Portarra Lodge Galway Bed & Breakfast and Complete Angling Centre
is a modern 4 star B&B on the shore of Lough Corrib in
County Galway Ireland.
The Lodge Bed and Breakfast at Moycullen in Galway, run by Michael Canney,
was specially constructed with superb en-suite accommodation and suitably
adapted as an Angling Centre. Located between the Mid & Lower section of Lough Corrib it offers the angler the very best of both Game & Pike angling. Excellent
Accommodation with timber flooring and open log/turf fires in the Lounge &
Reception area. Modern fire alarm system. Irish/French
spoken at Portarra Lodge.
with a specimen Pike of 31.75 lbs taken on the Fly
with a 20 lb plus pike taken on the Fly
Reuben Hewitt, Belfast, Nth
Ireland, with his trout of 8.5 lbs
Mrs Moniek Rozemeijer,
Holland, with her pike of 7 kg
- August 2007
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FLY FISHING and TROLLING : Lough Corrib (44,000 acres) is now recognized as the leading Wild
Brown Trout fishery (lake) in the World. It holds a massive stock of indigenous
brown trout, together with the very large/specimen Ferox Trout. The lake is also
very famous as a Pike fishery and especially for its stock of large
Specimen/Trophy fish. Wild Atlantic Salmon are also present in the lake.
Full details on fishing.
Walking & Cycling
There are 10 walking routes in the Moycullen are and many of them are close to
the Lodge. The length of the walks vary from 5 km to 16 km. Guests at Portarra
Lodge can avail of a detailed maps of all 10 routes. For those who do not wish
to walk they can use the bicycles at the lodge –free of charge. Remember for
walking have comfortable walking shoes & rainwear. Rainwear would also apply
cycling. On route no 8 can be found “Brigit’s Garden” – newly opened nature &
Moycullen Village, circa 5 km from Portarra Lodge, has the very 1st "Indoor
Skate Park". It has everything for those with a "crave" for biking. All the
visitor's requirements are supplied by the company. For further information go
Portarra Lodge is ideally situated as a base for touring
1. North Connemara – Glengowla Mines, Inagh Valley, Kylemore Abbey, Connemara
National Park, Killary – Ashford Castle, Cong Abbey etc.
2. South Connemara – Moycullen - Celtic Crystal, Spiddal - Craft Centre, Rosmuc
- Pierce’s Cottage, Roundstone – Gurteen Beach & Dog’s Bay, Clifden - Sky Road,
Ballynahinch – Ballynahinch Castle Hotel
3. Aran Islands- Travel to any of the three Aran Islands by ferry from Rossaveal
Harbour (30 to 45 min. from Lodge) and witness the rugged beauty, history and
breathtaking scenery of the most westerly part of Ireland. On your arrival you
can choose three different modes of transport to get to the places of interest
on the island – Mini –bus, horse drawn side-car and the bicycle for the more
energetic. For those opting for the bicycle I recommend that you get a detailed
map of the island that will give you the required information on the different
sites of interest. Your place on the ferry can be pre-booked at the Lodge and to
insure that you visit the entire Island it is better to take the early boat
(around 10.30 am) and return on the late one (around 6.00 pm).
Cliffs of Moher, Alwee Caves & The Burren.
Most people ask to go to the Cliffs of Moher, and while it is a very worthwhile
trip, I would suggest that you take the time to visit the Alwee Caves and tour
around The Burren.
Portarra Lodge can offer the golfer a wonderful choice of courses ranging from
the 9 hole course at Glenlo Abbey, Galway to the very beautiful Connemara Links
at Clifden. The other courses to choose from – Barna Golf & Country Club, Galway
Golf Club, Galway Bay Golf & Country Club & Oughterard Golf Club – are all
within a half hours drive of the Lodge. They are all open to the public and the
green fees are not very expensive. As the courses are not generally overcrowded
I suggest not to pre-book and make your choice on arrival and thus be able to
take cognisance of the prevailing weather conditions. Not having made
reservations allows the golfer to revisit and have a second chance on a
Here are the contact telephone numbers for those wishing to pre book their golf
Glenlo Abbey Golf Course, Bushy Park, Galway. Tel (091) 519698
Connemara Golf Club, Ballyconneely, Co Galway Tel (095) 23502
Barna Golf & Country Club, Barna, Co. Galway Tel (091) 592677 / 592756
Galway Golf Club, Salthill, Galway Tel (091) 522033
Galway Bay Golf & Country Club, Oranmore, Galway, Tel (091) 590500
Oughterard Golf Club, Oughterard, Co. Galway. Tel (091) 552131
Horse / Pony Riding
There are three centres for horse/pony riding and trekking all within a short
drive of the Lodge. All the centres provide the protective clothing that is
required and they stable a large selection of animals to try and suit everyone.
They are long established and give an excellent service. A new Horse Riding
Eventing Course has been opened half way between Moycullen Village and
Portarra Lodge. The course is circa 2 mile long and has two grades of jumps,
obstacles etc. One set of jumps for the accomplished riders and the smaller
jumps for those with less experience. It is an all-weather outdoor course.
Horses and ponies are supplied together with the necessary gear.
Here at Portarra Lodge we breed Connemara Ponies. They are very quiet animals
and the guests, especially the younger ones, enjoy feeding them apples.
Attractions: For those not interested in angling there is a huge variety of
attractions to suit all tastes from GOLF, HORSE/PONY RIDING, WALKING (maps of
local walking routes available at the Lodge), TOURING – ARAN-ISLANDS, CONNEMARA, BURREN, CLIFFS OF MOHER, ALWEE CAVES Galway City etc