Why Carrick-on-Shannon Should be your Next Getaway
Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim’s capital and heart, is a glistening rural town sitting by the River Shannon.
The town has attracted tourists for years. Some come to enjoy the water sports on offer, the beautiful historic buildings, the heritage and nature surrounding the town, and others for the gourmet food and bustling bars on offer.
There really is something for everyone in this characteristic town. With 41 lakes in its 10km radius, you can swim, fish, kayak, hire a boat, row, paddle – you name it! You might decide to do one of the tranquil walks in the area, go for a round of golf, have a wild game of paintballing, discover the Hidden Heartlands or take the family on an adventure activity such as those offered by Leitrim Adventure or North West Adventure. There are also lots of indoor options too, making Carrick-on-Shannon a great option for families holidaying with children. Some of the indoor activities on offer include our luxury cinema, indoor karting, the Arigna Mining Experience and the Fenagh Visitor Centre.
Some of the top Things to Do near the town include: The Moon River Cruise, the Arigna Mining Experience, Lough Key Forest Park and the new Shed Distillery. Carrick-on-Shannon is also on ideal base for many of the colourful festivals taking place in the town and the wider North West.
Carrick-on-Shannon is a great location if you’re interested in doing some travelling across the North West of Ireland too. The town is only 2 hours from Dublin, 50 mins from Knock West Airport and even less from its neighbouring counties Sligo, Roscommon and Longford.
The Courtyard Apartments are the perfect home away from home for exploring this vibrant town. These self-catering apartments are modern and stylish, accommodating single guests to large families and groups. Carrick Family breaks were winners of the Best Self-Catering Apartments just this year and are located right in the centre of Carrick-on-Shannon.