You can call in by boat, of course, and if you arrive by road, a little ferry takes you over to the island. It’s an unusual place and worth a visit, if only to call into the pleasant waterside pub for a drink, a cup of tea or an informal bite.
However, you could stay much longer as accommodation is available in lodges, chalets and a motel, all spread relatively inconspicuously around the wooded island.
Conferences, corporate entertaining and management training are specialities, and all sorts of activity breaks are offered for adults and families.
Lusty Beg makes a beautiful wedding venue and it has become a special destination for indulgent retreat breaks, since a superb spa - with treatments based on the famous VOYA organic products from Co Sligo - was added in 2014.
Visiting boats are welcome; phone ahead for details of barbecues and other theme nights; music Saturday nights.
Good food is available in the friendly bar - daily in summer, may be weekends only off season (phone ahead for details).