Things to Do

Lisdonagh Estate is a great location for families and groups who love the outdoors. There is a wealth of outdoor activities in the area. We suggest fly-fishing, falconry and archery at Ashford Castle Estate just 20 minutes from Lisdonagh Manor House as well as other providers detailed below. The impressive estate surrounding Lisdonagh Manor is home to a large private lake (Lough Hackett) with an abundance of wildlife and acres of fields to explore. The grounds are home to badgers, squirrels and rabbits, as well as foxes and owls. The private lands surrounding Lisdonagh House offer peace and tranquillity to those looking for some time out.  Take a stroll through the woodland and fields of the estate. Relax with a book in the living room or if renting the Manor House on an exclusive basis, enjoy an Irish brown bread cookery demonstration and nibble your results for lunch!

Local Area

The village of Headford is 4 miles (6.3 km) from Lisdonagh, just 9 minutes drive. It has a number of pubs such as Campbell’s, the Headford Arms or the Angler’s Rest, which offers a bar full of locals and warm open fires, serving food every day, as well as café’s such as McHugh’s and grocery shops. Groceries can be delivered by arrangement. If you want to relax during your stay in the Irish countryside, we offer a hearty cooked breakfast for guests staying in the Manor House. All other accommodation is completely separate to the exclusive Manor House and is offered on a self catering basis only.

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Onsite Private Lake with additional fishing on Lough Corrib, Lough Mask & Lough Cara. May to September. READ MORE

Horse Riding

The Cooke Family have some horses onsite for their own personal use and professional stables are located nearby for guest use.


A wide range of Parkland and Championship Links courses are within driving distance of Lisdonagh Estate. SEE MORE

Lake Cruising

The Luskin Family operate from Ashford Castle and offer afternoon cruises each day.


We have some bicycles onsite for estate use. Alternatively hire companies can provide full kit for cycling in Connemara or the Western Greenway.

Day Trips

There are so many options to choose from – Connemara, Cliffs of Moher, the Ceide Fields, Bundoran & more. READ MORE

Heritage Sites

There are lots of beautiful historic sites in the area including Ross Errilly Friary, Cong Abbey and Ballintubber Abbey.

Family Activities

From kayaking on Lough Corrib to swan pedaloes in Westport House, both Galway & Mayo offer a wide selection of family friendly activities.


Galway City is just 40 minutes from Lisdonagh. Home of the Claddagh Ring and a host of local crafts, designer and high street shops.