Local Attractions


~  Boyle Abbey, an impressive 12th Century Cistercian Monastery

~  King House in Boyle illustrates 500 years of Irish life through a range of exhibitions.

~  St. Georges Church, Carrick on Shannon is the smallest church in Europe and most definitely worth a visit.

~  The Attic Memorial and Carrick-on-Shannon Workhouse introductory displays give the background into why workhouses became a feature of 19th century Ireland and a symbol of the Great Famine and the famine graveyard is also located on this site.

~  Lough Key Forest Park in Boyle has forested areas, open parkland and features such as a viewing tower, bog garden and tree-top walk, a children’s Play Kingdom, Boda Borg adventure house.

~  Strokestown House, Gardens & Famine Museum is a restored 18th century mansion with four acres of walled gardens and a famine museum.

~  Lisadell House and gardens is a beautiful estate house looking out over Sligo bay and providing access to a beautiful stretch of sandy coastline

WALKING – way marked walks including the Arigna Miner’s Way and Historical Trail, The Leitrim Way. and Knockvicar Bog Mature Trail.

ANGLING/FISHING – Boyle River and Lough Key which adjoins Riverhaven Self-catering along with other locations such as the river Shannon, Drumharlow Lake, Lough Allen, numerous rivers and small lakes.

GOLF – Carrick-on-Shannon Golf Club is one of the most scenic golf courses in Ireland.  Other courses nearby are located at Rosses Point, Strandhill, Casteldargan, Boyle, Strokestown and Roscommon.

EQUESTRIAN – Moorlands Equestrian Centre is located on the shores of lovely Lough Allen. Other riding centres are located in Leitrim and Sligo (30 mins drive).

WATERSPORTS – the area is very popular with canoeists.  Carrick-on-Shannon Rowing Club was established in 1827 and the Lough Allen Adventure Centre, located on the shores of Lough Allen, offers a variety of activities including canoeing, kayaking and windsurfing.

BOAT TRIPS – Moon River Pleasure Cruiser in Carrick-on-Shannon caters for groups of up to 110 passengers. Music sessions are provided during selected cruises.  Tours of Lough Key are also available with the Trinity Boat Tour company daily during the summer season.

FARMER’S MARKETS are held each Saturday in Boyle and on Thursdays in Carrick-on-Shannon.

ENTERTAINMENT/THEATRES are available in Carrick on Shannon, Sligo and Longford, Manorhamilton and Roscommon.

MUSIC - Traditional Irish Music in local pubs every week and various other music is available in pubs many nights during the week.