Water Activities


The harbour has shallow water swimming area ideal for children. It is semi-enclosed by a harbour wall and jetties and is attended by trained life guards in the summer season.


The Lake provides great potential for fun. Boating and fishing are the two big activities and boats can be rented at the harbour. Lough Derg is a large lake and a boat trip around the bay or island can take some time, but it is a great way to get in touch with the nature of Mountshannon. Large cruisers can be rented nearby also combining both transport and accommodation.


Fishing is very good on the lake and a broad range of species can be caught. There are several angling supply shops locally and bait can be bought in Mountshannon itself. Some tackle can be rented along with boats. There are also several `Ghillies` available in the area for those more competitive anglers. See this local fishing site to learn more.
Location: Fishing Ireland

Spirit of Killaloe (Lough Derg cruise)

Adult: 12.50 euro Child: 7.50 euro Senior: (65+): 10.00 euro Family of 4: 35.00 euro (2 Adults & 2 Children) Scheduled cruise lasts for 1 hour Several daily departures Please phone for today’s times Reservations are necessary. Please phone between 9am – 6pm Private hire can be arranged for 1 hour, 1.5 hours or 2 hours Terms of Service: Reservations are necessary It is advisable to arrive at the quay 15 minutes before departure time Killaloe River Cruises cruise daily, weather permitting quote "mountshannon" when booking
Location: Killaloe/Ballina
Phone: T: +353 86 814 0559