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Derryclare Lough
Clifden, Co. Galway
Find Derryclare Lough, 20km east of Clifden in Galway. Marvel at the majestic Twelve Bens mountains and keep an eye out for the red deer that inhabit Derryclare Nature Reserve.

Cross the bridge linking Lough Inagh to Derryclare Lough and enter a peaceful forest haven filled with trees. Red squirrels were introduced to the area in 2005 as part of a translocation project, look out for them hopping about.

Derryclare Nature Reserve is a protected area on the shores of the lough, best known for its old oak woodland. Meander through the woods or cast your fishing rod at Derryclare Lough, a popular spot rich in salmon and trout.

Book in for a guided walk and learn all the insider tips from a local expert, while soaking up the incredible vistas along the route. After, explore the nearby town of Clifden. Dine in one of the cosy restaurants, browse the shops and enjoy the famous west of Ireland welcome.

Why we like it
  • Explore the walking trails around the lake.
  • Discover the vibrant wildlife.
  • Take spectacular photos of the peaceful lake.
  • Spend a fun evening in nearby Clifden.
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Derryclare Lough, Co. Galway, Ireland
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