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W8 Centre is a new state of the art tourist and cultural hub, nestled at the very heart of one of the most beautiful regions of Ireland and conveniently located in the picturesque and friendly town of Manorhamilton in County Leitrim.

Come stay at our superbly designed holiday homes.  W8 Village is perfectly located for exploring the scenic beauty of the most northerly tip of Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands and the wild unspoilt nature of the Wild Atlantic Way. 

These exquisite holiday cottages feature stylish interiors and their own urban garden, and underground parking.  The ideal base for any family adventure, weekend break or Irish staycation in the beauty of the North West of Ireland.

distance to w8 centre

Sligo – 26 km
Knock – 81 km
Galway – 165 km
Belfast – 175 km
Dublin – 196 km
Cork – 355 km

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FISHING HOLIDAYS

Fish the Wild Atlantic Salmon in this anglers paradise.  Stay in March / April and get a €55 Fishing voucher. (Min stay 3 nights)

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ELECTRIC BIKING TOURS

Travel the Five Glens in all their glory.

Collect a €55 bike hire voucher on all stays in May /June. (Min stay 3 nights)

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WALKING TOURS

Embrace the landscape of Lovely  Leitrim.  Get a €55 voucher on all stays in July / August. (Min stay 3 nights)

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KAYAKING

Kayaking around the islands of Lough Gill.  Get a €55 voucher on all stays in September / October. (Min stay 3 nights)

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YOGA

Stretch and relax in October.  Collect a €55 Yoga voucher on all stays in November / December. (Min stay 3 nights)

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HOLISTIC THERAPY

Get a free treatment of your choice with a local therapist. For all December stays January / February. (Min stay 3 nights)

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WHAT TO EXPLORE ➔

15 minutes drive

Manorhamilton Castle, Glens Centre Theatre, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Milltown Woods, Cranny Woods, Glenade Lake, Eagles Rock, Troll Woods, O’Rourke’s Table, Glencar Waterfall, Devil’s Chimney, Parkes Castle, Lough Gill, Rose of Innisfree Boat Tour, Ballintrillick Horseshoe, Glenfarne Woods, Ballroom of Romance, Fowley’s Falls

25 minutes drive

Slish Wood, Hawkswell Theatre, Ballintrillck Horseshoe, Sean Mac Dhiarmada’s Cottage, WB Yeats’ Grave, Fairy Bridges, Belleek Pottery, Hazelwood House, Famine Graveyard, Cavan Burren Park

35 minutes drive

Mullaghmore Headland, Benbulbin Walk, Sligo Abbey, Lisadell House, Castle Adventure Open Farm, Leitrim Blueway, Marble Arch Caves, Knocknarae - Queen Maeve’s Grave, Florence Court House, Sligo Folk Park, Arigna Mining Experience, Tullan Strand, Electric Bike Trails, The Dock, Lough Allen Adventures

50 minutes drive

Cuilcagh – Stairway to Heaven, Ragley Harbour, Slieve League, Irish Raptor Centre – Eagles Flying, Lough Key Forest Park, Moon River boat tour, Elphin Windmill, Assaranca Waterfall, Gillighan’s World – The field of dreams, Fermanagh Lakeland Tourism, Rathcroghan Visitor Centre, Tullyboy Farm

Just a 15 minute drive away in the foothills of the Cuilcagh Mountains lies The Marble Arch Caves and Geopark, where an incredible subterranean world await.  View stalagmites and stalactites and the amazing experience of deep dark water pools in these unique underground caves.  The Cuilcagh Mountains themselves borders Fermanagh and Cavan with incredible views of over five Counties from the top. On a good day you’ll enjoy 360 degree views of the Sligo Mountains, Upper Lough Erne, The Atlantic Ocean as well as counties Cavan, Leitrim and Donegal. The boardwalk or ‘Stairway to Heaven’ wooden steps trail allows for all weather hiking and even those with a more relaxed fitness level can be rewarded with those awesome views. 

 

Leitrim’s Glencar Lake and Waterfall are typical of the tranquil, calm beauty of this gentle part of Ireland. It is not difficult to see why this area was the inspiration for poems by WB Yeats as the waterfall, lake and surrounding woodlands are a joy to behold. Overlooking Lough Gill, Parkes Castle stands proudly and welcomes visitors who enjoy well preserved historic buildings, battlements and unforgettable lake views.  The W8 complex itself boasts a castle on its own doorstep as Manorhamilton Castle, a 17th Century fortified house with an interesting history and a welcoming café, is just a few steps away from your stylish accommodation.   A long stretch of The Wild Atlantic Way is a short drive and offers blue flag beaches, golf courses, horse riding and family activities in abundance. 

WILD ATLANTIC WAY

The journey of a lifetime awaits along 2,500km of coastal road on the Wild Atlantic Way. Pack your bags, leave the everyday behind you and get ready to embrace the best of the west.

 

LEITRIM IRELAND

Leitrim is Ireland’s hidden gem. One of the smallest counties in Ireland, it has some of the most beautiful landscapes.  Take a look around beautiful Manorhamilton Castle

HIDDEN HEARTLANDS

Tap into the relaxed rhythm of Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands to uncover unexplored tracks and trails, beguiling Blueways, exciting waterside towns and picturesque rural villages.

 

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