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Mohill, Co. Leitrim

Mohill (Irish: Maothail) is a town in the south of the County Leitrim. The town of Carrick-on-Shannon is approximately 16km (10 miles) away.

Mohill, or Maothail Manachain, is named for St. Manachan who founded a monastery there as early as 500AD. The town has not grown as quickly or achieved as much devolpment for tourism as neighbouring towns such as Carrick-on-Shannon or Ballinamore, which are aided by the River Shannon in attracting visitors.

The town is built on a slope toward the River Rynn and ownership of the town passed to the Crofton family during the plantations and areas around the town were owned by the Clements family (Lord Leitrim), who built the nearby Lough Rynn estate and was also the owner of what is now Áras an Uachtaráin.

Mohill is a popular angling centre as over a dozen angling waters lie within a 10 minute drive.

Mohill is also closely associated with Turlough O'Carolan , the famous 17th century blind harpist, who lived in the town after his marriage.

The town celebrates an annual fair, Monaghan Day (named for St Manachan), on 25 February and hosts a large Agricultural Show and Summer festival in August.

Gardens

Strokestown Park House & Garden - Strokestown County Roscommon Ireland
Strokestown Park House & Garden
Tarmonbarry, Co. Roscommon
The great south border in the restored six acre walled garden at Strokestown Park is a happy tribute to changed times. Colour keyed, with planting running through the shades of the spectrum from sizzling red hot pokers and blazing ligularia to co ...
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Golf

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Slieve Russell Golf Club
Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan
Course Type: Parkland
Forming part of a magnificent 300 acre estate, including 50 acres of lakes, this highly acclaimed Patrick Merrigan designed 18-hole championship course is sensitively wrapped around the lakes and the drumlins of the County Cavan landscape. Th ...
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Self Catering

There is no featured selfcatering establishment in the area

What's On

Belturbet Farmers Market - Co Cavan - Fridays
Belturbet Farmers Market - McGowan's Garden, (Beside carpark)

Fridays 4-7pm (May to October)

Contact: Oliver Donohoe - 087 686 0663
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Tourist Attractions

Cruachan Ai Heritage Centre - Tulsk County Roscommon Ireland
Cruachan Ai Heritage Centre
Tulsk, Co. Roscommon
Cruachan Aí Heritage Centre interprets the Rathcroghan Complex, an area with over 200 sites and many stories. Rathcroghan was the seat of Royalty in the West of Ireland for nearly 2,000 years and is one of the ‘Celtic Royal Sites&rsq ...
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Wedding Venues

Ramada Lough Allen Hotel & Suites - Drumshanbo County Leitrim Ireland - Ball Room
Lough Allen Hotel & Suites
Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim
First sight of this contemporary hotel may not be especially impressive, but the bright and interesting interior begins to win you over from the moment you step into the foyer - an attractive area with appealing modern sofas and armchairs and a w ...
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Comments

9th June 2010
mary whaley
mohill is a town and not a village as the papers refer to it when talking about upcoming wedding of brian o driscoll in july in rynne castle, i should know i lived there and enjoy going back for visits in the future

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