Knockvicar Tourism

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Knockvicar (Irish: Cnoc an Bhiocáire) is a village in County Roscommon, Ireland. It is located on the R285 regional road, between Boyle and Carrick-on-Shannon near Lough Key Forest Park in the north of the county. Knockvicar lies on the Arigna Scenic Drive off the N4 road from Dublin to Sligo It is where the actress Maureen O'Sullivan spent part of her youth. Knockvicar is the current home of Colin Beggan and Frank Molloy, who in 2009 released a CD "Scars on the Mountain" under Roscommon County Council’s Artists in Residence and Public Art programme with the support of the Arts Council At Knockvicar bridge Donal Cam O'Sullivan Bere, the Irish Chieftain, after his defeat in Cork in 1603 travelled through the village of Knockvicar where his people rested for the last time before reaching O'Rourke's castle at Leitrim village. In the late Middle Ages Knockvicar was the location of a Francisan house The Boyle River, which flows under Knockvicar bridge, connects with Lough Key via a weir and Clarendon lock gates 300m upstream. People can park near the bridge and walk along the towpath. Excavations at Kilteasheen on the Riversdale Estate of Mr. and Mrs. John Burke, were undertaken by Saint Louis University and the Institute of Technology-Sligo from 2005-2009. Úna Burke, a fashion designer from Knockvicar, was commissioned by singer Lady Gaga to make a selection of stage pieces.


This is a comprehensive travel guide for Knockvicar in Ireland. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Knockvicar like a local. Knockvicar is located at a short trip away from Dublin a major city in Ireland. Attractions in Dublin include National Library Of Ireland, Bram Stokers Castle Dracula, Irish Dance Party. Tour packages of Knockvicar are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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Facts and Stats for Knockvicar*

  • Knockvicar: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Knockvicar for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Knockvicar.

    • Burglary and Theft 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 28.57 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 14.29 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 10.71 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 35.71 (Low)
    • Attacks 21.43 (Low)
    • Drug offense 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 89.29 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 39.29 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 10.71 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 42.86 (Moderate)
  • Living in Knockvicar - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 67.63 (High)
    • Climate Index 94.07 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 81.86 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 77.78 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 117.02 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Knockvicar

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Knockvicar

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.27 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.08 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 47.21 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 95.44 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 75.94 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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