The glaciated Inagh Valley is north of Recess and stretches towards Kylemore along Lough Inagh. The valley itself separates the Twelve Bens from the Maamturk Mountains. The valley’s lake, woodlands and hills are enjoyed by many walkers, fishermen and artists. Enjoy a wonderful scenic drive with breathtaking views.
Lough Inagh is a well-known game fishing lake and visitors are more than welcome to fish there. Boats can be hired locally.
Maumean, a holy place that has attracted pilgrims since the early Christian period is accessible from near Recess Church, and also from the Inagh Valley. Maumean is sometimes referred to as St Patrick’s Well or St. Patrick’s Bed and is located on a height of 320m in the Maamturk Mountains. Here you will find a mass rock and a pilgrimage to Maumean takes place annually.
Why not stop along the way for some refreshments at the Inagh Valley Lodge, while taking in the wonderful views of Lough Inagh, the little boat house, the woodlands and the majestic mountains all around you.
Chris Hill Photographic / Failte Ireland
Terence O Toole