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Beautiful self-catering cottage near historic Strokestown in Co. Roscommon

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The following are some highly recommended local attractions…


Strokestown is situated in a beautiful part of the county. 

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Strokestown Genealogy Centre

The County Roscommon Heritage & Genealogy Centre undertakes research into families resident in County Roscommon before 1900. The Centre is run by a community owned company and is affiliated to the Irish Family History Foundation. Situated at the west end of the main street of Strokestown, the centre has a broad base of genealogical data which includes church & civil records of births, marriages and deaths, land and census records and other historical materials.
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Strokestown Park House and Famine Museum

Strokestown Park House was built in the 1730s.

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King House Interpretive House and Gardens

Located in Boyle, King House is a magnificently restored Georgian Mansion built around 1730 by Sir Henry King whose family were one of the most powerful and wealthy in Ireland. After its first life as a home, King House became a military barracks to the famous Connaught Rangers from 1788 until 1922. In more recent years King House has also been a barracks for the Irish Army. Even today there still remains an Army presence as the Reserve Defence Force are based in the West Wing of the House. Today visitors can explore the house and enjoy a range of exhibitions that offer an enchanting view of Ireland’s heritage and culture.
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Lough Key Forest Park

Located in a scenic and historical area of Roscommon, Lough Key consists of approximately 350 hectares comprising of forested areas and open parkland. Features include tunnels, a viewing tower, ice-house, bog garden and gazebo. There are also approximately 10 kms of forest walks taking in magnificent lake-shores, canal banks and trees.
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The Cruachan Aí Visitor Centre

Located in the nearby town of Tulsk, Cruachan was the pre-historic capital of Connacht and is reputedly the largest and best preserved Celtic Royal Site in Europe. It was a centre of ritual ceremony, inauguration of Kings and legendary home of Queen Medb, earth goddess and Warrior Queen. An amazing array of archaeological remains are located within a four mile radius of Tulsk village, dating from the Stone Age to the historic period and these are interpreted in the bright, modern exhibition rooms at Cruachan Aí Visitor Centre.
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River Shannon Cruises

Being just a short drive from the River Shannon opens up a world of activities for the visitor. Emerald Star Cruisers operate a base from Carrick-on-Shannon (12 miles from Glendel) offering a gateway to some of the best cruising routes and spectacular scenery in Ireland – the waterways of the Shannon, the Boyle, the new Shannon-Erne canal, Lough Key and Lough Allen are perfect for both experienced and novice cruisers alike.
The luxurious cruiser ‘Moon River’, which seats 110 passengers and offers a full bar service and tasty snacks, operates daily trips departing from the quayside in Carrick-On-Shannon.
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There are a number of quality golf courses located within a short driving distance of Glendel.
Strokestown Golf Club is a 9 hole golf course situated beside Cloofinlough lake, just outside the town.
Boyle Golf Course is a 9 hole golf course located within 5 minutes of Boyle town-centre off the N61.
Carrick-on-Shannon boasts an impressive 18-hole parkland course.
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