At moments it can be hard to tear your eyes from the mesmerising reflections on the water along the Shannon-Erne Blueway, but look up as the beautiful Iron Mountain or Sliabh an Iarainn comes into view.
Beautiful walking trails here bring you into the heart of the mesmerising landscape – a place so appealing that it is said to have been the landing place of Tuatha dé Danann, a mythical race of god-like people who had incredible powers.
After touching down, surrounded by “dark clouds”, the gods “brought a darkness over the sun lasting three days”. Pick the right day, and you’ll have the landscapes around here looking their best in the beautiful sunshine, highlighting the greens, rusty browns and navy waters of the landscape.
At the Sliabh an Iarainn Visitor Centre at Drumshanbo to explore more about the people, transport and industry of the area.
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