County Leitrim - Contae Liatroma is in the West Region and in the Province of Connacht.
Regarding both size and population, Leitrim is the smallest of Connacht’s five counties. It is bound by the
Atlantic and the Shannon Erne, which is Europe’s longest inland navigable waterway.
Leitirm has several beautiful lakes. Some of which includes: Lough Gill, Lough Allen and Lough MacNean.
Places to visit in Leitrim:
Once an important stronghold of the local O’Rourke family, rulers of Breffni, Parkes Castle has been recently
restored to its original seventeenth century style. Situated on the shores of Lough Gill, 11km from Sligo on the R286.
Built in 1508, the Creevelea Friary's well preserved ruins, stand in romantic settings beside the River Bonet. Within
the ruins is a carving of Saint Francis preaching to the birds. It is located 16km South East of Sligo.
Manorhamilton Castle and Heritage Centre
The massive ruins of the 17th Century stronghold of Manorhamilton Castle dominate the picturesque town of
Manorhamilton in County Leitrim.
Fenagh Visitors Centre
The town of Fenagh, in County Leitrim, is steeped in history. Through a wonderful array of photographs, the Fenagh
Visitors Centre allows you to learn about the history of Fenagh.
The county town of Leitrim - Carrick-on-Shannon, is the cruising capital of the River Shannon, on which it is built.
It is steeped in history.
In Irish, Carrick-on-Shannon is Cora Droma Ruisc - which means “the weir of the marshy ridge”. It is the smallest
county town in Ireland.
Carrick-on-Shannon is surrounded by some of the most stunningly beautiful and unspoiled scenery in Ireland and
boasts a beautiful Marina.
Places to visit: St. George’s Heritage and Visitors Centre and The Workhouse attic Memorial.