Traditional Boat Tour along the River Corrib

A relaxing boat journey is the perfcet way to experience the surroundings and history of Lough Corrib and to immerse yourself in the magnificent scenery along the way.

Glide across the clear waters with our experienced ghillie, Jim Riddell,  in a traditional wooden boat. Jim will take you on an adventure across the Corrib where you can take in the  stunning scenery and history of many destinations such as Menlo Castle, Terryland Castle and Lower Lake.

Under current social distancing guidelines boat tours can be undertaken with upto 2 guests plus your personal guide. 

Details of Traditional Boat Tour

  • The duration of the boat tour is one hour. Longer tours are available with prior notice and booking.
  • Tours run daily, weather dependent. Advance booking is essential to ensure availability
  • You will be met by a member of our team in the hotel lobby and escorted to the lakeside jetty.  Appropriate dress for this outdoor pursuit is advised.  Life Jackets are provided

Hire of a boat tour for one hour is €120.

Menlo Castle

Menlo Castle is a picturesque ruin of a 16th-century castle. The serenity of its surroundings and rich history is shrouded in folklore and mystery.

The castle was home to the Blake family who lived there from 1600 - 1910. The Blake's were described as the richest family in 1592 as they owned a variety of properties in the counties of Mayo, Galway and Clare. 

Menlo Castle is a very well known local landmark with magnificent ruins that sit in a scenic location on the banks of the River Corrib.

Terryland Castle

Terryland Castle, also known as the 'Old Castle', is a 13th-century castle which was built by the 'De Burgo' family.

The castle was a crossing point on the River Corrib, at the time there was another castle on the opposite side of the river (parts of which still survive). In 1641 the castle was a station for many troops during the rebellion  and also during the Cromwellian War in 1652.

In 1961 the castle was defended by both Irish and French troops and was later destroyed by fire.

Terryland Castle is home to many artefacts which are believed to date back to medieval times.

Activity Packages

We have a choice of onsite activities available to our guests to make your stay in the West of Ireland more memorable. 
 
Choose from golfing, fishing on Lough Corrib, Falconry in the Walled Garden or Cycling on the estate. 
 
If you would like to include an activity as part of your stay with us, contact us on +353 91 519 600 or stay@glenloabbey.ie to arrange  or view our current activity packages here. 
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