BLOG: Adventure on the water

Added: 08/05/2017
BLOG: Adventure on the water

Discover a different side to the Shannon-Erne Blueway with an adventure to suit all tastes.

Swaying reeds, silky waters and the sound of birdsong – the Shannon-Erne Blueway basks in a tranquility that few places can rival. But while this delightful stretch of waterway feels glorious serene most times, that's not to say it doesn't have an adrenaline-filled wild side. 

Thrills and spills come thick and fast along the Ballyconnell White Water Trail, which is perfect for testing the skills of proficient paddlers.

Beginning at Lock 2 in Ballyconnell, this section of the Blueway suits experienced adventurists who are happy to tackle the rapids, standing waves, eddies and rock piles along the course.

Adventure of a different kind can be enjoyed with Leitrim Surf Company (, which specialises in SUP and surf, with guided stand-up paddle-boarding along sections of the Blueway.

But don't worry, if a more relaxed approach is your thing, then there are plenty of ways to enjoy adventure of more laid-back kind by canoeing or kayaking with some of the Blueway's great tour companies, including Adventure Gently Canoe Tours (, Cavan Canoeing ( and Way To Go Adventures (

Adventure, discovery, relaxation – it's all in a day's fun on the Shannon-Erne Blueway.

​​Download your free 'Life Aquatic on the Shannon-Erne Blueway' guide here.​