Haggart Lodge is an ideal, central base for touring the West and North West of Ireland… however long your stay, there is plenty to see and do…
Slí na Slainte approved routes, Lough Talt & Lough Easkey National Loop Walks, Hill Walking in the Ox Mountains. For more information on walking routes in the area see http://www.southsligowalkingfestival.com/the-walks/
Local places of historical interest
Megalithic Tombs, St. Ciaran’s & St. Attracta’s Holy Wells, The Mass Rock, The Frenchman’s Grave (1798 General Humbert marched through the village).
Equestrian Trail Riding
There are a number of horse riding centres nearby, that arrange horse-riding lessons and trail riding in the Ox Mountains. Check out www.facebook.com/banadastables
Trout and Course fishing are available on Lough Talt, Lough Easkey, the River Inagh and the River Moy. Licences are available for salmon (Please enquire).
Within the seasons, and only with local guides. (please call to arrange)
Local amenity park – Kilmactigue (approx 3 minute drive from Haggart Lodge)
Astro-turf soccer pitch, basketball/tennis courts, children’s play area, outdoor adult gym.
Enniscrone: 18 hole links course
Tubbercurry: 9 hole course
Places to visit
Westport, Co. Mayo
Westport (57km/1hr) is one of Ireland’s major tourist destinations. Located at the south-east corner of Clew Bay, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, the town has many picturesque features, most notably its tree-lined, flower decorated, boulevard known as The Mall with several stone bridges over the Carrowbeg river.
Croagh Patrick, Co. Mayo
Croagh Patrick, one of Europe’s best known places of Pilgrimage, which is 10 km west of the town of Westport, Co. Mayo and provides a tough ascent for thousands of pilgrims each year, many of whom climb barefoot in memory of St. Patrick, who spent forty days and forty nights fasting on the summit more than 1,500 years ago. There is a small church at the summit of the mountain and climbers can enjoy magnificent views of Clew Bay, with its 365 enchanting islands – one for every day of the year. The Croagh Patrick Pilgrimage is on the last Sunday in July.
Enniscrone, Co. Sligo
Enniscrone (31 km – 37 mins) is a traditional family seaside resort, with its 5km of sandy Blue Flag status beach offering plenty for families and with its water based activities for surfers, 18 hole golf course and Waterpoint Aqua facilities for family entertainment and the annual Black Pig Festival in August. Close to Mayo border, the shopping town of Ballina is less then 20 mins (14 km ) drive away.
Foxford Woollen Mills, Co. Mayo
One of the last working mills in Ireland, Foxford (18 km /28 mins) is a thriving Working Mill and Visitors Centre, employing over 40 people and allowing a tradition spanning thousands of years to survive and flourish. Guests of Haggart Lodge are welcome to purchase selected pieces from Foxford’s online store and have them delivered to Haggart Lodge for collection.
Hennigan’s Heritage Centre, Co. Mayo
Hennigan’s Heritage Centre, Killasser, Co. Mayo (9km /16 mins ) is situated in unspoilt countryside overlooking Creagaballa Lake 6.5km from the workhouse at Swinford where thousands of people from the region died during the 19th century due to starvation.
Knock, Co. Mayo
Knock Shrine (39km-43mins). On the 21st of August 1879, Our Lady appeared at the south gable of Knock Parish Church. The apparition was witnessed by fifteen people, young and old. From this miraculous occurrence Knock has grown to the status of an internationally recognised Marian Shrine.
Fr. Peyton Centre, Co. Mayo
Attymass, Co. Mayo (25km/32mins)
Museum of Country Life, Co. Mayo
Turlough, Castlebar, Co. Mayo (34 km/39mins). Ireland’s premier cultural institution and home to the greatest collections of Irish material heritage, culture and natural history in the world .
Easkey – Surfing, Co. Sligo
Eagles Flying, Co. Sligo
Portinch, Ballymote (29 km/30 mins)
The Coleman Irish Music Centre, Co. Sligo
Gurteen, Co. Sligo (29km/33mins)
Ballintubber Abbey, Co. Mayo
(52 km/56 mins). The Abbey was founded in 1216 by Cathal Crovderg O’Connor and is an important sacred Irish historical site which will celebrates its 800 year anniversary in 2016.
Ashford Castle, Co. Galway
Ashford Castle, near the village of Cong (79km/1hr 24mins). Famous for the filming of John Forde’s 1951 movie “The Quiet Man”, staring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara.
Local Festivals & Events:
South Sligo Walking Festival
3rd to 5th May, 2014: www.southsligowalkingfestival.com
An Post Tour of Sligo Cycle
4th May, 2014: www.tourofsligo.ie
Aclare St. Patrick’s Day Parade
17th March, 2014
Tubbercurry Summer School
13th to 19th July, 2014: www.sssschool.org
Western Drama Festival
7th to 15th March, 2014: www.tubbercurry.ie
Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann
10th to 17th August, 2014: www.fleadhcheoil.ie
Siamsa Sráide (Swinford Street Festival) – Co Mayo
3rd to 5th August, 2014
Old Fair Day Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo
10th to 14th August, 2013: www.oldfairday.ie
Monday 4th August 2014: www.bonniconlonshow.ie
- Car Hire: Joe Meers, Aclare. 071 91 810 11
- Hairdressers: Frances Kennedy, Aclare. 071 91 812 05
Helen & Eugune Murtagh, Lislea, Aclare. 071 91 814 99
- Beautican: Lucy Price, Chic Beauty. 071 91 208 36
- Taxi Hire: Kennedy Kabs: 087
- Supermarket: Kennedy’s Aclare. 071 91 810 50
- Aclare Post Office (AIB ATM Facilities /Western Union Transfers) 071 91 817 64
- Flynn’s Bar – Aclare Village
- Gallagher’s Bar – Aclare Village
- Joe Dan’s Bar, Mullaney’s Cross, Drummartin, (3km) — 071 91810 10
- Border Collie, Tourlestrane (Traditional Irish Music Sessions on Wednesday evenings) (3km)
Restaurants (within a 15 minute drive from Haggart Lodge)
- Yeats County Hotel, Curry, Co. Sligo (Bar Food and Evening Meals) – 094 92 55050
- Ocean Palace, Chinese Restaurant & Takeaway, Swinford. 094 92 533 36
- Cawleys Guesthouse & Resturant, Tubbercurry. 071 – 91 85025
- Murphy’s Hotel – Tubbercurry . 071-91 850 34
- Campbells Resturant, Swinford, Co. Mayo. 094-9251155