"My Heritage has been my grounding, and it has brought me peace" - Maureen O'Hara

King House

King House is a magnificently restored Georgian mansion located in Boyle, Co. Roscommon. Built in 1730 as the seat of the King family, a powerful landowning dynasty, the house later became a military barracks and recruiting depot for the Connaught Rangers. 

Seasonal Opening Hours

April to September.

Tues to Sat: 11am - 5pm

Contact

+ 353 (0) 71 966 3242 

GPS Coordinates

53.973031, -8.301247

Strokestown Park

Strokestown Park House & Gardens, is in Strokestown, Co. Roscommon. The estate is made up of a Georgian Palladian mansion with its original furnishings, the National Famine Museum and beautiful Victorian walled gardens that have been restored to the former glory.

Opening Hours

17 March to 31 October

Mon to Sun: 10.30am-5.30pm

Tour Times: 12pm, 2.30pm and 4pm.

Contact

+353 (0) 71 963 3013

GPS Coordinates

53.777085, -8.097964

Carrowkeel

The Carrowkeel Megalithic complex made up of 14 burial cairns is located west of Lough Arrow outside the little village of Castlebaldwin.

It is one of the big four passage tomb cemeteries in Ireland. 

Carrowkeel is spectacularly located in the Bricklieve Mountains with beautiful views over Lough Arrow. 

Open all year round.

Contact

For further information or to book a tour contact Philip on +353 (0) 86 335 3000 

GPS Coordinates

54.057388, -8.379102

Drumanone Dolmen

The Drumanone Dolmen, built before 2000 BC, is located outside Boyle, Co. Roscommon. The great capstone is one of the largest to be seen in Ireland.  

Take the R294 from Boyle. Continue under railway bridge, on your right there is a gate into a field. This field is privately owned,get permission before entering. It should be accessed with care via the gates at the railway crossing.

Open all year round

Contact Úna Bhán Tourism on +353 (0) 71 966 3033.

GPS Coordinates

53.970179, -8.354364

Boyle Abbey

A well preserved Cistercian Monastery which was founded in 1161 by the MacDermotts, the ruling family of that time. In the 17th & 18th centuries it was used as a military garrison. Boyle Abbey is one of the best surviving examples of an early Cistercian abbey in Ireland. 

Seasonal Opening Hours

April to September

Mon to Sun: 10am - 6pm.

Contact

+353 (0) 71 966 2604

GPS Coordinates

53.973540, -8.296974

Castlecoote House

Castlecoote House is a stunning period country home built on the site of a 16th century castle. It is home to the famous Percy French Festival. Guided tours of the award winning gardens and the stunning Medieval landscape are available by booking in advance.

Opening Hours

March to October

Daily 2pm-6pm

Visitors must book in advance.

Contact

+353 (0) 90 666 3794

GPS Coordinates

53.616544, -8.291094

Rathcroghan

Rathcroghan Visitor Centre is located in the medieval village of Tulsk, within the royal complex of Cruachan, the oldest and largest unexcavated Royal Complex in Europe. Rathcroghan is the location for over 240 identified archaeological sites, 60 National Monuments, and is the ancient capital of Connacht.

Open all year round

Mon - Sat: 9am - 5pm  

May to September, also open on Sunday from 12pm - 4pm

Contact

+353 (0) 71 963 9268

GPS Coordinates

53.778927, -8.253644

Caves of Kesh

The limestone Caves of Kesh are located half way up the side of the Bricklieve Mountains and can be reached by a 200 m ascent up a steep grassy slope.

The area around the caves is one of the richest places in Ireland for archaeology.

The prehistoric Keshcorran passage tomb crowns the summit of the mountain. It is also a place rich in mythology.

Open all year round

Contact

For further information contact Úna Bhán Tourism on +353 (0) 71 966 3033.

GPS Coordinates

54.057972, -8.449996

Lough Key Forest Park

Lough Key Forest Park is located in an area of great historical interest and is comprised of woodland and numerous islands. It was originally the home of the McDermotts who ruled the area until the 17th century. It was then granted to the King family who renamed it Rockingham Estate.

Open all year round, Subject to seasonal opening hours.

Contact 

+353 (0) 71 967 3122 

GPS Coordinates

53.985269, -8.234957

Clonalis House

Clonalis is the ancestral home of the O’Conors of Connacht who are direct descendants of the last High Kings of Ireland. Clonalis House and its beautiful landscaped gardens are a must see. The inauguration stone and O'Carolan's harp are amongst the many heirlooms on display.  

Opening Hours

1 June to 31 August

Mon-Sat: 11am-5pm (last tour at 3.45)

Book in advance.

Contact

+353 (0) 94 962 0014

GPS Coordinates

53.780489, -8.515790

Arigna Mining Experience

Arigna Mining Experience was developed to preserve the heritage of the Arigna Valley. It is one of the most popular attractions in the North West. It was voted one of Tripadvisor's Top 10 Landmarks to Visit in 2016. 

Accompany an ex-miner on a tour and experience what life was like in the mines.

Open all year round.

Mon - Sun: 10am - 6pm

(Last tours at 5pm)

Contact

+353 (0) 71 964 6466

GPS Coordinates

54.077444, -8.120513

Elphin Windmill

This fully restored, working, 18th century windmill is the oldest of it's kind in the country. 

The mill was originally used for grinding corn and other grains and now houses a visitor centre where the workings of the windmill are interpreted & demonstrated. There is also an agricultural museum on site.

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri: 2pm - 6pm

Weekends: 10am - 6pm

Contact

+353 (0) 83 406 2113

GPS Coordinates

53.851846, -8.205451

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DERRYGLAD FOLK MUSEUM

Derryglad Folk Museum is a hidden gem located in Curraghboy, in south Roscommon. 

The museum is privately owned and run by the Finneran family. Charlie and his family hold a unique collection of over 6,000.The collection gives a glimpse into Irish farming and folk life from the 18th century to the recent past. 

Opening hours

May to September

Mon - Sat: 10am - 6pm

Contact

+353 (0)90 6488192

GPS Coordinates

53.466, -8.0800

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Douglas Hyde Centre

The Douglas Hyde Interpretative Centre is dedicated to the first president of Ireland, Dr. Douglas Hyde. The centre is housed in the Portahard Church of Ireland, where his father was rector. 

Douglas Hyde had a great love of the Irish Language and helped in its revival.Hyde's publications were acknowledged by W.B Yeats as major sources in the Irish Literary Renaissance. 

Opening hours

May to September

Tours by appointment only

Contact

+353 (0)87 7823751