Short break to the Shannon Blueway...

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Short Break Itinerary

​There's so much to do and see on a Blueway break. A 3-day stay will give you a perfect chance to experience the best range of activities and attractions. A little inspiration as you head into the blue...

Explore the Blueway trails...

​Pick from the amazing network of Blueway trails in this North Shannon area. All of the trails, on water and waterside, are fun and family friendly. So with a short break, you can do it all! Choose to set off from picturesque Richmond Harbour and paddle the Camlin River Loop; while you've got a taste for adventure, why not think about hiring a bike and cycling the 16km canalside Cloondara to Longford Trail; then wind down on a gentle stroll from Battlebridge to Drumhauver bridge walk.

Pick one of the local activity providers who will give you all the help, guidance and equipment you need to explore more along the Blueway trails. Or see the great range of Blueway experiences which are so easy to book.

Make the most of your trip...

​The beauty of the Blueways is that there is so much to discover in the area. Take a walk on the wild side at the prehistoric Cavan Burren Park, bring your sense of adventure along to Lough Key Forest Park or hear fascinating Irish history at Strokestown Park. These are just a few suggestions, you can also check out our Hidden Treasures section for more ideas.

Rest your weary head...

​There's a fabulous selection of accommodation options to choose from, for all tastes and budgets. Live like a king at Lough Rynn Castle; go self catering at the Forest Park House, or enjoy a true taste of tradition at the Richmond Inn, right at Richmond Harbour. There's sure to be a perfect place to relax and unwind. Renowned for its warm welcome, the area also boasts an extraordinary selection of restaurants, cafes and delis, with something to please all palates. There are even foodie experiences to be savoured:

- Viewmount House is a proper treat. They've got it all - luxury accommodation and the finest dining experience.

- McNiffe's Boxty is a story of the humble potato! It's not to be missed while you're in Leitrim. Visit their bakery and get some provisions for your trip that are sure to keep you fueled.

- The Carrig Brewing Company continue the fine tradition of brewing, produing hand-crafted Irish ales and beers. Visit their tap room for a tour and bring home some cheer to remind you of your great Blueway break!

Short break to the Shannon Blueway...