Hidden Heartlands Tour

Explore Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands with  Johnsfort: Ireland at your Leisure

Our farm at Johnsfort is directly on the border of two fantastic regions knows as The Hidden Heartlands and The Boyne Valley. The Hidden heartlands is known for its picturesque landscapes, historic sites, and outdoor activities. Johnsfort – Ireland At Your Leisure will bring you on a bespoke tour of this region and pack plenty of memorable activities into your day. Let the adventure begin!

Tour Information

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8 hour tour!


Suitable for all ages!

Group size: 2 – 7

Accommodation (Optional)

Marianne Cottage and Bartholomew’s Lodge are available to be paired with tours!


Mercedes V-Class

The Hidden Heartlands Day Tour

What to expect when touring Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands! All packages can be tailored to your own interests and bucket list!

Have a pint in the oldest pub in ireland!

Sean’s Bar, located in Athlone, is widely recognized as one of the oldest pubs in Ireland and even holds the Guinness World Record for the “Oldest Pub in Ireland.” Sean’s Bar has a documented history dating back to the 10th century. The pub maintains a traditional Irish atmosphere, with low ceilings, exposed stone walls, and a cosy interior.

Explore Lough key forest park

Lough Key Forest Park offers a blend of natural beauty and recreational activities. Explore walking and cycling trails, discover the historic Castle Island, or try activities like zip-lining and tree canopy walks. The park provides a great opportunity to immerse yourself in nature.

Visit athlone

Athlone, located on the River Shannon, is a charming town with a rich history. Explore Athlone Castle, stroll along the riverbanks, and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the town. Take a cruise on the Shannon to experience the waterways that wind through the Hidden Heartlands and we can pick you up in Clonmacnoise.

experience shannon river adventure

Engage in water-based activities on the Shannon River. Whether it’s kayaking, canoeing, or a leisurely boat cruise, the river provides a serene backdrop for various water adventures. You can rent equipment and enjoy a day on the water.

discover clonmacnoise monastic site

Clonmacnoise is a beautiful setting for this ancient monastic site along the River Shannon in Co. Offaly. It is known for its well-preserved medieval ruins. Explore the round towers, Graves, high crosses, and ancient churches that reflect Ireland’s early Christian history. Founded in the 6th century, Clonmacnoise became a major centre of religion, learning, and trade in medieval Ireland.

kilbeggan whiskey distillery

The Kilbeggan Distillery in Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath dates back to 1757 when it was granted its license, making it the oldest licensed distilleries in the Republic of Ireland. The tour includes Whiskey tasting aswell as a visit to the historic warehouses, where barrels of whiskey are stored, as well as the traditional production areas.

cycle the old rail trail

The Old Rail Trail is a scenic cycling route that follows the path of the old Midlands Great Western Railway. Enjoy a leisurely bike ride through picturesque countryside, passing by quaint villages and historic landmarks.

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    Unique and historical accommodation where the Boyne Valley sweeps into the Hidden Heartlands!


    +353 86 3733644


    Johnsfort House and Farm, Ireland – At Your Leisure
    Clonmellon, Co. Westmeath, Ireland, C15YK20