Lough Key Forest Park

Lough Key Forest Park

Down the road from the Boyle Abbey, lays a hidden gem. Lough Key Forest Park. Featuring moss covered trees, a few ruins, underground tunnels, a marina, a 'folly' island castle, sequoia trees, and fantastic locals, Lough Key is one of those spots I could....

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Boyle Abbey, Co. Roscommon

Boyle Abbey, Co. Roscommon

Established in 1161, the Boyle Abbey in Co. Roscommon was the first successful foundation of Cistercian monks. Previously, Cistercian monks had unsuccessfully attempted to settle in the province of Connacht on three separate occasions. It remains unclear

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Fitzpatrick Castle to Kilronan Castle - Ireland Roadtrip #1

Fitzpatrick Castle to Kilronan Castle - Ireland Roadtrip #1

Our third day in Ireland was a roadtrip day, traveling from Fitzpatrick Castle in Dalkey to Kilronan Castle in Ballyfarnon, Co. Roscommon. The first stop of our day was at Torney's Pub owned by a lovely older gentleman named Hugh who was eager to talk history, sports, and....

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