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Activities in Glasson
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Glasson Golf Club

Phone: 00353 (0)90 6485120

Bike Rental

Phone: 00353 (0)90 6485309

Places of Interest

Lough Ree is one of the largest lakes in Ireland and contains a wealth of historical sites on the shore and on the may Islands on the lake, as well as some interesting flora and fauna. The Islands on the lake include Hare Island, where St. Ciaran is said to have lived at a monastic settlement before founding Clonmacnoise Abbey. The largest hoard of Viking gold ever discovered in Western Europe. The island remained in the hands of the religious and then passed through some of the most influential families in the area. Inchmore is the largest island on the lake, and the remains of a ring fort can clearly be seen here. The island was also home to an early Christian monastery and a lodge built by the Marquis of Westmeath. The island was abandoned in the early twentieth century, although some people have built holiday homes here in recent years. Saints Island was the site of a priory built by the Dillons around the year 1200. Other islands of interest on the lake include Inchbofin and Quaker Island.

Portlick Castle is a fine example of a Dillon castle from the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries. The house was restored byt the Smyth family and is now in the hands of Coillte, the Irish Forestry Commision.

Angling Information

The hot water stretch at Lanesborough is famous throughout Ireland for an abundance of tench, hybrids, bream and roach. This is one of the most popular fishing venues on the river Shannon, and is almost always busy.

Kilnacarrow is a short stretch of the Shannon that fishes well for roach, hybrids and bream in warm weather.

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