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Local Pubs

 
There are a number of local pubs within walking distance of Grange Lodge.  
 
The Silver Eel is a cosy pub only 150 metres from Grange Lodge and guarantees a good pint of Guinness, local conversation and entertainment and often an impromptu music session. The Silver Eel also provide food and can cater for large parties.  
 
A little further down the road in Strokestown is “Pat McHughs” and “Hanlys Bar” where a Thursday night music session can be enjoyed. In the nearby towns of Carrick on Shannon, Elphin, Tarmonbarry, Kilmore and Hillstreet there are also a number of bars to take in the local atmosphere.
 
 
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Local Pubs

 
 
If traditional Irish Music is what you are looking for a music session is guaranteed every night from Thursday to Sunday in either “Anderson’s Thatch Pub” just outside Carrick on Shannon or in “Cryan’s Bar” in Carrick on Shannon itself.
 
 
For those who seek out a busy night-life environment the town of Carrick on Shannon is ideal where there a number of busy sports bars such as “Dunnes” and “Murtaghs” and also a number of nightclubs to continue on to afterwards.  
 
If a quieter bar in a busy town is what you seek “Flynn’s Bar” should whet the appetite, as should “Burke’s Bar” where a warm fire, cosy seating and good Guinness will be found.
 
 
If any more local information on local entertainment or local taxis is required we at Grange Lodge will be happy to help.
 
 
 
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RosKarting

RosKarting

 
RosKarting is Roscommon's only outdoor karting track and is located on the N63 between Lanesborough and Roscommon town
 
 

The River Run

Departing from the quayside beside Athlone Castle, the one hour cruise sails north towards Lough Ree and takes in some of the  most beautiful unspoiled scenery in the place
 
 
 

Viking Tours

Come back 1,200 years and join the vikings & cruise up the River Shannon into Lough Ree (1hr 15min) or down river to the majestic Clonmacnois.
 
 
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Athlone Art & Heritage

Athlone Art & Heritage

 
Info on the Castle & Art
 
 
 

Leitrim Genealogy Centre 

Established in 1986 and has compiled a substantial database of information and expertise. Trace ancestors in County Leitrim through Church Civil and Land records Census and Gravestone Inscriptions
 
 

Lough Key Boats & Tours

Boat Tours and Boats for Hire. The Walsh / McGreevy Family have been welcoming visitors to Lough Key since 1984. 
 
 
 
 
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Animal Farm, Tullyboy, Boyle

 
Tullyboy Farm is a family run real working visitor  farm  in  a  beautiful setting around a Georgian farmhouse  and buildings  with  mature  trees and lake views on the Roscommon and Leitrim border  between  Boyle  and  Carrick on Shannon.
 
 

Roscommon Arts Centre

 
There’s an impressive range of independent cinema and touring comedy, theatre and music at this auditorium. Check the website for listings.
 
 

The Dock – Carrick on Shannon

 
100+ seat spaces, three art galleries, artists studios, an arts education room and it is home to - The Leitrim Design House. The Centre offers something for everyone, from performances and exhibitions, to classes and workshops. It is a place where art is made, where people can come to reflect or meet others, where bands might rehearse,
 
 
 
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Bike Hire County Leitrim 

 
Electric Bike Trails, Leitrim Village, Carrick on Shannon Co Leitrim. Exploring on electric bikes is an ideal way to enjoy the unique qualities of the countryside. Five different bike trails available offering a variety of long and short distance routes.
 
 

Shannon River Adventure

 
Located beside scenic Bofin Lake close to the villages of Roosky and Dromod, the adventure park offers a range of outdoor activities suitable for adults and children alike. Activities include canoeing, kayaking, raft-building, pier-jumping and a range of team games and activities including archery.
 
 

 

Battlebridge Paintball and Zorbing – Carrick on Shannon

 
Award winning, purpose built Paintball & Zorbing site located 5 minutes from Carrick on Shannon.Battlebridge guarantees you and your group a fantastic, fun-filled experience. Our Paintball site has been voted 'best in the country' two years running and now we have added Zorbing to the mix, we guarantee the best paintball and zorbing experience
 
 
 
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Shannon River Adventure

Shannon River Adventure

Located beside scenic Bofin Lake close to the villages of Roosky and Dromod, the adventure park offers a range of outdoor activities suitable for all ages. Activities include canoeing, kayaking, raft-building, pier-jumping and a range of team games and activities including archery.

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Moorlands Equestrian Centre 

 
A family run riding school based on the shores of Lough Allen, in the heart of Co. Leitrim. Established in 1993 by the Mc Manus family, Moorlands offers a wide   range of activities for all ages and abilities
 
 

 

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Eagle Flying

 
Located just 45 mins drive from Grange Lodge
Situated amid the beautiful landscape of the North west, Irelands largest centre for birds of prey and owls offers you the incomparable experiance of being close up to some of the largest birds of prey in the world
 
 
 

Cruises on The River Shannon 

 
Regularly scheduled trips on the River Shannon. Entertainment, refreshments available on board. Available for private parties by arrangement. 
 
 
 
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Lough Gara Stables & Country pursuits

Lough Gara Stables & Country pursuits

Lough Gara Riding Stables offer horse riding and other country pursuits in an idyllic rural setting in County Sligo, Ireland. We offer Horse riding, clay pigeon shooting, archery, falconry, Air rifle Shooting ,Air Soft Shooting, We also have an Assault Course and a pets corner. click to see more