Lough Inagh is set in a fabulous location between the Maum Turks and Twelve Bens mountain ranges. This is great place to cool off if you’ve been walking in the mountains. And even if you haven’t it’s a great spot for a swim.
Like all lakes, treat Inagh with caution and be careful. The water is dark and soft but go slowly and watch for rocks and reeds. We parked at a layby near the boathouse and found our way to the lakeside. Getting in was a bit tricky but it was lovely to swim with those mountains as a backdrop.
From Galway city take the N59 toward Clifden. Pass through Recess and then take a right turn onto the R344 signposted for Kylemore and Letterfrack. This road brings you past Derryclare lake first and the next lake is Inagh. About half way down watch for a lay by on the right hand side.
Ordnance Survey Map No. 37