Blueway Testimonials

The Blueways of Ireland have provided great economic, social, health and community benefits to local and rural parts of Ireland. The Blueways bring people together, it allows people to enjoy peaceful and tranquil environments whilst benefitting local businesses. Several of our brilliant Blueway activity providers along with the spectacular places to stay, eat and go outline what the Blueways have done for them over the past couple of years. 

Electric Bike Trails (Cycle Hire in Leitrim Village):

"The Shannon Blueway has been a great asset for our bicycle hire business at Leitrim Village. This newly restored tourism infrastructure has been most effective with 100% increase in business from 2015 to 2016. Our customers constantly request traffic free cycling and have all enjoyed the Shannon Blueway experience. They generally express the wish to return and are excited by the prospect of the cycle way extending to the Village of Drumshanbo, connectivity of Villages being the key​".



Joe Dolan (Managing Director, The Bush Hotel / President of the Irish Hotels Federation):

"The development of  Blueways  has provided an innovative, resourceful and most welcome addition to the tourism offering in Leitrim and at the Bush Hotel. The product has broad visitor appeal and greatly compliments existing activities and attractions.  I look forward to the proposed further development and the benefits arising  and confirm that Blueways  will be centre stage on our marketing platform this year"



Way to Go Adventures (Activity & Accommodation Provider in Ballinamore):

"As an activity and accommodation provider we are excited about the potential Blueway branding has to offer the Shannon-Erne region. Even at this early stage of the Shannon-Erne Blueway branding and promotional initiatives have been very effective at connecting activity tourists with our business"    



Leitrim Surf Company (Stand-Up Paddle Board Hire)​

"When we set up Leitrim surf Company our focus was on coastline, lakes and fast flowing rivers . The Blueway has opened up the canal system to recreational visitors and it has become our main focus. It is perfect for the paddle boarders with slow journeying through ever changing immersive landscapes offering a real escape from modern lifestyles. It is also perfect for beginners and it is our opinion that once you give a person an positive introduction to water sports, you have a water-sports enthusiast for life.​​

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