Things To Do
Tucked away in the North West of Ireland, enjoying the relaxed rhythm of Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands is the spectacular county of Leitrim.¬ Only a two-hour drive from Dublin, there is something for everyone. Leitrim is a rural haven for families, explorers and slow adventurers who cherish a slower pace of life and spending quality time in the great outdoors, co-existing with a host of modern and historical tourist attractions and indoor activities. Leitrim Marina Hotel is the ideal location to explore all Leitrim and the surrounding countryside has to offer.
Our reception team welcoming you on arrival will be present with you own copy of our Staycation Guide to help you make the most of your visit.
Action, Adventure and The Great Outdoors
Leitrim is bursting with a host of outdoor and adventure activities with “greenways”, “blueways”, “do it your own way”! and now “slow adventure”. Leitrim Marina Hotel is within easy reach of Lough Key Forest & Activity Park, Boyle Blueway, Acres Lake Boardwalk, Leitrim Surf Company, Electric Bike Hire, with walking, cycling and kayaking trails right from the door of the hotel. We are happy to store your bike, fishing or other equipment during your visit. (Please book storage space in advance)
Acres Lake Floating Boardwalk
The 600m boardwalk, is the start of a 7.5km walking and cycling trail along the from Acres Lake to Battlebridge Lock, and onto Leitrim Marina Hotel in Leitrim Village. The spectacular scenery at Acres lake make it a perfect spot for a picnic or even to just to sit for a while and take in the peace and tranquillity.
Explore Carrick on Shannon
Leitrim Marina Hotel is located 5 minutes by car from the county town of Carrick on Shannon.
Carrick oozes culture and fun with The Dock Centre for the arts and Leitrim Design House. Costello Chapel and St. Georges Visitor Centre add to the historic feel. A winding main street and side lanes host bars, restaurants, and boutique shops. Staying with us you will have the dual benefits of being within easy reach of Carrick’s vibrant night life and a peaceful, restful, sleep in our riverside location.
Moonriver Boat Cruise
Moonriver Boat Cruise is particularly popular with our guests. Departing from the quayside your captain will take you on a one-hour roundtrip exploring points of interest and fabulous scenery.
Discover our Rich Heritage
Interesting visitor centres, intimate guided castle tours and ancient monuments gently bring the history of Leitrim and its people to life. Myths and legends of ancient Ireland, a 5th Century Monastic School, medieval Castles and Abbeys, industrious 19th Century communities and talented musicians all weave together to form a rich tapestry of heritage in Leitrim. Parkes Castle, Costello Chapel, Strokestown National Famine Museum, King House, Boyle Abbey and much more all within easy reach.
Arigna Mining Experience
Arigna Mining Experience unique visitor experience offers you the chance to take a guided underground walk through what was the last working mine in Arigna, add in stunning views of Lough Allen and this is the heritage attraction most popular with our guests.
Leitrim hosts a number of unique and interesting visitor attractions. Home of Gunpowder Irish gin, the Shed Distillery is our newest attraction, joining Cavan and Leitrim Railway, Glenview Folk Museum, Lough Key Forest Park, Marble Arch Caves as the top visitor attractions.
The Shed Distillery
Home of Gunpowder Irish gin, The Shed Distillery is located within 5 minutes of the hotel.
The Shed Distillery tour brings visitors on the very special journey behind the creation of Connacht’s first whiskey for 105 years, and on a trip into the epicentre of the distillery to witness the slow hand-distillation of premier ‘Grand Cru’ Irish Whiskey and Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin. This unique, fully immersive experience invites visitors to discover the delights of exotic botanicals as they experiment in PJ’s Curious Laboratory.
Keeping the little ones (and not so little) entertained while enjoying family time will be easily achieved with a host of indoor and outdoor activities to suit all ages. With tennis court and playground on site many attractions are nearby. Lough Key Forest & Activity Park, Aura Leisure Centre, Jump Street and Kids Kingdom Play Centres, Carrick Cineplex and Drumshanbo outdoor pool during summer months. After a day of adventure enjoy relaxing family mealtime in Waves Restaurant with good value and nutritious kids meals.
Lough Key Forest Park
The Forest and Activity Park is packed with action and adventure for all ages. 1.6km of Zip Lining with circuits to suit a variety of ages, height, and ability. Nature walks to discover the fairy tree and wishing chair is a favourite. Underground tunnels, electric bike, boat and Segway hire, treetop walk, viewing tower, Boda Borg maze, Woodland Safari and Adventure Play Kingdom. With this much adventure you could easily spend two days exploring.
Spend your visit relaxing in our award-winning Restaurant, Bar, and Outdoor Marinaview Terrace. Let us wine and dine you with friendly service, award winning food and classy cocktails.
Waves Restaurant at Leitrim Marina Hotel overlooking the River Shannon offers great food in a unique setting. Lunch and dinner are served 7 days a week. Wave's is a breathtakingly spacious and modern restaurant and outdoor terrace and is a unique venue to behold.
Perfect for a summers evening or a cool winter's night with panoramic views over-looking the River Shannon we bring the outside in, with the only "elements" getting in being the cool sophisticated menu, modern soft lighting, friendly service & a great wine list! Along with its tasteful water theme running through its flooring soft furnishings and extensive patio, Wave's bar offers an exotic choice of drinks, food, and ambience at reasonable prices.
Pickup your copy of our staycation guide at the hotel reception. Packed with ideas, route planners and attraction information, our guide is your number one assistant for getting the most from your staycation.
Leitrim is renowned for its many festivals, during summer months there is practically a festival somewhere in the county every other week! Carrick Carnival (June), Joe Mooney Summer School (July) and Cowboys & Heroes (June) are unique highlights.
Cruise to Leitrim Marina Hotel
You can arrive at the hotel by boat, mooring in our private marina. So, if you are hiring a cruiser or arriving by private boat you are welcome to visit and enjoy the hotel, restaurant, and marina terrace atmosphere.
"When you taste Leitrim, you Taste the World"
Home to many celebrities and award-winning chefs Leitrim really is a culinary treat. Using fresh ingredients from our amazing array of local producers, Leitrim’s gastro pubs, vintage tea rooms, fun family bakeries producing innovative food on the go, and many dining restaurants with diverse world cuisine, all set against an amazing scenic backdrop.
Leitrim Attractions Map
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