Ballynakill Lough is one of the most important lakes in Connemara. Situated not far from Diamond Hill, a famous local mountain, and the villages of Lettefrack, Ballynakill Lough is unique in that it is situated not far from the Atlantic Ocean. Its view is magnificent and worth the detour!
Just imagine: Diamond Hill, a mountain in Connemara, seems to silently watch over the lake, while the ocean stretches not far away as far as the eye can see. This is what awaits you if you decide to explore the beautiful shores of Ballynakill Lough.
The lake is grandiose and has the reputation of being a superb fishing spot (beware, fishing requires a permit, as well as a fishing license that can be bought nearby). Salmon, trout, and other species are fished here, as well as other species that are equally popular with anglers.
You can walk along the banks of the river, admire the surrounding landscape and enjoy the magic of the wide open spaces of Connemara. To admire it better, don’t hesitate to go to the top of Diamond Hill: the view of the lake and the rest of the panorama is unforgettable!