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 Welcome to the Allen Centre

Fantastic watersports activities where you don’t need to splash out and the children ask “when are we coming back”.
Day visitors welcome for all our activities.

Festivals supported by Waterways Ireland 2015

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Lough Allen Sailing Club open day  10am to 4pm
Sat the 5th of September, Leitrim Pico sailing competition

Lough Allen International Pike Competition ( Boat)
Pike Angling Competition Saturday 3rd of Oct 10.30am to 3 .30 pm.

Lough Allen Education Centre (48 bed hostel) Drumshanbo , Co Leitrim beside the Lough Allen Hotel.

The accommodation is Failte Ireland approved and the quiet surroundings makes it the perfect place to get away from it all. Situated in the Northwest of Ireland is truly somewhere special! Situated on the shores of Lough Allen, only 14 km from the bustling town of Carrick on Shannon, it is just a short walk to the town of Drumshanbo. So be assured whatever the reason for your visit, Lough Allen Education Centre at Lough Allen in Drumshanbo offers great value for money at any time of year. The centre has a large reception area which looks out on to Lough Allen affording panoramic views of the Lough and Sliabh an Iarainn Mountain range. Lough Allen is well known for fishing and sailing.
There are also a number of major walks in the region. At Lough Allen the accommodation consists of eight en-suite bedrooms with 3 bunk beds to a room. Meals can be arranged at reception. Water sports holidays can take many forms on Lough Allen. Whether you fancy relaxing sailing holiday, you want to learn canoeing, or fishing with your family or group and like the idea of kayaking or windsurfing holidays, or just visiting the area on holidays or just passing through you can enjoy a session for 3 hours from 20 Euro per person .
Rent a fishing boat with an engine for 60 Euro for a session. At the Allen Centre we have a huge choice of water activity holidays to suit every taste and every age group. – and all at great prices for Canadian canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, sailing, team building games, pike angling, trout fishing and coarse angling.

Camping and caravan facilities available on request.

Bed  only € 15
 Rowing Boats for hire €20  for 2 hours
Kayaking session €20      for 3 hours
Sailing session €30   for 3 hours
Fishing Boat / engine/ Fuel Full day rate   €60

Click here for Lough Allen Wind and Weather

Facebook Links to further information and photographs -

 Lough Allen Angling updates on angling on Lough Allen and surrounding lakes




Lough Allen Kayaking

“Learn to Kayaking over a weekend”

Package for schools / youth groups / stags / hens  / families includes :

  • Weekend package including accommodation at Lough Allen Hostel, 48 bed hostel €15  B&B.  
  • 16 single open top kayaks 3 doubles   
  • 2 Trained tutors


Lough Allen Sailing

“Learn to Sail over a weekend”

Package for schools / youth groups / stags / hens  / families includes :

  • Weekend package including accommodation at Lough Allen Hostel, 48 bed hostel €15  B&B.  
  • 5  Laser Picos 
  • 1 RS Venture ( Training Sailboat- group of 7)
  • 2 Sailing Cruisers   
  • 2 Trained tutors



info@allen.ie  T. +353 (0)71 9640588 or +353 (0)87-6312708
Lough Allen,Drumshanbo,Co. Leitrim


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