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County Leitrim

County Leitrim is a small county situated in the northwest Ireland. It's landscape is divided by Lough Allen, situated just in the center. The north part is dominated by mountainous scenery, and the south is a plain with many rivers, lakes and valleys. The biggest town of Leitrim is Carrick-on-Shannon, renowned for its fine lock and waterway systems built in 19th century, which are now a real treat for the enthusiasts of inland sailing and fishing (best salmon fishing in Ireland). Carrick-on-Shannon is also famous for possesion of smallest church in Ireland, the Costello Memorial Chapel, built in 1877 by local merchant, Edward Costello, as a memorial and burial place for his wife, Josephine. Another worth visiting attraction in County Leitrim is Parke's Castle, restored early 17th century stronghold situated on the shores of Lough Gill. In small village of Dromahair there are ruins of last Franciscan friary to be founded in Ireland before the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry the VIII, Creevelea Friary. Exploring County Leitrim, we can't forget about Glencar Waterfall, which was inspiration for great Irish poet, William Butler Yeats.

Interesting places in county Leitrim

Glenview Folk Museum

Glenview Folk Museum

Northwest Ireland | County Leitrim

Glenview Folk Museum, located near Ballinamore in County Leitrim, is a huge private collection associated with local folklore, agriculture and antique items of everyday life dating from early 19th century to the recent past. The museum is owned and ran by the Kennedy Family since 2000 and very quickly become the popular tourist attraction and its collection ...   more info and photos

Parke's Castle

Parke's Castle

Northwest Ireland | County Leitrim

Parke's Castle is fortified manor house of the early 1600s, picturesque located on the shores of Lough Gill, in County Leitrim. It was built by Captain Robert Parke during the times of plantations of Ireland. Before Parke's Castle was built here, there was 16th century fortress of O'Rourke family, strongest clan on this lands. Its last owner, Sir Brian O'Rou...   more info and photos