Places to moor up
Lough Key Forest & Activity Park
The number one stop for all families
Lough Key has for many centuries drawn people to its spectacular views, abundant wildlife, historic buildings and evocative islands. This beautiful landscape is steeped in a rich history.
Now after major development the historic backdrop encompasses a landmark cluster of unique attractions serving the needs of a 21st century visitor with a new lakeside centre providing an ideal gateway for gentle leisurely activities or more energetic pursuits in the Park.
- Tree Canopy Walk - 19th Century Servant Tunnels - Moylurg Tower
- Boda Borg - Lakeside Cafe - Gift Shop - Caravan & Camping Park
- Adventure Play Kingdom - Forest & Parkland Trails,
- Bog Gardens, Lakeside Walks & 19th Century Bridges
Discover a magical land of exciting activities for children of all ages. The Adventure Play Kingdom is a dynamic, colourful and safe environment that'll keep kids entertained for hours.
The outdoor Adventure Play Kingdom is an enclosed and stimulating play area with towers, slides, climbing frames, roundabouts, swings, puzzles and other innovative play equipment suitable for a variety of ages and abilities.
All Aboard at the Cavan and Leitrim Railway in Dromod. © Bernd Biege 2014
The sleepy village of Dromod in County Leitrim has retained a mainline railway station (the trains from Dublin to Sligo actually stop here - Irish rail travel is not dead yet)), but the main visitor attraction is just beside it - where once the coal trains from the Arigna mines met the mainline, a section of the original Cavan and Leitrim Railway narrow gauge track has been restored. Complete with a typical rural station ensemble. And a collection of vehicles and paraphernalia that is nothing short of stunning.
Carrick on Shannon
Republic of Ireland
A fishing licence is not required if you are fishing for coarse fish or trout but is required for salmon or sea trout. In addition to a licence for salmon or sea trout fishing you will need to purchase a permit to fish any water. Sea fishing does not need a licence. Numerous tackle and bait shops are available and some of these are listed below.
Anglers in the Shannon Region must have a Permit (ticket charge) to fish for trout, pike or coarse fish in the Midland Fisheries Group of controlled waters. This area comprises the following river catchments ; RIVER SUCK, RIVER INNY, RIVER BROSNA, LITTLE BROSNA RIVER and CAMLIN RIVER. This permit is not required to fish the main River Shannon or other fisheries whose fishing rights are NOT under the control of the Inland Fisheries Ireland. For details see: http://www.fishinginireland.info/regulations.htm
Further information on angling in Leitrim waters in general can be had at: http://www.leisureangling.co.uk/coarsefishing/leitrim-angling.html
Lough Erne around the town of Enniskillen is one of the finest coarse fishing waters in Europe and has become popular as a competition venue for tourist anglers.
Within the Lough Erne system you will require a fishing licence.
There are different licences and permits available to anglers, including three-day, fourteen-day and full season. Full details of the requirements can be found at: