Visit the beautiful Lough Derg lakeshore and historic harbour village of Dromineer in County Tipperary

This is the shortest of our self-guided routes, and is suitable for all abilities of bike riders.  Enjoy the quiet backroads from Nenagh to the historic harbour village of Dromineer, taking in history, scenery and lake views along the way.

Garmin Route - "Easy 1 - Dromineer"

Distance - 24km (15 miles)

Cycling Time - 1 to 2 Hours

Ride Type - predominately flat.  Suitable for anybody who has cycled before.

About the Loop

Pit Stops

First Stop - Nenagh Tourist Office

The tour starts at the Tourist Office in Nenagh, which is a historic market town, founded back in the 12th Century.

Garmin Route - "Easy 1 - Dromineer"

The back roads around Nenagh

From Nenagh, you will proceed via backroads through farmland to the village of Ballycommon, where you can get food or a drink at the Thatched Cottage, and on to Dromineer.

Along the way, you will pass Hanly's Woollen Mill, which specialises in tweed hats, throws, scarves and blankets.

From there you can take a stroll along the river bank, or just admire the view from the bridge.

Garmin Route - "Easy 1 - Dromineer"


Dromineer is dominated by the harbour, which is a key stopping spot for pleasure cruisers.

It is also home to the Lough Derg Yacht club, which was founded in 1835, making it one of the oldest in the world. The Club also houses the RNLI base for Lough Derg.

You will also see the13th Century Dromineer castle and grain store which dates back to the times when the Shannon was a key trading route.  Away from the shore is the ruin of a church which dates back possibly as far as the 9th century, and certainly back to the 11th century.

At Dromineer, you can enjoy a coffee at Lough Derg House, or go for a meal at the Whisky Still pub.

You will then return to Nenagh via scenic back roads.

Garmin Route - "Easy 1 - Dromineer"