Ballinamore, County Leitrim
Aptly known as ‘The Friendly Town’ in the 'heart of hidden Ireland'. As you approach over a Victorian bridge crossing the Shannon Erne Waterway the first sighting of this attractive Leitrim town shows cruisers and barges and the odd duck paddling by. The streets of Ballinamore are colourful with a lively, bustling atmosphere and there are plenty of traditional shops amongst pubs and restaurants. In Ballinamore everyone still has time to say hello and visitors very soon become life-long friends.
Ballinamore hosts a colourful annual family festival the second week of August with fun activities for all the family along with live music most evenings. There are also many attractions of natural and historical interest locally. Day cruisers are available for hire on the canal and the Kingfisher trail offers 5 routes in and around Ballinamore for beginners, families and seasoned cyclists. A 9 hole gof course set in parklands bordering the Ballyconnell-Ballinamore canal offers panoramic country side views and welcomes visitors with play €20 a day.
Ideally situated, Ballinamore is about two hours drive from Dublin Port and just a litte further from Belfast. Towns such as Cavan, Carrick-on-Shannon and Enniskillen are easily reachable.
Home of Lake Garadice but with over 40 lakes within easy reach and the Shannon Erne Waterway on your doorstep there is plenty of angling for everyone. Not only that the close proximity of County Cavan means access to even more waters. Click here for the fisheries map and venue information. For the match angler the Ballinamore Angling Festival takes place on local waters usually the first week of May.
Accommodation in Ballinamore
From self-catering to B&B's and hotels, Ballinamore has accommodation to suit everyone.