Category Bike, Places, Vacation
This month’s featured Accomodation partner is Lough Derg House B&B in Dromineer.


We have developed arrangements with various local accommodation providers, where guests can book an ebike tour and get their bikes delivered to the accommodation for free as well as availing of a 15% discount. In addition, guests can book a self-guided rental with free delivery. Over the coming months, I will be focussing on our accommodation partners.


Lough Derg House B&B has been a prominent feature by the water side in Dromineer for many years. In 2023, John MacMahon took over as owner.

John MacMahon, owner of Lough Derg House B&B

The B&B offers 8 very comfortable rooms – 6 Doubles and 2 family rooms – and you will be treated to a high quality cooked breakfast during your stay. Once you step out of the front door, you will find yourself right on the harbourside, with beautiful views of Lough Derg, and the historic Dromineer Castle right on your doorstep.

Lough Derg House is in a beautiful setting, right next door to Dromineer Castle on the Harbour side.

The B&B also features a comfortable sitting area, as well as a drying room for those who have been out enjoying the scenery on a rainy day!

We recently updated the Lough Derg House B&B website, so you can read more about the accommodation and the local area at

eBike Tours From Lough Derg House B&B

You can avail of free eBike delivery to your door for half day and full day eBike rentals, or we offer a choice of 2 eBike Guided Tours. For bookings and availability, see Link.

Tour 1 – Medieval Historic Sites Experience

This tour takes you to some of the churches and castles around Dromineer. Many of these date back up to 1000 years, and all of the churches can be explored on foot. The exact route will depend on the group’s cycling experience – that is, how far the group is able to go – but will include some or all of the following highlights.


Nenagh Castle was built by the Norman overlords of the region, the Butler family, in the early 13th Century. You can climb the stairs to the viewing platform at the top of the tower. Another site of interest in Nenagh is the Augustinian Abbey, also dating to the 13th Century.

Augustinian Abbey

A few Kilometers outside Nenagh is Knigh Cross. Here you will see a castle tower and a church, both dating back to the 15th Century, and hear the stories of the resident ghost at the tower. The tower was built by the O’Kennedy family, who were the most important ‘Old Irish’ landowning family in North Tipperary for many centuries. In the Church you will see the grave of a murder victim, where (very unusually) his murderers are named!

Knigh Cross
Knigh Cross

Next, we will head to Skehanagh, where there is a beautiful stretch of lake shore from Luska to Cleary’s Quay, taking in the very historic Kilbarron Abbey and Annagh Castle along the way.



Finally, we will head back to Dromineer, where we will view the 10th Century church and the 13th Century castle, and relax with a coffee at Lough Derg House.


Tour 2 – The Lake Shores

This tour explores the beautiful lakeshores between Dromineer and Garrykennedy. This tour has a combination of historic buildings and beautiful views.

First we travel through farmland to our first lake view at Youghal Quay. This is a quiet spot where local people often come for a swim, and on certain days we may meet the mobile Lakeside Sauna.


A few Kilometers after Youghal we will arrive at Garrykennedy. This is one of the most popular villages on the Lake Shore, and it’s not hard to see why. It is a busy spot for pleasure craft, and also includes the remains of the 15th Century castle, as well as woodland walks and the Ciss Ryans and Larkins pubs, as well as a coffee van.

After Garrykennedy we will continue along the shore to Castlelough, where there is a beach as well as beautiful woodland and more historic buildings. Shortly beyond Castlelough is the Lookout, with spectacular views down over the lake.



Finally we will return to Dromineer via quiet country roads. We may omit the Castlelough section if the group doesn’t feel able for the additional mileage.
For details of our other accommodation partners, please visit Places To Stay And eBike