Dick’s Bike Hire is located just 5 minutes away from the shores of Lough Derg. One of your first stop off points will be the marina where you can watch the cruisers drift in off Lough Derg and you will get a chance to feed the ducks who love to see visitors arrive!
Just 2 mins away from the marina is the swimming area, where, depending on the weather you might be tempted to take a dip in the lake followed by a picnic by the waters edge.
You can continue along the trail into the Forest Park which has some lovely views of the lake.
Perfect for a picnic and a dip!
Known locally as ‘the swimming area’, the Portumna Water Recreation Park is a magnet for swimmers and anyone who enjoys splashing around. It’s a very picturesque part of the Lough Derg, with distinctive wetland reeds forming wavy shapes around the waters edge.
Next to the forest park is the Marina, which gives access to the Shannon waterway system. It’s a scenic harbour filled with pleasure boats, a short distance from where the River Shannon enters Lough Derg, the largest of its three lakes on its journey to the Atlantic Ocean. The peacefulness and tranquillity of this area are absolutely divine!
Portumna bridge lies east of the town of Portumna, in County Galway, Ireland. It is a five-span road bridge, which carries the N65 across the River Shannon to Lehinch in County Tipperary. The present bridge was designed by C. E. Stanier of London, and completed in 1911, with a central section resting on Hayes’s Island which divides the river into two channels.