“Lough Meelagh” means “The Lake of the Marsh” and it is on the lake’s island that St. Ronan and St. Lasair were laid to rest. There are several “Crannógs” on the lake. These man-made islands, of timber and rock, were used for defence and habitation, and were occupied during the early Christian period through to the seventeenth century.
A car parking area and picnic tables are situated at the lakeside. There is also a slipway and floating jetty for fishing enthusiasts. Visitors can take a walk through Knockranny Wood and enjoy the beauty of the trees and plants or explore the haunts and lifestyle of the wildlife. The Court Tomb can also be accessed from this lakeside parking area.