to bar food & restaurants. Live traditional music sessions
are held most weekends and additional nights in the summer season.
There is a local Taxi service in Clonbur.
There is a Tourist office in Cong.
FAMOUS FOR FISHING
Fishing on Lough Corrib & Lough Mask.
With Lough Corrib quite literally on your doorstep, we can not make life
easlier for fishermen. Our Boathouse & Pier at Dooroy Lodge are available to
guests, with lake boats available for hire.
The fishing in the area is second to none in the world. The season extends
from February to end of September (the dapping season from mid May to mid
June), using mayfly and from mid July to mid September. We are delighted to
offer guidance and local ghillies (fishing guides) can be arranged. A salmon
licence may be purchased in the local villages.
Connemara National Park
Connemara National Park covers some 2,957 hectares of scenic mountains,
expanses of bogs, heaths, grasslands and woodlands. Some of the Park's
mountains are part of the famous Twelve Bens. Entry to the park is free and
there is a newly constructed playground for children. There is a very nice
visitor centre with refreshments available. There are some majestic walks to
suit all levels. There is a path which leads all the way to the top of the
Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled
Kylemore Abbey is the oldest of the Irish Benedictine Abbeys. The Community
of nuns, who have resided here since 1920, have a long history stretching
back almost three hundred and forty years. The Visitor Centre welcomes
visitors on a daily basis. There is a twelve-minute video which is available
in three languages.
Glasilaun beach is a natural beauty. Always golden sand even in high
tide it’s set on a gentle inlet which makes the water very calm. Some
fantastic snorkelling of rocks and kelp. Approx 50 minutes drive.
Lettergesh beach. Great waves for body boarding with an offshore
Dogs Bay at Roundstone. Beautiful cove with some lovely rocks for
snorkelling around. Approx. 50 minutes drive.
Education Centre, Clonbur
Fantastic local Outdoor Adventure Centre, activities include; Ab-sailing,
rock climbing, caving, gorge walking, raft building kayaking, sailing....
Suitable for ages 8 +.
Ph: 00 353 95 46483. www.petersburg.ie
based on Ireland’s only Fjord – The Killary Fjord – in Leenane, surrounded
by some of the most idyllic scenery that Connemara has to offer. High Octane
bungee jumps, a gentle cycling or walking tour through the Irish
countryside, an exciting & energetic trip, Skiing, Surfing, thrilling new
adventures, with over 25 years of experience.
Ph: 00 353 95 42276.
Experience the great outdoors. Whether it’s climbing to the top of Mweelrea,
the highest mountain in the West of Ireland, catching your first surf break
on the breathtaking Cross beach, or sea kayaking through the majestic
Killary Fjord. Over 25 ocean, forest, and Mountain based activities.
Phone: 00 353 95 42208 www.delphiadventureholidays.ie
Other activities locally
Lough Corrib Boat Trip