County Leitrim derives its name from the village of the same name situated close to the River Shannon.
County Leitrim is a hilly county, almost totally landlocked, with only two miles of coastlin to the Atlantic between counties Sligo and Donegal.
The Shannon Erne Waterway, Europe's longest inland navigable waterway, stretches through County Leitrim and many visitor attractions centre on this great stretch of water.
Leitrim has many lively riverside towns and several beautiful lakes with cruise bases, friendly pubs and restaurants. Carrick-on-Shannon is one of the most developed centres on the River Shannon for hiring cruisers for long or short term periods.
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