The Sligo Leitrim Northern Counties Railway (SLNCR) ran through Sligo, Leitrim and border towns in Cavan and Fermanagh. It closed in 1957
It had a colourful past and was privately owned by Lord Tottenham of Glenfarne Hall who acted as chairman, main contractor and the financier of the line. It is intended that a greenway trail will use the disused railway route between Collooney and Enniskillen and will be a multi-use rail trail for cyclists, walkers and people with a mobility issue. Starting in Collooney it passes through Ballintogher, Dromahaire, Glenfarne, Blacklion and Enniskillen.
The Boggaun trail begins on the outbound footpath along the R280 road south of Manorhamilton. It then follows a trail adjacent to the road for 1.1km. From there it goes along a local road for 2.5km and finishes along a private lane for the last 0.6km, until it meets the R280 road again. This is the end of the trail.
LENGTH OF TRAIL: 4.2km (one way)
TIME: Approx 2 hours walking and 30 mins cycling (both ways)
DOGS ALLOWED: Yes – on a lead
FACILITIES NEARBY: Glencar Manor GAA football grounds
WALKING TERRAIN: Minor roads & surfaced trail.
SUGGESTED GEAR: Walking shoes, waterproofs, fluids, snacks and mobile phone
TRAILHEAD/STARTING POINT: Tuckmillpark, Manorhamilton Town
ITM Coordinates 588667, 839037
DIRECTIONS TO THE STARTING POINT: In Manorhamilton Town centre, take the R280 for Carrick on Shannon. The start of the trail is along the outbound footpath 0.5km along this road.