Things to do
There’s something for everyone…
Explore & Enjoy Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands with an abundance of green ways, bike routes, endless canal walks, kayaking on the River Inny and much more.
Located in the heart of the country, there is no better place to take a midway short luxury break from wherever you may be travelling from as you make your way to the Wild Atlantic Way, the Ancient East, the South or the North of the island.
Long Forest Trails
Located less than 10km away, Newcastle Forest is set on 325 hectares of diverse flora and fauna, stretching across both sides of the Inny river and offers 28km worth of trails and walkways. Perfect for a leisurely walk or cycle. Bring a packed lunch and enjoy a picnic by the river.
Selected cycling routes that offer you the best of our diverse Landscape, including the famous Wild Atlantic Way and the Scenic gems of Ireland’s Hidden Heartland. With a multiple selections of routes that perfectly adapts to your experience level. Grab your family and friends for a fun day of biking with us!
The River Camlin (Irish: An Chamlinn – Crooked Pool) is a tributary of the River Shannon. Rising near Granard, it flows through Clonbroney, Ballinalee, and Longford Town along the Albert Reynolds Peace Park. It’s navigable for part of its course. Its source is situated around the village of Abbeylara.
Take a trip to the local
Fancy a bite to eat? You only need to venture a quick 5km to be met with Ballymahon’s wide selection of pubs and restaurants. Enjoy a beautiful meal at Skellys’s Pepper Mill or Cooneys bar and retaurants .
Ballymahon also offers a variety of takeaway’s, perfect for a quiet night in.
Knights & Conquests heritage centre
The Knights & Conquests Heritage Centre is located in the picturesque town of Granard, Co. Longford. Experience Norman Ireland nestled in the beauty of Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands where a visit truly means getting away from it all. With a history dating back thousands of years.
Learn about Irish mythology, early Christianity, local writers and life 100 years ago at Ardagh Heritage and Creativity Centre. Create art, explore your creativity and be inspired. This welcoming, quaint and curious centre is in an old schoolhouse built in 1898. Take in an exciting exhibition and discover the rich fabric of Ardagh life down through the ages.
Relaxing spa day
Located right next Newcastle Forest is Center Parcs’ renowned Aqua Sana spa where you can indulge in some relaxing treatments. Pamper yourself with massages, manicures and unwind in the hot tub or state of the art outdoor heated pool. Just make sure to book in advance!