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   Welcome to the Allen Centre

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Family Rooms  3 Bunk beds  en suite –  €80 per night     –  cooking facilities included.

Beside the Lough Allen Spa Hotel , just turn right leaving the hotel and our centre is just 100m from hotel.

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.

Camping and Caravan facilities also available

Contact 0876312708

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Lough Allen Sailing  in conjunction with the Allen Centre, Waterways Ireland and  An Tostal  presents  two evenings of sailing for beginners at the Allen Centre beside the Lough Allen Spa Hotel Drumshanbo on Tuesday  the 4th of  July  ,Thursday the 6th of July  from 7 to 10pm . To book contact 0876312708 or email info@allen.ie   All Free

Lough Allen

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Aerial view


Lough Allen Angling  in conjunction with the Allen Centre, Waterways Ireland, IFI and  An Tostal  presents  three evenings of fishing tuition for beginners ( Coarse / Pike and fly fishing) at the Allen Centre beside the Lough Allen Spa Hotel Drumshanbo on Monday the 3rd  of  July  ,Wednesday the 5thth of July  and Friday the 7th of July.  Time  6 pm to 9 pm. To book contact 0876312708 or email info@allen.ie  Trips by boat to O Connors Island on Lough Allen . All Free

Lough Allen Sailing  in conjunction with the Allen Centre, Waterways Ireland and  An Tostal
“A day at the lake”  Venue Acres Lake  Drumshanbo  ( Shannon  Blueway ) Saturday the 8th of  July  from 12 noon  to 5pm.  Canadian canoeing  and boat trip on the Shannon Blue-way All Free.  To book contact 0876312708 or email info@allen.ie


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  per person .
Rent a fishing boat with an engine for €60  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.

Linguawest English Language School Link

Summer Courses

(Two week Duration)

For a two week English study Experience to remember LinguaWest have all aspects covered.
Our prime focus is to develop and enhance your English language skills with a strong emphasis on oral English. Students are expected to use English at all times to the best standard they can.
We accept students of varying standards of English and mix nationalities in order to ensure the use of English as the conversational medium;

Campamentos de Verano

(Dos semanas de duración)

  • LinguaWest tiene todo lo que necesitas, para una inolvidable experiencia de dos semanas estudiando inglés en la belleza rural del Oeste de Irlanda.
  • Nuestro enfoque principal es desarrollar y mejorar sus habilidades en el idioma inglés con un fuerte énfasis en el inglés oral.
  • Se espera que los estudiantes hablen inglés en todo momento, al mejor nivel que les sea posible.
  • Aceptamos estudiantes de diferentes niveles de inglés y nacionalidades mixtas para asegurar el uso del inglés como único medio de conversación.

Cours d’É

(Duree de Deux Semaines)

Pour une expérience de deux semaines mémorable LinguaWest ont couvert tous les aspects.
Notre objectif principal est de dévélopper et d’améliorer vos compétences en anglais et particulièrement en anglais oral.  Les étudiants doivent parler l’anglais autant que possible tout le temps.
Nous accueillons des étudiants de niveaux diverse d’anglais et de  nationalités diverses afin d’assurer l’utilisation de l’anglais comme un moyen de conversation.

Prices 2017

Bed  only ( Hostel) € 20
 Rowing Boats for hire €30  for 3 hours
Kayaking / Canoeing sessions €20   for 3 hours
Sailing session €30  for 3 hours
Fishing Boat / engine/ Fuel Full day rate   €80

Facebook Links to further information and photographs –

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




Click here for Lough Allen Wind and Weather


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Group on O’Connors Island


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

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