Take to the waters in the beautiful county of Leitrim in the North West of Ireland
Discover Leitrim’s top sights and learn about all about life in this historic county
Experience a reconstructed Irish traditional farmhouse and cottage and learn all about the history of the local area.
Situated 11km west of Manorhamilton these impressive falls can be viewed from a lovely wooded walk. The waterfall served as inspiration for WB Yeats and is mentioned in his poem The Stolen Child. Picnic facilities are also provided.
Enjoy beautifully picturesque woodland walks, as well as scenic views across Upper Lough Macnean.
Enjoy the atmosphere of the days of old with this interesting folk museum with an old-style public bar and kitchen.
Beautiful rambling gardens with walled gardens dating back to 1859 and lovely views out over Lough Rynn.
On the shores of Lough Gill, one of Ireland’s prettiest lakes, sits the splendid manor house of Parkes Castle. Restored to its 17th-century magnificence, the castle now has a traditional blacksmith forge in 17th-century style, as well as a cosy tearoom.
Swing out on a spectacular golf course and get wet with a host of watersports
Leitrim has an excellent reputation as a leading centre for angling in Ireland, with countless pristine lakes and rivers with coarse fish like bream, roach, rudd, tench, pike, perch and eels, and game fish like Atlantic salmon, sea trout and brown trout.
Enjoy wonderful golfing at the recently expanded Carrick-on-Shannon Golf Club with beautiful views out over the Boyle River and Drumharlow Lake.
Sli Liatroma is a 48km walk through some beautiful countryside and a variety of old and new tracks. Other good routes are the Miners Way and Historical Trail, and Sliabh an Iarainn Hillwalking
Try your hand at windsurfing, or white water kayaking at the Lough Allen Outdoor Pursuits Centre in Ballinaglera.
From steam trains to Swan Island
This Victorian railway ran commercially from 1887 to 1959 and part of the line has now been restored with workshops, guided tours of engine sheds, and a railway shop. It’s every little boy’s dream.
A delightful farm situated on the picturesque shores of Garadice Lake, Swan Island allows kids to get up close and personal with friendly farm animals. The farm features more than 50 species of traditional and rare breeds, as well as a children’s play area and marina.
Culture & Festivals
Soak up some culture Leitrim-style with an excellent music festival and literary waterbus!
A vibrant selection of music in the beautiful setting of Carrick-on-Shannon, Carrick Water Music Festival will feature organ and soloists recitals, guitar, jazz, cabaret and Baroque music.
The beautiful island of Inishfree inspired poet WB Yeats to write one of Ireland’s best loved poems, The Rose of Inishfree.
Eating, Drinking & Luxury
Chill out in a top class destination hotel, and feed your heart’s desires at a traditional Italian restaurant
With a lovely rural setting in unspoiled rural countryside, the Ramada Lough is the kind of place you’ll never want to, or have to, leave. The leisure facilities are excellent with a wonderful spa to pamper yourself in, while the bar, restaurant and modern rooms are all wonderfully enjoyable, too.
This lovely little restaurant serves up delightful Italian dishes with seafood fettuccine and pan-fried medallions of beef with marsala wine.
Head to Carrick-on-Shannon for an excellent range of crafts
A full range of quality crystal gifts and tableware.
A permanent showcase/retail gallery for craftspeople and artists designing for interiors with fine art, prints and sculpture on sale.