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Ireland's Hidden

With its rich mix of beautiful landscapes, rugged hills, soft bogs, peaceful lakes and vibrant townscapes, welcome to one of the most surprising and unspoilt parts of Ireland.

Following your visit to us here at River Run, there is so much more for you to explore.

The water offers leisurely boat trips, water sports and great fishing, while numerous walks, cycle trails and pony trekking allow you to take in the views, or explore the rural heartlands and small villages in this quiet, relaxing part of the country.

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Use our map to discover what each region has to offer.

Looking to stay longer?

With so much to see and do in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands why not extend your trip, and stay in one of the many hotels, guesthouses, or B&Bs in the area.

Where to eat and drink?

Feeling thirsty or peckish? Whether you’re a consummate carnivore or a vegan, you’ll find plenty of foodie delights in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands. Check out our list of recommended places for your visit.

Uncover Athlone

Take a walk along the River Shannon through the heart of the charming town with Athlone Castle in the background. Dine at amazing restaurants and immerse yourself in the history of the area that’s been in use since the Bronze Age.

On the edge of Athlone lies Lough Ree, a hub for fishermen, swimmers and anyone who enjoys scenic views, while the monastic site of Clonmacnoise lies just a few minutes away.

Athlone is a vibrant town in the heart of The Midlands. Visit and experience it for yourself.

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