Welcome to one of the loveliest parts of Ireland! Laragan Lodge lies tucked into the hillside above Lough Conn in one of the most beautiful parts of County Mayo in the West of Ireland. The house has wonderful views over the lake, north towards the dramatic slopes of Nephin mountain and all around to wild, unspoilt countryside.

Our family first came to live in Ballina in the early 1900’s and later discovered this wonderful plot of land overlooking Lough Conn. At the time there was a ruined cottage on the site which up to the end of 19th century had been a family home and shop selling various items such as tallow for candles. We built the cottage in 2002 in the traditional local style of C° Mayo. Its design echoes the long, low, whitewashed houses that are such a feature of this part of the country. The name Laragan comes from the Gaelic làrgan meaning the side or slope of a hill. 

The house

The house is divided into three parts. The front door leads into a large hall with racks for fishing rods, tackle and endless pairs of boots.

To the left is a fully fitted kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, double oven etc); a dining area and a magnificent sitting room with a soaring ceiling and spectacular views over Lough Conn. A turf-burning stove keeps the whole place really snug. Drop into the feather-filled cushions in the window seat and absorb the stunning scenery all around.

Across the hall are the bedrooms. Along the ground floor corridor are two twin bedrooms, the main bathroom, a utility room with washing machine and tumble drier and at the end of the corridor is the master bedroom with its own bathroom room.  Stairs lead from the hall to the upper floor where there is a sitting room, a large bedroom with a vast bed, and an adjoining bathroom.

The house is fully equipped with and has free Wi-Fi connection. There is excellent insulation throughout and electric heating in every room. The garden and the large deck with its panoramic views are ideal places to sit out on sunny days.

Fishing and boating

There is renowned brown trout fishing in Loughs Conn and Cullin. Lake boats can be hired out on a daily or weekly basis with oars or outboard motor.

The river Moy, one of Ireland’s most famous salmon rivers, flows through the neighboring village of Foxford five miles away. The fishing season dates depend on the year but is generally from February to the end of September.

See more details at http://www.fishinginireland.info/salmon/index.htm. Information on local fishing conditions can be obtained from the Tiernan Brothers angling shop in Foxford. Michael and PJ can provide a ghillie and have fishing rods and tackle for hire www.themoy.com They sometimes have fresh and smoked fish for sale. There are renowned fishing beats all along the River Moy such as the Ridge Pool in Ballina. The Tiernans can advise on the best spots. Gerry Murphy (tel: 087 239 0490 ) has boats on Lough Conn at Massbrook Bay during the fishing season.

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Laragan Lodge is ideal for one or two families. The house is available for renting all year round, by the week or for long weekends.

For further information please contact Kitty Lyddon: +353 (89) 603 1801 kitty.lyddon@gmail.com