Leitrim things to see and do and popular Visitor Attractions.
Glencar Waterfall offers a stunning sight at 50ft high, about 8 miles north of Sligo town. Its setting and charm inspired the poet W. B. Yeats in "The Stolen Child" .The waterfall is located on the Sligo/Leitrim border.
Sliabh An Iarainn Visitor Centre, this centre informs the visitor about life, transport and industry between the Arigna and Sliabh an Iarainn mountains - the railway, canal, lakes, iron and coal mining. The Centre has a display depicting miners at work and also has a reconstruction of a sweat house which was used is olden times as a cure for aches and pains. There is also a recreation of a Cavan & Leitrim Railway ticket and waiting room as well as many fine pictures of the railway. An audio-visual show, lasting 12 minutes takes visitors through the sights and scenes of the area.
Parke's Castle a 17th century fortified manor house which has recently been restored using Irish oak and traditional craftsmanship. The courtyard contains the foundations and features of an earlier defensive structure
Manorhamilton Castle in Leitrim don’t miss out on a trip to view the imposing ruins of Manorhamilton Castle, in Co. Leitrim, whose recent restoration has transformed it into a fascinating tourist attraction. The massive ruins of this 17th century stronghold dominate the picturesque town of Manorhamilton. The Castle around which the town grew has a dramatic and colourful history – stories of which live on in the town to this day. The Castle overlord Sir Frederick Hamilton was to become a bye-word for cruelty down the centuries as a result of his brutality in suppressing uprisings led by the O’Rourke Chieftains whose land he had seized.
A local passion for Railways led to the Cavan and Leitrim Railway living museum being set up by volunteers in Dromod, something for all you railway enthusiasts.