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Lough Rynn Castle
Lough Rynn Castle

Mohill, Mohill

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (122 reviews)

Situated in Mohill, this eco-friendly hotel is within 16 mi (25 km) of Fenagh Abbey, St. Carthagh's Cathedral, and Longford …

£94
Bush Hotel
Bush Hotel

Main Street, Carrick-on-Shannon

3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (44 reviews)

Situated near the bay, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Carrick-on-Shannon Golf Club, Lough Key Forest Park, and Sliabh …

£84
Hamill's Bed & Breakfast
Hamill's Bed & Breakfast

High Street, Ballinamore County Lei

3.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (15 reviews)

Situated in Ballinamore, this guesthouse is 3.4 mi (5.5 km) from Fenagh Abbey and 12.1 mi (19.5 km) from Sliabh an Iarainn …

£68
Buille Toll - Bed & Breakfast
Buille Toll - Bed & Breakfast

Corgar, Ballinamore

3.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (28 reviews)

Situated in Ballinamore, this bed & breakfast is 4.8 mi (7.7 km) from Fenagh Abbey and within 16 mi (25 km) of Sliabh an …

£59
Leitrim Marina Hotel
Leitrim Marina Hotel

Leitrim Village, Carrick-on-Shannon

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (14 reviews)

Situated in Carrick-on-Shannon, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Sliabh an Iarainn Visitor Centre, Lough Allen, and …

£76
Sligo Park Hotel & Leisure Club
Sligo Park Hotel & Leisure Club

Pearse Road, Sligo F91 Y762

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (257 reviews)

This family-friendly Sligo hotel is located in the suburbs, within 1 mi (2 km) of Hawks Well Theatre and Sligo Abbey …

£77
Lough Erne Resort
Lough Erne Resort

Belleek Road, Enniskillen BT93 7ED

5.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (115 reviews)

Located on the waterfront, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Monea Castle, Buttermarket, and Enniskillen …

£120
Castle Dargan Hotel
Castle Dargan Hotel

Castle Dargon Estate, Ballygawley

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (85 reviews)

Set in Ballygawley, this family-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Ballysadare Church, Sligo Riding Centre, and …

£93
Clarion Hotel Sligo
Clarion Hotel Sligo

Clarion Road, Sligo

4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (278 reviews)

This family-friendly Sligo hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Model Arts and Niland Gallery and Sligo County Museum. OConnell …

£54
Yeats Country Hotel, Spa & Leisure Club
Yeats Country Hotel, Spa & Leisure Club

Rosses Point, Rosses Point

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (190 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of County Sligo Golf Club and Rosses Point Beach. Famine …

£70

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Pocket Guide: Leitrim

There aren’t many people in Leitrim, but that just means the locals are friendlier. It’s one of Ireland’s smallest counties and has the lowest population – but also the longest waterway, the most peaceful atmosphere and some of the most welcoming pubs.

Leitrim Views and Scenery

The best way to explore County Leitrim is in a boat. The Shannon and the Erne rivers were linked up in 1994 to create nearly 500 miles of waterway, through canals, rivers and lakes all around the county. It’s possible to cruise for days along the Shannon-Erne Waterway without backtracking and find riverside pubs and restaurants, tiny picturesque villages and spectacular mountain scenery. The waterway has 34 stone bridges and 16 locks along its navigation and there are marinas and mooring spots at very regular intervals.

Lough Allen dominates the centre of Leitrim while Lough Melvin to the north marks the border with the UK. Next to Lough Melvin is the Aghavoghil Bog, a peatland with some rare fauna and flora, although it can be hard to access.

History and Heritage in County Leitrim

County Leitrim was controlled by the O’Reilly clan in Dromahair until the arrival of the Norman invaders in the 13th century. Carrick Castle was captured by Robert the Bruce in his battles with the English. The county was earmarked for English and Scottish plantation settlers in the 16th century and Carrick-on-Shannon was established as the county town in 1607 by King James I, with other settlements springing up including the Parke's Castle.

But the planters struggled with Leitrim’s soil and during the Irish famines of the 19th century, County Leitrim was very badly affected, losing around a quarter of the population in 10 years to starvation and emigration. The county was put back on the map by Irish poet WB Yeats, who was a frequent visitor to Leitrim and was inspired by the Glencar Waterfall.

Sport and Leisure in County Leitrim

The Shannon-Erne Waterway is the biggest attraction in County Leitrim, with cruisers available to hire at Carrick-on-Shannon and other towns for a long trip. Those who prefer to sleep on dry land can still enjoy the water – Lough Allen is the place to go for kayaking and white water rafting in the nearby rivers. The abundance of trout and salmon make the county a haven for anglers. Hillwalking is another popular activity, from Ballinaglera, Ballinamore and along the Leitrim Way, while cyclists can find the Kingfisher Trail and the North West Trail in Manorhamilton. Golf courses can be found near the larger towns.

Events and Shopping in County Leitrim

Artists have long had an affinity for Leitrim, from the poetry of Yeats to the traditional Irish music of Carrick-on-Shannon, which hosts several festivals a year celebrating music and literature. There are also several craft centres around the county, working in crystal, sculpture and organic materials. Carrick-on-Shannon is the place to find most major shops, although the port of Sligo just to the north-west of Leitrim may offer more choice for mainstream purchases.

Enjoy County Leitrim

They say they sell land by the gallon in Leitrim, and the Shannon-Erne Waterway is certain to be a highlight of any visit. The relaxed pace of life and warm welcome from locals means County Leitrim is a great holiday destination.

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