General information about

County Leitrim

This county is relatively small, but it is full of lakes (Lough Allen runs through the middle), rivers, hills and marshes.

The capital of the county, Carrick-on-Shannon is a good starting point for your visit. You can sail on the river, fish, enjoy bicycle tours or walk - why not try out horseriding or golf. It is indeed a place for enthusiastic amateurs of fishing and of boats as the boat club goes back to 1827 and each year in August a regatta is organized.

Therefore, this is a fisherman's paradise - with its 41 lakes and the river Shannon - which hosts a great number of National and International Fishing Contests, bream, mullet, tench, eels and trout.

There are also 528km of inland waterways which offer a spectacle of fauna and flora.

It is a place you dream about to spend your holidays with your family or with friends - we call this county "the fishermens paradise"!


1,526 km2


25,057 inhabitants (CSO: Central Statistics Office)

Principal Towns

Carrick-on-Shannon (1868 inhabitants)



County Leitrim
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