Lough Corrib is some forty miles long, nine miles wide and 152 feet deep at the deepest part, it is the largest lough in the Republic of Ireland and considered to be one of the best fishing lakes in Europe, it boasts around 365 islands, ten of which are still inhabited.
A forty minute cruise brought us to Inchagoill Island which covers some 104 acres and is the site of two church ruins,
|5th Century church ruins.|
|Grave stone of St. Patricks nephew ?|
|The New Church. Circa 1180|
We enjoyed a picnic near the quayside, everything having come from our garden and home baked, desert was wild blackberries, what could be better?
From the lough we then visited the Monastery at Cong, this dates back to the 12th century and would have had some 3000 inhabitants comprising of monks and lay scholars.