Top Things to Do Near Our Holiday Homes in Terryglass

Enjoy a memorable sunset on the River Shannon beside Terryglass
Enjoy a memorable sunset on the River Shannon

For those who enjoy water sports and an outdoor adventure, Terryglass is the perfect base for an active outdoor holiday in Ireland. The Marina at Terryglass has undergone some major improvements in recent years with first class facilities available at Terryglass harbour. Spend your days on the River Shannon boating, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding (SUP), wakeboarding, swimming or take to the trails for some off-road adventures. We have hand picked the top things to do near our holiday homes in Terryglass, County Tipperary.

Lough Derg Blueway’s

Enjoying a spectacular view overlooking Lough Derg © Tourism Ireland
Enjoying a spectacular view overlooking Lough Derg © Tourism Ireland

Discover Lough Derg Blueway’s 21 paddling trails and diversity of walking and cycling routes. Surrounded by the stunning scenery of the three counties of Clare, Tipperary and Galway, you can get around it however you like: on foot, a bicycle, by boat, a canoe, or a paddle board. Thanks to the Lough Derg Blueway, you can expect to have a lot of exciting and unique experiences. Take your time and stop off and visit the several charming towns and picturesque villages along the way.

Lough Derg Water Sports

Stand Up Paddle Boarding at Lough Derg © Tourism Ireland
Stand Up Paddle Boarding at Lough Derg © Tourism Ireland

Lough Derg Water Sports, located on the northwest coast of Lough Derg, will help you arrange your trip along the Lough Derg Blueway. They offer private bookings for groups of all kinds, both small and large. Additionally, they provide Blueway excursions, camps for children, and special paddling events like sunrise morning paddles, yoga kayaking, and pizza nights!

Dick’s Bike Hire

Cycling in Irelands Hidden Heartlands © Tourism Ireland
Cycling in Irelands Hidden Heartlands © Tourism Ireland

You can rent bikes at Dick’s Bike Hire, Portumna and take a leisurely cycle from the town of Portumna in Galway to the picturesque village of Terryglass in Tipperary.  Dick and Liz, the owners of Dick’s Bike Hire in Portumna, will greet you with a warm welcome when you arrive. Dick will make any required changes and assist you in choosing the ideal bike for your height. He will also demonstrate how to properly buckle up kids in seats or buggies. Before you set off on your adventure you will all receive high visibility vests and safety helmets.

Portumna Castle & Gardens

Portumna Castle & Gardens © Tourism Ireland
Portumna Castle & Gardens © Tourism Ireland

When returning your bike to Portumna, take the opportunity to visit the Portumna Castle & Gardens. The 4th Earl of Clanricarde, Richard de Burgo, began construction on Portumna Castle in 1618. The castle served as the de Burgo family’s residence for 200 years. The Castle and Grounds have recently undergone restoration, and the first floor of the building now has an exhibition and informative panels outlining its history.

The Castle walled gardens are designed as a typical kitchen garden for the “great house,” and when the season is right, you can see (and taste) some amazing fruit there. In the formal gardens, there are towering lawns and geometrically striking gravel paths.

Portumna Forest Park

There are numerous waymarked looped walks and cycle trails in Portumna Forest Park that wind through beautiful woodlands and along the northern shore of Lough Derg. Map boards, picnic tables, restrooms, and parking are also available. Ideal for nature lovers, on this moderate 10km loop you can experience a diverse range of interesting flora and fauna, including the rare fallow deer, red squirrel fox and badger.

The Derg Inn and Paddy’s Pub, Terryglass

Paddy's Pub, Terryglass, County Tipperary
Paddy’s Pub, Terryglass, County Tipperary

After an action-packed day in Terryglass you can easily stroll to The Derg Inn and Paddy’s Pub, a 7 minute walk from Old Court Holiday Homes. Packed with character and charm, Paddy’s Pub provides a wonderful riverside setting, next door The Derg Inn serves delicious award-winning cuisine and a traditional Irish music session most weekends.

Our cluster of pretty holiday homes in Terryglass and close to the shore of Lough Derg are a perfect base for an outdoor self-catering holiday with family or friends.

Memories are made to last and a self-catering holiday along the banks of the River Shannon is sure to delight! From the comfort of our self-catering holiday homes in Terryglass, you can easily visit our pick of top active outdoor and visitor attractions in Tipperary.

Trident Holiday Homes have a selection of pretty self-catering holiday homes in Terryglass and close to the shore of Lough Derg. These lakes side holiday homes, Old Court Holiday Homes (3 Bed – Sleeps 6) and Old Court Holiday Home (4 Bed – Sleeps 8) are the perfect base for an outdoor self-catering holiday with family or friends.

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