The Fore Valley , County Westmeath

The Fore Valley , County Westmeath

East of Castlepollard towards the Meath border , the Fore Valley is an area of exceptional natural beauty , and well worth a look on any Ireland tours. It is a real hidden gem with great Irish myth !!

The Seven Wonders of Fore are supposedly all based on quite ordinary things which you can find in the valley , but in this perhaps lies the lasting strength of their reputation.

The Seven Wonders are :

The water that will not boil…..

The wood that will not burn…..

The monastery built on a quaking sod……

The mill without a race……..

The miraculous emplacement of the lintel stone above the door of St Fechin’s Church……

The water that flows uphill…..


The Anchorite’s Cell in the Greville-Nugent family vault…….

Have a wee look on your tours of Ireland and see if you can find them all !!!!!