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Activities in Ballinamore
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The Leitrim Genealogy Centre

Provides a full time professional genealogical research service for those wishing to trace their County Leitrim ancestry

Phone: 00353 (0)71 9644012

Swan Island Open Farm

Pet Farm and Picnic Area

Phone: 00353 (0)49 4333065

Ballinamore Golf Club

Phone: 00353 (0)71 9644346

Clay Pigeon Shooting.

Phone: 00 353 86 8396620

Places of Interest

Slieve Russell, rises to 406m above the town of Ballyconnell and provides some breath taking views of the area.

Sheebeg and its bigger brother Sheemor, are both reputed to be faiery hills, inhabited by the mystical race of the 'Sidhe' of ancient Ireland. Sheebeg is reputed to be the burial ground of the great Irish mythical hero Fionn MacCumhaill. On the summit is a passage mound built by stone age man to accurately predict the seasons.

The restored Library in the town now houses an interesting heritage centre, and is the headquarters for genealogical research in the county.

Angling Information

Drumlaheen lake covers over 200 acres, and although it's not easy to fish, some of the biggest bream and roach have been caught here.

Kiltybardon lake can be found on the road from Ballinamore to Carrick-on-Shannon. The water is 8 - 12 feet deep, and is very easy to fish for bream, roach, hybrids, perch and pike.
Also in the area are Bolgonard lake, Corgar lake and Lough Awaddy.

Little Garadice is a small lake of 8 acres where bream, roach and hybrids can be caught in up to 15 feet.

Lough Scur is a well known water which can be accessed via the Erne system. Plenty of bream, roach, hybrids, skimmers and perch. The water 6 - 10 feet deep.

Carrickport lake is about three miles from the town and is a good water with bream of 3-4lb and good roach and hybrids. The lake has depth of up to 20 feet.

Keshcarrigan lake needs some baiting, but bream of up to 4 pounds have been caught here, along with roach, perch and hybrids.

Drumlonan Lake has plenty of good stands for bream, roach, rudd, hybrids and tench. Ideal for pole fishing.

Garadice lake is one of Irelands premier waters. Its 1200 acres hold rich stocks of roach, hybrids and rudd, with some quality perch and pike. Garadice and surrounding areas include pegs at Haughtons Shore, which will accomodate up to 30 anglers, with water up to 14 feet deep, Church Shore where water is up to 20 feet deep, and Connaleys Shore, which has 15 pegs.

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