Marina / Harbours

With the opening of this new Marina, cruisers can pull into Garrykennedy with ease and avail of the following facilities:

  • 280m of floating mooring
  • accommodation for 28 boats
  • boat sewage pump-out facility
  • boat drinking water available
  • boat power available
  • Shower/toilet block – cards available for purchase in Larkins
  • laundry facility – cards available for purchase in Larkins
  • landscaping
  • paving
  • seating and lighting
  • recycling banks

Lake Boat Hire

Discover the true beauty of Lough Derg and be your own captain for a day. Ideal for fishing and sightseeing.

Boat hire is available from local companies and boats owners – we have some details listed below under Sailing, Cruiser/ Boat Hire, Fishing & Angling, etc. for your information.

Childrens Playground

An enclosed playground with a slide, climbing rope, sliding pole, swings and little rockers for smaller kids.


Beautiful forest walks, jogging paths and picnic benches through the woods in Garrykennedy providing fun for all the family.

Slip Way

If you are travelling with your own speed boat, jet ski, lake boat or sailing dinghy.

Clay Shooting

Clay shooting available locally. Ideal for groups and parties. Contact  Newtown Clay Pigeon Club

Portroe Diving Facility

With the opening of this new facility, divers can now have easier access to the water and enjoy the varied depths and underwater features of this well known quarry. With depths ranging from 3m to 39m, there is something for all grades of divers here. Visibility can range from 3m to 15m. >>View more details

Listen to a pod cast on the Pat Kenny show where they discuss Lough Derg and our Portroe Diving Hole. Link to RTE Podcast

UL Activity Centre

ULAC has a vast array of activities, with their state of the art equipment and their top class professional staff. Activities include; Sailing, Windsurfing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Dragon Boating, High Ropes Course, Low Ropes Course, Team Challenge, Orienteering and Archery. Link to UL Activity Centre

Lough Derg Blueway EAST

Blueways Ireland

The website has recently been launched and is a wonderful tool to use to help explore Ireland’s network of rivers, lakes, canals and recreational trails.

The Lough Derg Blueway

The Lough Derg Blueway is made up of a series of multi activity recreational trails on the water and on land from the three Irish counties of Clare, Tipperary, and Galway. It provides the opportunity for amazing adventures and enjoyable activities. “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!”.

A series of guides and zone maps have been produced to help you plan your next short break or holiday to the Lough Derg Blueway. The Eastern Section is the zone that includes Garrykennedy .

Lough Derg Yacht Club – The club is based in Dromineer and offers great sailing and cruising for all types of boats. Dinghy classes sailed include Optimist, Mirrors, Lasers, 420s and the Shannon One Design. We have evidence in the Archives that Lough Derg Yacht Club was formed in 1835, making it one of the oldest in this country. The first Annual Regatta was held the following year, and we have programmes of most such events held since then.

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Shannon Sailing – Enjoy “Sailing Fun” in groups while learning and improving sailing skills and safety on the water. Shannon Sailing use dinghies and small/medium sized Yachts or Sailboats with qualified instructors in our Approved Sailing School. Activites include Sailing Camp and Fun Sailing, Junior Sailing, Adult Courses, Keelboat Cruises, Private Tuition, Blind Sailing for the Visually Impaired.

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Kayaking on Lough Derg – Based in Mountshannon on the Clare side and Kilgarvan Quay on the Tipp side. View more info on the Lough Derg Lakelands website.

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Irish Fishing Tours – Let us organise your fishing holiday. Our comprehensive packages include a guiding service, boat and tackle hire, food and accommodation. Using our local knowledge, we have carefully selected a range of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. From our base in the beautiful harbour village of Garrykennedy, we will guide you to some of the country’s best pike fishing , fly fishing and coarse fishing.

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The Spirit of Killaloe is a purpose built 50 seater river boat and will take you on the River Shannon’s Premier Cruise by the twin towns of Killaloe County Clare and Ballina County Tipperary. A relaxing tour which is accompanied by a captain and crew with a sightseeing top deck that is ideal for getting the best view of the spectacular scenery and beautiful natural landscape.

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Nenagh Equestrian Centre – Lying at the foot of the Silvermines Mountains, this Centre provides adult lessons, children lessons, trekking and pony camps throughout the year.

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Upperchurch-Drombane Hill Walking Club has a choice of fantastic walks with breathtaking scenery such as Knockalough Loop Walk, Eamon a Chnoic Loop Walk and Birch Hill Loop Walk. There is also the annual Upperchurch Hill Walking Festival.

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Silver Line Cruisers, Ireland’s longest established family run Shannon cruising company has been in the business for over 40 years. Based in Banaher an exceptional location, right in the heart of Ireland on the River Shannon and with a modern & luxurious fleet of 2 – 12 berth charter cruisers, we will offer you the opportunity of a holiday experience.

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Carrickcraft, one of Ireland’s most experienced cruiser hire companies. Operating along 300 miles of silvery waterway, we have provided cruising holidays for over 30 years.

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Emerald Star, is a member of Le Boat. Ireland’s beautiful Shannon Erne waterways are a legend unto themselves and unmatched for their beauty, heritage and tranquility. Cruise in breathtaking surroundings and find a warm Irish welcome everywhere you go.

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Shannon Cruisers, based in Williamstown on Lough Derg.

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North Tipp Cycling – The North Tipperary Cycle Network, with the town of Nenagh as its hub offers three routes varying in distance from 11km to 67km with numerous shorter alternatives. Each cycle offers pleasant views of the local countryside while loops 1 and 2 provide stunning lakeshore panoramas. Numerous picnic stops are dotted along the route as well as a number of award winning pubs and restaurants.

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Golfing Breaks – The golfing enthusiast has plenty to choose from by way of excellent courses in the vicinity of picturesque Lough Derg. What better way to experience and enjoy the beautiful landscape around idyllic Lough Derg than to traverse the tree-lined fairways, embellished with water and other hazards, and take in the spectacular greenery all around you.

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Just imagine the thrill and the breathtaking experience! Freefalling through the sky at 200km (124ml)  per hour… flying like a bird as you experience a sense of bliss and wonder… getting a ‘bird’s eye’ view of the spectacular scenery around Lough Derg, the largest lake on the River Shannon and impressive mountain ranges. It’s all possible on a visit to Lough Derg – just check out Skydive Ireland based in Nenagh, County Tipperary.

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White Gypsy beer brand based in Templemore, Co. Tipperary.

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Breweyed Beers – revolutionary beer from the heart of Ireland, based in Banagher, Co. Offaly.

Tel: 00 353 86 125 0283 or email us.

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