The region provides good salmon, trout, coarse and sea angling. As no closed season applies to coarse angling in the Irish Republic, it is possible to enjoy an angling holiday here at any time of year and we can supply boats, tackle and engines at a reasonable fee those who are keen.

Lough Arrow, one of the better known Irish limestone lakes is 3 miles form Ross House is open for Trout fishing 1st March to 30th September. Late April provides good “duck fly” fishing and the hardy annual mayfly appears with the Hawthorn and the Lilac blossom.

In addition to Loch Arrow, the following waters add variety to make an angling holiday memorable (distances form Ross House in miles): Lough Bo 2, Lough Key 10, Lough na, Leibe 8, Lough Gill 13, Ballisodare River 9.

Horse Riding

If you’d like to try your hand at horse riding, we have 3 fine centres fairly closeby. The closest is Markree Riding Stables which can be combined with a visit to Markree Castle hotel. We highly recommend Keash Equestrian Centre and then there is also McGarry’s (Sligo riding Centre) in Sligo.


We’re spoilt for choice when it comes to golf courses in the region.  Play a round on the course designed by Darren Clarke at Castledargan Golf Course nearby, or else try golfing in the sand dunes at Strandhill Golf Club. A trip to Rosses Point to the County Sligo Golf Club is also recommended.


Ride the waves at Strandhill or take a few lessons if you have no experience at the Strandhill surf school.


Fancy the wind in your hair and sea all around? Well, get on board a dinghy! You can choose between Sligo Yacht Club in Rosses Point and the Mullaghmore Sailing Club.