The Midlands Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Midlands - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Tullamore 4

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Athlone 3

Abbeyleix 3

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Birr 2

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Portarlington 2

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Morrissey's Pub

  • Historic District/Site

Don't miss Morrissey's. A working public house since 1775, this is one of Ireland's best-loved drinking emporiums and has a dark, wood-panel...

Rock of Dunamase

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

A dramatic 150-foot-high limestone outcrop, the famous Rock of Dunamase dominates the landscape east of Portlaoise. For this reason,...

Roscrea Castle

  • Museum/Gallery

In the very center of town is Roscrea Castle, a Norman fortress dating from 1314, given by King Richard II to the Duke of Ormonde. Inside...

Roscrea Country Market

  • Market/Bazaar

For a real taste of some honest-to-goodness Tipperary home baking, try to catch the Roscrea Country Market, held every Friday from 10:15–1...

St. Peter and St. Paul Catholic Church

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Sparkling with its restored granite walls, St. Peter and St. Paul Catholic Church is a striking ecclesiastical and architectural Baroque...

Strokestown Park House & Irish National Famine Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

The highlight of a trip to Strokestown in County Roscommon is the Irish National Famine Museum in the stable yard of Strokestown Park...

The Genealogy Centre

  • Information Center

This locally run genealogy-research center is worth visiting if you're in search of your familial roots in Longford or the surrounding...

The River Queen

  • Tour–Sight

If you happen to be in Banagher in summer, consider taking a cruise along the Shannon aboard The River Queen, an enclosed launch run...

Tullamore Dew Visitor Centre

  • Museum/Gallery

Along the banks of the Grand Canal, Tullamore Dew Visitor Centre—in a 19th century bonded warehouse—trades heavily on its historic...

Tullynally Castle and Gardens

  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

It's hard to figure out which is more famous: Tullynally's storybook castle or the magical parklands that surround this fabled family...

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