Within two minutes…
- Enjoy an Uisce Hour; a session in our indoor/outdoor wet space with detox box sauna and hot tub. A 30 minute session in the infrared detox box burns between 900 – 2400 calories, and soothes aching muscles by directly heating damaged tissue. Admire Loch Nahoo from our hot tub and feel your cares melt away.
- Indulge in a Holistic Massage, designed to relax body and mind. See our brochure for what’s on offer.
- Walk along our Celtic Nature Trail, which details the native plants, trees and flowers of Ard Nahoo, and their role in Celtic myth, legend and folklore. Please find the accompanying booklet in this folder.
- Meditate in our Wise Woman Mandala, a circle that begins the Celtic Nature Trail. Walk the circles slowly and let your thoughts wander
- Take in a Yoga Class (Tuesday evenings for beginners and continuers and Wednesday evenings for pregnancy) or book in for a private session with Noeleen.
- Walk the Lough Nahoo Loop, which begins at our gate. This route takes around 50 minutes, and winds around our namesake lake, with migrant whooper swans, and also Dromahair village.
Within fifteen minutes…
- Visit the village of Dromahair, and explore the ruins of Creevlea Abbey, the Bonet River and the sheep along the way!
- Drop in to Stanford’s and sample the best pint of Guinness in Ireland. There’s a quaint little cafe round the back of the pub, known as the Tea Rooms.
- Take a slow tour with the best in the adventure business, Adventure Gently. They offer amazing tours of the local waterways where you can take in the sights and catch the local wildlife up close.
- Enjoy a meal at the Riverbank restaurant, one of the finest in the country. The Riverbank offers a fantastic deal for a Sunday lunch, at €25 for three courses (€13 for children). Book in advance to avoid disappointment!
- Another option for an evening meal is the recently renovated Luna, open Tuesday – Saturday from 4pm they offer affordable and delicious food.
- Take the Waterbus from Parkes Castle, across Lough Gill to Sligo. Take in the Lake Isle of Innisfree, with poetry recitals and cocktail evenings. Be sure to allow time to explore the castle before you depart.
- Walk to O’Rourke’s Table, for fantastic views of Leitrim and Sligo. You can either drive to the entrance and climb the final hill, or walk the whole way from Ard Nahoo.
- Cast the rod at either Lough Gill or Carrigeencor, and see what bites with some of the best Fishing opportunities in Ireland.
- See a gig or play in the Glens Centre in Manorhamilton. With shows throughout the year, this is a fantastic venue with great artists playing throughout the year. Book early if you can, but call last minute and you might get lucky.
Within an hour…
- Cycle out to Carrigeencor, a swimming lake about five miles away. If the weather is nice, there’s no other place to be!
- Why not soak in the salt of the earth courtesy of Voya Sea-weed Baths, overlooking the wild Atlantic from Strandhill.
- Go horse-riding with Island View Riding Stables, who will take you out on a private section of beach to canter into another world.
- Drive to Eagles Flying, a sanctuary for birds of prey and owls. They give flying demonstrations daily at 11am and 3pm.
- Drop in at The Organic Centre, in Rossinver Co Leitrim. The centre has demonstration gardens, tours, willow sculpture, café and shop, as well as courses running throughout the year. North Leitrim itself is stunning with mountains and lakes around every bend.
- Our surrounding area is teeming with gorgeous markets offering a wide variety of food & services, such as, Strandhill Market (Sunday 11am – 4pm), Manorhamilton Bee Park Market (Friday 10am – 2pm), It Sligo Farmers Market (Saturday 9am – 1pm) & Rathcormack Market (Saturday 10am – 3pm).
- Drive out to Sligo, and take in a little shopping, gallery hopping and cafe culture. There is also a cinema and swimming pool in town, for those rainy days with the kids.
- Take in the stunning Beaches of Co. Sligo, with Rosses Point, Streedagh and Strandhill not too far from our door. Surf Lessons are available at Strandhill Surf School.
- Visit Yeats’ Grave, and pay homage to one of the greatest Irish poets. Be sure to stop off at the beautiful tea rooms for refreshments.
- Head north to the Marble Arch Caves, host to one of Europe’s finest showcaves allowing visitors to explore a fascinating, natural underworld of rivers, waterfalls, winding passages and lofty chambers.
- The Cavan Burren is a prehistoric complex at the Burren forest, just outside Blacklion, with a dense concentration of archaeological remains, mainly Neolithic, Bronze Age and early medieval. Well worth a visit.
- The Hawkswell Theatre in Sligo has a great variety of shows to offer, as well as workshops running throughout the year. The Blue Raincoat Theatre is also worth checking out.
- Visit the Glencar Waterfall for a beautiful excursion.
- Explore the Arigna Mines for an insightful and thought provoking trip.
Favourite Places to Eat…
Riverbank Restaurant at the Clubhouse
Luna, Main Street
The Tea Rooms at Stanford’s Inn
An Caife Bia Slainte, Main Street
Lyons Cafe, Quay Street
Le Fournil, Quay Street
Cafe Fleur, O’Connell Street
Osta Cafe& Wine Bar, Garavogue Weir
Hearts Desire, Stephens Street Car Park
Shells on Strandhill Beach
Oarsman, Bridge Street
If you do visit any of the local attractions, please be sure to mention you came from Ard Nahoo. Enjoy!