Ireland's Hidden Heartlands

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Ireland's Hidden Heartlands

Yours to Uncover

Ireland's Hidden Heartlands

Yours to Uncover

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  • 90 mins Dublin – Athlone
  • 45 mins Shannon – Killaloe
  • 2 hrs Dublin – Carrick on Shannon

Explore The Region

Tap into the relaxed rhythm of Ireland's Hidden Heartlands to uncover unexplored tracks and trails, beguiling Blueways, exciting waterside towns and picturesque rural villages.

Pedal, walk, float or paddle along the tranquil tracks and waterways of this picturesque region – less than 2 hour from all of Ireland’s major cities.

Use our map to start planning your holiday now.

Ireland's Hidden Heartlands – yours to uncover!

Plan Your Trip

Rural roads wind their way around stone-walled pastures, bogs and woodlands, historic towns, and seat of Ireland’s most notorious High King. All this and more awaits on your two-day trip on a circular route around spectacular Lough Derg. Hidden landscapes, a ‘subtropical paradise’, captivating stories and vibrant towns; the central area of Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands is ready to uncover. Start planning your trip today with our 2-day itinerary. Intriguing castles, lakeside trails, endless blueways and charming towns. The northern delights of Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands are yours to uncover with this ready-made 48-hour itinerary.
Rural roads wind their way around stone-walled pastures, bogs and woodlands, historic towns, and seat of Ireland’s most notorious High King. All this and more awaits on your two-day trip on a circular route around spectacular Lough Derg. Hidden landscapes, a ‘subtropical paradise’, captivating stories and vibrant towns; the central area of Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands is ready to uncover. Start planning your trip today with our 2-day itinerary. Intriguing castles, lakeside trails, endless blueways and charming towns. The northern delights of Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands are yours to uncover with this ready-made 48-hour itinerary.

Things To Do

Follow in the footsteps of Watson the Adventure Dog and uncover pet-friendly places along the beautiful lakes of Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands.  With its picture postcard scenery along the River Shannon, Ireland's Hidden Heartlands has staked its claim as a prime spot for a relaxing getaway. Looking for activities to do in Ireland's Hidden Heartlands? Look no further than Shannon’s Waterways, where you can fish, swim, sail, and cruise. There are many ways to experience all that Ireland's Hidden Heartlands has to offer, but perhaps the most satisfying is to do so is on foot. Tap into the relaxed rhythm of the beautiful and surprising Ireland's Hidden Heartlands with our top 10 suggestions to find peace and quiet. Looking for gorgeous food in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands? From coffee to artisanal eats, these foodie delights aren’t to be missed.