Lough Corrib is a truly amazing location on Ireland’s West Coast. The Lough Corrib region is perfect for active summer day tours and is one of the most scenic drives Ireland has to offer. Boat cruises and fishing on Lough Corrib are popular activities for locals and visitors alike. A visit to Lough Corrib and Connemara is one of the top things to do when visiting Galway and the Park House Hotel is the best hotel to stay in during your visit to the beautiful Connemara region.
The West of Ireland is dotted with many fresh water lakes, the largest and most navigable of these lakes is Lough Corrib. The lake covers an area of 68 square miles (44,000 acres) and is the largest lake in the Republic of Ireland. It is said that there are 365 islands on Lough Corrib, one Island for each day of the year. Lough Corrib is surrounded by the villages of Headford, Cross, Cong, Maam Cross, Oughterard and Moycullen, home to many places of extraordinary natural beauty, and is one of the most scenic drives Ireland has to offer.
The cultural region of Connemara in West Galway is known for being one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in Ireland. Connemara, Lough Corrib and the surrounding area is home to some of the country’s finest walks and hiking paths. You will find scenic walks and hikes from moderate to difficult levels. There are 2 stunning looped walks from Newvillage where you will enjoy stunning views of Lough Corrib and the routes are waymarked throughout. The Cong Nature Trail Loop is also a beautiful walk starting from the grounds of the Abbey in the beautiful village of Cong.
Today Lough Corrib is considered to be one of the best fishing lakes in Europe. It is home to a variety of fresh water fish including brown trout, pike, perch, and roach, and it also attracts salmon and eels from the Atlantic Ocean. Fishing methods on the lake and its rivers include spinning, trolling, dapping and dry fly fishing and the season runs from March to September.
After a day spent enjoying the beautiful surroundings of Lough Corrib and Connemara the Park House Hotel is the perfect hotel to stay in Galway, relax in one of our 99 luxury bedrooms and enjoy award winning food and hospitality.
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