The name of the restful county of Leitrim is derived from the word Liatroma, or “grey ridge”. This no doubt refers to its undulating lands in the northwest, which settle down somewhat in the southeast. Leitrim is renowned for its majestic views of the River Shannon and Lough Allen, the vast lake that divides the county. With its mountains and romantic, deep glens, Leitrim’s unspoilt countryside is quite breathtaking and is also excellent for walks and climbs. Its pristine lakes and rivers offer plenty of good fishing as well as idyllic cruises. Glencar Lough is known for its lovely, 15-metre waterfall.
The little village of Killargue is surrounded by especially pretty scenery. It receives a substantial number of visitors because of the Holy Well, a pilgrimage site. Carrick-on-Shannon, the county seat, has a lovely marina where all manner of boats and ships dock. Other attractions in the county include Lough Rynn House, with its Victorian garden, and the Leitrim Glens Centre which hosts concerts and plays.