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Lough Inagh (Irish: Loch Eidhneach, meaning “lake of the ivy”)is one of Connemara’s most spectacular lakes. It is surrounded by majestic Mam Turks and spectacular Twelve Bens mountain ranges on all sides.

Two Loughs, Derryclare and Inagh, lie in the lovely Inagh Valley with the Twelve Pins (Bens) of Connemara rising steeply to the west, and the Maumturk Mountain range to the east. There are two short connecting rivers, which contain four river beats. The fishery has spring salmon, grilse, sea trout and large indigenous brown trout. There are three sets of ‘Butts’ or long fishing piers, built out onto Derryclare Lough for anglers. There are no boats available on Derryclare Lough and all the fishing is done from the Butts and the bank. Lough Inagh Fishery is fly only, and normal fishing hours are 9.30am to 7pm. The river beats are rotated on a half day basis. The manicured river banks, and cosy fishing huts provide comfort for anglers of all ages and fitness.

Recess (Irish: Sraith Saileach, meaning “stream of the willow tree”) is a small village to the south of Glen Inagh on the N59 road. The village is situated on the edge of a beautiful fishing lake, Glendalough. Recess is a well known angling resort and is famous worldwide for its green Connemara Marble quarries. The marble quarries can be found at the lower slopes of the Mountain ranges.

There is a Shrine to St. Patrick over the Maamturks overlooking the village called Mámean, people take the pilgrimage walk on the first Sunday of August every year. The pass to the shrine is a part of the Western Way..

A notable former resident was Seán Lester, the last Secretary General of the League of Nations, who lived there following his retirement until his death in 1959. Recess railway station was on the Galway-Clifden line of the Midland Great Western Railway. The line opened on 1 July 1895 and was closed on 29 April 1935.