The Midlands

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

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  • 1. Athlone Castle

    Bold and imposing, Athlone Castle stands beside the River Shannon. A raft of dazzling exhibitions are housed inside this 13th-century Norman stronghold. After their defeat...Read More

  • 2. Belvedere House, Gardens, and Park

    A stately mid-18th-century hunting lodge with extensive gardens, Belvedere House occupies a beautiful spot on the northeast shore of Lough Ennell. Access to the mansion...Read More

  • 3. Birr Castle Gardens and Science Centre

    Summer visitors can join a guided tour of one of Ireland's most elegant stately homes and peer behind the scenes of a previously closed-off world....Read More

  • 4. Clonmacnoise

    Thanks to its location, this legendary monastery survived almost everything thrown at it, including raids by feuding Irish tribes, Vikings, and Normans. But when a...Read More

  • 5. Fore Abbey

    Close to the shores of Lough Lene is the spectacular remains of Fore Abbey—its structure is massive, and its imposing square towers and loophole windows...Read More

  • 6. Kilbeggan Distillery Experience

    It's the whiskey (the Irish spell their traditional tipple with an "e") that brings most people to the unassuming little town of Kilbeggan, home of...Read More

  • 7. Lough Boora Discovery Park

    This open expanse of once commercial, now exhausted, bog has been restored for a variety of leisure activities, from hiking and cycling to coarse angling...Read More

  • 8. Lough Key Forest Park

    A shuttle bus operates from King House in Boyle for the 4-km (2-mile) trip to 350-hectare Lough Key Estate. It’s a natural, nautical wonderland with...Read More

  • 9. Tullamore Dew Visitor Centre

    Recently moved from its town center location in a bonded warehouse, the visitor center is now located at its modern plant at Clonminch outside Tullamore....Read More

  • 10. Anthony Trollope Trail

    This trail, created to honor the celebrated English Victorian novelist Anthony Trollope (1815–82), takes in 27 locations throughout Leitrim and incorporates many fascinating topographical spots,...Read More

  • 11. Bear Essentials Ireland

    Relive your childhood at this fun stop for all ages where you can view the largest collection of teddy bears in Ireland. Each bear is...Read More

  • 12. Birr Library

    In keeping with the historic townscape character, it's worth calling in here to see what ranks as one of Ireland's most spectacular locations for a...Read More

  • 13. Boyle Abbey

    Founded in 1161, this fine Romanesque and Gothic-style abbey is located on the edge of town on the banks of the River Boyle, directly across...Read More

  • 14. Cathedral of Christ the King

    The town's largest structure is the Renaissance-style Catholic Cathedral of Christ the King, completed in 1939. Note the facade's finely carved stonework, and the mosaics...Read More

  • 15. Charleville Castle

    One relic of Tullamore's pre-famine era is found on the southwestern edge of town, where you'll find a storybook neo-Gothic 19th-century castle. Its Flag Tower...Read More

  • 16. Clara Bog Visitor Centre

    As one of the best remaining examples of an intact raised bog in western Europe, Clara Bog is home to protected wildlife species, including the...Read More

  • 17. Coolbanagher Church

    Coolbanagher Church, the familiar name for the exquisite Church of St. John the Evangelist, was, like Emo Court and Gardens, designed by James Gandon. On...Read More

  • 18. Emo Court and Gardens

    History, architecture, and nature merge in a happy commingling at Emo Court, a quintessential landmark of Irish Palladian elegance and a fine large-scale country house....Read More

  • 19. Heritage House

    Remodeled interpretation, time lines, and new infographics were added during 2020 at the Heritage House, also known as the former North Boys School. The displays...Read More

  • 20. Heywood Gardens

    The Lutyenses' house, once in the pretty Georgian village of Ballinakill, burned down in 1950 due to an electrical fault, but the gardens, with landscaping...Read More

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