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Roscommon Ireland

Loughglynn

Loughglynn is a picturesque village midway between the towns of Castlerea and Ballaghaderreen in County Roscommon.

Loughglynn Music Festival - August Bank Holiday Weekend

Self Catering Accommodation in Loughglynn

Accommodation is available in the area, at the Woodlands Inn, Loughglynn, which is a self catering, rental, house and the perfect place to get away from the pace of everyday life.

The natural landscape is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast with lakes, forest parks and a golf course all within easy reach. Loughglynn is named after a lake that was built in the village area, during the 19th century as a birthday present from Viscount Dillon to his wife. The town of Loughglynn is steeped in Irish history and visitors to the area can see Loughglynn House, which dates back to the 18th century, the ruins of the Norman Loughglynn Castle, and a memorial to the chief organiser of the Fenian Movement in Connaught, Edward Duffy.

 

Loughglynn House was built between 1713 and 1737 by Richard, 9th Viscount Dillon in Palladian style, which was typical of the style at the time. It was extended in 1820 and was used for a diverse range of purposes in subsequent years such as a convent for the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, who founded a dairy there, and eventually a nursing home before it was sold to private ownership in 2003.

Situated on the southern side of the town, Loughglynn Castle dates to Norman times and one of its towers was used as a prison at one point.

The Duffy Memorial is a monument to Edward Duffy, a local man who recruited members to the Fenian movement in Connaught from 1862 to 1867 and was actively involved in a number of other areas of the resistance to British rule. He was arrested in 1867 and died in a London prison in 1868.