Info - The quiet village of Drumsna is on a hill overlooking the old loop of the river Shannon, and the
Jamestown canal was originally constructed to bypass this loop and the shallows located there. The river is still navigable as far as Drumsna bridge, which was one of the few bridges not to be
replaced by the Shannon Commissioners in the nineteenth century. The stretch of river between Drumsna and Jamestown is well worth exploring by dinghy. The main Dublin to Sligo road once ran
through this village, and even then the village managed to retain its old fashioned 'country village' character. The village has since been bypassed by a new main road. The author Anthony Trollope
was stationed here for a time, and it was here that he had the inspiration for his novel 'The MacDermotts of Ballycloran". Surgeon Thomas Heazle Parke, the nineteenth century surgeon, and
companion of Henry Morton Stanley on his exploration expedition in the African Congo, is buried in a small cemetery near here.
|● Take the road from the moorings and Garrick's Bar is on the corner. This is a small hotel bar which like many in Ireland had a shop attached to it supplying groceries. They
did not appear to do food, although as we were there Sunday lunch time this might be the reason. However they did do sandwiches.
Other Drumsna 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.
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Main Street, Drumsna, Leitrim. Tel:+353 71 9624703
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Last Updated 24th December 2006 - Neils Travel Web - Ireland - Drumsna - Pubs