The Sliabh an Iarainn Visitor Centre is nestled in the charming setting of Acres Lake in Drumshanbo.
At the Centre, you can explore captivating audio-visual displays that showcase the history and beauty of the Arigna and Sliabh an Iarainn mountains area. The exhibits place special emphasis on the region’s railway, canal, lakes, and iron and coal mining industries. Additionally, the Centre celebrates the musical heritage of the area, providing insights into its rich cultural traditions.
The visitor center provides various machines and amenities to accommodate school tours and other visitors. These include the information table, a photo op green screen that can alter the background to showcase local attractions, and interactive screens that display both the history and current features of the area.
Immerse yourself in a 12-minute audio-visual show that transports you through the breathtaking sights and scenes of the nearby lakes, mountains, and towns. This presentation aims to highlight the enchanting beauty of this legendary and wondrous land.
Acres Lake, situated in Drumshanbo, is not only home to the Sliabh an Iarainn Visitor Centre but also serves as the starting point for the Shannon Blueway and the Acres Lake Boardwalk. The boardwalk spans 600 meters and forms part of a 6.5 km linear trail, ideal for walking and cycling, that stretches from Acres Lake in Drumshanbo to Battlebridge Lock near Leitrim Village.
Behind Drumshanbo lies the magnificent and rugged Sliabh an Iarainn mountain, steeped in legend and renowned for its captivating songs. The Sliabh an Iarainn Centre provides visitors with valuable insights into the history, transportation, and industries that have shaped the region between the Arigna and Sliabh an Iarainn mountains. With its focus on the railway, canal, lakes, iron and coal mining, the Centre offers a comprehensive understanding of the area’s heritage.