Exploring Clonbur (An Fhairche) Lough Corrib Connemara Ireland
What to do at Lakeshore B&B Connemara
- Walking & Hiking
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. The 10 km walking route 'An Seanbhóthar' (Old road) passes near the house and connects Corr-na Mona and An Fhaiche, again with beautiful views onto the lake all the way. We have our own private track uphill from the house joining this walk. Click here for a map of An Seanbhóthar walk.
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!
- 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 groundsOther watersports include kayaking, canoeing, sailing and swimming, which is safely possible from our jetty. Bath on Connemara's beautiful white ocean beaches on driving excursions from the house. We will give you advice where to go!
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.
- Equestrian/Horse riding
An equestrian centre is situated in the grounds of Ashford Castle.
A great way to experience our lovely landscape is by bicycle! Bicycles can be hired in the village of Clonbur. We provide you with detailed maps during your stay in our house!
- 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.
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.
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...