Leitrim is home to the earliest recorded salmon river, the Drowes River at Tullaghan. Elsewhere in the county there are lively riverside towns and cruise bases, with friendly pubs and impromptu music sessions. In Carrick on Shannon visit the Costello chapel , one of the smallest in Europe, in North Leitrim the Glencar waterfall which inspired Yeats or Parkes Castle near Dromahair the home of the Parkes family in the 17th century.
Leitrim is defined by water, which influences both the county's character and the activities that take place in the county. The Shannon Erne Waterway, Europe’s longest inland navigable waterway, stretches through the county.
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