The best fishing in Ireland

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Ireland, rich in majestic coastlines, canals and rivers.

Ireland is often described as a fishing paradise.

The fact is that rivers and lakes are among the cleanest and richest in fish in all of Europe. On more than 12800 km of rivers and 140000 ha of lakes, each visitor will find peace and solitude, incomparable and ideal for fishing.


In Celtic mythology, Shannon was the goddess of the river of the same name.

The Shannon River is the most important river in Ireland and has given its name to the region.
The Shannon region is a region rich in discoveries that has preserved all the beauty of its wild landscapes.
This region is ideal for nature lovers and for those who wish to discover the joys of river fishing.
In addition, Shannon has a major airport with the same name as its region. It is Ireland's second largest airport in terms of passenger numbers, after Dublin.

Travel times from international airports are approximately: Shannon 45 minutes; Cork 2 hours; Dublin 2 hours 30 minutes.
There is no shortage of ways to get to Ireland. Plane, boat... and swimming for the bravest!


A charming little village north of Lough Derg, located in Tipperary County, where the Shannon River flows into the lake.

It has frequently won awards for "cleanest cities" and has been described as Ireland "the most beautiful little village".

Based on a monastery that is more than 1500 years old and is one of the central elements of Ireland's cultural history, you will be sublimated by this picturesque village and the vastness of the landscape.

You will find the simplicity, hospitality and kindness of the Irish people.
On site, two renowned pubs, home cooking and a festive Irish musical atmosphere.

A craft centre and a few shops selling local products welcome you on site.

This very typical village also offers a multitude of activities for those accompanying fishermen, and for the fishermen themselves, it is an ideal place to rest and relax.

The port of Terryglass is small and lends itself to a friendly and friendly atmosphere. Terryglass is home to a 6th century monastery, of which only a small part remains, but the area is surrounded by a very historical atmosphere. There are two wells of spring water. The first one located in Saint Augh on the quay, locally called "L'Eyewell". Named after the saint who lived there in the 9th century, it is said that water has healing powers. The second well, known as the "Headachele" is located further away, at the top of the village. Water is known to heal migraines.

Tourism around Terryglass


ClonmacnoiseYou will enter into a very historical Irish cultural atmosphere by discovering the monastery of Terryglass, dating from the 6th century, even a small part of it remains.

Travel through the region where myths and legends are very present in Irish culture: "There is not a single place, not a single hill from here to the causeway of the giants who do not have a history on its origins. Like that of the giant who crosses the sea and challenges his Scottish neighbour. It all starts from there. We have stories everywhere.


Wonderfully located on the alluvial plain of the Shannon River, this monastery remains one of the holiest places in Ireland. Founded by St Cieran in 545 AD, it is a major place of Catholicism in Ireland. Even in ruins, this monastic city, with its cathedral and churches, its high crosses and round towers, decorated with tombstones and pilgrims on the roads, is an essential place to visit. You will also discover the arch of murmurs... It is said that there were confessions thanks to this door for those who were sick and who came to confession.
Extract from probably the most famous poem: the death of Clonmacnoise. "On a wet land, a land of roses, there is the city of Saint Ciaran. And Irish warriors of all generations lie here. There at the foot of the dew-covered hill stopped the noblest member of Conn's clan. Under his stone engraved with his name Ogham, he rests in this sacred place."

Portumna Castle

Derryhiney CastleThe castle was built before 1618 by Richard de Burgo (Burke), 4th Earl of Clanricarde.

Portumna Forest Park

It is an ideal place for relaxing hikes on pleasant paths, picturesque picnics. The lake borders the forest which is home to a wide variety of birds, deer, red squirrels and marten.

Derryhiney Castle

This fortress was built in 1643, north of Portumna. He resisted a number of battles in the region. Historic heritage of Ireland Historic heritage of Ireland Golf in Ireland.


golfThe Golf Club Portumna is located not far from the city. 9-hole golf course, in a park decorated with old oak trees, near the forest. About 20 minutes from it, six other 18-hole golf courses are accessible: Portumna, Loughrea, Ballinasloe, Birr, Curra, Nenagh.

Many cycle paths are available in Portumna: Forest Park is particularly welcoming for children and has paths of varying difficulty. You can also explore the Slieve Aughty Mountains or head for the Lough Derg territory. Bicycles can be rented in Murray.

• Water sports sailing, canoeing, canoeing, canoeing, swimming, diving, water skiing, cruising...
Many activities are available for all levels.

Take a ride at Karting Pallas! Sit in the driver's seat, and fight for pole position in one of the fastest and most exciting sports in Ireland today. Palace Karting in Ireland Water sports in Ireland.

Hiking in IrelandHiking and hiking or horseback riding, you will have all the time you need to discover the charms of the County at your own pace.
You can take the opportunity to observe nature: Shannon's wet grasslands are an internationally renowned haven for many birds and other animal species..

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