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Allen Centre Co Leitrim

Discover Adventure at The Allen Centre: Watersports & More!

Welcome to The Allen Centre, your ultimate destination for exhilarating group activities set amidst the stunning backdrop of nature. Nestled in a serene environment, our centre offers a diverse range of watersports activities that promise fun without the need to overspend. Whether you’re looking to paddle, sail, or dive into adventure, we’ve got you covered.

The Allen Centre provides easy access to comfortable accommodations, ensuring that your adventure is matched with relaxation. Perfect for families, friends, and team-building events, our centre is designed to cater to all levels of experience, offering both thrills and tranquillity.

Join us at The Allen Centre, where adventure meets value, and create memories that last a lifetime.


Find your ideal getaway at Lough Allen with a variety of comfortable and scenic accommodations. Whether you’re here for fishing, exploring, or relaxing, we have just the spot for you.


At Lough Allen, you can glide on sparkling waters, fish for abundant catches, trek scenic trails for stunning views, and cycle around the lake for picturesque scenery.

Local Attractions

Explore Lough Allen’s local attractions: vibrant watersports, rich fishing spots, breathtaking hiking trails, and scenic cycling routes.

About Drumshanbo

Lough Allen: A Snapshot of History and Angling

Historical Highlights:

  • Bronze Age Roots: Discoveries on Inisfale (O’Reilly’s/O’Connor’s Island) reveal early life with artifacts like bronze swords and canoes.
  • Historical Sites: Ruins of monastic buildings near Tarmon and an ancient earthwork near Dowra showcase the area’s rich past.
  • Industrial Legacy: The Lough Allen canal, built for coal transport but overtaken by railway and reservoir changes, marks an era of transformation.

Angling Paradise:

  • Diverse Fisheries: From the famous roach at Battlebridge to the bream and pike of Lough Allen, the area offers rich angling for all levels.
  • Key Spots: Acres Lake, Carrickport Lake, Lough Scur, Keshcarrigan Lake, and Drumlaheen Lake are notable for their fish populations and angling potential.

Must-Visit Places:

  • Battlebridge: Historical significance with beautiful moorings.
  • Cultural Heritage: Ancient churches and folklore-rich sites like the ‘Worm Ditch’ or ‘Black Pig’s Race’ near Dowra enrich the local lore.

Outdoor Activities:

  • Walking and Cycling: Drumshanbo serves as a gateway to exploring Lough Allen’s natural and historical beauty on foot or by bike.

Lough Allen combines a deep historical canvas with a vibrant angling community and outdoor activities, making it a compelling destination for history buffs, anglers, and nature enthusiasts alike.

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