There are so many things to do in Rooskey on both the County Leitrim and Roscommon side (as well as in nearby Dromod, Longford and Carrick on Shannon).  You'll be spoilt for choice.

Landscapes of County Leitrim

County Leitrim is one of the most beautiful counties in Ireland and is the least populated.

Being in County Leitrim is like being in a living landscape painting.

In this video published by Jane Gilgun you will get just a brief taste of the natural beauty that is County Leitrim.  Enjoy!

Eating and drinking in Rooskey

We have some excellent restaurants (Cox's Steakhouse), bars (Weir Lodge), cafés and shops in Rooskey and nearby Dromod. But note that Monday is “slow-day” so some businesses are closed; while Sunday can be extremely busy so you'll need to reserve ahead.

Rooskey restaurants & pubs

Rooskey Events, Bars - Weir Lodge near Quay Rest Bed & Breakfast Rooskey

We're so lucky to have some of the best eateries and bars close by.

  • Reynolds Bar (Rooskey, Co Leitrim).
  • Weir Lodge Bar (Rooskey, Co Leitrim).
  • Harvest Chinese (Rooskey, Co Leitrim) serves up probably the best Chinese we've ever tasted.  Eat in, takeaway, or you can have your food with a pint next door in the Weir Lodge.
  • The Chipper (Rooskey, Co Roscommon)

Dromod restaurants & pubs

Rooskey adventure centre

Great watersports and adventure await you at the Rooskey Adventure Centre, on the Leitrim side the banks of the river Shannon, for adults and children of all ages and abilities.  Water-based activities include kayaking, mudslides, pier-jumping.  Land-based activities include climbing walls, archery, 4-way Tug of War, and an obstacle course.

Rooskey wind farm

Rooskey Wind Farm near Ballaghaderreen in County Roscommon is our fourth wind farm to become operational in the Republic of Ireland. It started production of renewable power in September 2015.

Rooskey fishery

Lakeland Fishery is Ireland's Premier coarse day water fishery and is ideal for angling in Rooskey.  Fish include carp, roach, rudd, bream and tench.

Boat hire Rooskey

The village is an important boating harbour on the River Shannon with many attractive mooring places just along from Sligo - Dublin road . There are some lovely walks here and in particular a refreshing river walk to Roosky Lock.  Touring cruisers and boats can be hired from the Shannon River Boat Hire in Rooskey.

Rooskey Events

Rooskey Heritage Festival

The Rooskey Heritage Festival promotes all that is positive about Rooskey and its heritage.  Entering it's fifth year, this family friendly festival draws large crowds day and night.  The festival brings fun and variety for all ages, and includes a food fair, zorb balls on the water, a heritage wall featuring photos and articles, and at night the Big Red Barn is the focus of activities with some great music and dancing.

Rooskey shopping

Rooskey Events Shopping Tighe's Centra near Quay Rest Bed and Breakfast

Ideally located by the bridge on Rooskey's Roscommon side, our local Tighe Centra has all the essentials you could possibly need, and more.  Each week sees some great value offers, and they serve up the best steaming hot coffee too.


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