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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Natural Feature
“There are kid (and big kids) things to do in the Forrest Park which is quite near (more or less across the lake). To get there go left at my gate keep right at first "T" junction cross Knockvicar bridge and about one KM on you will see on your left a gate house shaped like an old three-penny coin. Turn in opposite and follow the road to the park. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Beautiful mining centre with hosted walks into the mines. Great walks, beautiful scenery and only around 18Km from White Cottage. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
“If you are going to do a day trip to Athlone, make sure to visit the oldest bar in the world. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
“Our local castle that’s really worth visiting and that explains the history of Athlone through the ages. Being on the Shannon added hugely to its importance as a location for protection. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“A great programme of events. A small intimate theatre for plays and gigs. A beautiful shop with collections of works by local artists. And a lovely little bar to boot.....Well worth a visit”
  • 13 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Clonmacnoise is an ancient monastic site near Shannonbridge, County Offaly, and a top visitor attraction in Ireland. A walk amongst the peaceful stone ruins of this famous place will conjure images of the saints and scholars of Ireland’s renowned Golden Age of learning.”
  • 11 locals recommend
“The work the team do to preserve and teach about birds of prey and other local animals is amazing! Their shows and engagements with locals and visitors brings everyone closer to these unique animals!”
  • 11 locals recommend
“5 star food in a stunning location. You can book a 5 course dinner there or have tea and scones in the lounge.”
  • 8 locals recommend
“Historical significance and a nice walk. Also in the local area are famine graves, holy wells, and a lovely boardwalk, newly opened, in Drumshanbo. Also an outdoor pool and park for children in Drumshanbo.”
  • 8 locals recommend
“A 40 minute drive from the property with a wide range of activities to suit anyone. With walking and cycling trails, orienteering, a play ground for children, Boda Borg (a team based activity where you solve puzzles to progress through the maze to win) and a tree top adventure(zipit) for those brave souls! Booking in advance is recommended for these activities.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“There are a wide range of shops here from Next, to Easons, H&M, Fields Jewelers, Monsoon, Zara, River Island, Tommy Hilfger, Clarks Shoes & a variety of eateries & lots more.”
  • 2 locals recommend
“A beautiful country estate with gardens and a woodland walk, as well as a Famine Museum for the history buffs.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Our stunning local gallery that features exhibitions of Ireland’s best artists - often on loan from other large museums in Ireland. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
“The Oarsman is consistently good. Beautiful old style Irish Pub with top quality food and entertainment. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
“Art exhibitions during the Boyle Arts Festival, weekly Farmers Market every Saturday, interactive tours, cafe and shop”
  • 5 locals recommend
“Carrick on Shannon train station is located a short distance from the town and is only an 8 minute drive to Ardcarne Lodge. ”
  • 3 locals recommend