Locations for Big Days Out in Leitrim


Have a Big Day Out in Leitrim with Leitrim Landscapes Guided Walks, Adventure Gently Canoeing and Electric Bike Trails. We offer you a one hour nature and foraging walk, a one and a half hour canoe trip and, after a break for lunch, a one hour cycle on pedal assist bikes. Get yourself out in nature in a relaxed mode with expert guides from the three Leitrim based businesses and we’ll give you a day to remember.For more information and to book: bigdayoutinleitrim@gmail.com Ph Eileen on 00 353 (0) 877386439



Dromahair, Lough Gill/ Bonet River  Nestled in the Eastern foothills of the Ballygawley Mountains near the shores of Yeats’ famous Lough Gill, we start our trip in Dromahair. We wander through the lush forests on a short forage and maybe even find some chanterelles if the time of year is right. The little lanes winding their way through a typical rural Leitrim landscape are just perfect for a leisurely ride on the fabulous electric bikes. You might even spot some of the wildlife as you whiz along almost effortlessly. Lough Gill and the wonderful Bonet River are the playgrounds for a short canoe trip with Adventure Gently. One is reminded of times gone by as every bend and every corner unravels a new view. Sometimes we stop at the ruins of an ancient tower house and paddle around the little island close by and count the water lilies.

Adventure Gently top paddlers

Lough MacNean

Glenfarne Forest/Lough McNean. Overlooking fabulous Lough MacNean across to Co. Fermanagh you’ll enjoy spectacular scenery in this unknown little piece of heaven. The forest walk in the former Tottenham estate is home to lots of wildlife and, during foraging season you’ll fill your basket but no checkout! Glide gently on the lake that covers three counties, you might even drift into Cavan you’ll be so relaxed while paddling the Canadian canoe. After a break for lunch, it’s into the saddle for a ride on electric bikes. To test the battery we’ll bring you up a nice hill or two! The local guides tell you all you want to know about the wildlife and some local folklore as well.

Guides Tina & Nuala with Antrim GroupGlenfarne Forest

Leitrim Village Lough Allen Canal. After a very enjoyable hour, foraging and discovering the beautiful woods and listening to the sounds of nature, you’ll transfer to the canoes just a hen’s race from the woodland. Located just between Leitrim and Roscommon at Batllebridge you get to choose river or canal. In fact, we’re so good to you that we won’t make you choose, we’ll let you paddle on both as they flow parallel for some time. When you’ve had a little rest and some food to keep the energy up, it’s onto the bikes for a fabulous cycle in the byways around Leitrim village. As we’re all about getting you out into nature while enjoying exercise, guides are very well informed about the areas that we visit.  Guides are: Tina Pommer and Rob Wheeldon – Leitrim Landscapes Guided Walks, Adrienne Diamond and Graham Robertson – Adventure Gently Guided Canoe Tours. Eileen and Seamus Gibbons -Electric Bike Trails.


Shannon Blueway

Let us Float Your Boats in Leitrim


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Imagine yourself and your friends floating along the majestic Shannon  in a canoe, cycling the Blueway  effortlessly on electric bikes and rambling along Leitrim’s hidden by ways discovering its wildlife and edible plants

If that doesn’t chill you out enough we have included two days cruise boat hire in this unbelievably good value offer and all while staying at the picturesque Leitrim Quay cottages. Yes, you do have to pinch yourself to believe it!

€150/person for 3 night mid week stay based on a group of 10 people or more

This offer includes

  • 3 nights self-catering  midweek, 5 people/house
  • 2 days cruise boat hire
  • 1 Big Day out in Leitrim (guided walk, cycle and canoe)

The accommodation;


Leitrim quay offers charming self catering houses in a wonderful location.  Houses are grouped around our private marina and within 2 min walking distance of pubs and restaurants.
Situated 7 km from both Carrick on Shannon and Drumshanbo you will find all amenities you’ll need. Our 7 meter cruiser is at your disposal for two days of your stay.

Get a group of your friends, colleagues or family together and get your self  to Leitirm

To book and for further info;

Phone Madge on; 086 8154692

e mail; info@leitrimquay.com

web; http://www.leitrimquay.com


April 15th & 16th 2017

Take this eggscellent opportunity to break away to Lovely Leitrim for Easter and spend time in nature. This two day festival has stunning walks on Benbulben and Truskmore mountains and a ramble in Glencar on Easter Sunday.

Registration for the walks is at Glencar TeaShed beside the waterfall. With good Leitirm hospitality, there’ll be tea & scones at the start and home made soup at the finish. Sat night walkers and friends can come together for dinner at the Glens Centre and hear a talk by Manchan Magan, travel writer and documentary video maker.

For more info on walks and talk visit;  INFORMATION ON HILL WALKS

For places to stay visit; ACCOMMODATION IN LEITRIM

Leitrim comes to Dublin

We’ll be showcasing Leitrim at the Dublin Holiday World Fair Jan 27th – 29th . Catch us at stand Z9 in the Home Holiday section. Enter our free draw at the stand for a fab break in Leitrim on Sat 28th Jan

Stay at Caste View B&B Dromahair with stunning views over Lough Gill

Tantalize your taste buds with a meal for two at the award winning Riverbank Restaurant

Take a guided tour of Parke’s Castle

Explore Yeats’ country with Leitrim Landscapes Guided Walks

Get on yer bikes for a tour with Electric Bike Trailspicmonkey-collage


Autumn Hillwalk and Ramble

Annual Walk for Peru

Sunday Nov 6th

Come join us for a wonderful hill walk on Ballinabehy Mountain, Glenfarne, home to Ireland’s famous Red Grouse Project or a Ramble in Glenfarne Demesne, Leitrim 

View of Ballinabehy mountain Leitrim

Ballinabehy Mountain

Hill Walk

The route goes from Ballinabehy to Two Sisters giant rocks, Lackagh Mountain. The walk will start in the townland of Moneenlom, Glenfarne and will follow the Leitrim Way South for 6 km to the townland of Dergvone. Walkers will then leave the Leitrim Way and walk 3km due East to Lough Carran. You will then turn right and walk West for .75km to Lackagh Lough and the Two Sisters. The Two sisters are two giant rocks overlooking Lackagh Lough, each rock is about the side of a semi detached house. (This is difficult terrain and walkers will have the choice to avoid it and walk back to the start of the walk along the Leitrim Way). After reaching the Two Sisters, the walk will then go due East for 3.5km back to the Leitrim Way and walk six km North to the start.

Total Distance is: 16km approx. The Walk along the Leitrim Way is easy but the trek to Lackagh Lough is challenging over rough ground. Highest point is 440 meters. The ascent is gradual. Duration will be 5 to 6 hours approx, depending on the group, shorter if walkers stay on the Leitrim Way.

This walk is suitable for the fit and is under the watchful eye of the Holey Soles Hill walking club.

Please wear hill walking boots, waterproofs and bring a packed lunch and hot drink


If you prefer something more pedestrian, opt for a 2 hour ramble in Glenfarne Demense. Enjoy stunning views of Lough MacNean and across to Fermanagh and Cavan

View of forest path and Lough MacNean Leitrim

Autumnal shades in Glenfarne Forest

This walk on gravel paths is easy paced. Participants will see some of the pieces on the MacNean Sculpture trail and will visit the site of Glenfarne Hall of the former Tottenham Estate.

Please wear strong walking shoes/boots and waterproofs.

The walks are in aid of Warmi Huasi women’s & children’s project in Lima. This is operated by a friend, Fr. Ed O’Connell. Donations welcome on the day.


Meet at the Rainbow Ballroom of Romance at 10.30 am for both walks. Complimentary refreshments served afterwards



Trip To Thur Mountain Glenfarne Co. Leitrim to see the Autumn Equinox sunrise interact with ancient Megaliths.


Sunrise & lake

Split Erratic that rising sun shines through

Thursday Morning 22nd September
Leaving from the Rainbow Glenfarne at 6.15am Sharp going via Loughross bog to middle Thur. Time taken to walk up from parking position at Loughross is approximately 15 to 20 minutes.
Actual Sunrise is around 7.15AM .

Sunrise over Lough MacNean

What to bring
Warm clothes, Torches, Wellies/hiking boots, Camera. (Warm drink/snack optional).
What You will see (weather permitting)
Equinox monument first photographed in September 2014. Here the sun shines in through two large rocks and casts a “pencil” of light on a flag stone positioned behind. In addition another stone has been shaped so that a “V” of light is visible at sunrise. There are some other alignments that have never been photographed so hopefully the weather will be kind this year.

There are many other monuments and prehistoric megaliths on Middle Thur and you will get a brief tour of some of these.
There is no cost and everyone will be hiking at their own risk.
No need to book . Contact Frank White 087 2520346 for further info

Daniel on Thur

View from Thur

Glenfarne Community Festival Leitrim



Step back in time with the Glenfarne Gala, coming soon from July 24th to Monday 1st August. Now in its 47th year its fast becoming a must for your Summer calendar. Immerse yourself in Ireland’s musical heritage with the launch of the original Ballroom of Romances’ Museum of Showband Memorabilia on July 24th followed by music on the night by John McIntyre, A romantic interlude with bring you back to the time of the ballrooms famous founder John McGivern, a scene brought to the big screen by William Trevor’s famous book. It is truly set to be an evening of nostalgia in this wonderful iconic setting.

From children’s fancy dress disco on Thursday 28h and treasure hunt on Saturday the 30th, along with the Sport and Cultural day on Sunday 31st the Glenfarne Gala has a program designed for all ages. There’s also a chance to hop on the new Glenfarne/Kiltyclogher heritage tour.

The hugely popular Derek Ryan will be playing during the festival on Friday 29th.

On Sunday 31st the family friendly Sports and Cultural day which has become one of the highlight of the Glenfarne festival will take place. With turf footing and rope making on the itinerary it will bring Irish heritage alive. Find out more below.


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Tasting Spring in Leitrim 2016

Join Leitrim Landscapes Guided walks for this wonderful Celebration of Spring and stay at an eco-friendly lodge



This event is a five course feast for the senses;

See the spring flowers that appear in this magical woodland location

Hear the first of the spring birds

Taste the newly provided wild food

smell the wild garlic and woodland aromas

Touch all that nature has to provide for you


Sat April 16th, Lurganboy, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim



Bridge over River Bonet

Duration 2 hours, 1-3pmSpring is such a wonderful time to connect with nature. We have put together an enchanting  two day nature extravaganza for you. The primrose (prima rosa -first flower)  has heralded spring. The Wood Anemone (wind flower) is shaking its head in the breeze and the bees and butterflies have made their first appearances of the season. We will introduce you to foraging in Leitrim and  give you cooking tips and recipes for local foraged food found by the shores of the Bonet river. 
Refreshments served
Adults €15/day €25/2 days, children free
Dogs welcome

Sun April 17th, Fowley’s Falls, Rossinver


Bridge over River Bonet

Meander by the banks of the Glenaniff River and savor the freshness of the forest in spring. Gather wild garlic leaves and beech leaves while listening to bird song, Rob, the resident bird expert will share some fascinating facts about bird behaviour. Enjoy stunning views of the waterfalls. Foraged food tips and recipes available to participants.

Duration 2 hours 2-4pm

Adults €15/day €25/2 days, children free
Dogs welcome

Accommodation special offer available at; 



Wild Atlantic Matchmaking and Music Festival


Meet your bird in Leitrim

Find your Heart’s Desire in Leitrim’s Yeats’ Country. Matchmaking, Music, Food, Activities and lots of fun for 18’s to 80’s Nov 5th – 8th

Program of events:

Wild Atlantic Matchmaking and Music Festival Dromahair Co Leitrim

Thursday 5th to 8th November “something for all ages”

Thursday 5th : Student Night in Fowley’s Bar
( First 15 Students into the pub after 8.30 with a valid
Student ID will get a 5 euro drink voucher)
Top DJ with good prizes. Bus from Sligo

RHP laughing

Rackhouse Pilfer

Friday 6th : Blue Devon (Function room)
The magnificent Rackhouse Pilfer ( Winners the 2015 Hot Press award)
The Firesiders ( top band on Tour)
Meet the Matchmaker and have fun and games.
BBQ on-site every night.
Cover Charge 12 euro or 20 euro for the two nightsWild Atlantic Way Matchmaking festival's 'Big Day Out' 2014Woodland Walk with a Difference

Saturday 7th : Noon
Meet your match on a Big Day out in Leitrim


Fun activity day:

You wont be paddling your own canoe, we’ll pair you up, you might be lucky and make it on the tandem for your cycle. The forest walk will certainly be one with a difference!
Evening entertainment in Standford’s Pub with music by the Wild Rebels 5 – 7pm.

Saturday 7th : Night time Blue Devon (Function room)

Moxie Band, one of Ireland’s top bands who this year opened the
World Youth conference in Dublin

Dean Gurrie and band ( top singer song writer)
Matchmaker will be shooting their Cupid’s arrows so be ready
BBQ on-site every night.
Cover Charge 12 euro or 20 euro for the two nights.


Dancing for all

Sunday 8th : Club House (Function Room) a Day of Dance
Ballroom Dancing at 12.30 – 2.30
Old Irish Ceili at 3.00 – 6.00
Trad Music Session 7pm to late
Food all Day

This weekend book a 3 course set meal in the Award Winning Riverbank Restaurant for 20 euro.

Book in at Castle View B&B on http://www.leitrimbandb.com or call 0860716968 or send a message on event page https://www.facebook.com/events/927471463973985/


Romancing on the River with Big Day Out in Leitrim

Ramble & Hill Walk for Peruvian Charity

Join Leitrim Landscapes Guided Walks and The Holey Soles Hill Walking Club for a ramble and hill walk in Glenfarne, Leitrim  on Sunday Oct 4th at 11.15. This annual fundraiser is always a great event. No sponsorship needed, just make a donation on the day. All proceeds go to Fr. Ed O’Connell’s Warmi Huasi project.


Daniel on Thur

Views of Lough MacNean #Leitrim

Nature Ramble

Glenfarne Forest Leitrim

Rock Thur

Rock art on Thur Mountain Leitrim


Glenfarne Forest walk overlooking Lough MacNean