A Day on Ireland’s Ancient East

Lough Owel Lodge is an ideal place to base youself and explore Ireland’s Ancient East.

From here you can visit many hidden treasures all within an hour’s drive.


You are in the land of the 5,000 dawns.

We can set you up for the day with a lovely packed lunch as you explore the surrounding sights and assist you with any information you might need.

Come for a day and stay for a week!

uisneach2The Hill of Uisneach

The Hill of Uisneach in Co. Westmeath has played a part in just about every significant Irish event, be it political, cultural, religious, mythological and geographical. The centre of Ireland in many ways, the enigmatic hill is one of the most sacred and historic sanctuaries in the world.

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dublin now projectCorlea Trackway, County Longford

The ancient oak planks of the Corlea Trackway have stretched across the Longford boglands since 148 BC, making this Iron Age road the oldest of its kind in Europe. Today, the Visitor Centre houses an 18-metre stretch of the preserved trackway.

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visitDistilleryPageVisitDistilleryKilbeggan Distillery, County Westmeath

Founded by the McManus family in 1757, Kilbeggan Distillery has since passed through many hardworking hands. To this day, the Keepers of the Wheel continue to guard the secrets of Kilbeggan and Ireland’s oldest working still.

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belvedereBelvedere House & Gardens

Who would guess that behind the tranquil Victorian walled gardens and enchanting woodland trails of Belvedere House lies one of the most dramatic family histories in Ireland? This grand Palladian country house was built as a hunting lodge for Robert Rochfort in 1774, but it wasn’t quite the peaceful retreat you might imagine.

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This Website is part funded by Westmeath Local Enterprise Office.