Inishcrone Tourist Attractions
Inishcrone or Enniscrone (Inis Eascrach Abhann, "Island of plentiful water") is a popular seaside resort in northwestern Ireland, situated on the east side of Killala Bay, at the mouth of the broad estuary of the River Moy.
The resort of Inishcrone has two well-equipped bath houses with sulfur and other medicinal baths, as well as saunas and sea water baths.
The surroundings of Inishcrone have many features of interest.
2.5mi/4km north of the village of Inishcrone on the R297 can be seen the ruins of Castle Firbis, seat of the MacFirbis family, which produced a number of noted poets and annalists. One of them, about 1416, wrote the famous "Great Book of Lecan," a genealogical work now in the library of the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin. Two other celebrated codices came from here.
The R297 leads north from Castle Firbis, to the north of Inishcrone, at some distance from the sea, in a great curve to Easky, a small holiday resort with good sailing, surfing and fishing. In the neighborhood there are numerous forts, a large dolmen (prehistoric chambered tomb) and the Split Rock, a boulder with a deep fissure.
At Dromore West, where the R297 joins the N59, there is a waterfall. 6mi/10km northeast on a byroad we come to Aughris Head, a beautiful rocky headland.
From Dromore West a minor road runs south through the Ox Mountains, past lonely Lough Easky (good trout fishing), to join the R294. Tubbercurry, 4mi/6km east, has good fishing; boats can be hired.
4mi/6km to the west of Tubbercurry, attractively situated on the River Moy, are the ruins of Banada Abbey, an Augustinian house (15th C).
Traveling from Banada Abbey to Inishcrone the R294 follows the north side of Lough Talt (good trout fishing), in a beautiful setting in the Ox Mountains.