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Aughnamore, Carrick-on-shannon, Leitrim
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Rated 8.8 by GoIreland customers (5 ratings)
Located just 7km from Carrick-on-Shannon in County Leitrim, these welcoming holiday homes each feature two comfortable bedrooms. Bed linen and towels are supplied free. After a day touring Leitrim, you can arrive back to the luxury of a cosy house, warmed by oil-fired central heating. Relax in front of a traditional open fireplace. Plan your holiday over breakfast in the inviting dining area.
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Travelling from Carrick-on-Shannon, take the Elphin road for 3.5km, take a left on to Kilmore road for 4.5km.
A lake boat is available to explore the nearby River Shannon. (The boat is free; engine is €30 extra). Drop into the Thatch pub 5km away for some traditional music, visit Strokestown House & Famine Museum, and explore the wonders of Lough Key Forest Park. See what life was like in the old days with the Arigna coalmine tour. The adventure centre at Rooskey is just 8km away. Carrick-on-Shannon is a beautiful town packed with restaurants and pubs on the Roscommon/Leitrim border.
Each cottage has 2 bedrooms, sleeping up to 5 people comfortably.
Kates cottages are in a brilliant location. It is conveniently close to the River Shannon and fishing lakes. Angling, golf and forest walks can all be enjoyed locally. Take in a tour of the Argina Coal Mine or a cruise on the Moon River Cruiser. Hire a car and enjoy some of the scenic delights that Carrick-on-Shannon has to offer.
Why not put on your walking shoes and enjoy The Leitrim Way, stopping to admire some therapeutic scenery. After all this activity, let your foot tap to the music in the traditional thatched pub nearby.
Other places worth a visit are:
The Arigna Mining Experience is situated in North Rocommon very close to the Leitrim border. This centre was developed to give visitor an insight into what coal mining was like in the Arigna Valley from the 1700's right through until the mine's closure in 1990. Visitors can take the underground tour and experience for themselves what it was like to work in the narrow coal seams.
Strokestown Park House is an 18th century mansion which has been beautifully restored with original furnishings and professionally guided tours allowing visitors to browse about the house and it's surroundings.
Also at Strokestown House and well worth a visit is the Famine Museum which uses a combination of original documents and images from the Strokestown Park collection to explain the circumstances of the Great Irish Famine of the 1840's. This collection boasts a wide range of papers including actual letters written by the tenants on the Strokestown Estate at the time of the famine.
Ian from Newmarket
Stayed 09-2012Mature couple
Earl from Kerrobert
Stayed 03-2010Young couple
Anonymous from Inverness
Stayed 10-2009Mature couple
Very good value for money.
These modern holiday homes are beautifully furnished throughout. Each property has the added facility of private parking and ground floor bedrooms.
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