Discover Ireland's Lakeland Historic Towns
If you're planning your holiday or weekend away in Ireland's Lakelands, why not explore the history and heritage. The towns and villages in Ireland's Lakelands all have their own unique story to tell, and the Historic Towns walking trails give you the chance to learn more about those stories for yourself - and of course to enjoy everything the modern towns have to offer.
This town is the guardian of the main River Shannon crossing since the 12th Century and the link between the east and west of Ireland. The focal point is the castle, which is a 13th Century Anglo-Norman building.
This town has several sites of historic and architectural interest that include the 12th Century Boyle Abbey and the 18th Century King House.
Carrick on Shannon sits on the most scenic stretch of the Shannon and is surrounded by beautiful scenery. It was granted a Royal Charter and named a borough with its own seal in 1607.
This town was founded by Thomas Coote in 1700. He married Frances Hill and the town contains their names. It is a typical planter’s town laid out in an orderly way with a large number of churches testifying to an extraordinary tolerance of religious faiths. here are a number of fine Georgian buildings in the town centre.
This Medieval town is situated on the shores of a beautiful lake. It boasts Ireland’s only functioning Medieval moat, a preserved Medieval abbey, Medieval town gate, a museum and St. Brendan’s Cathedral.