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Wednesday, 21 March 2012 15:15

Lurganboy Woodland Area

The lovely village of Lurganboy is located one mile from Manorhamilton off the R280. Here the beautiful woodland area of Lurganboy is situated. In Milltown Wood you may cross by a wooden bridge, the famous river Bonet and walk its sheltered banks in peace and solitude. In 1801, McPartland in his 'Statistical Survey of Leitrim' described this area as follows – " the views about Lurganboy are extremely pretty. The demesne is naturally beautiful and the young and old plantations are arranged in a very handsome style. The road strays from the village through old woods and new plantations which are dispersed in as careless a manner as the windings of the River Bonet which ornaments them.”

Wednesday, 21 March 2012 15:13

Glencar Waterfall

Glencar Waterfall is situated 11 kilometres west of Manorhamilton near the county boundary with Sligo. The waterfall is 15 metres (or 50 feet) high and its stream flows into Glencar Lough.  There are more waterfalls visible from the road, although none is quite as romantic as this one.  There are picnic facilities nearby so you can enjoy the scenery while having a nice packed lunch. The path to the waterfall is well maintained, easily accessed. There is also a good size car park and an information kiosk.

Although not the largest waterfall in Ireland, it is one of the most beautiful, and particulary impressive after rain. On days when there is even a slight breeze, the falling water is blown upwards into a graceful plume of steam-like spray. Hence its original name 'srut i n-agaid an aeir' which means 'the stream against the air'.  It is a place of contrasts with the noise of the thundering water from the fast flowing river to the peacefulness of the lake.

 

W.B. Yeats often visited the waterfall in his youth. He mentioned it in his poem 'The Stolen Child', in which he wrote about the Irish folklore associated with fairies and changelings.

What follows is an excerpt from that poem:


'Where the wandering water gushes

From the hills above Glen-Car,

In pools among the rushes

That scarce could bathe a star,

We seek for slumbering trout

And whispering in their ears

Give them unquiet dreams;

Leaning softly out

From ferns that drop their tears

Over the young streams.'

 

Wednesday, 21 March 2012 15:10

Parkes Castle

On the banks of Lough Gill, close to Dromahair is Parkes Castle.  The castle  is a restored Plantation Castle from the 17th century.  The grounds contain evidence of an earlier 16th century Tower House owned by Sir Brian O'Rourke. On the grounds of the Castle the son and daughter of Parkes are buried, following a tragic accident on Lough Gill, when both children were drowned.  The castle has been very well preserved with a wonderful courtyard, tall towers and an exhibition with an audio visual show.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012 14:46

Manorhamilton Rangers Soccer Club

Manorhamilton Rangers Friday Night Training is beginning Friday 3rd February 2012 in St Clare’s Comprehensive Gym, Manorhamilton.

Published in Sports
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 14:43

Manorhamilton Tennis Club

We will be promoting our Open Day at the Tennis Courts in the Bee Park on Sunday July 8th starting at 11am.
The Main Objectives are for all attending to get fit, have fun and play tennis.
All ages and standards are welcome, a free coaching session for all will be available.


Games, mini tournaments, competitions and the ever popular Cardio Tennis will also take place. Senior players will provide a Demonstration Match.
A "Parks Tennis Registration" event will be offered during the day.
Special Summer Membership fees will apply to Persons joining the Tennis Club on Open Day.
Light refreshments will be served during the event, as well as strawberries and cream (who needs Wimbledon!)

Don't forget, July 8th from 11am onwards.

Published in Sports
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 14:42

Local Fishing

North Leitrim and the Manorhamilton area is home to many “undiscovered” lakes and waterways, perfect for those who like to explore.  With some research and preparation, you could reap the rewards with a fine days fishing.  There is everything you could wish to try all in one area.  From course fishing on the River Bonet, Pike fishing on Loch Melvin, Atlantic salmon and Trout fishing on the River Drowes and sea fishing at Tullaghan.

Leitrim is widely acknowledged as a paradise for anglers due to its unpolluted lakes and rivers which support a huge population of wild fish.  The course fish species regularly include Bream, Roach, Pike, Perch and Eels while the game species include wild Atlantic Salmon, Sea Trout and Brown Trout.  Lough Melvin is also widely acknowledged to be the home of many Giolla Rua or Gillaroo a distinct variety of Trout.

Most course, trout, pike and sea fishing in and around North Leitrim is free, but ensure that you have the correct licences for game fishing; information for these licences can be found at www.fishinginireland.info/regulations.htm .   It is advised that Anglers new to the area purchase the relevant Discovery Series Map (produced by the Ordnance Survey of Ireland).  These maps show the many small roads and access points around the lakes and rivers.

Leitrim’s fisheries are monitored and maintained by the Fisheries boards so a high degree of excellence is assured at all times with respect to water quality, angling requirement, fish stocks etc.  This enables North Leitrim to provide such a high degree of quality fishing for which Leitrim waters are renowned.

As Leitrim has a reputation for friendliness and hospitality the visiting angler can be assured of special attention in comfortable accommodation.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012 14:34

North West Vintage & Historic Club

North West Vintage and historic Club hold their meetings in Manorhamilton the first Thursday of every month.

The club caters for like minded people who have an interest in Vintage and veteran cars, tractors and anything collectable.

Contact Hon. Secretary Tommy Mc Partlan 087 9489057