9am – Breakfast* in Duignan’s
A good start to the day!
- Full Leitrim Breakfast – rashers, sausage, black + white pudding, egg, boxty, tomato and toast with tea/coffee – €8
- Scrambled eggs on toast with tea/coffee – €5
Breakfast must be ordered before 8pm on Friday 21st – pop in to Duignan’s or give them a call on 071-9624703 / 087 9775301.
All morning – Bike rides
Choose from a variety of suggested rides of varying lengths all starting and ending in Drumsna – there is the Drumshanbo loop (which takes you along the canal and the ‘snake across the lake’ boardwalk), the Carrick-on-Shannon loop, the Sheemore hop (which can include a quick climb up Sheemore for stunning views of Leitrim, Roscommon and Sligo), the Jamestown jaunt and more.
These are self-led rides so you choose the time of departure, the pace, the snack breaks and where and when to stop for photos of lovely Leitrim!
11.30am Walk through Wildflower area
The wonderful Drumsna Tidy Towns Committee have been instrumental in making Drumsna the beautiful village that it is today. One of their many, many projects was the creation of a wildflower area along the quay. Come and discover what they have planted, what the local bees are enjoying and what you could also plant in your back garden.
12.30am Bring-Your-Own Family Picnic
Bring your sandwiches, picnic blankets, parasols, kids and neighbours for a big picnic by the Quay – the perfect way to fuel up for the afternoon activities.
For those staying in the village, Drumsna boasts not 1, but 2, shops for stocking up on all your picnic requirements.
2pm Bike Art Plein Air with local artist, Kate Murtagh-Sheridan
Bike poses! Group art collaborations! Who knows what we will create!
Join us for this bicycle inspired art workshop and bring home your very own masterpiece!
2 – 5pm Bike displays
Our range of bikes to display increases every year.
This year, alongside the unicycle, cargo bike, littlebig bike, tandem and fully-loaded touring bikes will be a hand-built solar powered bicycle.
Peter Schneider, a former technical advisor for SEI/SEAI, has built his own solar-powered bicycle and will be on hand to answer all your technical questions.
Drumsna is home to many amazing people. Amongst them is the legend that is Jim Gannon who has created the most beautiful, handmade, wooden bicycles – a three-wheeler, a boneshaker and a his and her’s high nellies!
3pm Basic Bike Maintenance
Many of us love our bikes but just don’t have the knowledge to give them the TLC they deserve.
If you fancy learning more about how to look after the amazing machine that is your bicycle come along to this session and see how to keep it running smoothly for years to come.
4pm Cycle Training & Bike Olympics
Learn the basics, improve your skills and take part in the Bike Olympic challenges! Follow the leader, ring of fire, weaving through obstacles and more!
All ages welcome.
5pm Annual Slow Bicycle Race
The Slow Bicycle Race is fast becoming a defining event in the Leitrim Cycling Festival programme. The rules are simple but the challenge is anything but.
Are you up for it?!
All ages welcome.
6pm Food & Screening of ‘Why we cycle’
Join us for food in Drumsna Community Centre, prepared by the amazing Rob & Mairead and watch an inspiring documentary that discovers the hidden effects of cycling.
There are more bicycles than people in the Netherlands, but the Dutch don’t seem to notice what a special bike culture they have. Going beyond the obvious health and economic benefits of cycling, “Why We Cycle” explores the egalitarian nature of cycling, as well as its less-obvious effects on a city’s planning and development, its residents, and society as a whole.
The film will be followed by a discussion about what more we could do in Leitrim to enable more people to cycle more often.
8pm Ceili in Duignan’s
Join us for a few jigs and reels in Duignan’s bar.
10pm DJ Fuzzz Rock and DJ Sweetcup
Global sounds for your dancing pleasure!