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Mohill is a delightful market town that has lots to offer.
There are quiet country roads for walking or cycling, and no shortage of lakes and rivers for fishing, boating or just relaxing at the water’s edge.
Go boating on the Shannon or meander on the revitalized canal linking the Shannon with Lough Erne: Carrick-on-Shannon, Ballinamore and Keshcarrigan are all within 15-20 minutes drive.
The area around Mohill has had a long history of horse-riding and there are numerous equestrian centres where you can enjoying trekking by the hour.
A number of Golf Clubs are within easy driving distance from Mohill: Ballinamore, Carrick-on-Shannon and Longford - not to mention facilities at Lough Rynn Castle and Kilronan Castle.

"Mohill is our town . . .

. . . In its plain way I think it beautiful. There is no desolate big street. The simple streets link perfectly into one another. I like the town best in winter, the outskirts glistening with frost, the excitement on the faces of people in from the countryside for the late Saturday-night shipping, children and parcels being dragged under the street-lamps. When the shopping is done, they go to the bars to meet the people they know and to discover the news, each locality to its own bar. In early March, on a Thursday market day, once I see the bags of seed potatoes and bundles of cabbage plants – Early York and Flat Dutch, Greyhound and Curly – on the corner outside Luke Early’s bar, each bundle tied with baler twine of all colours, I know the winter is almost over. I think of Mohill as one of the happiest towns in the world. From “County Leitrim: The Sky Above Us” published in “Love of the World” Faber & Faber 2009 © John McGahern Estate

Links

www.mohill.com
All the information you need on Mohill including much quirky stuff. Check in here if you are looking for ancestors or a broad set of links to interesting and probably irrelevant websites.

www.loughrynn.net
A website dedicated to the history of Lough Rynn Castle the local big house
(now a luxury hotel) and notorious Lord Leitrim. Maintained by Fiona Slevin,
author of a book "By Hereditary Virtues: a History of Lough Rynn".
Buy the book at loughrynn.net or on Amazon.

www.loughrynn.ie
Whether you are coming to Mohill for a wedding at Lough Rynn or are interested
in the local history, do take the time to visit Lough Rynn Castle
(see www.loughrynn.net below for history)

Horse Fair and Culchie Festival
Every October Bank Holiday weekend (last Monday in October), Mohill hosts a traditional Horse Fair on Sunday. For the past number of years, there has also been a wonderful storytelling festival on the same weekend.

Mohill Bluegrass Festival
For the last couple of years, Mohill has hosted the Mohill Bluegrass Festival with live bands and enthuastic crowds at indoor and outdoor venues throughout the town. Usually held the second weekend in August.

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