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Roscommon is a watery county, sprinkled with lakes and sliced by the Rivers Shannon and Suck, so its hardly surprising that many visitors come here for fishing, but it also has several superb museums and more than 5,000 megalithic monuments.
Lough Key Forest Park is an 800-hectare wilderness haven on the banks of Lough Key, 3 km east of Boyle in Ireland. Set against a backdrop of luxuriant scenery and historic buildings, a group of unique attractions has been developed to serve the modern visitor. The new lakeside centre offers a menu of activities ranging from the leisurely to the more energetic.
The Arigna Mining Experience Centre interprets the history of coal mining in the Arigna Valley from the 1700s until 1990. Appreciate the difficulty of working in some of the narrowest coal seams in the western world on a 45-minute tour, enhanced by lighting and sound effects, which demonstrates how coal was extracted.
There is an air of magic about Rathcroghan, a complex of archaeological sites near Tulsk that was a hugely significant cemetery and stage for some of the principal ritual gatherings in ancient times. It features prominently in Irish mythology, as the seat of King Ailill and Queen Medb of the Connachta in the Ulster Cycle.
Established by the Cistercian monks in 1161, Boyle Abbey was turned into a barracks in 1592 and besieged by Cromwellians in 1645. As a result, it is largely in ruins, but it remains a superb example of Ireland’s early Cistercian foundations.
Glencar Waterfall is one of Ireland’s greatest cascades, plunging from a height of more than 15 metres in the stunning Glencar Lough. Located near Carrick-on-Shannon, the waterfall is mentioned in Yeats’s poem "The Stolen Child." Visit after heavy rain to see this waterfall at its most spectacular.
Home to the Pakenham Mahon family from the 1600s until 1979, Strokestown House has been meticulously refurbished and retains almost all of its original furnishings. The four-acre, 18th-century walled pleasure garden has been faithfully restored to its original glory and contains the longest herbaceous border in Britain and Ireland.
The Famine Museum uses original documents and letters relating to the years of the famine on the Strokestown Park Estate to explain the history of the Famine and to draw parallels with the incidence of the famine in the developing world to-day. Admission price includes a tour of Strokestown House.
King House, Boyle, is a meticulously refurbished Georgian mansion built in the early 1700’s for the hugely powerful King family. Give yourself at least an hour to explore this unique architectural wonder, with its variety of exhibitions spread over four storeys.
The Roscommon Lamb Festival is a celebration of farming, great food, craft, and the rural heritage of County Roscommon. Staged over the May bank holiday weekend, it takes place in Roscommon town.
Boyle Arts Festival is a jewel in the crown of Irish arts festivals, developing into an annual ten-day celebration centring on small, intimate events in historically and architecturally appealing buildings. Music and art remain the main focus, but other aspects include drama, film, stories, street theatre, and children’s programmes.
0.6km from Boyle
Stay at an elegant mews property nestled in 12th-century Boyle in County Roscommon. Each of these three two-storey houses contains two comfortable bedrooms and a bath with shower. The properties are comfortably heated with oil-fired central heating. For your convenience, towels and bed linen are supplied free. The holiday homes are family-friendly and also have a private car park.
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7.3km from Boyle
This 4 star lodge is located near Boyle, overlooking the calm and very beautiful Lough Key in County Roscommon.
A 19th-century property, it has three delightful bedrooms and is comfortably heated with oil-fired central heating. The bedrooms consist of one double and two twin rooms - sleeping 6 people in total. The property also has a games room.
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0.1km from Creggs
This stunning, tastefully restored cottage is located in the peaceful area of Creggs in County Roscommon.
It has three cosy bedrooms and features oil central heating for your comfort. The well-appointed country kitchen and cosy dining area are beautifully designed. Modern facilities include dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer. The property is perfect for families, with a cot and high chair available on request. The tranquil country setting is 9km from Roscommon town. Athleague, Castlecoote and Creggs are also located nearby.
8.4km from Castlerea
This comfortable holiday home is located in the peaceful area of Castlerea in County Roscommon. Of its three delightful bedrooms, one is en suite, and there is a second, family bathroom.The cottage is tastefully furnished throughout and enjoys oil-fired central heating. The family-friendly premises has a cot available on request.
0.8km from Fuerty
This traditional cottage in Ballinleg, Co. Roscommon, has four bedrooms and is supplied with all modern conveniences. Set in tranquil, rural surroundings, it offers private parking and gardens. Within easy reach of golf, swimming, fishing, horse-riding, restaurants and pubs. Located 6km from Roscommon town. Plasma TV and DVD
11.6km from Castlerea
Stay at a charming, restored country cottage on a working farm in a scenic and quiet country area in County Roscommon. The attention to detail focused on the property's refurbishment shows in the exceptional level of accommodation. Enjoy space and comfort in tranquil surroundings.
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0.4km from Ballaghaderreen
This 4-star bungalow is set in a quiet residential area close to the centre of Ballaghaderreen town centre and St Nathy's Cathedral. You're within easy reach of shops, pubs, restaurants, a hotel, the post office, and banks. The town has 9-hole golf course and is an excellent base for angling, with superb fishing on the River Lung and salmon on the River Moy. Boating, walking, and cycling in scenic surroundings are other options, and there is a leisure centre nearby.
16.2km from Ballinasloe
Welcome to this newly restored self catering stone cottage in Ballyforan, County Roscommon. The cottage is spacious and beautiful, creating a home-from-home atmosphere. The peaceful surroundings create a relaxing ambience. This delightful property offers an exceptional standard of self catering accommodation.
6.7km from Boyle
Stay in beautiful surroundings on Lough Key in County Roscommon. Lough Key Forest Park is a 15-minute boat ride or 5km by car. This stunning holiday home has four beautiful bedrooms and is set on ten acres on the shores of Lough Key. It has a gorgeous kitchen/dining area and a relaxing sitting room, both located on the first floor.
Enjoy stunning views of the lake and surrounding area in a beautiful stone holiday home that offers luxury, character, and exquisite surroundings.
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