The picturesque town in Carrick-on-Shannon is the largest town in County Leitrim and is nicely located on the River Shannon, where the border of counties Roscommon,Sligo,Cavan & Leitrim meet. One of Ireland’s most popular inland resorts, with 750km of cruising to enjoy, the town is perfectly nestled as the gateway to the Shannon to the South and the Shannon-Erne waterway to the north.
Whether you want to you want to have a staycation in Carrick-on-Shannon, go for a spot of fishing in one of the 41 lakes within a 10km radius of the town, enjoy the unspoilt scenery, wine and dine to your heart’s content, or partake in some adrenaline-pumping activities, there’s a diverse range of things to do in Carrick-on-Shannon.
Whatever you’re looking for, Carrick-on-Shannon has something for everyone.
Carrick on Shannon is a relatively compact, town is ideal for navigating on foot. Take a stroll around the charming streets and admire the colourful shop fronts and hussle and bustle of the many tea rooms and fabulous restaurants.
You’ll stumble across many unique and quirky shopping options like the Leitrim Design House located inside The Dock where you can pick up some beautiful Irish craft. The Dock is County Leitrim’s centre for the arts and is also worth a visit for its regular art exhibitions, performances and workshops.
Step through the doors of Lena’s Tea Room and step back in time to the 1920s. This vintage tea room is adorned with antique furniture and upcycled vintage tea sets. A comfortable and cosy setting to try some freshly baked treats and seasonal dishes made with the freshest local ingredients.
Be sure to check out the Costello Memorial Chapel. It may be one of the smallest chapels in the world, but this is one of the biggest draws to Carrick-on-Shannon.
Cruising and Carrick-on-Shannon go hand in hand, so make your way to the marina for some cruising on board the iconic Moon River Cruise which is one of Carrick on Shannon treasures.
Alternatively, you could relax along the marina with a good book, or laze on the grass enjoying a picnic in the sun. Carrick on Shannon is a small bit of heaven in the smallest county in Ireland.