Out on its own and all the better for that. Leitrim is not renowned for swimming locations and Keeldra isn’t on the main road to anywhere, but it’s well worth the effort to find.
So far this is the only place we have swum in Leitrim and , hopefully, we will find more. Keeldra has a well maintained swimming area, sectioned off by a concrete walkway which creates a sheltered environment. Underfoot it is sandy and this area is not too deep. It appears to be a good place for children to swim and when we were there a water safety class was underway.
Outside this sheltered area is the lake itself but we didn’t venture that far. Keeldra is a credit to Leitrim County Council as there is a nice grassy area, picnic tables, some indoor changing areas and well kept toilets.
Directions: From the town of Mohill take the R201 for about 5 kilometres. Watch out for a right turn onto the L1566 and signposted Drumlish. After a couple of kilometres on this road you will see a left turn signposted for the lake.
Ordnance Survey Maps No. 33 and 34