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Ballinamore Lock

Ballinamore Lock

Running between Leitrim Village and just north of Belturbet, the Shannon-Erne Waterway links the two great waterways on the island, the Erne and the Shannon, writes Martin Branagan.

​T​​he Shannon-Erne Waterway was previously known as the Ballinamore and Ballyconnell Canal and opened in 1860.

It re-opened in 1994 after restoration, it is 63km of river, lake and still-water canal.

It takes approximately 13 hours to travel and is known as the location where Ireland’s ‘little people’ originate!

​​The Ballinamore Looped​ Walking or Cycling Trail meanders alongside the tranquil waters of the Shannon-Erne, with the picturesque​​ village of Ballinamore at the centre. This 4.5km looped trail starts at Ballinamore Marina before​ looping around at Longstones and back to the beautiful town of Ballinamore.

Martin Branagan is a co-founder of and is passionate about promoting Leitrim as a tourist destination. Under the LoveLeitrim banner, Martin is touring the county in search of its hidden gems.

A Dubliner by birth and Leitrim resident by choice, Martin can be contacted on +353 (0)86 173 8417 for all advertising queries.


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