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County Leitrim, Ireland

county leitrimCounty Leitrim comes from the Irish word 'Liathdroim' - the grey hillridge. In the past many of Leitrim's hills were coal and iron ore mines because of the large deposits of minerals from the river Shannon. Leitrim is a mainly inland county with only two miles of coastline.

River cruising is a very popular activity in the area and Carrick-on-Shannon is one of the most developed centres on the River Shannon for hiring cruisers for long or short term periods.

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