Ireland - The Midlands (PDF Chapter)
This is the Midlands chapter from Lonely Planet’s Ireland guidebook.
The Midlands is dominated by the River Shannon, which meanders through fields and for-ests, drawing boaters and fishers in shoals. Plush hotels and gourmet restaurants have sprung up along its banks, making it a wonderfully scenic and surprisingly cosmopolitan way to trav-el.
- slow down a gear and discover the rolling landscapes along the Shannon–Erne Water-way
- contemplate the lost land of saints and scholars at Ireland’s finest monastic site, Clonmac-noise
- go for a lakeside jaunt through the deserted medieval village of Rindoon
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: County Leitrim, Carrick-on-Shannon, North Leitrim, County Roscommon, Roscommon Town, Strokestown & Around, Boyle & Around, County Long-ford, County Westmeath, Athlone & Around, Lough Ree & Around, Kilbeggan, Mullingar & Around, North of Mullingar, County Offaly, Birr, Kinnitty, Banagher & Around, Shannonbridge, Clonmacnoise, Tullamore, Durrow Abbey, Clara Bog, County Laois, Abbeyleix, Durrow, Slieve Bloom Mountains, Mountmellick, Portarlington, Portlaoise & Around.
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