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Granard, Co. Longford

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.

Gardens

Loughcrew Historic Gardens - County Meath
Loughcrew Historic Gardens
Kells, Co. Meath
After a long and sometimes fateful history, a more serendipitous chapter has opened for Loughcrew. The original 17th century landscaped grounds, which were revived in the 19th century have been rescued again with help from the Great Gardens of Ir ...
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Golf

Farnham Estate Golf Club - Cavan County Cavan Ireland
Farnham Estate Golf Club
Cavan, Co. Cavan
Course Type: Parkland
This stunning parkland course is spread over 500 acres of rolling countryside and dense woodland. The two nines are quite contrasting in nature. The gentle but challenging journey on the front nine explores the undulating meadows of this magnific ...
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Self Catering

Clonabreany House - Self Catering Accommodation County Meath - Bedroom
Clonabreany House
Kells, Co. Meath
The cottages surround a large car-free courtyard, with ample parking at the back of the courtyard including a cosy private country bar and restaurant suitable for groups of up to 60 people. All cottages provide luxury and comfort with modern fac ...
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What's On

Cavan Town Farmers Market - Co Cavan - Friday Mornings
Fridays, 10am to 2pm

Town Hall Car Park, Cavan Town, Co Cavan

Contact:

Padraig McBreen

Tel: 049 437 8038 or 049 433 1029

E-mail: rural@cavpart.ie
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Tourist Attractions

Corlea Trackway Visitor Centre - Kenagh County Longford Ireland
Corlea Trackway Visitor Centre
Kenagh, Co. Longford
The Corlea Trackway is an Iron Age trackway, or togher, that was built across the boglands of Longford, close to the River Shannon. The Corlea Trackway is made from oak planks 3 to 3.5 metres long and around 15 centimetres thick laid on rails aro ...
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Wedding Venues

Viewmount House - Longford County Longford Ireland - Wedding Venue
Viewmount House
Longford, Co. Longford
James and Beryl Kearney’s lovely 1750s Georgian house just on the edge of Longford town was once owned by Lord Longford, and is set in four acres of beautiful wooded gardens. It is a delightful house and has been sensitively restored with s ...
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