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Shannon Erne Waterway | LocaBoat | Golf | Swan Island | Drumcoura City | Fishing

Shannon Erne Waterway

The rivers Shannon and Erne are the main two river systems in Ireland and are linked by the recently restored Shannon Erne Waterway providing 750km of cruising waterway. Carrick-On-Shannon, the county town of Leitrim is the cruising capital of the river Shannon and boasts a beautiful modern marina and is the main northerly hire base on the Shannon.
The Shannon Erne Waterway links you to an incredible natural wonderland with a rich historical and cultural tradition. An easy pace of life combined with the delightful warmth and hospitality of the people produces an elixir which soothes the soul and sends you home wih a shower of happy memories.

Locaboat Holidays

Locaboat is one of Europe's leading cruise hire operators with a fleet of 380 penichettes.The boats are designed and built to exacting standards, varying in size to accommodate 2-12 people.

A holiday on board a Pénichette lets you enjoy those really special moments of relaxation and discovery. All of us here have a total commitment to making sure that you get the very most out of your boating holiday. Our sales team are dedicated to helping you choose exactly the right Pénichette and the right cruising area for you and your crew. Our reception staff at each base will ensure you get the maximum benefit from all their local knowledge.

Our technicians will show you over your boat and will teach you just how easy it is to drive a Pénichette. All through your cruise they are there on call should you need them. No licence required.

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Ballinamore Golf Club

This golf course in county Leitrim is situated alongside the Shannon Erne Waterway. On this newly designed golf course, all greens are sand based. Facilities include canal side club house, changing rooms, bar and light refreshments. A spacious car park lies adjacent to the clubhouse. The clubhouse provides for and welcomes all ages. There is always a good atmosphere here espically during open dates when every one is keen to play.
All visitors or prospective members are guarnateed a friendly welcome and a quality golf setting in the quiet of the Irish countryside along the banks of the canal.

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Swan Island Trekking & Open Farm

Located on the Shannon Erne link, Swan Island is a must see attraction. Enjoy a different experience in tranquil surrounds. With over 50 species of animals, Swan Island will surprise and delight you. whatever your age! Facilities include playground, marina, restaurant, picnic area and souvenir/confectionery shop.
The Trekking Centre has treks from 1 hour up to 3 hours with horses to suite all stages of rider.

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Drumcoura City

Drumcoura City is a Western style dude ranch overlooking the beautiful lake 'Drumcour' which is surrounded by mountains and hills set in the unspoilt region of Co.Leitrim. A Cowboy ranch which caters for the experienced and novice horserider.There are courses and trails, American Quarterhorses,the best riding arenas and round-pen facilities, a Western style Saloon Bar and Restaurant, Live Music each night and luxurious Scandinavian style Loghomes to make sure you feel totally at home on the range.

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Fishing and Angling

If fishing is your sport, Ballinamore is one of the best developed angling centres in Ireland located in one of the 'big catch' Lakeland districts. Ballinamore is internationally renowned for its abundance of coarse angling waters. Being in the centre of Leitrim's lakeland district there are a minimum of 40 lakes within a 10km radius of the town.Most of the waters can be fished from the shore, however for those who wish to explore further, boats are available locally for hire, for the angler who like canal fishing, we now have the new beautifully restored Canal, a magnificent fishing venture of Bream, Raoch, Tench Perch, Eel, and Pike.

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