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Granard is a busy town 30km (19miles) north of Lonford town in County Longford, in the Midlands of Ireland set between three main rivers, the Shannon, the Erne and the Inny, it has history going back to 236 AD.
The principal feature of Granard is the motte which stands some 543 feet above sea level and is situated at the head of the town. From the top of the motte you can see nine counties, five lakes, forests and numerous rivers.
Nearby Lough Sheelin covers 4,654 acres and is famous for trout fishing. Coarse angling is also provided for in local lakes like Gowna, Killeen, Derragh to name a few. There are many outdoor activities to partake of nearby with several golf clubs in the area and numerous places suitable for cycling and walking.
Derrycasen Wood, 6.5km (4 miles) away, is a beautiful woodland walk through some rare trees, overlooking the lake.