You do as much or as little as you like when you opt for a cruising holiday along Leitrim's waterways!
Relax, unwind and slip into the Leitrim way of life with a cruise of the Shannon, taking in villages and vibrant towns on your journey.
Forget traffic jams and queuing for seats and instead become the captain of your own vessel sailing through Leitrim's historic landscape which is perfect for discovering treasures and tasting local delicacies.
Carrick-on-Shannon is both Leitrim's party central and a cultural hub with history, food and music top of the list and easy to access.
Ireland's well known 40 shades of green are most vibrant in the Leitrim countryside during Spring. A journey down the Shannon Erne canal will clear your head and revitalise your soul.
Head to Leitrim Village, a snug location with a few cosy bars and some superb food options to get you started. Electric Bikes are available here to help you conquer any hills along the Blueway.
All 16 Leitrim locks are self operated but they are automatic so there is no hard work once you have your cruise card.
Keshcarrigan is worth a stop and a walk around and do not miss the floating boardwalk in the pretty traditional town of - Drumshanbo. If you play an instrument then this is the spot to join a session and make new friends.
Ballinamore is a town to take stock in, get your supplies and enjoy the delights of the canal town. Almost every businesses is promoted in Irish here and the border town is the place to climb Sliabh an Iarainn, ride a horse at Drumcoura or visit Solas Art Gallery.
This area is well known for angling so whether it is your first try or you are an experienced fisher, throw a line, sit back and relax as your catch swims towards you.
Dromod Harbour and Jamestown Lock are picture perfect, you can't return home without an instagram worthy shot from here.
Once you have de-stressed, you can look for a little more adventure. Take a kayak out, stand up paddle, cycle the Blueway, take a walk on the wild side on the Tree Canopy Trail at Lough Key Forest Park or dunk the whole family in water sport activities at Acres Lake, Drumshanbo.
You can hire a cruise boat in Carrick-on-Shannon or a traditional barge in Ballinamore, then all you need is your sea legs and a captain's hat!