Arigna Mining Experience
King House Historic & Military Barracks
King House is a magnificently restored Georgian Mansion located in Boyle, County Roscommon. The building has an amazing history and unique architecture having been built as a grand family residence in the early Georgian period and converted into a military barracks less than 50 year later! On your tour you will encounter life-size historical figures, voices from the past, sound effects and hands-on activities that bring the building and its residents alive! Marvel at the grandeur, savour the magnificence of the period rooms, or just have fun exploring our interactive exhibitions!
www.kinghouse.ietel. 071 966 3242
Parke’s Castle, Fivemile Bourne
A restored plantation castle of the early 17th century, picturesquely situated on the shores of Lough Gill, once the home of Robert Parke and his family. The Courtyard grounds contain evidence of an earlier 16th century Tower House structure once owned by Sir Brian O'Rourke who subsequently was executed at Tyburn, London in 1591. The Castle has been restored using Irish oak and traditional craftsmenship. Access for visitors with disabilities to ground floor.
tel. 071 916 4149
The Organic Centre, Rossinver
Spend a day or more at one of the many courses - discovering wild foods, making stone walls, understanding nutrition, maybe come for their Potato Day or the Apple Day - and you come away feeling not just empowered, but distinctly wiser. Something in your head and your heart will have been skilled up by the wise instructors and lecturers, the feeling that the natural world is your ally, your companion, your collaborator.
The Organic Centre is now open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 5pm.
www.theorganiccentre.ietel. 071 985 4338
Providing visitors with a fascinating insight into what coal mining life was like in the Arigna Valley from the opening of the mine in 1700s to its closure in the 1990s. Guided tours available.
Strokestown Park House and the National Famine Museum
Strokestown House is a Georgian Palladian Mansion with its original furnishings. The National Famine Museum and Archive is also located on this site.
Cavan and Leitrim Railway Museum
Allows you to step back in time and travel on a narrow gauge train. There is also a transport museum worth visiting.
King House Interpretive Galleries and Museum
King House is a fully restored Georgian mansion built in 1730 as the home of the King family. It is now a heritage and cultural centre.
Lough Key Forest and Activity Park
Ideal for walking and cycling trails, adventure activities and also offers a visitor centre, caravan park and café on the shores of the lake.
Lough Key Boat Tours
Travel on board The Trinity a 40-seater fully enclosed boat on Lough Key. Take a trip from Lough Key to Carrick on Shannon.
Celtic Royal Site. It is in the medieval village of Tulsk within the Royal Complex of Cruachan, the oldest and largest unexcavated Royal Complex in Europe. Rathcroghan Visitor Centre has a wealth of information on the site.
A fantastic family attraction with almost 450 species of bird and animal and Ireland’s largest sanctuary for raptors and owls. Bird shows daily.
Boyle Origin Farmers Market
Takes place every Saturday from 10am-2pm in the grounds of King House in Boyle.