Ballinderry is one of the many picturesque villages dotted around Lough Derg. It has several notable heritage buildings including an old mill with a large and impressive water wheel.
To the south side of the village, a five-arch stone road bridge runs over the Ballyfinboy river, while nearby some well-placed benches provide the opportunity to rest awhile and admire the surroundings.
It’s hard to miss the attractive ivy-clad building which houses Elsie Hogan’s Pub, licensed premises since 1878. This little heritage pub and restaurants recently reopened as Dé Róiste’s Bar and Restaurant, giving you one more great reason to visit Ballinderry.
Local tips: keep an eye out for the Lakeshore Community Market, which takes place each Saturday from 10 am to 12 pm and rotates between several local villages, including Ballinderry.
Look to the skies; there are eight new residents in the region. White-tailed sea eagles were reintroduced over the last decade, after an absence of over 100 years. In 2020 the first chick born to an Irish mum hatched close to Ballinderry. Six juveniles from Norway were released in the summer of 2020 to boast the already growing population.