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Explore your past in Ireland's

Hidden Heartlands

Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands is close to all the main cities all Ireland; yet feels far away from it all.

Dip your toes into, not only the lakes of this region but also the culture, the immense historical significance, and, most importantly, the spectacular nature on offer.

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Surrounding Attractions

  • Holy Island, Lough Derg: This monastic settlement brims with history. For insider’s knowledge of this ancient monastic settlement seek out local historian, Ger Madden. His tours from Mount Shannon give justice to this ancient monastic settlement with his massive wealth of knowledge and storytelling prowess.


  •  Enjoy a tour of the semi-restored Portuma Castle, it’s formal gardens and working 17th century walled kitchen garden for a taste and experience of what it was like to live during the 17th century in the West of Ireland.


  •  Wilde Irish Chocolates artisan chocolatiers produce an array of delicious delights. We encouage you to take a free tour and you may even have a free tasting – if you are lucky.
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