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Arigna Mining Experiencearigna-mining-experience-the-landmark-hotel-carrick-on-shannon-co_leitrim-co_roscommon.jpg (arigna-mining-experi)
Discover and experience the life of a coal miner through this underground tour.The Mining Experience 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 lasts 45 minutes brings visitors to the mines coalface where the methods used to extract the coal are demonstrated. Lighting and sound effects throughout the mine add to the reality to the experience.
www.arignaminingexperience.ie 
 
Strokestown Park House & Famine Musuemlandmark-hotel-accommodation-carrick-on-shannon-strokestown-house.jpg (landmark-hotel-accom)
Strokestown Park is a unique visitor attraction in Strokestown. Co Roscommon, 24 miles from Carrick-on-Shannon. The Park includes; Strokestown Park House, a Georgian Palladian mansion preserved with its original furnishings and fabrics which can be seen daily by guided tour, The Irish National Famine Museum and the six acre walled pleasure gardens which have been restored to their original splendour and give an insight into horticultural design and architecture from the 1740’s to the present day. Strokestown Park is a must see attraction, whether for individuals, families, educational groups or coach tours.
www.strokestownpark.ie

Leitrim Railway Museumcavan-leitim-railway-museum-carrick-on-shannon.jpg (cavan-leitim-railway)
The Cavan & Leitrim Railway Museum can be found in Dromod, just 18km (17mins) from Carrick-on-Shannon. This wonderful museum displays a collection of trains and railway memorabilia and also a range of other historical treasures including Buses, Planes, Fire Engines and Artillery!
www.cavanandleitrim.com Tel: 00 353 (0)71 963 8599




King House Interpretive Galleries & Museumking-house-boyle-things-to-do-carrick-on-shannon.jpg (king-house-boyle-thi)
King House is a magnificently restored Georgian Mansion built around 1730, by Sir Henry King, whose family were one of the most powerful and wealthy in Ireland. In the 18th Century it was home to the Earls of Kingston. After this it became a military barracks to the famous Connaught Rangers from 1788 until 1922. Today visitors can explore the house and enjoy a range of exhibitions that offer an enchanting view of Ireland’s heritage and culture.
www.kinghouse.ie Tel: 00 353 (0)71 966 3242
 

Lough Key Forest & Activity Parklough-key-forest-park-landmark-hotel-carrick-on-shannon.jpg (lough-key-forest-par)
For centuries Lough Key has been drawning people to its spectacular views, abundant wildlife, historic buildings and evocative islands. The Park now offers extensive attractions including Tree Canopy Walk, 19th Century Servant Tunnels, Moylurg Tower, Boda Borg - Lakeside Cafe, Gift Shop, Adventure Play Kingdom, Forest & Parkland Trails, Bog Gardens, Lakeside Walks and 19th Century Bridges.
www.loughkey.ie  Tel: 00 3530 (0)71 967 3122.
 
 

Lough Key Boat Tourslough-key-boat-tours-the-landmark-hotel.jpg (lough-key-boat-tours)
Enjoy the beauty, tranquillity and history of Lough Key, on board our 40-seater boat "The Trinity" a fully enclosed, centrally heated tour boat with a fully licensed Bar and snack facilities. During the tour you will be entertained by legends, for instance "Una Bhan" and the legacy of Trinity, Church and Castle islands. These tours are available on the hour during the summer season, which starts the last week June until the last week of August.
www.loughkeyboats.com Tel: 00 353 (0)71 96 67037 : Mob: 00 353 71 86 8167037

 
Cruachan Aí - Celtic Royal Sitecruachan-ai-tulsk-roscommon-landmark-hotel-accommodation-carrick-on-shannon-leitrim.png (cruachan-ai-tulsk-ro)
Located in the medieval village of Tulsk (19miles from Carrick-on-Shannon), within the Rathcroghan Complex, The Cruachan Aí site consists of a huge concentration of  over 60 national monuments within a 4 mile sq area. There is a wealth of mythology, literature, history and archaeology for you to discover. The facilities also include a riverside café, craft & book shop, tours for groups & individuals, exhibition rooms & more. Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Bank Holidays 12-4pm, Sunday by appointment only.
www.rathcroghan.ie Tel: 00353 (0)71 96 39268

 
Eagles Flyingeagles-flying-ballymote-landmark-hotel-accommodation-carrick-on-shannon-leitrim.jpg (eagles-flying-ballym)
Ireland's largest centre for birds of prey and owls is located in Ballymote, Co.Sligo just 26miles from Carrick-on-Shannon. Here you can get up close with some of the largest birds of prey in the world. Enjoy a Guided Tour or  Bird Show when you will experience Eagles, Hawks, Falcons and Vultures flying right over your head and landing beside you.  There is also a supervised pet-zoo for the younger members of the family.
www.eaglesflying.com Tel: 00353 (0)71 91 89310

 
Boyle Origin Farmers Marketboyle-origin-farmers-market-landmark-hotel-accommodation-carrick-on-shannon.jpg (boyle-origin-farmers)
Located in the sheltered walled courtyard of King House, Boyle every Saturday from 10am - 2pm, this market' stalls include fresh fish, organic fruit & veg, gluten & wheat free products, farmhouse cheeses, bedding plants, local crafts and much more. On occasion there is live music and cookery demonstrations to entertain you. It makes for a lovely morning and is only 11miles from Carrick-on-Shannon. www.unabhan.net/farmersmkt.htm
Tel: 00353 (0)71 96 63033