Historic Sites to visit while staying in Carrick-on-Shannon

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, […]

Playgrounds in the Locality

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 […]

Drumhierny Woodland Hideaway

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 […]

A Short Stroll Around Carrick

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 […]

Outdoors activities around Leitrim at little or no cost to you!

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 […]

Outdoor Family Fun at Lough Key Forest Park

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 […]

Tracing Your Leitrim Roots: A Genealogy Adventure Begins at Leitrim Genealogy Centre

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 […]

Top 5 Adventures for Hen Parties

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 […]

6 Places to Eat in Carrick-on-Shannon

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 […]