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Banagher, Co. Offaly

Banagher (Beannchar in Irish) is a town on the western edge of County Offaly in the midlands of Ireland. The name comes from an Irish word meaning "horn-cast". Banagher was originally built to guard a crossing point on the nearby River Shannon just south of River Brosna and Shannon converging point.

Banagher is an interesting, vibrant town, still a fording place on the lordly Shannon. Impressive fortifications guarding the river crossing are still to be seen. A strong tourism presence has now revitalised Banagher. Angling and all watersports are very much to the fore. A spacious marina caters for the ever- increasing river traffic. Along the river banks the Shannon Callows are a treasure house of wild flowers and bird life.

Gardens

Bellefield Garden - Shinrone County Offaly Ireland
Bellefield
Birr, Co. Offaly
The love of plants is an all consuming passion for garden architect Angela Jupe and the rationale behind the creation of her new garden. It’s a passion that prompted her to plant 1,000 scarlet tulips for pointillist effect in the meadow i ...
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Golf

Birr Golf Club - Birr County Offaly Ireland
Birr Golf Club
Birr, Co. Offaly
Course Type: Parkland
The course at Birr Golf Club has been carved out of natural woodland and eskers and provides a strong challenge for even the most accomplished golfers. Undulating fairways, ridges, hills and hollows represent the nearest inland equivalent to the ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
The Stone Cottage
Portumna, Co. Galway
4 * Rating by Irish Tourist Board Situated in a rural location just five miles from the bustling town of Portumna, this delightful property has been rebuilt using the original stone from an old cottage and its outbuildings. The result is a fab ...
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What's On

Athlone Farmers Market - County Westmeath - Saturdays
Athlone Farmers Market

Market Square, Athlone, County Westmeath

Saturday (10am - 3pm)

The produce on sale includes:- organic vegetables, smoked fish, local honey ...
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Tourist Attractions

Roscrea Castle & Heritage Centre - Roscrea County Tipperary Ireland
Roscrea Castle & Heritage Centre
Roscrea, Co. Tipperary
Roscrea Castle was originally erected by King John I of England. The later rectangular keep, known as Ormonde Castle, was built by James Butler, 4th Earl of Ormond some time before 1450. What remains today consists of a gate tower, curtain wa ...
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Wedding Venues

Coolbawn Quay Lakeshore Spa
Coolbawn Quay Lakeshore Spa
Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
Spas and retreats have been appearing all over Ireland in recent years, but few could rival the beauty of this magic place. This unique resort on the eastern shores of Lough Derg is modelled on an 19th century Irish village with quietly luxurious ...
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