Spotlight on Carrick on Shannon

It’s time I wrote a bit about Carrick-on-Shannon. Before I worked near there I’ve been known to drive there just for the cake at Lena’s Tea Rooms….yes I am that fond of cake that I will travel for it! Lena’s Tea Rooms are an award-winning cafe, located in the scenic town of Carrick-on-Shannon. They have a […]

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Spotlight on Drumshanbo

I’ve been in Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim quite a lot over the last few months and I think it’s a place you might be interested in. For a small town there is a lot happening so here are just some things worth note: The floating boardwalk over Acres Lake. You can actually walk on water! It’s […]

Two Leitrim pubs you should know about

I know there are many fantastic pubs all over Ireland but I visited these two recently and I think if you are visiting Leitrim these would be well worth a visit. I’m always on the look out for unusual places and if they serve great food it’s a bonus. First up The Oarsman in Carrick-on-Shannon. […]

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Milltown Woods, Lurganboy, Leitrim

The River Bonet runs through these woods and it’s just so peaceful walking around there, listening to the water rushing and the birds singing. There are several walkways, some uphill where you see bluebells and some fairly flat so suitable for all levels of fitness. In among the bluebells I saw a white one, it’s […]

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O’Rourke’s Table, Leitrim

I was looking for bluebells this week and I saw a post on a friend’s Facebook page of a beautiful stairway surrounded by bluebells. I had to go and see this place for myself. It was the walk to O’Rourke’s Table. Google maps took me to the wrong place, so after ending up halfway up […]

It feels like Spring

Today feels like Spring and I don’t know about you but for me it’s been a long time coming. For once today it wasn’t lashing rain or cold and windy. As I was driving along I noticed the flooded fields, in fact swans have moved in! I noticed the colours of the sky, grey in […]