Starting in Manorhamilton you go out the N16 and then turn left along the L2169 to Dromahair, a historical village located on the banks of the river Bonet. From there you continue to the village of Drumkeeran (Droim Caorthainn) where you turn left along the R200 following the Northern shore of Lough Allen to Dowra in Co Cavan. 

Then at the bridge you turn right, which brings you back into County Leitrim heading for Drumshanbo passing through Ballinaglera (Baile na gCléireach meaning the town of the clergy) along the way.

From here the route follows back up the westside of Lough Allen to Drumkeeran and back towards Dromahair village, then keep right to go up to Newtownmanor passing O’Rourkes Table on your left. Continue onto the R286 which brings you back down to the N16 at Shanvaus. Then just turn right and continue back the 4km to Manorhamilton. 


O’Rourke’s Table: It is said that Tiernan O‘Rourke climbed the verge when returning home from hunting expeditions to check if his wife had left a candle in the window for him, as a symbol of her love. One day there was no candle in the castle window. Dervorgilla had eloped with Dermot MacMurrough (the King of Leinster) in 1153, an act, which brought about a feud and MacMurrough’s eventual exile from Ireland. 


This route brings you through the heartland of County Leitrim. Distance: 100km Avg. Time: 4 – 6 Hours Alt: 853m
This project was provided by Department of Rural and Community Development, Our Rural Future, Fáilte Ireland and Project Ireland 2040 through the 2021 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme, and was supported by Leitrim Glens Cycling Club, Leitrim County Council and Leitrim Development Company.