Drumshanbo is famed for it traditional music and is the heart of traditional music in the area. Every July it plays host to the award winning Joe Mooney Summer School, a week long festival of traditional Irish music, song and dance named after the man who did so much to promote the cause of Leitrim and his beloved town
Drumshanbo’s position at the southern end of Lough Allen makes it a prized angling resort.
The surrounding area is mountainous and hilly and there are excellent marked trails for walking enthusiasts, some of which are suitable for cyclists.
A feature of the town is its unique High Street fronted by a stone wall, with stone steps leading down to Ireland’s shortest Main Street. Acres Lake Amenity Area, adjoining the cruisers jetty, has excellent facilities.
St John’s Church of Ireland
This gothic structure dates back to 1829.
Some 500 victims of the Great Famine (1845/47) are thought to have been buried here.
Crannogs – Lough Allen
Near Blackrock, which facilitates boat access from the canal to Lough Allen, Crannong’ (lake dwellings) can be seen when the lake levels are low. These consist of stones arranged ovally and circularly in a raised formation off the shoreline.
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