What to do in the area for non-angling days and and non-anglers
For non-angling days or for non-anglers the area has an abundance of attractions.
There is a large area of ancient forestry around the Pontoon area with plentiful flora and fauna along the lakeshores. There are also several bays with parking, picnic facilities and forest walks.
Other amenities and attractions are in the angling town of Foxford, which is ideally located to cater for angling needs and tourists. Foxford has many B&B’s, several hotels, pubs with traditional music, tackle shops, art displays and tours of the Woollen Mill.
Castlebar has a lot to offer with its arts centre, theatres, cinemas, shopping, ten-pin bowling, night-clubs and live music.
Crossmolina at the northern end of Conn with the river Deel running through it, is another angling town, similar to Foxford.
Best known of all to anglers is Ballina situated near the mouth of the famous River Moy, with the annual Salmon Festival, which goes on for a week full of arts events and street entertainment. Throughout the year there’s no shortage of live music and dining to suit all palettes in Ballina.
All these towns are within 25 minutes of the fishing and Healy’s Hotel, Pontoon and Eddie Molloney\s, Foxford, of which I am suggesting for your accommodation and dining,