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Shannon Holidays, Portlick, Westmeath

 

Carnakilla Cottages is a superb angling holiday base with five cottages on the shores of Lough Ree beside Rinardoo Bay and carefully planned on a three-acre lakeside site with plenty of space. There are five cottages available all year round for guests; they are large, with a spacious living room, dining area and kitchen. The cottages are furnished to a high standard that complements the all-timber interiors, which makes them extra cosy and comfortable. They are centrally heated. Each house is secluded and has its own outside deck and picnic area. Linen and towels are provided free of charge. The kitchen is equipped with all cooking utensils etc. There are three bedrooms one with king size bed, one with double bed and one with two single beds. Bathroom with shower and wc. Each house has microwave facilities, TC, CD player and DVD facilities on request. There are facilities for washing and drying linen on the site.

 

The Fishing – Lough Ree
Lough Ree is 17 miles long and a vast water that is home to some enormous fish of most species. There are pike that have been described “like railway sleepers”, bream to 7lb, specimen roach and hybrids that are 3lb and bigger. This is a lake that can truly make your angling dreams come true.

Big Pike

 

Angling Boats

There is a small private marina with boat/engine/lifejackets to hire but you are also welcome to use the boat without engine on request. The proprietor, Owen, is himself an experienced fisherman, knows Lough Ree well and is a keen conservationist. Athlone, on the banks of the Shannon is just seven miles away but Glasson Village is very near and has very good pubs, restaurants and a small supermarket.  Boat hire and engine is included in cost.