Ireland - The Midlands (PDF Chapter)
This is the The Midlands chapter from Lonely Planet’s Ireland guidebook.
If you’re in search of a slice of rural life, look here. Often bypassed by visitors, the Midlands brims with pastoral landscapes, stately homes, archaeological treasures, monastic sites, lakeside vistas and towns where the locals are glad to see you.
- slow down a gear while cruising through the Midlands’ rolling landscapes on the Shannon-Erne Waterway
- contemplate the lost land of saints and scholars at Ireland’s finest monastic site Clonmacnoise
- take a lakeside stroll through the deserted medieval village of Rindoon
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: County Leitrim, Carrick-on-Shannon, County Roscommon, Roscommon Town, Strokestown, Boyle, County Longford, County Westmeath, Athlone, Lough Ree, Kilbeggan, Mullingar, County Offaly, Birr, Kinnitty, Banagher, Shannonbridge, Clonmacnoise, Tullamore, County Laois, Abbeyleix, Durrow, Slieve Bloom Mountains, Mountmellick, Portarlington, Portlaoise
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