Richard Collins of St. John's House B&B in Rindoon and Nollaig Feeney, Heritage Officer for County Roscommon, have shared their... more » joint passion for the heritage of their environs with this wonderful Heritage Trail. All of the places you might have heard of, as well as a few you'll be glad to know of, are included here. It's a great addition to finding these hidden gems in the heart of Ireland.
Using St. John's B&B as your base, you could easily visit all of these sites in a week, or why not come back over a few weekends and combine some fishing, walking and birdwatching around the peninsula? Richard will of course be happy to prep you in advance of your day's activities as well as answering any questions you may have that evening - how's that for a comprehensive service?
There's a wide range of ancient monuments, holy wells and burial sites to visit, each with a fascinating lore to them. Roscommon may not roll off the tongues of all visitors to Ireland, but to those who seek beauty and culture, it is place they'll be happy to come back to again and again.
The sites are of course for you to decide on, but based on proximity and what can realistically be covered in a day allowing for time out and lunch, we've divided the points of interest into the following bunches: -
Day One: Points 1-5 Knockcroghery and Lecarrow.
Day Two: Points 6-10 Roscommon Town.
Day Three: Points 11-16 The Suck Valley.
Day Four: Points 17-22 Down to the Shannon. less «