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.
Lake Boats can be rented locally in the area and there is a fishing lake nearby stocked with trout where fishing on an hourly basis can be arranged.(www.northtipperaryanglingcentre.ie).
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.
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 (www.paddysbar.ie) 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
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