Dromod Harbour, Co. Leitrim
Dromod is a charming town situated in County Leitrim on the banks of the interconnected Lough Boderg (also known as the Lake of the Red Cow) and Lough Bofin (or the Lake of the White Cow). During the summer months, the bustling harbor offers breathtaking vistas and is meticulously maintained, providing convenient access to the town’s array of restaurants and pubs.
One of the main attractions in Leitrim is the abundance of outdoor activities on offer. Visitors can explore the region’s natural beauty through activities such as hiking, cycling, fishing, and boating. The county boasts some of the best walking trails in Ireland, offering stunning views of the countryside and mountains. Fishing enthusiasts can enjoy angling on the many rivers and lakes, while boating enthusiasts can explore the Shannon-Erne Waterway, which passes through the heart of the county.
In addition to outdoor activities, Leitrim is home to a rich history and cultural heritage. Visitors can explore historic sites such as the ancient Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, the impressive Parkes Castle, or the unique Famine Museum. There are also many galleries and museums showcasing the region’s art and culture, including the Leitrim Sculpture Centre and the Dock Arts Centre.
Leitrim is also renowned for its traditional music, festivals, and local cuisine. Visitors can experience the local culture through music sessions in traditional pubs, or by attending festivals such as the Carrick Water Music Festival or the Leitrim Dance Week. Foodies can sample local delicacies such as black pudding or Irish stew, or visit farmers’ markets to pick up fresh produce and artisanal goods. Overall, Leitrim offers a wide range of attractions and activities that cater to all interests and tastes.
Restaurants and things to do in Dromod
Cox’s Steakhouse: Steakhouse, Bar and Restaurant located in the heart of the village of Dromod. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Steak sandwich is highly recommended!
The Brandywell Bar: Lovely décor, great staff, very tasty, well presented food. A relaxing experience.
The Copper Still: Great home cooking with traditional Irish meals. Lovely staff and local’s favourite.
Harkins Cafe – Wonderful home baking and hot meals, tea, coffee and gorgeous cakes
Restaurants beside Dromod
The Oarsman, Carrick on Shannon: Excellent food, foodie favourite.
The Cottage Restaurant, Jamestown: A wonderful dining experience for foodies. Make sure to book in advance as it is a very in demand restaurant.
The Purple Onion, Tarmonbarry: Brilliant for foodies. Excellent food and location. Worth booking. The Toblerone cheesecake is highly recommended!
Keenan’s Bar and Restaurant, Tarmonbarry: Wide range of delicious food choice in a great location.
Getting around Dromod
Dromod train station is very conveniently located 500 meters from the air bnb. Simply walk to the entrance of the estate and turn right and it is located over the bridge on the left-hand side.
Train times can be found by searching on Google Maps or on the GetThere.ie website. Tickets can be purchased online or at the machine at the station. Best to. Book online as cheaper and the machine may be closed!
The train goes about 7 times per day each way. Stops on the route include Drumcondra, Castleknock, Leixlip, Maynooth, Mullingar, Longford, Carrick on Shannon, Boyle, Ballymote and Sligo.
Dromod bus stop is located in the middle of the village, a convenient seven-minute walk from the air bnb. Bus tickets can be purchased online (usually a cheaper option) or from the bus driver.
• Stop 555981 (on the same side of the road as Cox’s Steakhouse) when entered into Google Maps this will bring you directly to the Dromod to Sligo bus stop.
• Stop 556321 will bring you the opposite direction towards Dublin.
Things to do in Dromod and surrounding areas
Moon River, Carrick on Shannon: relaxing trip on the luxurious Moon River Pleasure Cruiser. Seats 110 passengers with full bar and onboard entertainment.
Shannon River Adventure Centre, Rooskey: fun filled water and land based activities such as kayaking, canoeing, archery, mud-sliding, orienteering, pier jumping, wall climbing and much more.
Zipit Forest Adventures, Lough Key, Forest Park, Boyle: treetop, high ropes forest adventure park with a difference.
Paintballing – Leitrim Adventure, Carrick on Shannon: Dodge paint bullets, try to gun down the enemy and eliminate the opposition on a purposely designed fun course located 5 minutes’ drive from Carrick on Shannon.
Arigna Mining Experience, Derreenavoggy, Carrick on Shannon: light and sound enhanced tours of an underground coal mine plus a geology and history exhibition. Walks:
Derrycarne Wood – peaceful and off the beaten track easy forest walk
Rooskey Lock Walk – scenic walk along the banks of the River Shannon
Mullaghgarve Mass Rock Walks, Sliabh an Iarainn – gorgeous view of 3
provinces and up to 12 counties.
Lough Key Forest Park – lush nature area with meadows, walking paths, picnic grounds and 12th century ruins.