A trip to Connemara is not complete without a cruise around Lough Corrib. This lovely lake is one of Ireland's largest ... More
A trip to Connemara is not complete without a cruise around Lough Corrib. This lovely lake is one of Ireland's largest bodies of water. Stop at Inchagoil Island and visit the restored 12th century church there. Sir Benjamin Guinness restored this building in the 19th century, and created pathways through the woods all over the island. The island itself was once part of the Guinness estate, which also included Ashford Castle, now a famous hotel. Boats depart for the lough from the Galway side of Oughterard.
There is nothing to dislike about Lough Corrib, it is without doubt the most enchanting place I,ve ever visited.
I,ve been going there for 11yrs now and feel priviledged to go out in the boat and sit on one of its many islands and just be.
We only did a brief drive around the lake, on our way to Kylemore Abbey, but it was incredibly beautiful and worthwhile.
The entire Lough Corrib and Connemara area are a "must see" area of Ireland. You will not be disappointed. We were in Ireland for 2 weeks, and our first 3 days were spent in the Limerick area. We had lunch at the Dane's Restaurant in town, and upon conversing with the locals and the owner (the Irish people are absolutely beautiful, friendly and angelic in spirit), the owner, originally himself from Denmark but married to an Irish lady, told us that if we were staying in Doolin for a week one road trip he would recommend over all others was a Connemara/Lough Corrib circuit.
He could not have been more prophetic. By the time we made it up past Galway and into this area, we only had 3 days left in Ireland, but we could easily spend several days or more, or plan a stay, in this area. It was beautiful beyond words. Mountains, lakes, flora and fauna, and just a perfect picture postcard opportunity at just about every spot on the trip. We had to cut short stopping to take pictures or we never would have made it to Kylemore Abbey. It was hard to pass up stopping to take in the scenery though.
We hope to return to the area soon.
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