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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

Mount Temple Golf Club - Moate County Westmeath Ireland
Mount Temple Golf Club
Moate, Co. Westmeath
Course Type: Parkland
Mount Temple is a traditional Irish Championship parkland golf course. It lies in the heart of Ireland and is renowned for its large links type greens and undulating fairways. Sitting on an esker based site gives the course the advantage of be ...
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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

Ballinasloe Farmers Market - County Galway - Fridays
Ballinasloe Farmers Market

Croffey Centre, Main Street, Ballinasloe, County Galway

Fridays 9am - 2pm

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Tourist Attractions

Portumna Castle & Gardens - Portumna County Galway Ireland
Portumna Castle & Gardens
Portumna, Co. Galway
Portumna castle was one of the first buildings in Ireland built in the Renaissance style already common in Italy and France for over a century, but which took a long time to filter through to Ireland. It was built between 1610 and 1618 by Ric ...
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Wedding Venues

Wedding
The Old Fort
Shannonbridge, Co. Roscommon
In a very pleasant site right at the bridge beside the mighty River Shannon, this restaurant is in a lovingly-restored 19th century fort, and has oodles of character - the old stone walls are several feet thick in places. Churches in the locality ...
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