Celebrate Heritage Week with Leitrim Landscapes Guided Walks

Celebrate National Heritage Week with Leitrim Landscapes Guided Walks

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Mushroom Foraging Leitrim

National Heritage Week

Sun August 23rd Romance, Reminiscences and Rare Mushrooms 
Rainbow Ballroom Tour 12 – 1, Mushroom foraging walk 1-3pm
Visit the original Ballroom of Romance Glenfarne, Leitrim and browse its  museum of show band memorabilia and hear its history. Forage through Glenfarne demesne for mushrooms such as charcoal burner, orange milkcap and possibly a chanterelle or two. Enjoy the fabulous views on this lakeside forest trek and visit some of the artwork on McNean sculpture trail.
Duration of Rainbow Ballroom Tour 1 hour, free admission, refreshments served.
Duration of foraging walk 2 hours approximately, cost; adults €15, children €5, €35 family
To book; 087 9172143 e mail tawnylustlodge@gmail.com
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Recently foraged edible mushrooms in Leitrim

Sunday August 30th History & Biodiversity of Manorhamilton

   Hamilton’s Castle, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim
Hamiltons Castle Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim

Hamilton’s Castle, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim

Take a tour of  Hamilton’s Castle, learn about ‘Hanging Hamilton’ and other residents of the Castle. Learn about the biodiversity and history of Manorhamilton, visit sites such as the famine graveyard, star fort and old graveyard.
Castle tour 1.00 -2.00pm, History and biodiverstiy tour of Manorhamilton town 2-3.30. this event is free for National Heritage Week For more info visit: Leitrim Landscapes Guided Walks

Rita’s BIG DAY OUT Birthday Bash!

Canoeing, cycling and walking what a great way to start your 60th year and all on a ‘soft’ July day in Leitrim!  Rita gathered with her friends at Lough McNean Forest and Lough to enjoy an invigorating BIG DAY OUT event.  Lots of fun, catching up, smiles and laughter on the water, lanes and forest, this group is definitely young at heart and knows how to celebrate life! (see gallery and facebook for some more images)
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Happy Birthday Rita

Solstice Celebration

Leitrim Landscapes Guided Walks offer walks, talks and workshops on archaeology, flora, fauna, foraging and local history and folklore in Leitrim and the surrounding area. Leitrim Landscapes Guided Walks as part of Big Days Out in Leitrim have been selected in the Irish Times top 5 things to do in Ireland.
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Celebrate the Solstice in Leitrim with Leitrim Landscapes Guided Walks

June 21st Solstice Celebration 

We love our old stones at Leitrim Landscapes Guided Walks and want to share that with you. Come to Tullysheherney, Manorhamilton, a magical place  to experience the Summer Solstice. Watch the sun go down from this amazing archaeology site. See the typical U shaped glacial valley of Glenade slip from sunlight to moonlight. Feel the presence of our ancestors at the burial sites and enclosures and hopefully hear a skylark at dusk. Meet at Manorhamilton Castle at 9pm, booking essential.

Duration of walk 1.5 hours approx and easy walking. Cost €10, Children €5


To book; 087 9172143, tawnylustlodge@gmail.com, http://www.tawnylustlodge.com


Big Days Out in Leitrim makes final five in The Irish Times ‘Best Day Out in Ireland’ Contest

Three  like-minded Leitrim activity providers, ( Leitrim Landscapes, Guided Walks and Electric Bike Trails and Adventure Gently, Guided Canoe Tours),  are delighted to have reached the top five in this prestigious competition.  The combined talents and skills of these three businesses come together to give their customers a day of fun filled outdoor activities exploring lovely Leitrim.  Irish Times Top 5 Best Days Out in Ireland



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Birthday Big Day Out

Why don’t you book your birthday party with us?

What better way to spend it than on a Big Day Out in Leitrim? Gather 10 or more of your friends or surprise someone special  with this wonderful day out. We are one of the 20 selected by the Irish Times for A Great Day Out in Ireland. Click here to watch video
Birthday Cake in Leitrim

Get your Slice of the Action

Birthday party activity boating

Big Birthday Bash


Big Days Out team are delighted with the exciting news that ‘Big Days Out in Leitrim’ has been longlisted for the Irish Times Best Day Out in Ireland!!!!  Representing Leitrim we are alongside such wonderful locations as Killarney National Park and Skellig Michael, Co Kerry,  Marble Arch Caves, Co. Fermanagh and the Cliffs of Moher.  Ireland is a wonderful place to discover and enjoy and Leitrim is the hidden gem!


Ireland's Best Day Out

Irish Times Best Day Out in Ireland

Big Days Out in Leitrim Team

big days out in leitrim team



The Shannon Blueway Leitrim

Leitrim Village is the place to be for the May bank holiday weekend 2015! A brand new festival to celebrate the newly designated Shannon Blueway will feature canoeing, kayaking, SUP, cycling, electric biking, horse-riding, trail-running, walking, rowing and leisure cruising. And if that doesn’t float you boat there will be a carnival type atmosphere with music and entertainment at the marina and along the riverbank in Leitrim Village.

Events will run over the weekend. Starting points for the trails are from Ca and rrick-on-Shannon, Drumshanbo and some circular routes from Leitrim Village.

Bring your friends along for a Big Day Out in Leitrim on Sunday 3rd May. For a group of 10 or more people we will bring you on an hours nature/foraging walk, an hour and a half on Canadian Canoes and an hours trip on electric bike trails, all along or in the vicinity of Ireland’s first blueway. For more information or to book, here are the details:


bigdayoutinleitrim@gmail.com or phone

Eileen 087 7386439.

Leitrim Blueway Festival


Electric bikes on the Shannon Blueway

Expert guides will help you discover this fantastic area. Cost is €45/person and all equipment is provided. Duration 4 hours and runs from 3-7pm

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2015 Have a Big Day Out in Leitrim on the Shannon Blueway

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The Shannon Blueway
Visit Leitrim, a true gem in the North West. We offer a Big Day Out in Leitrim  with a 1 hour Nature/Foraging walk 1.5 hour Canadian Canoe Trip and one hour Electric Bike Tour for groups of 10 or more people. Avail of two nights B&B at the fabulous Leitrim Marina Hotel located on Ireland’s first Blueway . Two nights B&B and all three activities available for €114pps .The Marina Hotel is a stunning marina side boutique hotel located on the banks of The River Shannon, close to Carrick On Shannon in beautiful County Leitrim, Ireland’s lake district. Relax and unwind after your day of activity in Waves bar and restaurant or enjoy your meal alfresco on our marina view terrace. For more information or to book;
Your BIG DAY OUT will include a guided Canadian Canoe trip on the Shannon Blueway, a guided Electric Bike tour along the Shannon Blueway and a guided nature/foraging walk discovering the flora & fauna of the blueway. Normally activities start 11am and finish up about 4pm. Bring a packed lunch. Some free home cooked treats will be supplied to keep your energy levels up.
All safety equipment is provided for the activities. Comfortable clothing and footwear advisable. The activities are not very strenuous and are taken at a slow pace. Offer valid from April 4th to  to May 29th 2015 for groups of 10 or more.
For more info visit:
e mail; bigdayoutinleitrim@gmail.com