What to do:
  • Cruising
    Corrib Cruises have many daily sailings which depart from both Cong and Ougherard with a visit the 5th Century monastic site on Inchagoill island or join in the live music on the traditional Irish cruise!
  • Equestrian/
    Horse riding

    An equestrian centre is situated in the grounds of Ashford Castle.
  • Pubs & Traditional Entertainment
    The villages of Cong and Clonbur offer a variety of pubs with live music sessions on most weekends and on additional nights in the summer season.
  • The Quiet Man Museum
    is a novel concept taken from the Oscar winning John Ford Film which will give the visitor a total Quiet Man experience as if they were actually on set.

Activities in and around Lough Corrib & Connemara

Lough Corrib
All activities welcome Angling & Watersports
Not only Lake Corrib provides plenty of opportunities for the fishing and boating enthusiast -the whole area is a true angler's paradise, with Lough Mask, Lough Nafooey, Killary Harbour and many streams as well as river Finney and canal joining Mask and Corrib nearby. There are excellent opportunities to catch brown trout with the odd chance for a Salmon. We have our own jetty on the lake and arrange for boats to hire. We will also provide you with valuable advice on the best fishing grounds! Trout Fishing is free, a salmon licence can be purchased in the local villages.
Other watersports include kayaking, canoeing, sailing and swimming, which is safely possible from our jetty. All activities welcome
Connemara
Hiking, Walking and Cycling
The area offers plenty of planned trails and guided walks are available in various locations throughout Connemara and Mayo offering extensive hill walking options. Most famous - and most popular - is the walk up to Croagh Patrick, Ireland's sacred mountain. 417m Bhinn Shléibe rises behind the house and provides marvellous views over Lough Corrib and Eastern Connemara. Newly established 10 km walking route 'An Seanbhóthar' (Old road) passes by the house and connects Corr-na Mona and An Fhaiche, again with beautiful views onto the lake all the way.
Lough Corrib
A variety of marked walks have been established in the Clonbur and Cong areas. We provide you with detailed maps during your stay in our house!
Another great way to experience our lovely landscape is by bicycle! Bicycles can be hired in the village of Clonbur.
All activities welcome
Golfing
There are several excellent golf courses within a 30 minute drive, including Ashford Castle, Ballinrobe, Claremorris, Tuam and in Galway. Mini Golf can be played in the village of Cong.

Caving
The Cong area is a low-lying area with some spectacular karst development and where all of the drainage of the Lough Mask catchment discharges via underground routes. Many caves are to be viewed and include Kellys Cave, BallyMcClancy Cave, the Pigeon Hole and the Dry Canal.

Relaxing
If you just come here to relax you have picked the perfect location! Surrounded by the most beautiful lakes and rivers this is an oasis of calm and tranquility in one of the most scenic and picturesque parts of Ireland...

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