Yours to Uncover, Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands

Discover a rich mix of beautiful landscapes, peaceful lakes, picturesque hills, soft bogs, and vibrant small towns, welcome to one of the most surprising and unspoilt parts of Ireland.
Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands and its rural communities are as far from fast-paced city living as you can get, yet right on your doorstep with so much to uncover. Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands is close to all the main cities of Ireland; yet feels far away from it all. Dip your toe into not only the lakes of this region but also the culture, history and nature on offer.


Around Carrick-on-Shannon

Following your guided canoe tour with us here at Way To Go Adventures there is so much more for you to explore.

  • If you are looking for a short getaway out in nature but close to home, the waterways of Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands are a haven of tranquillity – brimming with wildlife and diverse scenery. The forests, open moorland and impressive castles offer a wide choice of outdoor adventures. You can also uncover the rich history of this beautiful landscape by following its many tracks and trails on foot or by bike.
  • Intriguing castles, lakeside trails and endless blueways – the epic landscape around Lough Allen and the Sliabh an Iarainn mountains “of iron” at nearly 2000ft are yours to uncover.
  • Arigna Mining Experience, where they bring history to life and tell the story of Ireland’s coal mining industry. At Arigna, you don’t just take a journey back in time, you also go underground.  Their tour guides have over 150 years of mining experience between them.  All the tour guides at Arigna are ex-miners which gives each tour complete authenticity. Living and working at the coal face allows each guide to recount their life stories of working underground, giving the visitor a totally unique experience.
  • The Shed Distillery, the curious Journey of the curious mind. Take the tour of this fully operational, authentic distillery. An incredible journey into the heart of rural Ireland and the Inner Sanctum of the first distillery in Connacht in 101 years. The Shed Distillery of PJ Rigney, the home of Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin, Drumshanbo Single Pot Still, and other remarkable creations from the curious mind of PJ Rigney. 
  •  Just ninety minutes or under from Dublin, Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands, a region packed with beautiful places, but so undiscovered.

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