Homeowners enjoy the best of both worlds when they choose a Clog na Léinn home – you get to enjoy country living while also being ideally located for commutes to the North, South, East and West of Ireland.
The Clog na Léinn housing development is located in the village of Collinstown; a picturesque and community focused Irish village. The homes are located close to the shores of the legendary Lough Lene. The village has a local primary school, community playground, Farmer’s Market, local Church, Irish pubs, a convenience store, a play school/montessori and GAA grounds within walking distance of the housing development. All other amenities and services are only a short drive away in Mullingar, Castlepollard and Delvin.
The area is highly accessible by excellent motorways and road systems, and centred between Mullingar, Castlepollard, Delvin and Kells which are all an easy drive away.
Pre-school Kidz Aloud – Nursery and Montessori School within walking distance
Primary school St Marys Co-Educational National School within walking distance
Secondary school Castlepollard Community College 10 minute drive.
Community and recreational Amenities:
Collinstown has a RC Church, Community Hall, GAA Club, Playground, Swimming Area, Midland regional fishing association and a Pitch and Putt course. Mullingar has a Golf Club, Rugby Club and Sailing Club with a choice of Leisure and Fitness Centres only 15 minutes drive.
Local attractions within easy reach:
Fore Abbey, Tullanally Castle, Lough Crew House and Gardens, Lake amenities, Belvedere House and Gardens. Mullingar Town.
The larger centres of Mullingar and Navan offer a choice of top brand shopping.
Liffey Valley and Blanchardstown Retail Parks are less than an hour drive via the M3 and M4 motorway routes. Dublin City Centre is easily accessible by train from Mullingar.
The Ultimate Lifestyle Guide for Clog na Leinn Residents
Collinstown is a beautiful, active village in the heart of Westmeath’s Lakelands.
We are situated on the shores of the beautiful Lough Lene, which is the first freshwater lake in Ireland to obtain a Blue Flag for its pollution-free water. It has long provided a rich habitat for fish and wildlife, not to mention a perfect sandy swimming spot for our locals!
We are also surrounded by natural and historical landmarks, including Mullaghameen Forest, Belvedere House and Gardens (under 30 minutes drive), Loughcrew Estate and Gardens and Multyfarmham Friary (within 15 minutes drive), and Fore Abbey just 2 minutes drive from our front door houses one of the replica’s of the Lough Lene bell which is the most important and well known of the ancient relics from the area.
Heritage & Culture
Fore Abbey is one of the top-rated attractions in the Midlands, according to Tripadvisor. View the site where St Fechin founded a Christian monastery housing up to 300 monks in the 7th Century. You can still see the remains of St Fechin’s church, built about 900, and one of the 18 Fore crosses, which are spread out over 10 kilometres on roadways and in fields. You will also experience the The Seven Wonders of Fore – which are the monastery in the bog, the mill without a race, the water that flows uphill, the tree that has three branches/the tree that won’t burn, the water that won’t boil, the anchorite in a stone and the stone/lintel raised by St Fechin’s prayers.
Mullaghmeen Forest is an isolated area of forest rising above the farm land of north Westmeath. Mullaghmeen Forest is the largest planted beech forest in Ireland and within it’s 400 hectares of forest you will also find Sitka spruce, Scots pine, Noble fir and other native trees. The summit of Mullaghmeen provides magnificent views north across Lough Sheelin and into the neighbouring county of Cavan. There is an extensive network of marked trails for varying levels of fitness. The forest, once belonging to a Lord Gradwell, includes remnants of our local history, including relic walls of famine field, a Booley Hut, a summer grazing shelter and Flax Pits which remind us that a thriving linen industry once existed in this area.
Tullynally Castle is an historic Irish country house, located near Castlepollard, County Westmeath. Home to the Pakenham family (now the Earls of Longford) for over 350 years, the house is surrounded by 12 acres of Garden that are open to the public.
Loughcrew Estate, offers Gardens, a Café, an amazing adventure centre, 6-acres of beautifully landscaped gardens with a lake, plus a manor house dating to the 1850’s.
Ballinlough Castle & Gardens, is a hidden gem in Clonmellon, County Westmeath. It is perched on a hill overlooking two lakes, and is the home of Sir John and Lady Nugent. The gardens were restored in 1994 and are now open to the public, together with the lakeside and woodland walks.
Killua Castle is a hidden gem in Clonmellon, County Westmeath. A historic castle in the most romantic demesne in Ireland. Killua Castle opens it’s grounds to the public every Saturday. You can walk the grounds which is home to the Killua Castle Venison and see the beautiful house which dates back to the mid-1780s.
20 minutes south
Mullingar is a vibrant town full of music, family activities, theatre & arts, shopping and dining, located in the heart of the lakelands, where history and heritage combine to create a mythical, magical landscape. Mullingar is renowned from dining and nightlife – and has achieved Purple Flag status.
It is well served by public transportation to Dublin, Sligo and other major routes.
Kells, Co. Meath
30 Minutes North
A heritage town, Kells is one of the reasons that Ireland is referred to as the Land of Saints and Scholars and is on the tentative list to become a World Heritage Site with UNESCO. Here was the home of the internationally famous Book of Kells for over 800 years before being moved to Trinity College in the late 17th century. Kells today is a tourist attraction, full of shops, restaurants.
See details: Trains and Buses
M50 via M4