The Leitrim way is 48 km in length, less if you are only doing it as part of The Beara Breifne Way
The Way runs almost the length of the country taking the walker and cyclist to some of the most beautiful and least explored areas in Ireland.
The route, created by local communities is a unique collaboration to commemorate the legendary fourteen-day march taken by Dónal Cam O’Sullivan Beare and his one thousand supporters in 1603. It visits many of the places and communities shaped by their story.
There is three sections of the Leitrim Way: Battlebridge to Drumshanbo, Drumshanbo to Cornamucklagh, and Cornamucklagh to Dowra. The Beara Breifne Way is Ireland’s longest national waymarked trail.
The route starts in Leitrim Village and follows the trail along the east side of Lough Allen for 15km And then links with the Cavan way at Dowra.
Along this section of the Leitrim Way walkers have great views of Lough Allen, Sleeve Anierin and the Corr mountains. At Dowra, the Leitrim Way goes north west to Manorhamilton.
The Beara-Breifne Way goes north east and follows the Cavan Way to Blacklion.