The Shannon Blueway

Waterways Ireland’s new recreational and tourism experience

The Shannon Blueway is an innovative, safe and easy to use series of on-water and land based trails. The first of its kind in Ireland, the Shannon Blueway allows guided and unguided paddling and walking along the Lough Allen Canal and Shannon River from Carrick–on-Shannon via Leitrim Village, and Battlebridge to Drumshanbo.


Canoeing on the Shannon Blueway
Make a Splash – Canoe up to 16.5km of stunning Blueway routes along the idyllic Lough Allen Canal and River Shannon. This serene paddle allows visitors to experience the delights of the waterways, as well as the rich and diverse culture and heritage of the Shannon in County Leitrim. Enjoy this paddle with two short half-day experiences or with one full-day experience.

Adventure Gently
River Mania
Leitrim Surf and Stand Up Paddling
The Paddle Shack


Cycling on the Shannon Blueway
Experience the magnificent Shannon Blueway in Leitrim and surround yourself in the natural beauty of the area. Electric Bike Trails, Leitrim Village will collect you from the Bush Hotel and bring you to their bike premises in Leitrim Village, where you will be kitted out with all you need for your leisurely cycle. Experience the peace and tranquillity of the Shannon Blueway as you cycle with ease on Kalkhoff electric bikes from Leitrim Village to Drumshanbo on quiet county roads, approx. 18 km round trip. Pop in to an old world pub for a hot drink by a cosy open fire to warm the cockles of your heart before you return to Leitrim Village. Electric Bike Trails will return you to the Bush Hotel rejuvenated and relaxed! (Complimentary map with local information and points of interest as well as all the safety gear you need for your cycle).

Bush Hotel B&B Packages

Electric Bike Trails

Walking on the Shannon Blueway
Get Walking – Explore the picturesque Shannon Blueway on foot in lush County Leitrim. Part of a series of impressive National Looped Walks totalling 20km, walkers will be in their element. With exceptional scenery stretching from Battlebridge to Drumhauver Bridge, enjoy the area’s renowned landscape and wildlife on a choice of two or four-hour loops.

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