Activities and attractions around Lough Bawn House.
- Lakeside activities - walking along the shore, swimming in the crystal clear water, rowing on the lake, and trout fishing.
- Golf - at Delvin Castle, Mullingar, Virginia, Kells Headfort, Slieve Russel, and the
K Club (where the Ryder Cup was played).
- Horse racing - at Navan, Kilbeggan, and Fairyhouse.
- Gardens - at Tullynally Castle, Loughcrew, Belvedere House, and Ballindoolin.
- Tullynally Castle dates back over 350 years. The Pakenhams (later Earls of Longford) settled here in the 17th century and three generations still live there as their family home. www.tullynallycastle.ie
- Lough Crew Megalithic Cairns & Passage Tombs www.loughcrewmegalithiccentre.com
- Newgrange is a 5,200 year old passage tomb located in the Boyne Valley, it was built by Stone Age farmers, the mound is 85 meters (93 yards) in diameter and 13.5 meters (15 yards) high, an area of about 1 acre. www.newgrange.com
- Fore Abbey www.megalithicireland.com/Fore.htm
Guided walks available around the buildings dating back as far as 630 AD. Also has excellent marked walks, a coffee shop and two pubs.
Don't forget to ask about the 'Seven Wonders of Fore'.
- Trim Castle built by Hugh de Lacy in 1173, this is the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland. www.meath.ie/tourism/heritage/heritagesites/trimcastle/
- Attractions - Kilbeggan Distillery Experience, Lockes Museum, Causey Farm, Sheridans Cheesemongers and farm shop (Saturdays).
- Wonderful woodland walks throughout the seasons, especially the bluebells in Spring at Mullaghmeen Forest.
Co Westmeath straddles the centre of Ireland, and Lough Bawn House is an excellent holiday base for daily tours - westwards along the River Shannon, to the historic towns of Athlone (88 kms), Mullingar (18 kms) and Kells (22 kms), or east to the vibrant City of Dublin (70 kms approx).