Oughterard is a small town positioned along the banks of the Owenriff River near the shores of Lough Corrib and this location makes the delightful village of Oughterard is the chief angling centre on Lough Corrib. A detour to the right in the village square will bring you by some of the most scenic shorelines of Lough Corrib. After a journey of 13 km, the road stops rather abruptly opposite the wooded Hill of Doon. There are breath-taking views here of the north eastern arm of Lough Corrib as it dramatically fades into the distance towards the mountains and valleys of Connemara.
Return to Oughterard, taking the road to the right named 'scenic route', from where panoramic views of the lake are obtained again.
Where to stay
Oughterard has a range of good quality, modern and comfortable hotels, guesthouses and B&B's to choose from.