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Ballinamore (historically Bellanamore, from the Irish: Béal an Átha Móir, meaning “mouth of the big ford”), so named because it was the main crossing point of the Yellow River.   It is a small town in County Leitrim, Ireland, located on the R202 regional road where it is joined by the R199 and R204.  The waterway is known as the Ballinamore-Ballyconnell canal, built to link the Rivers Erne and Shannon in the 1840s. It reopened as the Shannon-Erne Waterway in 1994.

Places to stay near Ballinamore

Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim

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The Old Rectory, Fenagh Glebe, Ballinamore, Co Leitrim: 54.015826, -7.836546
Hamill\'s Bed & Breakfast, Ballinamore, Co Leitrim: 54.052580, -7.798737


There have been incidences this summer (2017) of cyclists getting lost on the Southern Loop between Clones and Carrick-on-Shannon, due to inadequacy signage.   On investigation it appears that directional signs on certain sections of the route are missing, hidden by overgrown vegetation and in some cases have been vandalised to point in the wrong direction.

Therefore anyone planning to cycle the route solely by following the signage would be strongly discouraged from doing so.

We have passed on our concerns to the relevant councils and hope that these issues will be resolved quickly.  Thank you for considering the Kingfisher Cycle Trail.