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Mountshannon freshwater bathing

Mountshannon is situated around a series of three small piers to the east and adjacent to the main south-facing harbour. There is an area of swamp vegetation along the shore. There is a slow and gradual deepening of the water and the mean depth overall of the water in Lough Derg has been estimated to be 7.6m. Activities include bathing, boating, angling and wind-surfing.

Please bring your litter home at the end of your visit to Mountshannonr.  

Under the Litter Pollution Acts 1997-2003, dog-owners are required to clean up after their animals if it fouls in a public place such as public roads, footpaths, parks and beaches. Failure to do so can result in an on-the-spot fine of €150.

Beach bye-laws are in place with horse riding and dogs prohibited between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. during the summer season.

Motorised watercraft, surfing and the use of canoes and kayaks is prohibited in close proximity to swimmers.

Blue Flag Award

Location

Mountshannon freshwater bathing
Mountshannon
Lough Derg
County Clare
Map

Lifeguarded hours

 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. weekends in June, daily starting 27th June to 31st August. First two weekends in September 3rd-4th and also 10th-11th

Amenities

  • Award: Blue Flag
  • Designated swimming area
  • Disability access
  • Disability accessible parking
  • Dogs allowed on lead

     No dogs allowed between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. during the summer season. Before 11 a.m. and after 6 p.m. dogs are allowed but must be on a lead.
  • First Aid
  • Information point
  • Lifebuoy
  • Lifeguarded
  • Litter bin
  • Parking
  • Picnic area
  • Recycling facilities
  • Surfboard zone
  • Toilets

Map of amenities

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Mountshannon beach amenities map

Map of location

Longitude: -8.428535 Latitude: 52.929464

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Location

Mountshannon freshwater bathing
Mountshannon
Lough Derg
Clare
Map

Lifeguarded hours

 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. weekends in June, daily starting 27th June to 31st August. First two weekends in September 3rd-4th and also 10th-11th