Leitrim County

One-Day Nature and Heritage Tour:

  • Morning: Begin at Glencar Waterfall for a captivating start, surrounded by natural beauty.
  • Afternoon: Visit the historic Rock of Dunamase ruins for panoramic countryside views and a dive into Ireland’s medieval past, paired with lunch in Carrick-on-Shannon.
  • Evening: Conclude with a tranquil cruise on the River Shannon, embracing the county’s peaceful waterways.

Two-Day Cultural Journey:

  • Day 1: Start at The Dock in Carrick-on-Shannon, a vibrant arts center, and explore local galleries and studios. End the day with live traditional Irish music in a local pub.
  • Day 2: Dive deeper into traditional culture at the Joe Mooney Summer School in Drumshanbo (if visiting in July) or explore the Leitrim Design House’s exceptional crafts and designs.

Three-Day Adventure Itinerary:

  • Day 1: Embark on the Leitrim Way walking trail, discovering diverse landscapes from forests to riverbanks.
  • Day 2: Engage in water-based activities on the Shannon Blueway or Lough Allen, experiencing the county from its waterways.
  • Day 3: Cycle the newly developed trails around the Shannon Blueway or through the county’s picturesque villages.

Week-Long Leitrim Experience: Combine the short itineraries and add:

  • A heritage and history day in Manorhamilton, exploring castle ruins and engaging in arts and crafts workshops.
  • Spend a day in the Slieve Anierin mountains for hiking or mountain biking, with angling opportunities by serene lakes.
  • Explore the agricultural and culinary scene with visits to organic farms and a farm-to-table dining experience.
  • Conclude with relaxation at a spa retreat or a slow boat tour along secluded stretches of the Shannon, reflecting on Leitrim’s beauty.

These itineraries provide a structured, yet flexible approach to experiencing County Leitrim’s historic ruins, cultural festivals, natural wonders, and outdoor adventures, ensuring a rich and varied visit to one of Ireland’s most serene counties.