The blog posts of Easter ideas in Sligo and Mayo have proved so popular I’ve decided to do one for Leitrim.
There is still a lot of Leitrim that I haven’t got to see and do mainly Lough Allen Adventure which sounds fantastic. So that might be one to check out too.
Go walking with Leitrim Landscapes Guided Walks. I’m seeing a couple of events I’m interested in too.
To the Waters and the Wild. Glencar Waterfall is stunning for sure and always well worth a visit. If you are lucky Paddy the Pony might be there giving pony and trap rides. Also keep a look at the lake you might see a man on a bicycle in the middle of it!
Still on the waters head to Fowley’s Falls. There’s a gorgeous walkway through woodland along the banks of the Glenaniff River. The falls are just something else, a very special place.
Visit the homestead of Seán Mac Diarmada who was born in Kiltyclogher. He was an Irish political activist and revolutionary leader. He was one of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising. He was executed in Kilmainham in 1916. His statue is in the centre of the village.
Explore Glenfarne Demesne which is situated on the shores of Lough MacNean. The lake marks the border of Leitrim, Cavan and Fermanagh. It’s a really beautiful area with lovely forest walks and a sculpture trail.
Go on the Glens to Sea Drive. Well worth doing, you’ll come across some really interesting places.
Dromahair is a lovely village. Park near the Abbey Hotel and take the walkway to Creevylea Abbey. It’s a very pretty area. Photo of the abbey is at the top of the blog post.
Explore Carrick-on-Shannon. Check out the Famine Attic Memorial, it’s located in the old Workhouse and is a very moving place. The Costello Chapel is right in the middle of the town and is the smallest chapel in Ireland. See Carrick-on-Shannon from the water on the Moon River, we loved this one. Head to The Dock to check out the art exhibitions, there’s always something to see.
So that’s my brief list for Leitrim. It may be the smallest county in Connacht but it’s bursting with beautiful scenery and friendly faces.