Do it The Leitrim Way with Tawnylust Lodge Heritage Experience.
Stay at Eco-friendly Tawnylust Lodge Apartment. Snuggle up with a book in the evening while watching the sun set and moon rise over the Leitrim Hills.
Fill your senses with all that Leitrim has to offer by way of scenery, heritage, culture and food.
Day 1: Imagine times past in an original Irish cottage, birthplace of hero Sean MacDiarmada on a tour with one of the passionate guides.
Visit Kiltyclogher Heritage Centre and learn about our past on this scenic border village and how locals always found a way to work with communities on both sides of that border.
Take a scenic drive to Garrison with fantastic views of Lough Melvin and onto the renowned Organic Centre in Rossinver.
Day 2: Waltz around the dance floor in the iconic Ballroom of Romance in Glenfarne and visit their stunning interactive museum of the show band era. If you’re in need of more exercise, then a walk or cycle around Glenfarne Forest, home place to the Tottenham Estate and MacNean Sculpture Trail.
Choose a lakeside stroll or keep to the woodlands, savour a packed lunch at one of the beautifully positioned picnic areas. Another wonderful walk to choose is the Leitrim Way, part of the Beara Breifne Way, a 500 kilometer historic walk from Cork to nearby Blacklion.
Where to Eat and Drink
With all that exercise and culture, you’ll be in need of sustenance for the body. Try the full Irish breakfast with yummy homemade brown bread at the Lavender Cafe at Clancy’s of Glenfarne.
For evening meal, it has to be Osta at W8 Centre for an eclectic mix of local and international cuisine or for excellent traditional pub fayre, Gurns Bar Manorhamilton. If its the perfect pint of Guinness you’re after then McHugh’s Pub in Glenfarne or Connolly’s pub in Manorhamilton are the top spots. They offer the ‘real’ Irish pub experience, no tv, no food, no till but music and conversation that are the best in Ireland.
Where to Stay
Stay at Tawnylust Lodge self-catering apartment, nestled in the Leitrim hills. The toughest decision of the day is which window to look out to breathe in the scenery, a feast for the eyes. Their welcome pack of local, organic and fairtrade goods is a favourite for the guests who can top up at the local Farmer’s Market on Friday mornings or at the renowned Organic Centre. Lots of choices of walks and the owner Nuala offers great advice on what to do and where to go in the area.
- Two weekend nights, (Fri & Sat) €199
- Three nights mid-week €170
- Seven nights €395
Apartment has one ensuite bedroom and the couch converts to a double bed.
Cot available on request