Things to do in Carrick on Shannon and Nearby

Welcome to Carrick-on-Shannon, the riverside town in Co. Leitrim with so much to offer.  We have put together some fun and interesting itineraries, adventures and  information for you, your pals and family. Whether you are here for a quiet mid-week break, whether you want adventure or chill-out opportunities to spend quality time with your nearest and dearest, we have pooled our local knowledge and are sure that you will find inspiration for plenty of things to do during your stay with us.

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Planning activities for your mid-week venture to Leitrim and the North West? Read on and see if the following suggestions sound like a bit of fun for you and the family, or you and your pals. What follows in a list of some unique historic sites that can also double up as relatively easy hikes, […]

Planning a family trip to Leitrim and wondering how to keep everyone entertained? Fear not! Carrick-on-Shannon, located in the south of the picturesque County Leitrim, offers so many exciting activities for all ages. From high-flying adventures to leisurely cycling, Carrick-on-Shannon is your gateway to an unforgettable outdoor experience. Lough Key Forest Park: A Natural Wonderland […]

Sometimes it’s nice to just spend some quiet time with the little ones and let them run around and enjoy themselves while you get a chance to sit and relax. Thank God for playgrounds! – and we have plenty of them for you all within a short drive – or walk of your accommodation.  According […]

A Walking Wonderland Located in the townland of Drumhierny, situated between Leitrim Village and Battlebridge, this Woodland Hideaway Estate is the site of the former hunting lodge of the La Touche family, a Hugenot family that escaped religious persecution by fleeing France in the late 1600s. Predominantly covered by both broadleaf and conifer trees growing […]

Perhaps you have just arrived in town for your mid-week break and you want to figure your way around. A good place to start is right where you are – at the riverside. If you just step outside your door, you will find plenty to see, all based around the magnificent River Shannon. So whether […]

The beautiful outdoors – making the most of your visit and enjoying all the north west has to offer, often at very little cost to you. There is so much to see and explore when you take the time to look around you. On your trip to Leitrim and the North West, we invite you […]

If you are looking for somewhere to spend the day, that is close by, fun for all, exhilarating for some, challenging for others and a lot of fun for everyone, we thoroughly recommend packing up the gang and heading out the Sligo Rd. to Lough Key Forest Park. It’s the perfect mid-week, all-in-one adventure destination […]

Embarking on a journey to uncover your family’s past is a truly enriching experience, and for those of you with roots in County Leitrim, there’s no better place to start than the Leitrim Genealogy Centre in Ballinamore.  As a self-catering accommodation provider located in the county town of Carrick on Shannon, we welcome guests regularly […]

Moon River Party Cruise No Hen Party visit to Carrick-on-Shannon is complete without a Moon River Party Cruise along the majestic Shannon. Only a stone’s throw from our riverside accommodation, you will find the famous Moon River Cruiser in its usual mooring position at the Quay Wall. On a chilly day, the cruiser is fully […]

Cake me Away A sweet escape that promises the most scrumptious delights in Carrick!This newly established Artisan Cafe/Confectionary Bakery is fast becoming a favourite with locals and visitors alike. Centrally located beside the town’s post-office, Cake Me Away, is to be found on St. George’s terrace, just off the Main St. On offer is a […]