The Dock - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

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About The Dock

The Dock is Leitrim's centre for the arts with Theatre and Music Performances, Exhibitions, Projects, Workshops and Classes. It is housed in the beautiful 19th Century former Courthouse building, overlooking the majestic river Shannon in the county town of Carrick on Shannon. It now includes a 100+ seat performance space, three art galleries, artists studios, an arts education room and it is home to The Leitrim Design House.

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Leitrim Way

Leitrim Way

5.54km from The Dock

The Leitrim Way is a 27 km long-distance trail between Leitrim village, County Leitrim and Dowra, County Cavan. It joins the Cavan Way at Dowra, continuing the Beara-Breifne Way, a walking and cycling route between the Beara Peninsula, County Cork and Blacklion, County Cavan, following the line of Donal Cam O'Sullivan Beare’s march of 1602.

O' Rourke's Castle

O' Rourke's Castle

5.59km from The Dock

O'Rourke's Castle is a ruined castle in Ireland. The castle, undoubtedly a tower house, was originally a MacRaghnall stronghold with references in 1491 and 1499, but by 1540 it was in the hands of Brian Ballach O'Rourke. The castle was destroyed in 1580 by Brian of the Ramparts O'Rourke to prevent it falling to Sir Nicholas Malby. Sir Nicholas rebuilt and garrisoned it, but the castle was immediately besieged by O'Rourke and abandoned by its garrison shortly afterwards.

Lough Allen

Lough Allen

10.02km from The Dock

Lough Allen is a lake on the River Shannon in northeastern Connacht, Ireland. Most of the lake is in County Leitrim, with a smaller part in County Roscommon. The lake lies to the south of the River Shannon's source, near the Iron Mountains, and is the uppermost of the three main lakes on the river. The other two, Lough Ree and Lough Derg are much further to the south.

McDermott Castle

McDermott Castle

10.13km from The Dock

McDermott’s Castle has a rich and eerie history that dates back to the 12th century. It is situated on Lough Key lake in County Roscommon in north-central Ireland. It was built in the 12th century on what has since been known as Castle Island. Though the isle holds several structures which date to various historical periods, the story of McDermott's Castle began with the titular clan itself.

Castle Island, Lough Key

Castle Island, Lough Key

10.13km from The Dock

Lost in the middle of the lake of Lough Key is a small island and its castle: Castle Island. Beautiful, it once belonged to the most influential family in the Roscommon area and is one of the jewels of the lake. The only condition to admire it: take the boat. The island is sometimes referred to as Mac Dermots Island to this day. We first hear of a castle Island when the Annals of Loch Cé report that it was burned down in 1187 by lightning.

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Leitrim Village

Leitrim Village

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County Leitrim is a county in the Republic of Ireland. Leitrim is the 26th largest of the 32 counties by area and the smallest by population on the island. It has a hilly and mountainous landscape and there are so many things to explore.

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