The "Corrib Queen" departs Oughterard pier daily(except Tuesdays) at 12:00pm, and sails onto Inchagoill Island.
En route passengers experience excellent views of the Connemara mountains, Lough Corrib's 365 islands and passes very close to Inisheanbo, one of the most beautiful islands on the lake.
Having arrived on Inchagoill island, passengers are given a guided tour at St. Patricks monastic site which dates back to the 5th century. Some points of interest on the island include:
- St. Patricks Church (5th Century)
- The stone of Lugna (470AD: Gravestone of St. Patricks navigator)
- The Church of the Saints (Built in 1180AD by the Augustinian Monks of Cong)
- The burial tomb of Muirgeas O'Nioc (Archbishop of Tuam in 1128AD)
Leaving Inchagoill Island we continue our cruise onto Ashford Castle Cong arriving there at approx 13:30. Passengers at this point have the option of taking the 1km 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, former summer home of the Guiness Family.
At 17:00 passengers will then board the Corrib Queen for direct transfer to Oughterard, arriving at approximately 18:00.
Why not pack a lunch to enjoy onboard, or in Cong as part of your day out.
We advise customers to book their tickets in advance to avoid disappointment during peek season.
This cruise operates out of Oughterard during June, July & August. However, we can accommodate groups outside of these dates depending on availability and weather conditions. Please contact us
for further details.