Is a magnificently restored Georgian mansion located in Boyle, Co. Roscommon. Built in 1730 as the seat of the King family, a powerful landowning dynasty, the house later became a military barracks and recruiting depot for the famous Irish regiment of the British army, the Connaught Rangers.
The house is now open to the public as a museum bringing its history to life. Home to the Connaught Rangers museum as well as the Boyle Civic Art Collection, the house also plays host to musical, dramatic and cultural events and is a central locale for the ever-popular Boyle Arts Festival.Explore
Strokestown, Co Roscommon is set on about 300 acres, it is open to the public, as is the Famine Museum on the grounds. Today Stokestown estate is synonymous with the Great Famine and includes the National Irish Famine Museum. Strokestown park contains some of the best records from the time of the Famine. The museum was built by the Westward Group and all the documents on display in the museum are from the estate.Explore
Centre was developed to preserve the energy heritage of the Arigna Valley and to ensure that Arigna maintains its link with Energy themes: Past, Present & Future. This Energy Centre provides visitors with a unique insight into what coal mining life was like in the Arigna Valley, since its beginning in the 1700’s until closure in 1990. During the underground tour, visitors will experience what it was like to work in some of the narrowest coal seams in the western world. The tour which will last 45 minutes brings visitors to the coal face of the mine, where the methods used to extract coal are demonstrated. Lighting and sound effects in the mine, add to the authenticity of the underground experience.Explore
Is Surrounded by the majestic expanse of Clew Bay, the Atlantic Ocean and Ireland’s holy mountain Croagh Patrick, the origins of Westport House date to the 1500’s when the legendary Pirate Queen of Connacht Grace O’Malley reigned here in one of her many castles. Go wild at the Pirate Adventure Park with swashbuckling good fun on rides, slides, bouncy castles and giant swan pedaloe boat or tackle the zip wire, orienteering and archery in our Adventure Activity Centre if you dare! Feel the wind in your hair and cycle the new greenway connecting the Great Western Greenway to Westport Quay or enjoy a guided tour from the comfort of our fully-enclosed Westport Train Tour through Westport House Estate, Westport Quay and the historic town of Westport itselfExplore
Turlough Park, A visit to National Museum of Ireland – Country Life is a great day out for the whole family, with plenty to see and do for everyone. Home to the national collection of objects representing the traditional way of life in Ireland since 1850, the National Museum of Country Life is set in modern exhibition galleries in the spectacular grounds of Turlough Park House and surrounded by magnificent gardens and lake. As well as the Museum Galleries and the 19th century Victorian Gothic house, the extensive grounds of Turlough Park feature gardens, woodland walks, a river and lake all overlooked by an ancient round tower. Croagh Patrick is situated near the town of Westport in County Mayo, Croagh Patrick rises to a height of 762m above sea level and normally takes about two hours for the average person to reach the summit, and one and a half hours to descend. It is advisable to take sturdy footwear, rainwear and some drinking water. Climbing sticks are for sale at the Centre.Explore
Steeped in history and surrounded by an amazing landscape of ocean and mountains, Strandhill will leave you in awe again and again. Nestled away under the foot of Knocknarea Mountain on the west coast located just outside of Sligo Town. *Lissadell house* is on the south shore of Magherow peninsula in northern County Sligo overlooking Drumcliff bay.Explore