For a nice daytrip that is close to Ross Farmhouse, you might consider some or all of the following:
Forest Park, Lough Key
Forest Park is an incredible venue with beautiful walks. There is a stunning lake where you could go paddling or on a mini-cruise. The main centre houses the kids adventure park, boda borg and is the starting point of the tree canopy walk. Zipit can also be found at Forest Park for the more adventurous souls. See their website here.
King House, Boyle
King house is a historic mansion and barracks that has been lovingly restored. Explore the house and visit the craft shop while you’re there. See the King House website here.
Battle of the Curlew Mountains
Until recently the road from Dublin to Sligo passed over the Curlew hills. Recent road improvements have resulted in a new road which curves around the Curlews. To commemorate the Battle of the Curlews the figure of a man on horseback – both man and horse being made of metal pieces welded together – has been placed on a prominence over the new road. It is a striking sight when seen in the distance silhouetted against the sky. More info here.
Carrowkeel is a beautifully situated megalithic hill top passage tomb cemetery, Consisting of 14 passage cairns identified with letters, most of the cairns are round in shape except cairn E, which is a long oval shape and consists of a Court tomb forecourt and cruciform passage grave. See more here.
THE ATTRACTION FOR ALL THE FAMILY – excitement, fun, photo opportunities and much more at affordable prices. Situated amid the beautiful landscape of North-West Ireland is Eagles Flying, the largest Centre for Birds of Prey and Owls in the country. Come join us for the fantastic and memorable experience of majestic raptors soaring over one of the most lovely locations to be found. Watch our shows! GET UP CLOSE TO THE MASTERS OF THE SKY!!! More info here.