Info - Dromod is a small village built along the River Shannon and on the main N4 Dublin to Sligo road. Just three kilometres from Roosky and ten kilometres from Carrick on Shannon, this small village is a stopping point on the Dublin Sligo railway line and is ideally situated. A short walk from the main road will bring you to Dromod harbour, a lovely harbour area which is very popular with cruiser traffic located on the shores of lough Bofin. Many cruisers and barges will stop and stay for the hospitality of this village. There are some excellent pubs and restaurants.Loughs Bofin and Boderg and Kilglass Lake in the area are renowned wildfowl sanctuaries and Derrycarne Wood, 3.5km North of Dromod features some lovely walks. The Cavan & Leitrim Railway Museum is a big attraction in the village, it offers short steam train journeys and a history of the old narrow gauge railway system that ran through Cavan and Leitrim. The Bog Oak water feature in the centre of the village is entitled "The Weeping Tree' and was made by a local craftsman from a piece of bog oak which was found nearby.
History - Derrycarne narrows (derraigh carn - the wood of the cairn) seperate lough Bofin from Lough Boderg and was an important
crossing point in the past. A communal grave was built for the dead from a battle between the Williamite forces and Sarsfields army, but
it's believed that the cairn that gives the area its' name pre-dates this battle.
Our bit - Dromod is an essential stop over point. Lying as it does to the north of Rooskey it is the first mooring before the bridge at Rooskey. The harbour was crowded on the Sunday evening we arrived (the picture comes from later in the week) and the narrow twisting entrance to the harbour makes a difficult approach for a large boat. However the effort is well worth it with nearby bars and restaurants providing excellent food.
Jimmy's (Rivers Edge) Bar and Restaurant
● Take the road from the harbour and Jimmy's is on the corner on the main road. The bar
area is fairly small with limited seating, there is however a large restaurant attached
to the bar. Food was server all day in both the bar and restaurant (in the evenings), and
was used by both tourist and locals at both lunchtimes and evenings.|
Not surprisingly the food was excellent, especially in the restaurant with a wide selection and reasonably priced.
Dromod, Leitrim, Co. Leitrim. Tel: 078/38234
● The Brandywell is a large modern pub which lies about 200 yards from Jimmys. The bar is
divided into two rooms, the larger of was being used for entertainment. Both bars had
plenty of comfortable seating for both eating and drinking.
Dromod, Co. Leitrim. Tel: (071) 9638278 Fax: (071) 9658937
Other Dromod Pubs / Restaurants (not visited)I have not yet visited these pubs / restaurants, and therefore if there are any comments they have been taken from the web, and are not by me.
The Copper Still
Comments and additional material on the bars in this area are always welcome.
I can be contacted on Neil MacPherson.
Last Updated 24th December 2006 - Neils Travel Web - Ireland - Dromod - Pubs