Visitors to Glenfarne can discover a charming rural lifestyle that is laid back, relaxed and good fun.
‘Slow Motion’ originated in Leitrim!!
They are drawn by the extraordinary natural beauty and variety of leisure activities. Some popular attractions in the area are:
Glenfarne Demesne with a choice of varied walks along the shores of Lough Macnean; Sean Mac Diarmada’s homestead for a true sense of our history (8 km from here); Glencar Waterfall (25 km); The Coillte owned Cavan Burren, one of Ireland’s finest relict landscapes (11 km); Take an underground boat ride in the Marble Arch Caves, followed by a walk on the ‘Stairway to Heaven’ while completing the Cuilcagh Boardwalk (both 20 km); The Arigna Mining Experience – well worth a visit (40 km); Corralea Activity Centre is a must for families who want to enjoy some fun filled water sports (14 km);
For golfers there the challenging local 9 hole course in Blacklion, along the shores of Lough Macnean (5 km) We are also centrally located for access to many championship golf courses, e.g. Rosses Point, Strandhill, Murvagh, Slieve Russell, and the new Nick Faldo designed Lough Erne Golf Resort in Enniskillen (30 km).
Fishing enthusiasts have a choice of three lakes within 20 km of Glenfarne, namely Lough Erne, Lough Macnean and the highly acclaimed Lough Melvin, and our central location is proving very popular with anglers from the UK. Boats are available for hire at the various venues. More detailed information on fishing in Leitrim available here
Walkers are attracted to Glenfarne by the numerous mapped walks in the vicinity. These vary from short walks in the local forest, to the more daunting walks in the mountains. A number of walking weekends are held during the year and more information can be got by keeping an eye on the ‘Holey Soles Walking Club‘. The more adventurous can go underground and explore the complex cave networks.
Other attractions are our proximity to the Organic Center in Rossinver, the Shannon Erne waterway, the Kingfisher Cycling Trail, and the Cavan Way guided walks. Genealogy in Leitrim is becoming popular, as is tracing the old Sligo Leitrim Railway (SLNCR Sligo Leitrim and Northern Counties Railway)
The Rainbow – or Ballroom of Romance, as it is better known – is a big attraction in the area, and part of the very popular Heritage Tour. Numerous dances & ceilís are held in the ballroom throughout the year. See more details in our events section
‘The Guardian UK’ visits the area on behalf of it’s readers. Read more….,.