Local Sights

Why not get out and about and enjoy some of the wonderful sights throughout Leitrim.

Arigna Mining Experience

Arigna Mining Experience was developed to preserve the energy heritage of the Arigna Valley and to ensure that Arigna maintains its link with Energy themes: Past, Present & Future. 
This Energy Centre provides visitors with a unique insight into what coal mining life was like in the Arigna Valley, since its beginning in the 1700’s until closure in 1990.

Cavan & Leitrim Railway

The museum that was established in 1993, is run entirely by volunteers. The museum is located beside the Irish Rail station in Dromod on the grounds of the old Cavan and Leitrim Railway yard.

Today 0.4 kilometers has been restored and remains preserved after its closure in 1959. Following the closure, all which remained in Dromod was the Station House, the engine shed and water tower. Today they have been restored and are been preserved.

Costello Chapel

A remarkable example of a mans deep affection for his wife is to be found at Carrick-on-Shannon County Leitrim, in the Costello Memorial Chapel, reputed to be the second smallest chapel in the world. Only in the Holy Land is their said to be one tinier; certainly the Building is unique in this country and is considerably smaller than the smallest similar structure in Britain. 

Glencar Waterfall

Glencar Waterfall is 50ft high and is situated at Glencar Lough and served as an inspiration to the William Butler Yeats and features in his poem ‘The Stolen Child’

The waterfall is really impressive after rain and can be viewed from a lovely wooded walk. The waterfall amenity includes a children’s playground, picnic areas, café facilities, tourism information and ample parking. There are more waterfalls visible from the road although none are quite as romantic as this one.

Entry to the site is free and there is a free car park, picnic area, public toilets, playground, tearoom and Tourist Information point. This site is wheelchair friendly. Glencar Waterfall is situated 11km west of Manorhamilton, County Leitrim

The Dock Arts Centre

The Dock offers the best of contemporary art, music, theatre in beautiful gallery spaces and a bespoke performance space.

The Dock presents a year round artistic programme spanning visual art, theatre, music, dance, comedy and performance art and is augmented by an arts education and outreach programme that provides people of all ages and backgrounds with the opportunities to engage in a meaningful way with all aspects of our artistic programme.

Strokestown park

Strokestown Park is a unique historic property in Co. Roscommon in the west of Ireland and is the home of the first landlord to be assassinated during the height of the Great Famine of Ireland the 1840s. Strokestown features a Georgian Palladian Mansion with its original furnishings and fabrics, the National Famine Museum & Archive and Historic Gardens & Woodlands. Since 2015, Strokestown Park is cared for by the Irish Heritage Trust, an independent charity.