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Ireland's Hidden Heartlands – The Heart of Ireland

Ireland's Hidden Heartlands – The Heart of Ireland

Explore Ireland’s natural beauty in the Hidden Heartlands, where activity and relaxation are centred around rural villages and waterside towns! Walk, cycle or float through lush fields, forests, lakes and canals. Leave behind hectic life and take a journey down unexplored tracks and trails.

1. Cavan

If you’re looking for a luxurious getaway in the Hidden Heartlands, Cavan is the answer! Home to MacNean House, Neven Maguire's award-winning restaurant in the village of Blacklion. Not to forget the luxurious Farnham Estate, on the outskirts of Cavan town one of Ireland’s most popular spas with a superb reputation for being a genuine ‘retreat to nature’. Remarkable landscapes namely forests, lakes and limestone formations make Cavan loved by locals and holidaymakers alike!

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2. Longford

One of Ireland's smallest counties, Longford is known for its agriculture and its criss-crossing network of waterways and lakes. Longford is a great place for outdoor sporting activities, from canoeing and kayaking to canal cruising. Corlea Trackway is Longford’s main attraction, a unique wooden road through the boglands dating from 148 B.C. Festivals in Longford cater to all needs no matter how large or niche! The Literary Festival and the Marquee are two great annual summer festivals which are worth a visit!

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3. Leitrim

Best known for Carrick on Shannon, the heartbeat of Leitrim, Carrick is a great spot for a weekend away! It’s best known for its music and arts scene but there’s so much more to do! Grab a beef and Guinness pie in one of the pubs, take a stroll along the River Shannon or check out Costello Chapel.

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