Lough Derg with 32,000 acres, is the largest lake on the Shannon River (386 km)
It has 180 km of indented shoreline, stretching over approximately 40 kilometers from Portumna in the north to Killaloe in the south. The widest point is 12 kilometers between Scarriff and Youghal Bay.
Geographically seen, the lake is divided in two parts each with its own characteristics.
The northern part with peninsulas and islands and the banks are sloping and fertile agricultural land interspersed with woods.
The southern part is landscaped a lot wilder and much deeper, nearly 36 meters, erosion has formed a deep gap between the mountains of Slieve Bernagh and Arra.
The southern section of the great Lough Derg around Killaloe and Ballina is a delight.
Many of the historic sites on the lake are associated with Brian Ború, High King of Ireland, who ruled from Killaloe between 1002 and 1014. Here lies the basis of our competition the Predator Battle Ireland “The Battle”.
Towns and village abound and offer a wealth of lively pubs, bistros and fine dining options, antiquities, fine architecture, traditional Irish music, local art and craft pieces, and great shopping
Great scenery and natural beauty combine with plenty of opportunities for boating and other water sports.
Lough Derg is a paradise for fishing enthusiasts who target on pike and coarse fish.
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