Spencer Harbour is located between the village of Drumkeeran and Tarmon. It was named after the 5th Earl Spencer an ancestor of Diana Princess of Wales.
This once industrious, small harbour employed up to 200 people, shipping bricks and iron up the canal in the 19th century. It is believed that from this harbour, in the 19th century, iron ore from nearby Sliabh an Iarainn (Iron Mountain) was transported to Dublin and used in the manufacture of the famous Dublin landmark The Ha’penny Bridge.
Nowadays people visit this harbour for some peace and quiet along the shores of Lough Allen and to enjoy the stunning views of Sliabh and Iarainn. There is a lovely picnic area by the water and overnight mooring is available in the Marina.
Nearby is the vibrant village of Drumkeeran where they have a tradition of family friendly festivals. A traditional Irish Music Festival runs annually in June in honour of traditional musician John McKenna who was born close to the village and the Drumkeeran Community Family Festival takes place every year in August.