Garrykennedy Lake Boat Hire

Discover the true beauty of Lough Derg and be your own captain for a day. Ideal for fishing and sightseeing.


  • €55.00per half day (4hrs), €10.00 fuel included (additional fuel charge payable in excess of this)
  • €75.00 per full day (dawn ’til dusk) €10.00 fuel included (additional fuel charge payable in excess of this)
  • €245.00 per week (7days) - fuel charge payable

€50.00 refundable security deposit payable on all boat hire

Advance booking required. Subject to weather conditions.

Contact us 067 23232

Clay Shooting

Clay shooting available locally. Ideal for groups and parties. Contact us for more info.

Portroe Diving Facility

With the opening of this new facility, divers can now have easier access to the water and enjoy the varied depths and underwater features of this well known quarry. With depths ranging from 3m to 39m, there is something for all grades of divers here. Visibility can range from 3m to 15m. >> View More Details

Listen to a pod cast on the Pat Kenny show where they discuss Lough Derg and our Portroe Diving Hole click here

UL Activity Centre

ULAC has a vast array of activities, with their state of the art equipment and their top class professional staff. Activities include; Sailing, Windsurfing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Dragon Boating, High Ropes Course, Low Ropes Course, Team Challenge, Orienteering and Archery. >> View More Details


Lough Derg Yacht Club – The club is based in Dromineer and offers great sailing and cruising for all types of boats. Dinghy classes sailed include Optimist, Mirrors, Lasers, 420s and the Shannon One Design. We have evidence in the Archives that Lough Derg Yacht Club was formed in 1835, making it one of the oldest in this country. The first Annual Regatta was held the following year, and we have programmes of most such events held since then. >> View More Details

Shannon Sailing – Enjoy “Sailing Fun” in groups while learning and improving sailing skills and safety on the water. Shannon Sailing use dinghies and small/medium sized Yachts or Sailboats with qualified instructors in our Approved Sailing School. Activites include Sailing Camp and Fun Sailing, Junior Sailing, Adult Courses, Keelboat Cruises, Private Tuition, Blind Sailing for the Visually Impaired. >> View More Details


Kayak Ireland – Based in Mountshannon. Mountshannon was founded in the 18th century by a linen manufactuer and is still growing today. With the new renovation of the local pier it is a top destination. Along with Holy Island and many other historical sites Mountshannon offers an ideal base to rent a kayak and discover the beauty of the Shannon. >> View More Details

Fishing / Angling

Irish Fishing Tours – Let us organise your fishing holiday. Our comprehensive packages include a guiding service, boat and tackle hire, food and accommodation. Using our local knowledge, we have carefully selected a range of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. From our base in the beautiful harbour village of Garrykennedy, we will guide you to some of the country’s best pike fishing , fly fishing and coarse fishing. >> View More Details

Lough Derg Angling – Lough Derg is an ideal location for experienced, novice or pleasure anglers. Lough Derg (13,000 hectares/32,000 acres) is twenty-five miles long by nine miles wide at its widest point and 36 meters at it’s deepest. There is a deep tradition of coarse fishing on the lake and species include Pike, Brown Trout, Perch and Coarse Fish. >> View More Details

Day Cruises

The Kueetu is a 42 foot – 53 seater water-bus which meets the standards of the department of maritime transport in England and Ireland. With years of experience offering various trips on Lough derg. >> View More Details

The Spirit of Killaloe is a purpose built 50 seater river boat and will take you on the River Shannon’s Premier Cruise by the twin towns of Killaloe County Clare and Ballina County Tipperary. A relaxing tour which is accompanied by a captain and crew with a sightseeing top deck that is ideal for getting the best view of the spectacular scenery and beautiful natural landscape. >> View More Details

Horse Riding

Nenagh Equestrian Centre – Lying at the foot of the Silvermines Mountains, this Centre provides adult lessons, children lessons, trekking and pony camps throughout the year. >> View More Details

Hill Walking

Upperchurch-Drombane Hill Walking club has a choice of fantastic walks with breathtaking scenery such as Knockalough Loop Walk, Eamon a Chnoic Loop Walk and Birch Hill Loop Walk. There is also the annual Upperchurch Hill Walking Festival. >> View More Details

Boat / Cruiser Hire

Silver Line Cruisers, Ireland’s longest established family run Shannon cruising company has been in the business for over 40 years. Based in Banaher an exceptional location, right in the heart of Ireland on the River Shannon and with a modern & luxurious fleet of 2 – 12 berth charter cruisers, we will offer you the opportunity of a holiday experience. >> View More Details

Carrickcraft, one of Ireland’s most experienced cruiser hire companies. Operating along 300 miles of silvery waterway, we have provided cruising holidays for over 30 years. >> View More Details

Emerald Star, is a member of Le Boat. Ireland’s beautiful Shannon Erne waterways are a legend unto themselves and unmatched for their beauty, heritage and tranquility. Cruise in breathtaking surroundings and find a warm Irish welcome everywhere you go. >> View More Details

Shannon Cruisers, based in Williamstown on Lough Derg. >> View More Details


The central location of Upperchurch provides endless variety in your choice of cycling route. Talk to us today about the many cycling routes in North Tipperary, or ask us about where the best cycling is through our idyllic country lanes. >> View More Details

Garden Trail

The Lough Derg Garden Trail features 10 gardens starting at Portumna and running 35 kilometres long to Ballina-Killaloe. Many of the gardens are close to President Obama’s ancestral home in Moneygall. The gardens on the trail are both privately and publicly owned. They range in size from 1-10 acres. From manicured and award-winning gardens to gardens which encourage wild life, there is something for every gardening enthusiast. >> View More Details


The golfing enthusiast has plenty to choose from by way of excellent courses in the vicinity of picturesque Lough Derg. What better way to experience and enjoy the beautiful landscape around idyllic Lough Derg than to traverse the tree-lined fairways, embellished with water and other hazards, and take in the spectacular greenery all around you. >> View More Details


Just imagine the thrill and the breathtaking experience! Freefalling through the sky at 200km (124ml)  per hour… flying like a bird as you experience a sense of bliss and wonder… getting a ‘bird’s eye’ view of the spectacular scenery around Lough Derg, the largest lake on the River Shannon and impressive mountain ranges. It’s all possible on a visit to Lough Derg – just check out  Skydive Ireland based in Nenagh, County Tipperary. >> View More Details


White Gypsy beer brand based in Templemore, Co. Tipperary. >> View More Details

Breweyed Beers – revolutionary beer from the heart of Ireland, based in Banagher, Co. Offaly. Tel: 00 353 86 125 0283 or email us.