Directions to
Lough Derg

Travelling by Bus

Provincial Bus Information 

Bus Eireann and Translink have recently announced their 2011 Lough Derg Service Timetable. Click on the Bus Eireann Logo for further information


Tel 01-83661111/8302222

Tel +44 289033 3000


Perhaps there is an organised pilgrimage group travelling from your area. Find out now how you can join up with one of these groups. Or if you are a group organiser and would like details of your coach advertised here, please contact


Boat Times: Once you arrive at the lake shore, sailing time to the Island is approx. 5 mins.

During day retreats boats depart each morning at 9:15am, 9:30am, 9:45am, 10:00am and 10:15am

Between 1st June and 13th August Boat departure times are as follows:










3:00pm Final Sailing


Travelling By Road

There is secure parking on the Mainland at Lough Derg for up to 400 cars.

From Dublin                                                                           

M3, N3, A509 & A4 to Enniskillen or
M1, N2, & A5 to Omagh

From Enniskillen
Follow A32 North to Junction with B82 (Left)
Follow B82, then A35 North to Kesh
Follow A35 West to Pettigo

From Belfast
M1, A4 & A5 to Omagh

From Omagh
A32 to Kesh
A35 to Pettigo

From Sligo
N15 to Ballyshannon
N3 & A47 to Belleek, A47, B136 and R232 to Pettigo

From Donegal Town
N15 to Laghey
R232 to Pettigo

Travelling by Plane

The airports serving the region are Belfast Airport, Belfast City Airport, Derry AirportIreland West Airport Knock and Dublin Airport.

From Belfast

Belfast is approximately a two hour drive from Lough Derg. People can travel from Belfast by using Ulsterbus or renting a car from Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, or National.

From Derry

Derry is approximately an hour and fifteen minute drive from Lough Derg. Again one can travel from the airport by Ulsterbus or by hiring a car from Avis, Europcar, Hertz, or Abe King.

From Dublin

There are connecting flights from Dublin Airport to Donegal Airport with Aer Arann. Flight time from Dublin to Donegal is 40 minutes. Donegal Airport may still be an hour and a half drive from Lough Derg.

From Dublin Airport it is possible to get a bus to [PDF] Busaras Bus Station in Dublin City Centre, and make a connection to Donegal. Alternatively the Lough Derg Bus Eireann Express Service departs Stop 7 at 9:50am Friday to Monday (4th June to 13th August only). Donegal is approximately 3 1/2 - 4 hours from Dublin by bus/car. Cars can be rented from Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Irish Car Rentals, or Budget.

Most international flights to Ireland fly into Dublin or Belfast.

Organized Pilgrimages:

Organized pilgrimages:please contact

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