in North Roscommon is an excellent base for touring it's
neighbouring Counties, Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim
including Donegal, Galway, Cavan and Longford.
60km scenic drive through the west of Ireland. The route
takes the shape of a loop, beginning and ending in Boyle.
The outward route passes through Cootehall, Knockvicar
and Keadue as far as Arigna. The return journey from
Arigna passes through Ballyfarnon, Corrigeenroe and
the Rock of Doon.
the scenic drives in the North -Sligo area, on of
the most spectacular is the tour of Gleniff Horseshoe
(which starts at Grange). The road runs around the
Glen, past Truskmore (644m / 2,11tft) and affords
fine views of the immense limestone cliffs. On the
west side near the head of the Glen and 300 m( 1000ft)
above the road is Diarmuid and Grainne's Cave. There
are several chambers in the cave. The entrance is
over 30m (100 ft) wide and 12m (40ft) high. Map of
tour on display at Grange.
a countryside immortalised in the writing of W B Yeats,
Nobel Prize winner in 1923, and captured on canvas
by his brother Jack B Yeats, a countryside which they
thought of as the "Land of Heart's Desire".
Country & Lough Erne
drive steeps you not only in the poetic inspiration
of WB Yeats but also in the scenery painted so often
by his famous brother Jack. The works of both are
the pride of Sligo Museum. Fishing in the two big
Loughs Erne (and the countless other waters in his
region) has been likened to pardise by anglers inspired
to cast words on paper. Foreign tongues extol the
cruising in the Ulster Lakeland. Views range from
vast horizons at Lough Navar Forest's mightly clifs
to the slow-dropping peace of the Lake Isle of Innisfree.
Lovers of man-made beauty have the pottery of Belleek.
The mystery of time broods over Carrowmore's great
necropolis. These are but a few of the route's fascinations
which are enough to make the tourist and expert on
Ireland's mesmeric hold on her lovers.
drive with panoramic views of the North West Donegal
coast. From Falcarragh follow the N56 coastal road
that leads past Horn Head to Dunfanaghy. You can visit
Mc Swineys Gun a natural blow hole that
at certain times, when the tide rushes in can give
the effect of a loud explosion. Nearby Sheephaven
Bay provides beautiful scenic views and Ards Forest
Park, just north of Creeslough, is a haven for native
the beauty, tranquility and history of beautiful Lough
Key during your one hour cruise on board 'Trinity'
a 50 seater enclosed tour boat with commentary including
the legend of Una Bhan and the colourful legacy of
Trinity, Church and Castle Islands www.loughkeyboats.com
Boat Tours - Sample the delights of a cruise, leaving
from Carrick-On Shannon, Moon River Pleasure Cruise,
Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim t: +353 (0)71 9631777.
e: firstname.lastname@example.org www.moon-river.net
Rose Of Innisfree Boat Tours - Leaving from the
grounds of Parkes Castle on Lough Gill, prepare yourself
for a ninety minute journey round the Lough with live
commentary and poetry. The Rose Of Innisfree Tourboat,
Kilmore, Co Leitrim t: +353 (0)71 9164266.
e: email@example.com www.roseofinnisfree.com