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Local Attractions for Lakeview Holidays self catering accommodation Lough Derg

 

Local Attractions for Lakeview Holidays self catering accommodation Lough Derg

 

Roots Ireland

Trace your family roots in the nearby family genealogy centre in Woodford.

www.galwayeast.rootsireland.ie

 

 

Woodpark Golf Club

Woodpark Golf Club is tucked on the side of Lough Derg. You can be a seasoned veteran or a complete novice the aim is simple- to enjoy an excellent round of golf in Mountshannon. Located just 5 mintues from Mountshnnon on quiet country roads you get glimpses of the stunning scenery of Lough Derg. Once you start to play it becomes clear that the water feature is an important part of the course. The course is straightforward and user friendly. Location: Just three miles from Scariff on the main Scariff-Portumna road, near Mountshannon.

www.woodparkgolf.com

 

 

Portumna Golf Club

This is a family friendly pitch and putt and golf course within fifteen minutes of the house portumna self catering accommodation .

www.portumnagolfclub.ie

 

 

 Portumna House & Gardens

The great semi-fortified house at Portumna was built before 1618 by Richard Burke or de Burgo, 4th Earl of Clanricarde. It was the main seat of the de Burgo family for over 200 years, until it was gutted by fire in 1826. The ground floor of the house is now open to the public. To the north of the house are formal, geometrically laid out gardens which include the wonderfully restored 17th century walled kitchen garden.  Following its original plan the garden has been organically planted with fruit trees, flowers, herbs and vegetables, all combining to make it a treat to the senses. Portumna Castle is surrounded by the towns’ local attractions – Lough Derg, the River Shannon and Portumna Forest Park.  A top class 18 hole golf course  set in mature woodlands in Portumna, 15 minutes drive from the house.

www.heritageireland.ie/en/west/portumnacastleandgardens/

 

 

Karting

Pallas Karting is an outdoor activity adventure centre based in Galway that caters for things to do for corporate, stags, hens & family. We offer all types of events and packages and will also be opening our new Pallas Paintball activity Paintballing centre in 2012.
The Hairpin Bend, the thrill of sliding sideways in full control, and overtaking at breathtaking speed, before accelerating into the straight and heading for the chequered flag……Dream on..
Take a spin to Pallas Karting. Here you can be in the driving seat, jostling for pole position in one of the fastest and most exhilarating sports in Ireland today on Europe’s largest Karting Centre.
At Pallas Karting you can experience the thrill of real motor racing first hand at our kart circuits. Whatever the weather, Pallas Karting has the green light for an action packed non-stop race programme for everyone.

www.pallaskarting.com

 

 

Portumna Forest Park

Portumna Forest Park is located on the northern shores of Lough Derg and formed part of the Clanrickarde family estate which was purchased by Coillte in 1948. The park offers walking trails, nature trails, Views of the lake and the opportunity to see deer and other wildlife. The Portumna mountain bike trails are almost identical. They are a bit different to the usual Coillte trails, in that they are shared with walkers.

There are three trails in Portumna Forest Park, Bonaveen & Rinmaher mountain bike trails run for 10.5 km and are graded moderate. Bonaveen is marked red, Rinmaher is green. Woodland is the blue trail and it is only about 10 min long and perfect for children.

www.coillte.ie/index.php?id=854

 

 

Horse Riding

Go horseback riding on Celtic trails through historic Co. Galway, Co.Clare and the unique Burren National Park. Get a touch of the true Irish spirit on an Irish horse riding holiday. Your dream of an Equestrian holiday in Ireland could be trail riding through the beautiful nature, or experiencing the thrill of fox hunting.

www.irishhorseriding.com

 

Restaurants

  • An Cupan Cafe Mountshannon (10 miles) (0619) 27275
  • Snug Cafe Winebar Mountshannon (10 miles) (0619) 26826
  • Paddys Bar & Restaurant Terryglass (067) 22147
  • Broca on the Water Kilgarvan Terryglass (067) 22038
  • Derg Inn Terryglass (067) 22037
  • The Fairways Restaurant, Portumna Golf Course  which adjoins the main bar in the clubhouse.

 

Pubs

Two village pubs, one  includes a corner shop with basic groceries, the post office and church are a 5 minute drive.

 

Portumna town  (10 miles)

The town offers a range of restaurants and shops for some  retail therapy.(Ladies Day boutique which is ran by a former Rose of Tralee to name but one  )

www.portumna.net/

 

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