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Michael M
York, UK435 contributions
Sep 2020
In the past we have done the tour near the near the shores of Lough Corrib on bicycles but this time we used a friend’s boat. There are also boats for hire at several locations around the lough, and boatmen are also available. We headed out for a cruise into the Lough and had great views of the many islands and the multiformed Connemara Mountains. The lake (lough” in Irish/Gaelic) is famous for its salmon fishing and wild brown trout, with the added avantage that angling is free on Lough Corrib, which is 33 miles long from Maum Bridge to near Galway City, making it the second largest lake in Ireland with over 365 islands. After tea in the majestic Ashford Castle we later visited the adjacent Lough Carra and Lough Mask in county Mayo – stunning in fine weather and a most enjoyable area to visit.
Written 17 September 2020
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EstherHoad
15 contributions
Sep 2020
We joined the boat at Lisloughrey Quay yesterday, in wind and rain. Nonetheless, this took nothing away from the hour-long cruise around the upper part of Lough Corrib. Our skipper, Patrick Luskin gave live commentary about the history of Ashford Castle, the environs and the lake itself. He is very knowledgeable and we are happy that we bought a copy of the super booklet he wrote, which was on sale onboard, as we have a memento now forever following a most enjoyable boat trip.
Written 9 September 2020
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Kirkcaldylad
North Lanarkshire, UK1,725 contributions
Sep 2019
Staying at Ashford Castle we were right next to the jetty for the lough cruise. The lough is large and boasts several wee islands, some of great historical interest. A cruise is highly recommended. The lough is beautiful and the scenery around it compliments its beauty.
Written 16 October 2019
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DianeRug
The Villages, FL48 contributions
Mar 2019
Even on a cold, damp, gray day you can see the beauty of this area. It’s a wonderful drive. I can’t imagine how beautiful it would be in the sunshine.
Written 23 March 2019
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lazyfaceman
Clonmel, Ireland608 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
As with most of the West of Ireland this place is absolutely stunning. Beautiful drive all along the lake with plenty of places to stop for a picture & a bite to eat
Written 15 March 2019
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lucasashby
Conroe, TX448 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
This lake is the largest one in the nation, yet you do not hear about it as much. If you are going to the Galway area this place can be a beautiful site to take in the incredible views as something so majestic.
Written 8 June 2018
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DoloresJacoby.Let’sTravel.98368
West Palm Beach, FL9,968 contributions
Dec 2016 • Solo
I first saw this lake from the Ashford Castle and it is beautiful. It's the second largest lake in Ireland with over 365 islands and beautiful vistas of the Connemara Mountains. Said Patrick was banished to one of the islands on Lough Corrib. I enjoyed seeing the lake via the Isle of Innisfree boat with the Luskin brothers for only 20€ from the castle. A very worthwhile experience. It was very enjoyable in December. The lake is incredibly stocked with a variety of fish which is an angler's dream.
Written 25 December 2016
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07Michael-QLD-1551
Brisbane, Australia90 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
A lovely spot that is very popular with anglers. There are plenty of nice walks around. A nice elevated view of the lake and its islands can be reached by driving out from Oughterard via signposts for the Western Way. We had a great base in Oughterard for several days to explore the Connemara area and took a day out just to relax and look out onto the lake (stayed at a place called Lakeland Midsummer Lakehouse, also highly recommended).
Written 26 May 2016
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ebbtide123
Washington DC, DC976 contributions
Sep 2015 • Friends
This is one beautiful body of water. Lots of things to do here. Fishing, boating, cruise, island tours, or do nothing but sit along its shore and admire its beauty. On our next visit to this area, we'll stay longer, at least a week to enjoy Lough Corrib and its environs.
Written 15 October 2015
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oapcameraman
Leyburn, North Yorkshire160 contributions
Jun 2015
This is a beautiful lough and can be seen from many vantage points. The better the weather the better the views
Written 29 August 2015
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