Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands and its rural communities are as far away from fast-paced living as you can get.
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. Tap into the relaxed rhythm of Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands and uncover unexplored tracks and trails, beguiling Blueways, exciting waterside towns and picturesque rural villages.
Find experiences to suit you.
Here are just some suggestions for what you could see and do in the area:
Strokestown Park in Strokestown, County Roscommon is only a 25 minute drive from Carrick on Shannon. It is a unique visitor attraction comprising Strokestown Park House, a Georgian Palladian mansion, Gardens and the National Famine Museum.
Close to Carrick on Shannon is the Arigna Mining Experience, which preserves the energy heritage of the Arigna Valley in County Roscommon. It is Ireland’s first Coal Mining Museum and as a visitor you will experience what working life was like underground in the mines.
Take an incredible journey into the heart of rural Ireland and the inner sanctum of The Shed Distillery, the home of Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin, Drumshanbo Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey and other remarkable brands from the curious mind of PJ Rigney.
Uncover Carrick on Shannon
With its stunning views, cruising, bustling atmosphere, and award-winning restaurants, Carrick on Shannon offers something for everyone. Carrick on Shannon has it – so here’s how to spend 48 hours in the Leitrim town.
Only a two hour drive from Dublin and close to Ireland West Airport – getting to Leitrim couldn’t be easier. The genuine sincerity and friendly nature of the Leitrim people guarantees a warm welcome and excellent hospitality. Find out more about getting here, places to stay and eat.
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