Boating in Oughterard

Lough Corrib is the largest lake in the Republic of Ireland and the second largest on the island. It stretches about 35 miles in length between Galway and Maam and varies in width between 1/4 of a mile and 8 miles. It is best known internationally as a world class game fishing lake but also has 365 islands and views of the Maumturk Mountains which provide stunning scenery and lots to explore.

Inchagoill Island is the best known island between Oughterard and Cong. This island is open to the public with its ancient woods, many pathways and a picnic area but it also has historical significance. There are ruins of two churches and a surviving cemetery. St Patrick's Church believed to have been erected in the 5th century and the 12th century Church of the Saints can be explored. It is said that St. Patrick himself visited this island and local lore tells that there is a headstone showing the burial site of his grandson.

Because of the many islands, varying depths and hazards on the lake it is advised to have assistance during your initial visits.

Lake Cruise


Corrib Cruises is a family run passenger boat service on Lough Corrib. It travels between Oughterard and Cong taking in local attractions such as Ashford Castle and Inchagoill Island.

Also featured are special cruises such as the Traditional Music cruise where local musician Martin Noon performs while passengers view the stunning scenery.


 Private Boat Hire

 For those of you who would like to chart your own way, consider private boat hire with an experienced guide to take you to popular scenic locations, the islands or to help you find the best fishing spots!



Lough Corrib Boats


Molloy's Boats