Ireland's Hidden Heartlands
County Westmeath where Ireland’s Ancient East meets Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands. Discover fantastic greenways, beautiful countryside and a county rich in heritage. Take some time to explore the waterways of Westmeath and find moments of pure bliss and tranquillity along the River Shannon and by the lakes through the county.
Visit the exciting towns of Mullingar and Athlone and learn about the interesting histories of famous residents.
Enjoy the rich artistic heritage from renowned author JP Donleavy to 18th Century writer Oliver Goldsmith or visit the roots of world famous musicians, such as Athlone’s celebrated tenor Count John McCormack or Mullingar’s Joe Dolan.
Roscommon a county of castles and ancient kings, of stately homes and spectacular landscapes. Rich in memories from bygone times and a county that warmly invites you to create new memories as you discover this Hidden Heartland.
Visit the county capital, Roscommon Town and the lively and thriving market town of Boyle, or maybe head to Athlone which is the biggest town on the River Shannon and a lovely place to take a stroll around.
Relax on the banks of Lough Key or learn about Roscommon’s past at the Famine museum in Strokestown House and Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum.
Offaly at the heart of Ireland, welcomes the visitor to vast tracts of wilderness, expanses of bogland, esker hills and rivers including the majestic Shannon River and the gently rolling hills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains.
Visit the welcoming and friendly town of Birr and the majestic Birr Castle to get a feel for life in the Midlands.
Stroll through the open expanse of Clara Bog before making your way to Clonmacnoise and exploring the ruins of the great monastery . Join in on the immersive sensory journey which brings the story of Irish Whiskey to life in the famous Tullamore Dew distillery.
Discover a rich and varied county full of gentle hills and Northern charm, Co. Monaghan is a true delight.
It’s home to Lough Muckno, a world-class centre for angling and wakeboarding; Clones Lace and Carrickmacross Lace, an exquisite technique used in royal wedding dresses over many centuries; round towers, historic houses and the drumlin-dotted landscape which inspired the poems of Patrick Kavanagh.
Cast your rod to catch dinner for the evening or take a dip to cool off on a hot summer’s day, County Monaghan is a wonderful place for a tranquil break on the water’s edge.
Tucked away in the North West of Ireland, is the wild and spectacular county of Leitrim. Leitrim is a rural haven for families, explorers and slow adventurers who cherish a slower pace of life and spending quality time in the great outdoors.
Discover the beauty of Glencar Waterfall, an inspiration to WB Yeats, and wander through the Dartry Mountains to see Eagles Rock.
The lively towns of Carrick-on-Shannon and Manorhamilton are a fantastic place to soak up the friendly atmosphere in the welcoming pubs while exploring the cruising capital of Ireland.
“An Cabhan” is an old Irish word meaning “The Hollow” – and in a simple way that says a lot about this beautiful county . Cavan is a refuge, a place to rejuvenate, a shelter from stress. Known for its rolling hills and 365 lakes, one for every day of the year.
Experience lake fishing with the locals or explore the ancient sites of the Brefni County and discover its intricate history. Go back in time with a visit to Cavan Burren Park, where you will find spectacular prehistoric tombs, fantastic geology and special stories that make this such a unique environment.