Would you like to discover the famous lakes of Connemara, so much praised in Michel Sardou’s song? We advise you to set off in the direction of Lough Inagh, a magnificent Irish lake, located in the heart of the Connemara wilderness. Situated 23km east of the town of Clifden, the lake has the particularity of being close to the Twelve Bens, a magnificent mountain range in the region. A beautiful lake to explore!
Lough Inagh is one of Connemara’s most famous wilderness lakes. Situated in the Inagh Valley, it is appreciated for its unusual setting, with mountains nearby. The lake has its source from several mountain streams in the area as well as the Gleninagh and Tooreennacoona Rivers.
Note that Lough Inagh is a sacred place for fishermen. Salmon can be found there, as well as sea trout. Lough Inagh and its fishing rights are privately owned and controlled by local fishing lodges in the Inagh Valley.
Fishing is permitted, but you will usually need a boat (and a specific licence to buy in advance). Beware, as the lake has many submerged rocks, which can be dangerous when boating.
Note that the lake is considered one of the best fishing spots in Ireland. It is estimated that its richness in fish is such, that it is necessary to spend between 1 and 2 full days to fully discover the beauty of the lake and its possibilities.
The lake is also ideal to explore on foot, during a short hike. You will feel as if you are alone in the world, in the middle of an impressive wilderness, between lakes and mountains. The opportunity to breathe invigorating air, while enjoying a sublime view of an authentic Connemara!