A Family Run Guesthouse in Leitrim
Glenview House is one Ireland’s premier guesthouses situated on the outskirts of Ballinamore Town, County Leitrim.
Fully licenced for guests, Glenview is the family home of Teresa and Brian Kennedy who personally look after their guests. Glenview House has its own restaurant and a choice of six ensuite bedrooms or a number of self-catering holiday homes open all year round and within a two minute walk of the main house.
Coarse and pike angling holidays on the lakes of Cavan and Leitrim have always been a big factor in Glenview’s spring and autumn trade with special facilities for bait, equipment and boat hire available. Expert advice is available for anglers arriving in Ballinamore for the first time.
Leitrim, and in particular the welcoming town of Ballinamore, has become a short-break base for motorists touring around Ireland. The Kennedy’s are heavily involved in Classic and Vintage cars clubs and are delighted to welcome and help visitors in creating a successful touring holiday.
Glenview Folk Museum is Leitrim’s only Museum and is on site with a superb private collection of over 6000 antique, historical and novel items ranging from pre-famine Ireland.
There is an impressive array of farm yard equipment, a collection of horse drawn agricultural machinery, and a thrasher, plus a street scene has a number of reconstructed shops and a pub; all stocked, jam-packed with an assortment of products and equipped as they would have existed in the past.
The main house has 6 en-suite bedrooms and there are a number self-catering cottages dotted around the property that are within a 2 minute walk of the house. The house is also the location of the onsite fully licensed bar and restaurant. There are a number of options to choose from including B&B or Dinner B&B or completely self-catering where you come and go as you please.
This is a modern two-storey house located at the perimeter of Glenview House gardens, alongside the Shannon-Erne Waterway.
This is a traditional thatched cottage approximately 100 years old, with slate floors and situated alongside the main house.
Two modern four-star bungalows on their own grounds about 100 metres from the main house and overlooking the Shannon-Erne Waterway.
Located on the Shannon Erne Waterway, Glenview Guesthouse is the perfect place for your angling holiday in Ireland. We have a long tradition for providing a wide range of services for anglers and there is a tackle store and a cold-room for bait available on site for guests to use. A guide of the many lakes is available if required and bait is delivered twice weekly and maps are available.
Fishing is free in the many lakes in the area and there is no closed season. Stocks of coarse fish abound in the over 25 lakes that surround Glenview and among the many species to be found are Roach, Rudd, Tench, Bream and Pike.
For anglers who want to holiday in Ireland from Europe please contact:
t: +31 50 3136000
For anglers who want to holiday in Ireland from the UK please contact:
t: +44 1246 221717
Location & Nearby Attractions
Ballinamore is a rural town in Leitrim in the North West of Ireland. Located on the Yellow river and surrounded by many lakes, it is known internationally for it clean and lightly fished waters, most of which can be fished from the river bank. It hosts many national and international fishing competitions welcoming anglers from the UK, Belgium and Holland annually and it is a great match fishing location which has regularly features in the World Pairs Angling Championships, King of Clubs and will soon to host the King Classic.
Ballinamore is also a very historic town home where, in the 1840s, the Ballinamore Ballyconnell canal linked Lough Erne to the Shannon River and which, has reinvented itself as the Shannon Erne Blueway welcoming boats, cruisers and water users onto this lovely stretch of water.
There are a number of activities in the surrounding area including walking, biking, horse riding and golfing with a number of designated trails to enjoy and there are also a number of historical sites in close proximity. With Ballinamore just 2 hours from Dublin and Galway and just 30 minutes from Enniskillen in Northern Ireland it is the ideal place to base yourself for touring and seeing the sites in this picturesque and interesting part of the North West.
Electric Bike Trails – Electric Bike Trails have both regular bikes and electric bikes for hire (we even have tandems!) so the whole family can get out in the fresh air and enjoy a well-deserved break. www.electricbiketrails.com
Way to Go Adventures – Way To Go Adventures offers guided canoe tours and bike hire on the Shannon Erne Blueway www.waytogoadventures.com
Leitrim Surf Company – Leitrim Surf Company specialise in guided stand-up paddleboarding safaris on The Shannon Blueway www.leitrimsurf.ie
Moorlands Equestrian Centre – Moorlands Equestrian Centre is a family run riding school based on the shores of Lough Allen in Drumshanbo. www.moorlands.ie .
Drumcoura Western Riding Centre – Drumcoura City has an Equestrian Centre specialising in Western Horse Riding. www.drumcoura.ie
Walking in and around the Ballinamore area
There are a number of waymarked trails and loops in the Ballinamore area
- Ballyduff to Aghoo Walking Trail
- Ballinamore Heritage Trail
- Ballinamore Looped Walking Trail
- Acres Lake Looped Walk including The Floating Boardwalk
- Killarcan to Kilclare Walking and Cycling Trail
Further information on walking in the area can be found on
The Shed Distillery – Home to Drumshanbo Gunpowder Gin and Drumshanbo Single Pott Still Irish Whiskey. Visitor Centre open daily www.thesheddistillery.com
Leitrim Design House – The Leitrim Design House nurtures Irish craftsmanship and assists small craft & design businesses to develop and showcase their designs. www.leitrimdesignhouse.ie
Cavan Leitrim Railway – The Cavan Leitrim Railway was one of the busiest narrow gauge railways in Ireland at one time. Today, this museum allow you to step back in time and experience the glorious era of steam. http://cavanandleitrimrailway.com/
Cavan Burren Geopark – Here an interpretative centre and five amazing walking trails around Cavan Burren Park, all highlighting the spectacular prehistoric tombs, fantastic geology and special stories that make this such a unique environment. www.cavanburrenpark.ie
Parkes Castle – A plantation castle located on the banks of Lough Gill in Leitrim. Fully restored there are a number of exhibitions and audio visual history of the castle https://heritageireland.ie/places-to-visit/parkes-castle
Fenagh Abbey – One of the oldest monastic sites in Ireland, the Book of Fenagh is said to have been written here. www.fenagh.com/history
Rainbow Ballroom of Romance – This dancehall was a popular venue for showbands for many years and today still hosts regular concerts, and tea dances. It has a showband museum www.rainbowballroom.ie
St George’s Visitor Centre – St. George’s Heritage and Visitor Centre tells the story of Leitrim, its landscape, its history and its people through an audiovisual presentation. www.facebook.com/StGeorgesHeritageVisitorCentre
Glenview Folk Museum – The Glenview Museum is located in Aghoo, Ballinamore and houses a large exhibition of rural Irish heritage with more that 6000 items including the worlds largest eggcup collection. www.glenviewmuseum.ie