“Come to Leitrim - It could change your life!”
Says Michael Harding in a beautiful new video showcasing Leitrim as a place to visit, enjoy, explore and experience but also as an invigorating and vibrant place to live and work.
The video was created by Edwina Guckian of Dreoilín Productions along with artists Michael Harding, Eleanor Shanley, Seamus O Rourke and Charlie McGettigan who each share their thoughts and values of what makes this county such a treasure. “The piece is a very honest, artistic response to our county. Each of us involved are very passionate about our home and promote it across the world wherever we are performing. And it is when we are on the other side of the world we really feel the draw of Leitrim calling us home.” - Edwina Guckian
“This video articulates the wonderful way of life in Leitrim; in nature, in landscape, in environment and people. It goes hard in hand with sustainable tourism which is one of the most important elements of our economy, supporting local employment, food producers, farmers and the hardworking Leitrim business owners. We want to share the message that Leitrim is a wonderful and safe place to visit, work and live.” - Joe Dolan of The Bush Hotel.
"It’s not until you slow down and take the time to explore it that you really see Leitrim’s hidden treasures. The land, the water, the people, the communities, the towns and villages, the lilt of our language, the music, song and dance, the easy pace of life, the welcome; we tried to capture it all and show the world the wealth of what Leitrim gives us and how lucky we are to live here. What we have is very special."
Where to Stay in Leitrim
The Bush Hotel, is one of Ireland’s oldest hotels – steeped in history, tradition, charm and character, with many memorabilia from the past.
This boutique heritage hotel is located in the centre of Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim, and offers a superb choice of attractions: museums, forest parks, golf, hill-walking, river cruising, angling, and much more.
The Bush Hotel has open fires, themed lounges, carvery/coffee shop, a bistro bar and 50 luxurious rooms. The hotel boasts mature gardens, secure parking, banqueting and conference facilities in the town-centre location. The Bush is Ireland’s first Ecolabel Hotel under an EU scheme recognising exceptional environmental care and awareness.
Lough Rynn Castle
Lough Rynn, one of Ireland’s most luxurious castle hotels, was once the ancestral home of the Clements family and the legendary Lord Leitrim. This secluded lakeside retreat offers you contemporary luxury steeped in history. Set inside a 300-acre estate, Lough Rynn offers you breathtaking scenery, lush green pastures, ancient forests and a magnificent Victorian walled garden. Lough Rynn Castle retains a splendour befitting its history. Dine in the 2AA Rosette awarded Sandstone Restaurant where a menu lovingly prepared, focuses on home-grown produce. A simply magical experience awaits you.