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Secret Ireland Escapes

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Mr. M. O'Dwyer, Kincora Harbour, Killaloe/Ballina, Tipperary, Republic of Ireland
Mr Mark O'Dwyer

Secret Ireland Escapes furnish you with a truly unique and hassle free lake experience on one of Ireland's most majestic lakes, Lough Derg, located just 35 minutes from Shannon Airport.

Luxury Yachting Ireland furnish you with a truly unique and hassle free lake experience on one of Irelands' most majestic lakes, Lough Derg, located just 35 minutes from Shannon Airport.

The goal is to ensure all guests feel an element of escape, relax in the luxury surroundings, enjoy exploring some of the lake's hidden treasures and indulge in some of the many special treats arranged for you.

Your skipper Mark, with over 12 years experience on Lough Derg will show you hidden treasures. Choose from guided walks, private castle tours and manor homes, beer, whiskey and artisan food tastings, along with some of the finest local food served both on board and in traditional Irish pubs and restaurants perched on the lake. There is an artisan food tasting day escape where guests savour many local artisan foods, local cheese, home made chutney, Irish craft beer and whiskey tastings not to mention a tapa's style lunch and warm crostini.

Visiting a traditional hand weaver at work and a local award winning chocolatier demonstration and tasting on board. There is also exclusive access to a private lake shore spa resort located on the lake providing a range of spa treatments to guests on board. Coolbawn Quay Spa Resort

Visit an old monastic ruin, with an intact tower and remains of six church ruins on Holy Island. There is also a visit the oldest operating church in Europe, predating St Peter's Basicalla by 600 years. Exclusive access to a private castle only accessible by water and a full tour given by its owners.

Take in a most unique adult only equestrian centre An Sibeen Riding Centre in the Clare hills offering guided mountain jaunts especially for guests of the yacht over a three hour time frame. Otherwise, choose a six day treck across the mountains and the Burren right to the Atlantic Ocean.

Vist award winning traditional Irish pubs throughout the day and overnight packages, in particular Gastro Pub of the Year, Larkins in Garrykennedy, located on the lake shore in one of the smallest villages in Ireland, with no school, no church, no shop, yet two pubs and just nine residents. Guests can also avail of exclusive access to Coolbawn Quay Spa Resort, located on the lake, and providing a range of spa treatments.

This is an all-inclusive lake experience, to include all tours, tastings, guided walks, refreshments and beverages on board, lunch, afternoon liqueurs, chocolates, cakes and complimentary pint/glass of Guinness at a traditional Irish pub. Choose from a 1 Day Escape from 10am to 6pm, or a 3 Day Lake Experience. This is an adult only experience catering for up to a maximum of 10 Guests. Please like our Facebook page, or visit our website for more information and imagery.