Ireland's Hidden Heartlands

Royal Canal Greenway

The Perfect Staycation Location

Discover Irelands hiden heartlands


Places to visit

Center Parcs, Longford Forest Woodland resort with Subtropical Swimming Paradise with indoor and outdoor activities and a wide range of dining experiences. State of the Art Forest AquaSana Spa.

Whiskey Visit Lough Ree Distillery to learn about whiskey making.

St. Mel’s Cathedral Built in Longford, in 1840 & destroyed by fire on Christmas Day 2009, the Cathedral has been fully restored.

Royal Canal Greenway Ireland’s longest greenway (from Dublin to the River Shannon) @228km is located right on our doorstep.

Cloughan Farm Enjoy a hands-on farm & cookery experience with

Backstage Theatre – Longford – 19 km

Baysports Water Sports Centre Located on the shores of Lough Ree in Hodson Bay and is home of the World’s Tallest Floating Slide. Baysports is a playground for children and adults.

Lough Key Experience – 19th century underground tunnels, the refurbished Moylurg viewing tower and Tree Canopy Walk.

Corlea Trackway Hidden away in the boglands of Longford, not far from Kenagh village, is an inspiring relic of prehistory: a togher – an Iron Age road – built in 148 BC. Known locally as the Danes’ Road, it is the largest of its kind to have been uncovered in Europe.

Cinema Omniplex Cinema Longford  20 mins drive & IMC Athone 25 mins drive

Casey’s Bog Oak sculptures 

The Maria Edgeworth Centre Housed in one of the oldest schools in Ireland, built in 1840, the Maria Edgeworth Centre is an inspiring interpretive centre that is home to original exhibits dating back to the 18th century



Golf –  Longford Golf club offer green fees.

Pitch & Putt Ballymore Pitch & Putt is only a 10 min drive away

Horse Riding The surrounding area contains numerous stables, a number of which offer horse riding. Please enquire at reception for details.

Flying Abbeyshrule Aerodrome is only a short drive away, get a different view of the area with a pleasure flight.

Cycling Ballymahon Greenway Cycles & Midland Cycling both provide bike hire.  Talk to us at reception for more info

Go Karting  Midland Karting

Boating Lough Access for all provides boat trips aboard a wheelchair accessible vessel Lough Ree Access for all 

Fishing Lough Ree is one of the premier angling venues in Ireland – renowned for its stocks of pike – many exceeding 9Kg (20lbs) in weight.


Athlone Town Centre is only a 20 min drive

Cooneys Hotel

Main Street,

Ballymahon, N39 C3X4

Contact Info
(+353) 906 43-8180