The Lough Derg Blueway
Imagine the scene...blissfull blue clear water, friends, family and fun all surrounded by beautiful and dramatic countryside in the three Irish counties of Clare, Tipperary, and Galway. The Lough Derg Blueway is made up of a series of multi activity recreational trails on the water and on land, its provides the opportunity for exhilarating and enjoyable activities which result in wonderful adventures. The Lough Derg Blueway is yours to explore and enjoy. You can do it your way – by canoe, paddle board, under sail, by bicycle or by foot. With 21 easy to use shoreline paddling journey around Lough Derg, complimented by a series of walking and cycling trails, there truly is something for everyone! Below are a series of guides (themed) and zone maps which have been produced to help you plan your next short break or holiday to the Lough Derg Blueway.
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Over the years much discussion has taken place in Clare among tourism providers and agencies regarding the branding and active promotion of the county. A number of studies of the Tourism Industry in Clare have also been commissioned, presenting a range of recommendations and proposals to maximise our tourism potential. The single most important recommendation was the need to market County Clare as an entity.
In response, the Clare Tourism Forum was established to provide a collaborative approach to tourism promotion in County Clare that will facilitate the efficient and effective development of the tourism industry in the county. The forum consists of a public / private organisation partnership and is representative of all the sectors of the Clare tourism industry. A working group is in place, meeting on a monthly basis, to co-ordinate the Forums activities.
The landscape of Clare is varied, from rich pastureland of the golden Vale by the Shannon Rover to the rugged lunar like stone pavements of the Burren Region. On the eastern periphery of the County lie Lough Derg and the wonderful hills of Clare by Killaloe, Scarriff and Tuamgraney. Southward beyond Kilmaley is rich bog land and sylvan terrain offering total contrast. Along the coasr from Kilrush to the Cliffs of Moher is some beautiful coastline scenery, from the ‘Bridges of Ross’ near Kilkee to the Cliffs of Moher which span the coastline for about 5 kilometres.
Welcome to Lakeside, a park set in the heart of the countryside surrounded by woodlands, mountains, islands and the truly spectacular lake of Lough Derg. Lakeside has an exceptional location full of natural beauty and wilderness with an added touch of civilization. One can indulge in any of the water sports and outdoor leisure activities available at the center or take a relaxing stroll to the charming village of Mountshannon.
Mountshannon, the jewel of the Shannon and the winner of many Tidy Towns Awards, has watched the world change and has taken only the best values to add to her charm.Visitors return year after year from Europe and beyond to experience the distinctive character and diversity of Lakeside.
Discover our world.... "We love to meet the outdoor enthusiasts in their traditional VW Camper van, with chrome gleaming as they open a bottle of wine in the evening sun". We cater for guests that bring their own boats and equipment, for our harbor moorings are conveniently located a stroll from anywhere on the Park.