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Roscommon

County Roscommon is known for it rolling hills of rich farmland, raised bogland and many fishing lakes.

During the Irish Famine (1845-1848) the county suffered severly as many people died and more fled overseas when the potato harvest failed due to blight. Strokestown Park House has a fine famine museum which provides an insight into the lives of the those who experienced this terrible period in Irish history.

For visitors seeking an active experience an essential stop is Lough Key Forest Park. The park is more than 840 acres and includes nature trails, ancient ring forts and historic monuments, river cruising, lake fishing, picnic grounds an old ice-house. Accommmodation is available at the caravan and camping park. Don't be surprised if you spot deer wandering through the park either s the park is an ideal place to see local wildlife. The forest park is is situated only 8 km east of the town of Boyle.

Another great attraction to visit is Clonalis House. This victorian manor situated outside of Castlerea, is the ancestral home of the O'Conors who were the last High Kings of Ireland and Kings of Connaught. The O'Conors clan heritage extends back over 1500 years and the some of the ruins of their 17th century home can still be viewed in the grounds.
Abbey Hotel Conference & Leisure
The Abbey Hotel in Roscommon is a lovely 18th...
Galway Road, Roscommon
Co. Roscommon
Abbey House B&B
Set in the grounds of a historic Cistercian...
Boyle,
Co. Roscommon
Armcashel B&B
Your hosts welcome you to Armcashel B&B,...
Knock Road, Castlerea,
Co. Roscommon
Athlone Springs Hotel
The 4 Star Athlone Springs Hotel is ideally...
Monksland, Athlone
Co. Westmeath
Boyle Arts Festival
Boyle Arts Festival is highly regarded for its...
Boyle,
Co. Roscommon
Cuisle Holiday Centre
Cuisle Holiday Centre, only 10 mins from the...
Donamon
Co. Roscommon
Forest Park House
A warm welcome awaits you at Forest Park House....
Carrick-On-Shannon
Co. Roscommon
Hodson Bay Hotel
The Hodson Bay Hotel is a luxurious 4-star...
Roscommon Road, Athlone
Co. Westmeath
Irish Famine Museum
The Irish Famine Museum in Strokestown, Co....
Strokestown
Co. Roscommon
Kilronan Castle Hotel
Kilronan Castle Hotel is located in Ballyfarnan...
Ballyfarnan
Co. Roscommon
Lough Key Forest and Activity Park
Lough Key Forest & Activity Park is a major...
Boyle
Co. Roscommon
Roscommon Lamb Festival
The people behind the Roscommon Lamb Festival...
Roscommon Town
Co. Roscommon
Rosdarrig B&B
Stay at Rosdarrig, a stunning approved bed and...
Carrick Road, Boyle,
Co. Roscommon
Rowan Tree House
Rowan Tree House is a delightful country house...
Athleague
Co. Roscommon
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Top Attractions of Ireland's North West

If it is a leisurely or action packed holiday you require then you can be guaranteed that the counties of the North West of Ireland including Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo can provide for your every need. These counties offer you choices of the best accommodation and eateries along with lively evening hotspots to keep you entertained during your visit. The region has excellent sporting amenities with some of Ireland's best golf links courses, along with excellent fishing spots, horse riding, mountaineering, mountain biking, river and sea cruises, famous surfing beaches and much much more.


Visitors are also sure to experience a warm welcome or "céad mile fáilte" from those you meet on your travels in the area along with a strong sense of the Irish heritage and culture in some of the least explored parts of the country.


Ireland's North West is easily accessible from every corner of the world through the regional airports serving the region at Knock or Shannon and you'll find there is a lot to see and plenty to do once you arrive. Below are just some of the main attractions ready to be discovered. We look forward to welcoming you soon.



Croagh Patrick in Mayo

Croagh Patrick

Croagh Patrick, one of the highest peaks in the West of Ireland is situated five miles from the picturesque town of Westport in the village of Murrisk, and the mountain’s conical shape soars majestically above the surrounding countryside. More details +
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Glenveagh National Park Donegal

Glenveagh National Park

Glenveagh National Park can be found about 24km north west of Letterkenny in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains. With its pristine lakes, mountains, boglands, moorlands, rivers and wilderness, this remote and peaceful national park is hauntingly beautiful and serene. More details +
must see places donegal
Slieve League Cliffs

Slieve League Cliffs

Towering high above the raging Atlantic Ocean, the Slieve League Cliffs are one of the highest sea-cliff faces in Europe. Their incredibly steep slope to the sea is perhaps even more hair-raising than the Cliffs of Moher with its shear drop. More details +
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The Céide Fields in Mayo

The Céide Fields

The remarkable neolithic site at Céide Fields in County Mayo holds the oldest known stone-walled fields in the world. They date back almost 6,000 years, more than any other early agricultural site to date. More details +
best places to visit mayo
The Giant’s Causeway

The Giant’s Causeway

The Giant's Causeway’s unique rock formations have, for millions of years, stood as a natural rampart against the unbridled ferocity of north Atlantic Ocean. The rugged symmetry of the columns, and their uniform planshape, never fail to intrigue and inspire the curious admirers who come so far to witness them. More details +
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Grianán of Aileach

Grianán of Aileach

The great Grianán of Aileach is believed to have been built in the 1st century AD, on the site of an ancient Iron Age hillfort, and the outline of the original Iron Age fort can still be seen on the hill to this day. More details +
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Doagh Famine Village

Doagh Famine Village

Doagh Famine Village contains a wide selection of full size attractions, including some original dwellings which were still inhabited up to 20 years ago. Some of the buildings of Doagh Famine Village, such as the Orange Hall, Presbyterian Meeting House, Mass Rock and Hedge School and a Republican Safe House, depict the diverse history and culture of this corner of the Inishowen peninsula. More details +


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