Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Walking on Water in Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim

Ever wondered what Ireland's very first floating boardwalk would look like? Well, here it is. Right in my little home county of Leitrim.

Situated between rural towns Drumshanbo and Carrick-on-Shannon, the 600 metre floating is the final link of the Shannon Blueway - a 200km+ trail of paddling, walking and cycling routes, stretching from Drumshanbo to Lanesborough, Co. Longford. Visitors can participate in everything from kayaking and canoeing, to cycling and stand-up paddling. On our visit, we just did it the old fashioned way: on foot.

For those who just like a long walk, the Drumshanbo boardwalk links with an off-road trail, stretching 14km to Leitrim Village, in the south of the county. There are plenty of picnic benches and places to sit along the way, if you fancy admiring the greenery or relishing in the peace and quiet.

Leitrim can be such a gorgeous place to visit (when the sun's out), and a great place to enjoy the true beauty of rural Ireland. Because have you really visited Ireland until you've visited the rural (north-)west?

If you want to learn a little more about what Leitrim has to offer, check out - if peace and quiet and pretty scenery is your gig, Leitrim is really worth a visit.

*Not a sponsored post, Leitrim's just a criminally underrated place!
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