Over twenty five years ago we took the decision to move to the West of Ireland with our young family and chose to make our home at Grasshopper Cottage on the shore of Lough Corrib. We visited Corr na Móna for many years prior to the move to enjoy for ourselves the excellent brown trout fishing and other many attractions of the area. The decision to open our home to guests was taken in 1990 and we set about turning the Cottage in to a fishing lodge designed to cater specifically for the needs of the game angler and, from 1998-2011, we were members of The Great Fishing Houses of Ireland .

Visitors, other than anglers, are also most welcome at the Cottage. They can relax and explore the natural beauty of the Joyce Country area or visit Connemara.  There are a variety of activities to experience locally as well as visits to sites of historical interest.


There is a comprehensively stocked fly tying desk in the sitting room where anglers can tie up their “favourite” fly or the one that is “catching” at the moment.  There are a number of books showing detailed instructions on how to tie various flies. Also check out our Fly Tying page.

We have a rod room, adjacent to the house, with rod racks, drying room, freezer, storage for wet gear and a selection of flies for sale.  The drying facilities are available to all guests.