On the western shores of Lough Ree you’ll discover an unexpected historical gem. On St. John’s Point peninsula lies the abandoned medieval town of Rindoon. With its town wall, castle, medieval hospital, church and mill there is nothing that compares to it anywhere in Ireland or the UK. Built in the first half of the 13th century and abandoned a few hundred years later, the site has remained largely untouched.
You can get to it via a looped walk but you won’t find any visitor centre here. This is the real thing. Just a few kilometres away you’ll find the village of Lecarrow. With two great pubs and one of the best restaurants in the country, it’s the perfect place to relax after a stroll through time.
St. John's Parish Heritage Group, St. John's Community Centre, Lecarrow, Co. Roscommon
087 984 2047 or 087 929 0832