Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands Yours to Uncover
IRELAND'S HIDDEN HEARTLANDS
WITH ITS RICH MIX OF BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPES, RUGGED HILLS, SOFT BOGS, PEACEFUL LAKES AND VIBRANT TOWNSCAPES, WELCOME TO ONE OF THE MOST SURPRISING AND UNSPOILT PARTS OF IRELAND
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The water offers leisurely boat trips, water sports and great fishing, while numerous walks, cycle trails and pony trekking trails allow you to take in the views, or explore the rural heartlands and small villages in this quiet, relaxing part of the country.
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Is located in a beautiful scenic location overlooking Lough Allen. The centre is a community-inspired initiative that preserves the 400-year coal mining heritage of this area and allows visitors an insight into coal mining life as it was in the Arigna Valley for centuries.
Rathcroghan Visitor Centre interprets the rich archaeology and mythology of a prehistoric royal site, which was home to the fearsome Iron Age warrior queen Medb (Maeve), and starting place for the Táin Bó Cúailnge (Cattle Raid of Cooley), the oldest vernacular epic in European Literature.
Ideally located near the scenic Lough Ree the Kelly family have run Roscommon Equestrian Centre, located between Roscommon town and Lanesboro village since 2003. It is a popular destination with everything you could need for a truly enjoyable riding experience.
Not to be missed is the National Famine Museum & Strokestown Park, which draws on original documents and images relating to the Great Famine of the 1840s. Their collection includes actual letters written by the tenants on the Strokestown Estate at the time of the famine. Make sure to have walk through the historic gardens and woodland
Is a magnificently restored Georgian mansion located in Boyle, Co. Roscommon. Built in 1730 by the King family, the house later became a military barracks for the famous Irish regiment of the British army, the Connaught Rangers. The house is open to the public as a museum bringing its history to life.