Suck Valley Visitor Conference Centre and Riverside Cafe
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The Suck Valley Visitor Conference Centre stands on the banks of the River Suck in Athleague, County Roscommon. This award winning centre houses a coffee shop, visitor information, craft shop and conference facilities.
The Suck Valley Visitor Conference Centre is housed in a building which was originally a Church of Ireland building and dates from the early 19th Century.
The centre includes visitor information, a craft shop, coffee shop and conference centre. Information is provided on local attractions such as walking the Suck Valley Way, cycling the 217km Green Heartlands Cycle Route, or coarse, trout and pike angling in quiet, virtually undiscovered rivers and lakes (some of which are wheelchair accessible). Angling packaged holidays and walking packaged holidays can be arranged by the visitor centre.
The Suck Valley has excellent stocks of bream to 8lbs and roach to 2lbs and do not be surprised to find large, hungry pike snapping at your bait. The River Suck flows through the heart of this beautiful countryside, linking a 50km stretch of west Roscommon and east Galway, known as the Suck River Valley.
For visitors young and old, there is a unique opportunity to enjoy the peace of this green and pleasant valley in the company of friendly people. A variety of accommodation is available all along the river in officially approved premises. The owners specialise in catering for anglers and have bait and tackle storage facilities and private parking. There are boats for hire and car hire is also available. Angling packaged holidays can be booked through the Suck Valley Angling Visitor Centre.
The Suck Valley Way, on the borders of west Roscommon and east Galway, incorporating part of the O'Sullivan Beara Trail, offers walkers an opportunity to experience the beauty, peace and tranquillity of the Suck Valley. It is 90km in length and runs through the Suck River Valley, a tributary of the Shannon. Experience the heart of natural Ireland, where the small towns and villages offer hospitable rest for the traveller. The varied landscape includes gentle hills, forests, bogs, meadows and farmlands. The lovely River Suck is crossed no less than six times via old stone bridges. The monuments of history are everywhere and the bird and plant life offer a delightful study for anyone who loves nature.