Dromineer is a village on the shores of Lough Derg, the largest lake in the Republic of Ireland in north County Tipperary. Dromineer is famous for its sailing tradition, and was a major stopping-point on the historically-important Limerick-Dublin waterway route. It is home to the third oldest yacht club in the world, Lough Derg Yacht Club (LDYC). It is also home to the RNLI's Lough Derg Lifeboat Station, the RNLI's newest station and third station on Inland Waters.
Dromineer is on Lough Derg, which is on turn on the river Shannon. Dromineer can be accessed via the Shannon Estuary, through Limerick and the lock at Ardnacrusha. At the other end of the Shannon, Dromineer is easily accessed from Lough Allen and Lough Ree.
By bus or train
All of Dromineer can be easily explored on foot. All amenities are within a half-kilometre radius of the centre of the village. If you're lazy, take the car: there are no traffic problems.
The large marina buzzes with activity during the summer months.
Dromineer has a large child-friendly playground.
Puckaun Crafts, handmade in the nearby village of Puckaun, are beautifully made and sold worldwide.
Dromineer has a number of fine restaurants. Gillies in the Dromineer Bay Hotel is well-known for its quality cuisine. The Whiskey Still pub provides daytime and evening bar-food, a large cut above most pub eateries—as demonstrated by its Jameson and Georgina Campbell recommendations. Traditional music is played every Thursday night. The Crow's Nest, also in the Dromineer Bay Hotel, has a lively bar with good food.
Dromineer Bay Hotel is reasonably priced, but Lough Derg House is a competitively priced alternative—a good quality hostel with individual rooms.