In the heart of Yeats’ county, ‘Land of Hearts Desire’, Castle View B&B, a modern purpose built premises offers stunning views of the 15th Century Parke’s Castle and Lough Gill. After breakfast, having feasted your eyes on the panoramic views and your stomach on the good home cooked breakfast with local ingredients, take a stroll down the hill to Parke’s Castle. Here you will be ‘killed for choice’ or better still, don’t choose, do it all: a trip on the Rose of Innisfree cruiser which will take you out to the island of the same name while listening to Yeats’ poetry. Take a tour of the castle and hear the enthralling history of the area, firstly an O’Rourke stronghold and then taken over by Roger Parke. Next on your list is a walk in Trolls Wood beside the B&B where you will see fantastic falls on the white water river.
Visit the charming village of Dromahair and see Creevalea Abbey which is just stunning in its riverside location by the Bonet. Sample food at the award winning Riverbank Restaurant or some of the excellent village pubs.
Good old fashioned hospitality is at the heart of everything proprietor JJ O’Hara does at Castle View and a good night of craic is always on the cards either at the accommodation or JJ will organise it for you as he is the expert on the music scene in the area.