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Outdoor Seating at Lough Gara Lodge
Games Room at Lough Gara Lodge
Lough Gara Lodge
Lough Key - 20 mins
Wild eagle sanctuary and demonstrations - 20 mins
Lough Gara - 2 mins
Slí na Croí "Way of the Heart" - Drumming workshops in mystical setting - 2 minutes
Keash Caves - 20 mins
Carrick-on-Shannon golf course, 1 of 5 within 20 mins
Atlantic swimming and surfing beaches - 40 mins
Lough Gara Winter - 2 mins
Lake and river fishing - 2 mins
Tree top walks and zip lines - 20 mins
Country Pursuits - 10 mins
Traditional Village Pub : 2 minutes walk
Go Karts - 50 mins
Boat rental and tours - 20 Mins
Boda Borg - 20 mins
Quad biking - 25 minutes
White water rafting and kayaking - 20 mins
Traditional Irish music centre - 10 minutes
Clay pidgeon shooting - 10 minutes
The interactive maps below indicate the best places for fishermen to access Lough Gara and also indicate the positions of local monuments and archeology. Simply click on the list icon in the top left of the map to select your option and use the map type icon at the bottom left to change your view from Satellite to map.
Lough Gara is a hidden gem for fishermen with its naturally stocked shoals of bream, roach, rudd and hybrids and plentiful supply of pike. Pike of over 13kg have been caught on the lough.
As course fishing is free in Ireland and to preserve stocks, fishermen are asked to use catch and release when fishing the local waters.
Lough Gara is renowned for its crannógs and other neolithic sites. Cashels are also plentiful with the one at Clogher a particularly fine example and ranks along with Griannán of Ailach in Donegal and Staigue fort in Kerry. There are also standing stones, dolmen and other monuments within walking distance of the lodge.