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Sailing and Watersports

 

 

Sailing and Watersports

(Tulach – a hill)

The unrivalled asset of Lough Derg and the Shannon waterway provide world-class water skiing and other water sport facilities, including cruising, sail boarding, canoeing, game and coarse angling, windsurfing and kyaking.

Whiteggate and Mountshannon have become an outstanding sailing location. The new,greatly extended, harbour is one of the principal stopping places on the lake for hire- cruisers and other boats, as well as providing an access point for the Iniscealtra Sailing Club’s numerous craft moored offshore.

Killaloe should be mentioned for its importance as a boating centre. There are facilities for sailing and water-skiing and a large marina. Killaloe is also a base for a number of hire-cruiser companies.

The activity centre in Kirush provides a wide range of equitment and tuition for the watersports enthusiast.

On the Southern shores of Galway Bay, Ballyvaughan harbour offers pleasure craft including an expanding sailing fleet and is a starting point for boat trips to the islands.

The clean clear waters off the Atlantic coast are perfect snorkelling and scuba diving. A little further afield, there are shark, skate and tope to test the mettle of the deep sea enthusiast.