Details for Camillaun Guest House
Camillaun is a small family run guest accommodation, on the banks of the Owenriff River, Oughterard, which has acquired the Shamrock accreditation from the National 'Quality Approved' Scheme for Bed and Breakfast premises. The accommodation comprises of four rooms with ensuite facilities and one double / twin standard room. You'll have superb views of the river and the surrounding countryside from you bedroom.
The picture windows and the patio doors of the beautiful lounge
Look right out onto the river and the boats moored in the garden.
Camillaun is a member of Game Angling Ireland West and the Great Fishing Houses of Ireland.
Camillaun is equipped with all the facilities required by the modern outdoor enthusiast, including a large gear / rod room and special drying facilities.
If you're heading out for the day, we can prepare you a packed lunch catering for all you special requirements.
Breakfast is served from 8.30 a.m. The view from the dining room is beautiful with the tree-lined river only a stone's throw from the window. A short stroll along by the river before breakfast and you can savour the air perfumed by turf fires along the riverbank walk.
BOATING & FISHING ON LOUGH CORRIB OUGHTERARD & CONNEMARA
CYCLING & GOLF DAY TRIPS & WALKING LATEST NEWS & EVENTS
The new season has started with a great burst of fishing. Early season anglers have had excellent fishing with many trout coming to the fly. Those using more traditional methods locally have also been very successful. The Duckfly started in late March and some very encouraging movements of fish have happened in recent days.
There is still some availability in early May and given the mild winter this is likely to be around the time of some of the best fishing. Remember, the early bird catches the worm!
The first few spring salmon have also been caught in the lake. Several huge trout were also caught around Oughterard with a 9.5 pound trout taken by a young local teenager on the fly. A massive 18 pound trout was caught by another local.
There are no huge developments planned but we hope to make a gravel pathway through the garden beside the river as a nice walk. We also got planning permission for the tennis court, so all going well that should happen this year!
Now in March 2000 we are having a long dry spell and the lake has dropped a lot. The trout being caught at present have recovered from the ravages of the winter toiling on the spawning beds.
1999 saw a major development programme at Camillaun. We built a corridor upstairs to connect the two wings of the house. At the same time we upgraded several of the bedrooms to ensuite so that we now have four ensuite rooms two with both a double and single bed and two twin rooms. The fifth room is either a twin or double room and it shares the main bathroom with ourselves!
Deirdre has gone very modern in the kitchen where it too has been extended and is all stainless steel. Now that we have sold the restaurant she is able to focus her culinary expertise here in the house.
In addition to all this development we also extended the fleet of boats to ten. We also invested in several four-stroke engines for those who want the best. In addition we have also extended the garden further down the river bank so that in low water conditions we can access the river lower down without any trouble.
Contact Name: Greg & Deirdre Forde
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