Chief's Island Picnic

The Chief’s Island picnic is a guided 2.5 hour adventure with third generation professional ghillie and marine and countryside guide, Frank Costello. Frank will escort you on an exploration of Lough Corrib with a picnic pitstop at one of the more unique islands on the lake. Experience Lough Corrib at its finest where history, folklore and beautiful scenery create an experience like no other. 

What's included

  • An excursion on a traditional hand-crafted wooden Clinker boat while Frank shares the history and folklore of the local islands and of Lough Corrib
  • A stop at one of Ashford Castle's islands. Weather permitting, this will be Chief’s Island, named after the late Mr Stanley Tollman, Chairman of The Travel Company (TTC) and owner of Ashford Castle. This island is also known locally as 'Inis Cunga'.
  • A packed luxurious picnic hamper with a bottle of wine. You'll enjoy this moored at Chief's Island, while Frank tends to a crackling fire built in a stone pit, and boils water for a warming cup of Irish tea.

Terms & Conditions

  • This experience is available year-round, weather permitting
  • Prices start from €535 for up to three people and includes a freshly prepared picnic and bottle of wine
  • Larger parties can also be accommodated on request