This is a fantastic walk that explores the wooded area and farmlands of Portlick and the Whinning peninsula of Lough Ree. The trail is 5 km, only a short drive from the hotel. Enjoy native trees and attractive and varied views of Lough Ree.
Lough Boora Discovery Park is a haven for nature and a prime location for outdoor enthusiasts to explore our trails, angling lakes, bird hides and sculptures. Their vast network of off-road walkways and cycle paths allows visitors to spend as much time as they wish exploring the park, as walks can range from 20 minutes to four hours.
Hikers and walkers alike can access Sliabh Bawn’s fantastic recreation facilities. The new amenities include a trim trail for fitness, an equestrian trail, six looped walks, a raised viewing platform and a new picnic area. Sliabh Bawn is a short drive from the hotel.
A must for any cycling enthusiasts out there, the Old Rail Trail is a fantastic way to explore Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands. This is a dedicated cycle path that follows the old rail track under bridges, through tunnels and the scenic countryside all the way from Athlone to Mullingar.
With the sun on your back and water lapping at your side, take a stroll along the Shannon Banks Walk. It begins in the shadow of Athlone Castle and leads you along a nature trail that’s bursting with a diversity of wildlife. Stretching along a 5km loop.
St. John’s Wood in Roscommon is one of Ireland’s largest ancient woodlands, over 260 acres. It’s believed that St. John’s Wood is one of Ireland’s few primary ancient woodlands, meaning it has never been fully cleared so that there has been woodland on this site since the last Ice Age.
Dún na Sí (pronounced Doon na Shee) translates from Irish as “the fort of the fairies”. It is named after the local folklore that some lone hawthorn bushes (often known as fairy bushes) once marked the presence of a ‘fairy fort’ which previously existed in our Park. Our Heritage Park commemorates the traditions and activities of rural Ireland throughout time, and our Amenity Park provides a beautiful space which celebrates biodiversity and provides a special environment for activity and appreciation of nature.
Walking here, you get a sense that past, and present are closely interwoven. You will be captivated by the fascinating remains of an Anglo-Norman castle and walled town. Lough Ree about 10 miles by boat or car from Athlone.
The centre of Ireland in so many ways, the Hill of Uisneach is one of the most sacred and historic sanctuaries in the world. Come join us at the heart of the ancient Kingdom of Mide. Walk in the footsteps of High Kings, Gods & Goddesses across the ancient landscape that is the Hill of Uisneach.
Tullyboy Farm is a family run, working visitor farm in a beautiful setting around a Georgian farmhouse.There are a range of activities available, from miniature tractor barrel rides, straw dives for goodies, playground, lots of animals to get up close to and feed.
Athlone Equestrian Centre was established in 2006 to provide the best equestrian facilities available in the midlands.
Ideally situated in a quiet country setting yet only three miles from Athlone town, Athlone Equestrian Centre prides itself in providing a safe and fun learning experience to both adults and kids.
Since 1938 Hodson Bay has been the home of Athlone Golf Club. The 18-hole course has breath taking views of Lough Ree and the surrounding area. The club features a fully stocked pro-shop, club hire, buggy hire, golf lessons and coaching.
Moate Golf Club is an 18-Hole, Parkland Golf Course, set in the Midlands of Ireland. Founded in 1900, the club has been part of the community in Westmeath for 120 years, the course offers a fair challenge to golfers of all ages and abilities.
With over 7,200 yards available across 18 holes, this course has incredible views of Lough Ree and Killinure Bay. Whether you’re a budding golfer or seasoned professional this course offers a challenge for golfers at all levels.
Coal was mined in the Arigna Valley from the 1700s through to 1990, when the mines were closed. With massive community and Government support, the Derreenavoggy Mine reopened as a visitor attraction in 2003. Since then, close to 400,000 people have enjoyed the Arigna Mining Experience, making this community-inspired initiative one of the most popular local attractions in Roscommon.