Tag: Lough Derg

Dromineer Literary Festival

Dromineer Literary Festival

After all the work and planning, the Dromineer Literary Festival committee, a volunteer committee, have a spectacular programme for the 2016 festival lined up

This annual festival is a wonderful opportunity to immerse oneself in poetry, readings, meet authors and allow for some reflection as the autumn creeps in!
Full details available http://www.dromineerliteraryfestival.ie


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Try the Blueway 10K on Lough Derg

Try the Blueway 10K on Lough Derg

Waterways Ireland, Canoeing Ireland and the Canoe Association of Northern Ireland have joined forces with outdoor centres and canoeing clubs across the island to create the Blueway 10k  ‘learn to paddle’ programme  for people seeking a new adventure in the outdoors.

Blueways are multi-activity trails running on and alongside water, with cycling and walking complementing the paddling trails. By the end of 2016 there will be over 200km of trails on the Shannon and Shannon-Erne waterways managed by Waterways Ireland.

A 12 week canoe training programme is available in 30 centres nationwide starting on 28th May culminating in a 10k paddle in 7 key locations across the inland waterways. This no nonsense workout that will allow people to turn up in regular workout clothes, put on a buoyancy aid, grab a boat and paddle, and go for short intensive work out.


Although the programme is written for kayaks, the Blueway 10K can be completed in any paddlesports craft including sit on tops, open canoes and stand up paddle boards.

Around Lough Derg & the Shannon the providers include My Next Adventure, The Kayaking Company, Get West and Lough Derg Water Sports. Details on the training programme, the training videos, the list of providers participating and the registration form can be found on www.bluewaysireland.org/events.

The training partners delivering the programme are clubs, outdoor recreational centres all run by experienced paddlers, check them out online or follow the links on the website to get more information.

Canoeing is an aerobic sport which can be practised either in a club outdoor recreation centres to develop a range of skills which can be used for fitness or competition with sprints, white water, marathon & canoe polo activity or for recreation, short and long-distance self-guided or guided touring and adventure.  With a range of options this wide there are loads of ways to find the paddling experience that matches a person’s fitness and recreational needs.



Heritage Week Aug 22-30 2015

Every year millions of Europeans visit historical monuments and sites throughout Europe on European Heritage Days. These are a joint initiative of the Council of Europe and the European Union in which over forty countries participate each year. The main aim of European Heritage Days are to promote awareness of our built, natural and cultural heritage and to promote Europe’s common cultural heritage. In Ireland we celebrate European Heritage Days with a full week of events throughout National Heritage Week. National Heritage Week is coordinated by The Heritage Council and its aim is to build awareness and education about our heritage thereby encouraging its conservation and preservation.

Locally in Portumna there are a number of events planned.:

On Aug 27th there is a guided bus tour of Lough Derg  where Dr. Janice Fuller will take you on a journey of discovery where you will explore some of the hidden heritage sites of Lough Derg.

On Aug 28th at 7pm Portumna Castle presents: A short Italian Opera………..with a twist! Produced by Portumna Players. Introduced after some traditional music with local musicians

On Aug 30th Lorrha village puts on a Visual Display Including Old Photos and Re Enactment of O’ Sullivan Beare’s camp, starting at 12 noon

Portumna Players