Lough Corrib is an Irish river on the east side of County Galway. Its prolific waters benefit from a particularly rich fauna and flora which justifies the interest of fishermen and botanists. A true extension of the lakes and rivers of Connemara, this river is a marvellous place to tease the salmon and enjoy landscapes as diverse as they are varied.
Don’t be surprised if you quickly go around the river, it is one of the smallest rivers in Europe, with its 6 km long!
Originally, the River Corrib has its source at the lake of the same name, then meanders towards Galway, crosses the city from side to side and flows into the Bay of Galway. It is thanks to it that Galway lives on 2 opposite banks, and is thus equipped with a multitude of bridges linking the 2 sides of the city.
For fishing enthusiasts, don’t miss the period when wild salmon are pouring in from all over! This happens from June to September, and it is almost impossible to come back empty-handed! Note however that during this period, the peace and quiet of the Corrib River is abandoned in favour of tourists and fishermen of all nationalities. A small inconvenience in short, which will prevent you from fishing alone in the middle of an uninhabited landscape …
Be careful however with the current of the river Corrib: this one is particularly strong, and even more important on rainy days.