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  • Is there a need for this ?

    Castlerea Things to Do

    Castlerea boasts a rather fine town park that a town ten times it size would be proud of. It's got a series of nice little walks winding around a small river and associated streams dotted with little humpback stome bridges.What I can't fathom is it's point. In a large town a public park brings in a little (allbe it heavily sanitised) bit of the...

  • Is it really the only bar in the world...

    Castlerea Things to Do

    a railway engine in the bar. The claim is on a small sign of the bar and museum that goes by the name of "Hell's Kitchen". Quite why it is called this I have no idea. The engine in question is an 'A' class diesel from 1955. It originally cost the equilvalent of 2 million or so pounds but after 40 years service it was only worth 1600 quid for scrap....

  • Should you need to visit

    Castlerea Transportation

    Castlerea is directly connected to Dublin via rail. If you develop a deep and abiding love for Castlrea then it is an easy journey of about 2 and half hours. I suspect that the stop at Castlerea is more likely to be utilised by the friends and family of some very deeply unplesant characters. The High security prison (we are talking IRA terrorists...



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  • A Unique way to Cruise the Shannon!

    Roscommon Off The Beaten Path

    "Vikings have once again invaded Ireland and you are on board and directly responsible!", with that announcement the cruise along the Shannon began. You sail down along the Shannon and into Lough Ree on a Viking Long Boat! Surrounded by Captain and crew in full Viking dress! You can even dress the part, yourself! The narrated cruise which I took up...

  • Gleeson's Townhouse and Restaurant

    Roscommon Hotels

    Gleeson's bills itself as a restaurant with rooms. As such it is obvious where the emphasis will be....

  • Boyle Abbey is a Delight!

    Roscommon Things to Do

    Boyle Abbey is breathtaking when seen from the road. Take the time to stop and explore her Ruins and you will find yourself astonished!Boyle Abbey is a Cistercian Abbey circa 1161. It is the most wholy intact example of a Cistercian Abbey in all of Ireland. The carvings in its arch and across its walls, still clearly defined, make you appreciate...


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