Visit the Lakeshore at historic Dromineer

This is the shortest of our tour routes, and is suitable for all abilities. Take the quiet backroads from Nenagh to the historic harbour village of Dromineer, taking in history, scenery and lake views along teh way.

The route is Rte 1a on your Garmin device, and is 22km, rated Easy. This route is recommended for anyone who is moderately fit.

About the Dromineer Loop Tour

Rte 1a - Dromineer

Pit Stops

First Stop - Nenagh

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

The back roads around Nenagh

From Nenagh, we 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, we pass Hanly's Woollen Mill, which specialises in tweed hats, throws, scarves and blankets. From here you can take a stroll along the river bank, or just admire the view from the bridge.


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.

Also on the Lake shore is the 13th Century Dromineer castle, and the grain store which dates back to the times before good quality roads were developed, 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 visit the cafe at Lough Derg House, or go for a meal at the Whisky Still pub.

We return to Nenagh via scenic back roads.