Upper Shannon Erne Region The Upper Shannon Erne region covers counties Leitrim, Cavan, Longford and Roscommon. These four counties are ideally located in the heart of the ‘Lakelands and Inland Waterways’ region, making it a perfect place for those with a love of water. With its lush landscape, grassy trails, tranquil waterways and scenic shores, this un-spoilt region is waiting to be explored. Whether you walk, run, cycle, paddle or climb your way across the region, you’ll have a trip to remember.
Flight arrives in Dublin airport according tthe flight schedule. Airport transfer tDublin city centre and walking tour without a guide. Travel t3-star/4 -star hotel in the Upper Shannon Erne region and check inthotel for overnight accommodation.
Breakfast 10:00a.m. – Electric bike ride along the Shannon Blueway from Battlebridge Lock tDrumhauver Bridge, Co. Leitrim. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Alternatively visitors can have a leisurely stroll along the waterways. Or 10:00a.m. – Boat Trip along the River Shannon, departing from Carrick On Shannon, Co. Leitrim 12:00p.m. – Lunch in a local restaurant nearby 2:00p.m. – Short walk around the town of Carrick-On-Shannon, Co. Leitrim 4:30p.m. – Guided tour of Lough Key Forest Park, Co. Roscommon tinclude the Old Servant Tunnels and Tree Canopy Walk. Lough Key Forest Park is an 800-hectare park on the southern shore of Lough Key. 6:30p.m. – Return t3-star/4 -star hotel. Dinner in the in-house restaurant and overnight accommodation.
Breakfast 10:30 a.m. – Guided tour and walk of the Cavan Burren Park, Co. Cavan. The walk is suitable for all levels of ability. Cavan Burren Park is a unique and prehistoric landscape of monuments, megalithic tombs and spectacular geology. 12:00p.m. – Lunch in a local restaurant nearby 2:30p.m. – Guided tour of Arigna Mining Experience, Co. Roscommon. This Energy Centre provides visitors with a unique insight intwhat coal mining life was like in the Arigna Valley, since its beginning in the 1700’s until closure in 1990. 4:30p.m. – Self guided tour around Sliabh an Iarainn Visitor Centre. This centre informs the visitor about life, transport and industry between the Arigna and Sliabh An Iarainn mountains – the railway, canal, lakes, iron and coal mining. 6:30p.m. – Return t3-star/4 -star hotel. Dinner in the in-house restaurant and overnight accommodation.
Breakfast 09:45a.m. – Visit tthe newly restored St. Mels Cathedral in the centre of Longford Town. This multi million project has been the biggest restoration project in Europe over the past number of years. The Roman Catholic Cathedral is an awe inspiring display of craftsmanship. 11:00a.m. – Tour of Corlea Trackway Visitor Centre, near the village of Kenagh in Co. Longford. The Centre interprets the significance of an Iron Age bog road dated tthe year 148 BC which crosses the boglands close tthe River Shannon. 1:00p.m. – Lunch in nearby restaurant 2:30p.m. – Departure for Dublin Airport.
With its lush landscape, grassy trails, tranquil waterways and scenic shores, Leitrim is waiting to be explored. Water lovers will find plenty to dip their toes into whether it is paddling on the Shannon Blueway, kayaking on pristine lakes, as well as surfing and wind-surfing off the wild Atlantic coast. Whether you run, cycle, paddle or climb your way across County Leitrim, you’ll have a trip to remember.
Cavan is the beautiful land of lakes in the middle of Ireland. Their restaurants rank among the best in the country and their love of music is known to continue into the early hours. Make sure to visit the Cavan Burren Park and the Marble Arch Caves Geopark – accredited by UNESCO – a special place spanning the uplands of Cavan and Fermanagh.
County Longford, is ideally located in the heart of the ‘Lakelands and Inland Waterways’ region, making it a perfect place for those with a love of water sports. The true beauty of the county lies in its rural charm, the hospitality of its people and the breathtaking views of its quiet countryside of farmland, lakes and bogs.
For a landlocked county, Roscommon certainly has its fair share of water and contains the longest stretch of the River Shannon. The county’s lakes and rivers are playgrounds for fishermen, pleasure boaters and water-sports enthusiasts alike. Where else could you land a pike, row a currach and ride a BMX through the forest canopy in the space of a single day.
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