Top Local Attractions In Leitrim

Visitor Attractions in Leitrim

Browse the top visitor attractions in Leitrim.

Arigna Mining Experience

Close to Carrick on Shannon is the Arigna Mining Experience, which preserves the energy heritage of the Arigna Valley in County Roscommon. It is Ireland’s first Coal Mining Museum and as a visitor you will experience what working life was like underground in the mines by a former minor tour guide. This unique visitor experience offers you the chance to take a guided underground walk through what was the last working mine in Arigna to learn how important the coal…
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Strokestown House & Gardens

This beautiful attraction is only a 25 minute drive from Carrick on Shannon. It is a unique visitor attraction comprising Strokestown Park House, a Georgian Palladian mansion, Gardens and the National Famine Museum. The House was the family home of the Pakenham Mahon family and is built on the site of the 16th century castle, home of the O Conor Roe Gaelic Chieftains. Families can enjoy a relaxing stroll within the six acre walled pleasure gardens which have been restored…
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Creevelea Friary

The last Franciscan Friary to be established in Ireland prior to the suppression of the monasteries, the Creevelea Friary holds within its walls centuries of history. Dating back to the 1500s, the Abbey tells a long story of surviving an accidental fire, multiple changes in ownership, and countless restorations. It was eventually abandoned by the end of the 17th century. According to legend, if you take three teaspoons of clay from Fr Bernard McGovern’s grave, pray nine novenas for nine days…
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Glenview Folk Museum

Glenview Folk Museum is situated in Ballinamore and is a lovely exhibit of rural Irish heritage from the early part of the 20th century. A full street scene has been fully reconstructed to give a real feel of 1930s Ireland. Shops are stocked and dressed as they would have been in the past and a large set of tradesmen’s tools on display are indicative of the skill and the ingenuity of past owners and communities.
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Sliabh an Iarainn Visitor Centre

The Sliabh an Iarainn Visitor Centre is located in the picturesque setting of Acres Lake in Drumshanbo. The Centre has audio-visual displays about the Arigna and the Sliabh an Iarainn mountains area, with a special emphasis on the railway, the canal, lakes, and iron and coal mining and musical heritage of the area.​ Website:
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St. George’s church

St. George’s Heritage and Visitor Centre combines the history of two important buildings in Carrick on Shannon – St. George’s Church and the Workhouse. A visit to these sites begins at the visitor centre, adjacent to St. George’s church, where the story of Leitrim, its landscape, its history and the hardships faced by its people during the 1800s is introduced in an audio-visual presentation.
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Costello Chapel

This little gem of historical value is situated on Main Street, Carrick on Shannon. The Costello Chapel is the smallest chapel in Europe and the 2nd smallest chapel in the world and, like the Taj Mahal, is a testament to a man’s love for his wife. The chapel is sixteen feet long, 12 feet wide and 30 feet high. Each side of the aisle holds a coffin lined with lead and covered with slabs of thick reinforced glass. The remains…
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King House

A 15 minute drive from Carrick on Shannon is King House, in Boyle, County Roscommon. King House is an exquisitely restored Georgian mansion built circa 1730 by Sir Henry King, 1st Baronet Kingston. The grand scale of the reception gallery, its original stone floor, tripartite windows and high vaulted ceilings, portray the impression that this 18th Century residence was built as a symbol of the status, wealth and power of the King family and is steeped in history. Website:
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The Shed Distillery, Drumshambo

This beautiful distillery is newly opened and brings the customer on the amazing journey of the curious mind of P.J Rigney. Situated in rural Ireland in the inner sanctum of The Shed Distillery, the home of Drumshanbo Gunpowder and other remarkable brands. The tour is unique and a fully engaging experience and invites visitors to discover the wonders of exotic botanicals as they experiment in PJ’s Curious Laboratory. Also onsite is the spacious Jacolope Café which serves a wide range…
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Moon River Cruiser

Are you looking for a fun day out for all the family? Do you want to experience nature and jump into history down the River Shannon? Then look no further than Moon River cruises. We’re the only luxury passenger cruiser in Carrick-on-Shannon and our public cruises run every week. We’ve been giving tours and trips to both locals and tourists for 25 years and we love to provide our passengers with a one-of-a-kind experience. Moon River is an all-weather adventure…
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