Local  Attractions

Westmeath

Is famous for its rivers and lakes, from the Shannon and Lough Ree to the Mullingar lakes and the Royal Canal. All sorts of watersports can be enjoyed in the county as well as some of the finest golf and equestrian facilities in the country. Top class angling is available throughout Westmeath with all species of coarse fish and brown trout. Athlone Castle, Belvedere House, Gardens and Park, Fore, Dun na Si and Lockes Distillery are some major attractions. Athlone and Mullingar are touring centres and are ideal for short breaks with a wide variety of visitor entertainment, quality restaurants, shopping and other activities.

 

 

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Fishing

Our farm has extensive lake frontage,

 

we have a boat available and membership of the

 

Lough Lene Angling Association.

 

A Gilly can be provided if required.

 

 

For additional information check out the local angling

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Equestrian Facilities

42 km (47 mins away)

 

Kilbeggan Racecourse in Westmeath, has the distinction of being the only racecourse in Ireland where horse racing is over jumps under National Hunt rules. See this peaceful town spring to life on race evenings as crowds gather in eager anticipation of the excitement, fun and thrill of the race.

 

 

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42 km (47 mins away)

 

Mullingar Equestrian Centre, located close to the town,

 

specializes in show jumping and cross-country riding

 

with weekly shows and an international show in June

 

each year. Our young rider programme with

 

English tuition May - Sept in our language centre for 10 - 18 year olds and 18 - 22 year olds is highly recommended. Fully supervised accommodation. Advanced clinics and individual adult programmes available.

 

 

For additional information you can check out their website at:

 

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Places we love to visit

7 km (9 mins away)

 

Tullnally Castle, beside Castlepollard. The gardens, like the castle are on a magnificent scale, taking in nearly 12 hectares. Terraced lawns around the castle overlook superb 18th century parkland. The adjoining woodland gardens and walled gardens date largely from the early 19th century and encompass a grotto of eroded limestone from nearby Lough Derravaragh and two ornamental lakes. The walled gardens have extensive flower borders and an avenue of magnificent 200 year old Irish yews.

 

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16 km (18 mins away)

 

Loughcrew near the town of  Oldcastle, Co. Meath. The cairns at Loughcrew form the largest complex of passage graves in Ireland. The Cairns are megalithic structures originally built about 4000 BC as burial chambers.

 

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6 km (7 mins away)

 

Fore Abbey situated just north of  the farm house is a christian monastery that was founded around 630 AD, by 665 AD over 300 monks lived around the abbey. The monastery was burnt more than 12 times by the Vikings, but was continually rebuilt.

 

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16 km (18 mins away)

 

Oldcastle, County Meath. A company called Beyond The Blarney is a small tour company that provides Day Tours and Workshops specialising in the history, mythology, culture of Ireland past and present.

 

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Golf

Our farm is ideally situated close to a number of top class golf courses:

 

10 km (11 mins away)

 

Delvin Castle , located in Delvin village, is an 18 hole golf course in the mature parkland of Clonyn Castle, with many mature trees and a number of holes over water. Delvin is truly a unique course in a historic setting.

 

For additional information you can call them on +353 44 966 4315 or email them at

 

delvincastle@golfnet.ie

 

19 km (22 mins away)

 

Mullingar Golf Club, located, at Belvedere on the outskirts of town is the work of famous Scottish designer James Braid. Although some “cosmetic” changes have been made since its creation in 1935 Mullingar is as essentially as its designer intended. A championship challenge set in old wooded and delightful undulating parklands. Generous rolling fairways wind their paths through mature timbers.

 

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17 km (18 mins away)

 

Ballinlough Castle Golf Club, located near Clonmellon, is probably the most natural course you will play, with a mixture of sand and traditional greens meandering through 180 acres of mature parkland, with just a hint of water, that will prove to be a test for golfers of all levels.

 

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