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Lough Corrib Tours

Lough Corrib
Covering 69 square miles, Lough Corrib is the biggest lake in Ireland and a famous fishing spot that’s well-known for its wild brown trout and salmon. Practically cutting off western Galway from the rest of the country, the lake has inspired artists and writers for centuries, and in 1867, Oscar Wilde’s father, the historian William Wilde, wrote a book about Lough Corrib.

Straddling counties Galway and Mayo, Lough Corrib is a Special Area of Conservation. Since surveys began in 2007, objects that have been discovered in its waters include dugout canoes from the Bronze and Iron Age, a 40th-foot longboat that’s 4,500 years old, and a 10th century ship that was found carrying 3 Viking battleaxes. 

365 islands dot the lake, the most famous of which is Inchagoill Island. Known for its secluded beaches and woodland, from Inchagoill you can look out to the Connemara mountains and visit the island’s ancient remains, which include the ruins of a 5th century monastery.

Practical Info

Cruises of Lough Corrib can be taken from Cong, Ashford Castle, Galway City, and Oughterard. You’ll need to purchase a licence to fish for salmon, which populate the lake from June. 
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7 Tours and Activities to Experience Lough Corrib

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Cong The Quiet Man Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket

Cong The Quiet Man Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket

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The Quiet Man Museum offers an on-set experience with exact replicas of all the key furnishings and artifacts from the movie including Sean Thornton’s big bed, Mary Kate’s cottage piano, china, pewter, cradle and the tandem bicycle, as well as costumes made by the same company – O’Maille’s of Galway – who made them for John Ford in 1951. Quiet Man enthusiasts can dress up in costume for photos. The Museum also showcases the largest collection of Irish newspaper articles from the time the movie was filmed, which were sourced through a painstaking trawl of the microfiche files in local libraries. This first hand account allows enthusiasts to read exactly what it was like when Hollywood took over the village of Cong in 1951. The Quiet Man Museum houses the original fishing rod used by Father Lonergan and Michaeleen Og’s horse Napoleon’s original harness and a first edition of the Maurice Walsh collection of short stories, Green Rushes, on which the screenplay for The Quiet Man was based.
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  • 5 to 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Connemara Day Trip from Galway: Kylemore Abbey and Ross Errily Friary

Connemara Day Trip from Galway: Kylemore Abbey and Ross Errily Friary

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Delve into the rugged wilderness of Connemara, an Irish county thronged with historic monuments and natural splendor, on a full-day tour from Galway City. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, explore the perfectly preserved Franciscan friary of Ross Errilly Friary and enjoy some leisurely free time in Cong, a picturesque village. Gaze at the tranquil surfaces of Lough Carrib and Loch NaFooey and discover the elaborate walled gardens of Kylemore Abbey. Enjoy a pleasant balance of guided tours and independent exploration during this enriching excursion.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.51
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Lake cruise on Lough Corrib to Inchagoill Island & Cong village from Oughterard.

Lake cruise on Lough Corrib to Inchagoill Island & Cong village from Oughterard.

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The "Corrib Queen" departs from Oughterard pier daily (except Tuesdays) at 12:00pm, and sails onto Inchagoill Island. En route passengers experience awe inspiring views of the Connemara mountains, and experience the beauty of Lough Corrib's 365 islands.Having arrived on Inchagoill Island, passengers will be given a guided tour at St. Patricks monastic site which dates back to the 5th century. Leaving Inchagoill Island we continue our cruise onto the world-renowned Ashford Castle in Cong arriving there at approx 13:30. Passengers at this point have the option of taking the 1 km walk to the quaint village of Cong, famous as the location of John Ford's 1951 classic Hollywood movie "The Quiet Man". Passengers also have the option of enjoying the beautiful grounds of Ashford Castle, The Oughterard Cruise ticket price includes admission to the gardens at Ashford Castle. At 17:00 passengers will then board the Corrib Queen for direct transfer to Oughterard, arriving at approximately 18:00.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Brown trout fly fishing with fishing guide on Lough Corrib, County Galway. 1 day

Brown trout fly fishing with fishing guide on Lough Corrib, County Galway. 1 day

Go fly fishing on Lough Corrib during a full-day tour in County Galway. Join a guide for a day’s fishing on this large lake known for its brown trout fishery and admire views of the beautiful scenery. Learn new skills and try your hand at fly fishing in several hot spots around the lake. The guide with a boat and fishing equipment are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$363.91
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Brown trout fly fishing with fishing guide on Lough Corrib, County Galway. 1 day

Brown trout fly fishing with fishing guide on Lough Corrib, County Galway. 1 day

Get the best chance of catching brown trout in Lough Corrib by traveling with a dedicated guide on this day trip in County Galway. Hop aboard a local fisherman's boat for a ride out to the local spots where trout bite the most. Bring along your own picnic lunch as well as tackle and flies, but fishing equipment will be provided. Midday, stop on a local island to relax with lunch and some commentary on the local ecosystem.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$352.22
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Galway to Cong Full Day Tour

Galway to Cong Full Day Tour

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Spend the day exploring the tiny Irish village of Cong, best known as the filming location of John Wayne’s The Quiet Man, on a full-day guided tour from Galway. On this tour, you’ll visit the Ashford Castle, the Royal Abbey of Cong, the Pigeon Hole Cave, and enjoy a history cruise on Lough Corrib. This fully guided coach tour packs in more sights than you could see in a day exploring on your own and includes all admission tickets and guide fees so you don’t have to worry about a thing.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.03
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Scenic cruise of Corrib river & lake. Galway City. Guided. 1 ½ hours

Scenic cruise of Corrib river & lake. Galway City. Guided. 1 ½ hours

View breath-taking views of castles and other sites of historical and cultural interest. Lough Corrib is home to more than 1000 islands and is a haven to many marine and wildlife species.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$24.96
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Walking Tour of The Quiet Man Film Locations in Cong

Walking Tour of The Quiet Man Film Locations in Cong

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Hear what happened when Hollywood invaded the sleepy village of Cong in 1951 to make the John Wayne Classic The Quiet Man. The Quiet Man Film Locations Walking Tour brings visitors to the original film locations including Innisfree, Castletown, the Pat Cohan's Bar, the Dying Man's House, the Reverend Playfair's House, the fight scenes, the courting scenes and the "patty fingers in the holy water" scenes. Hear what the film stars were like, how they interacted with the locals and how the locals became involved in the making of the movie. The tour includes entrance to The Quiet Man Museum.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Should I book Lough Corrib tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Lough Corrib can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 7 Lough Corrib tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Lough Corrib 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Lough Corrib costs USD 9.13. Guided Lough Corrib tours start around USD 9.13 per person. See all 7 Lough Corrib tickets and tours on Viator.
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