Where to go

around Lough Arrow Cottage

Things to do while on a Self Catering Holiday at Lough Arrow Cottage, Sligo



Brown Trout Fishing

Lough Arrow is renowned for its brown trout fishing. Late evening fishing is of particular interest to visiting fishermen, attracted to the fishing of one of Irelands finest fresh water lakes. The Mayfly fishing season is also particularly well known and begins around the 17th April. Fishing on the lake is free and our holiday cottage comes with a fishing boat. Lakeview is an ideal base for a fishing holiday, just yards from the shore of one of the best coarse fishing lakes in Ireland.


Carrowkeel Celtic Burial Site

Across the lake from lakeview cottage, above the village of Castlebaldwin, lies the ancient celtic burial site of Carrowkeel. A collection of Megalithic Cairns & Burial chambers. Most of the tombs are accessible via a gentle walk.


Lough Key Forest Park

Approx 20 min drive to the east finds you at Lough key Forest Park. Within the park there are miles of forest paths, childrens playgrounds, treetop walks and a visitor centre including restuarant / cafe.


Knocknarea

Heading towards Sligo, Queen Maeves Cairn sits atop Knocknarea. A pleasant 45 min walk from the carpark takes you to the top with magnificent views of Sligo Bay and surrounding countryside.


Sligo

Sligo town is just 25 minutes away by car. With the nearby beaches of Strandhill and Rosses point just beyond. Sligo is a bustling town with pubs, restuarants and many music / theatre festivals through out the year. Also close to Sligo is the megalithic tomb site of Carrowmore.


Coney Island

Heading towards Sligo, Queen Maeves Cairn sits atop Knocknarea. A pleasant 45 min walk from the carpark takes you to the top with magnificent views of Sligo Bay and surrounding countryside.


Carrick on Shannon

Carrick on Shannon, a bustling market town on the river Shannon is less than a half an hour by car. Cinemas, pubs, clubs & restuarants are plentiful in Carrick and the streets are usually thronged with holiday makers and locals alike.

Lough Arrow Cottage is the ideal base for fishing or self catering walking holidays in Sligo