Distance from Camillaun Lodge: 0km
Boat with Engine: €60
1/2 Day Boat Hire with Engine: €40
Boat only per day: €45
Life jackets & standard amount of petrol provided
Equipment Required: Warm Clothes, Picnic (Available from the Lodge), Boat & Engine (See above)
Time: 3 – 7 hours
If you are interested in fishing or boating to explore an island, or just going for a picnic, you can use one of our many boats moored at the unique timber jetty floating in the garden at Camillaun.
From this, you’ll have immediate access to the internationally famous ‘Lough Corrib’ by travelling down the beautiful Owenriff River. Despite its large size, much of Lough Corrib comprises of small bays and inlets as well as hundreds of islands.
Breathtaking Inchagoill is the largest of these Islands and is steeped in history. The Island has two ancient churches, ruins of which go back to the 5th century and one can enjoy a superb walk through its lovely woods. Land the boat on the beautiful sandy western shore of the Island, and you’ll find the ideal spot for a picnic.
Some of the best fishing in the Lough is to be found of the islands northern shore, making a day at Inchagoill suitable for families who enjoy angling, boating or simply beaching.
Castlekirk is another of the famous castles on Lough Corrib. It is located well up the top end of the lake and is infrequently visited as it is off the beaten track. Again it is a beautiful castle having been one of the strongholds of Grainnuaile (Grainne O’Malley) the pirate queen of Connemara.