Take your exploration a little further and discover Ballinderry. Departing from the cottages and return onto Lough Derg Drive. At the signposted t-junction turn right, head to the pretty village of Ballinderry where you can enjoy a rest on the seat beside the pretty stream. Alternatively visit the friendly and famous Elsie Hogan's pub where you can enjoy bar snacks and listen to regular live music. This walk will take about an hour.
The Whiskey Still
This small lakeside village is a hidden gem found down a winding lane leading from Puckane situated overlooking the lake. There are water sports and fishing located from this village during the season. Enjoy an afternoon at the Whiskey Still, pub/restaurant.
Paddy's Bar and The Derg Inn, Terryglass.
Hannigan's Pub, Post Office and local shop, Kilbarron village: For all your self catering essentials, local information and helpful advice.
Terryglass and Portumna
Old Court Castle
If you have come by car continue on to the award winning village of Terryglass which is a 10 minute drive, where you can find the Holy Wells - 'Eye Well' and 'Headache Well'. 'Old Court Castle' dates back to the 13th Century, although the castle is on private land you can see it from the banks of the lake.
Set close to the shore it is a haven for many water based activities including cruising, sailing, swimming and water skiing. There is a reasonably sized marina with facilities which include toilet and showers as well as plenty of picnic and BBQ areas. You will find a children's park to keep the young ones entertained.
There are 2 food pubs here both of a high standard including the award winning Derg Inn. Enjoy traditional live music played every weekend in Terryglass- not to be missed and look out for the annual Terryglass Arts Festival!
The pretty town of Portumna is a 15 minute drive away where you will find Portumna Castle, forest park, golfing, horse riding as well as boat hire on the Shannon. If you have your own boat you can start off from here and venture down river to join onto the lake at Terryglass and beyond to Coolbawn for an ideal day's tour.
10 miles away is the historic market town of Nenagh. The Anglo-Norman castle has been recently restored and well worth visiting together with the Nenagh Heritage museum found in the former county gaol. View Trip Advisor for further info on this, Nenagh Walking Tour as well as other places of interest. Take a walk up Kenyon St for a shopping expedition. Enjoy the many cafes and try the local restaurants, or bar hop along it's interesting pubs and finish off with a trip to the cinema. Golfers may like to try Nenagh Golf Course.
Don't miss the weekly Country Market held every Friday 8am - 1.30pm, where you can discover locally produced jams, chutneys, vegetables and flowers as well as home baked treats for you to try! Nenagh is a large town with all the amenities you would expect to find such as banks and supermarkets.