Ballinaglera

  • Monday, 23 July 2012 17:55

The parish of Ballinaglera is situated in mid Co. Leitrim along  the Eastern shore of Lough Allen.  The village is located between North and South Leitrim and between the towns of Drumshanbo and Dowra.  It is nestled between Sliabh an Iarann and Lough Allen.

History:

The Mass Rock in Carntulla, situated 4 miles in the hills north east of the village, holds not only a spectacular view but also holds a very important part of our history.  During penal times Catholics gathered here to celebrate mass, when such activity was banned.  There are many sweathouses in the area.  Sweathouses were an old remedy for rheumatism, sciatica and general aches and pains.  There is a good example of a sweathouse in very good condition off the Leitrim Way near Ballinaglera.  Also the scenery and seclusion make this a good place to stop.

Sports:

St Hugh’s Park – Here you can find the GAA pitch and also there is a playground for children.

Ballinaglera

Local areas of interest:

Ballinaglera has many signed walks including The Leitrim Way.  These signed walks capture the beauty; of North Leitrim taking in spectacular views of Lough Allen and the surrounding mountainous terrain.

The Kingfisher trail takes you through Ballinaglera.  This is first long distance cycle trail to be developed in Ireland.

Lough Allen Adventure centre – This is an adventure centre located along the Lough Allen shores it offers a variety of out-door activities from water sports to rock climbing.  It caters for groups on team building exercises or summer camps as well as hen and stag parties.  This is an environmentally firendly business with award-winning eco facilities.

The Yellow River rises on Slieve Anierin and flows into Lough Allen.

There are two traditional public houses in Ballinaglera.  Both of which are grocery shops also.

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