5 Must-See Sites On Your Staycation In Leitrim

Ah, the summer where you’re free to go on holiday, take a break from the world and enjoy the easy life. It’s a pity that we can’t go somewhere tropical and lush at the moment (thanks Covid), but luckily we can all enjoy an Irish staycation!

While trying to think about your staycation in Ireland options, why not consider a long weekend or even a whole week visiting Leitrim?

There are loads of fun activities in Leitrim to kick start your summer, and today we’re going to show you five must-see attractions in Leitrim.

So whether you’re planning a trip with your family or a holiday with your friends Leitrim has the perfect sites for your staycation.

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The Shed Distillery

Not a trip for the little ones but an excellent choice if you’re going galavanting with your mates around Leitrim.

The Shed Distillery has unique tours for groups of their fully operational and authentic distillery.

When visiting Leitrim, take the opportunity to go on an incredible journey into the heart of rural Ireland and discover what it was like for the first distillery in Connacht in 101 years.

The Shed Distillery is the home of Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin, Drumshanbo Single Pot Still, and other genius creations.

This fully guided tour is ideal for anybody interested in history or the process of distilling. It also includes tastings of:

  • Premier Grand Cru Irish Whiskey
  • Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin and tonic

All the tastings take place in The Honey Badger Bar in their beautiful and breathtaking Botanical Glass House.

2.Lough Key Forest & Activity Park

If you’re a fan of the great outdoors, then Lough Key Forest & Activity Park is the perfect destination for you and your family.

There are so many things to do at the park that you’ll find it hard to fit it all into your itinerary.

Some of the great activities you can get up to in the Lough Key Forest & Activity Park include:

There are so many great and fun activities to take part in at Lough Key Forest & Activity Park, but you also have the entire park to explore and enjoy. Lough Key Forest is full of unique wildlife and stunning displays of nature.

The forest and woodland are full of ash, oak, beech, lime, sycamore and horse chestnut trees, as well as a variety of wildflowers like bluebells, ragged robin, summer snowflake, wood sorrel, primrose, and yellow iris.

So whether you want to get stuck into a fun activity or enjoy nature, it’s all there for you at  Lough Key Forest & Activity Park.

Moon River Cruises

If you love the outdoors and want to experience it from the comfort of an enclosed, heated, luxury cruiser, then Moon River is the perfect attraction for you and your family.

You can experience the wonders the River Shannon has to offer by taking a cruise on Moon River. This luxury passenger cruiser in Carrick-on-Shannon has been giving cruises to the public for over 25 years. They always provide their passengers with a unique, one-of-a-kind experience.

With live music on board, finger food and interesting commentary, your trip along the River Shannon will definitely be one to remember.

All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the cruise before venturing out to all the sites that Carrick-on-Shannon and Leitrim have to offer.

The Organic Centre

At The Organic Centre, you can visit their gardens and enjoy a relaxing tour through the orchard. On the tour, you’ll be able to explore the garden of the senses, follow the butterfly trail, and go on a bug hunt adventure.

It’s a great place to visit with children because not only do they have a wonderful time, but they also get to learn about nature, the environment, and sustainability. The friendly team at The Organic Centre is also always there to answer questions and help make the experience great.

Plus, only a few hundred yards from the centre is the entrance to Fowley’s Falls. Fowley’s Falls is a gorgeous waterfall that has a series of drops over exposed bedrock. It’s a spectacular sight to see, and you can witness the rushing water run down into the valley towards Lough Melvin.

A staycation is just what you need to make you feel refreshed and re-energised. If you’re thinking of going to Leitrim for your staycation, then consider checking out the attractions we’ve mentioned to make your holiday unforgettable.

If you’re looking to get a breakaway with your friends or family, then consider a self-catering family break away at the Courtyard Apartments in Carrick on Shannon


The Cavan & Leitrim Railway: The Transport Museum

When visiting Leitrim, a trip to the Cavan and Leitrim Railway is a trip your family shouldn’t miss out on.

You can step back in time and go on a journey aboard an old narrow-gauge train. You’ll be able to visit the transport museum too and see the impressive collection of steam and diesel trains as well as vintage buses.

If you’re big into your history, then this is the perfect stop for you on your Leitrim staycation. You’ll be able to take an in-depth tour around the railway and take a short train ride. You’ll see the engine sheds, the workshops, and you’ll be able to see how it all looked in the past.

Bring a bit of history into your staycation with a trip to the Cavan & Leitrim Railway.

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