Things to do in Carrick on Shannon and County Leitrim
Aura Leisure Centre
Just a stroll from our self catering houses, Aura Leitrim Leisure provides a wide range of activities for families and individuals. Their facilities include; 25m Pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Steam Room & Gym.
071 967 1771
Moon River Cruise
Moon River luxury cruiser offers daily cruises on the River Shannon and Boyle River. It is the perfect way to capture the wonders and beauty of the waterways and surrounding area while hearing all about the flora and fauna and local history. Located right in front of our accommodation.
071 962 1777
This state of the art 4-screen Multi Award Winning Cineplex brings you all the latest movies and new releases. Tiered seating and a full programme ensures that everyone in the family will enjoy their outing.
071 967 2000
Electric Bike Trails
Enjoy a wonderful traffic-free cycle on The Shannon Blueway at Leitrim Village or Lough Key Forest Park. Get out and experience nature with all the family. Make unique memories for your stay-cation at Electric Bike Trails with a full range of bikes - Electric Bike and Conventional Bike Hire for touring the Shannon Blueway (20 Km traffic free round trip) or local historical sites and attractions on local country roads. They offer Self guided cycle tours from Leitrim Village and Lough Key Forest and Activity Park.
Up to 30 Km of traffic free cycling on the Shannon and Shannon Erne Blueways with regular bikes, electric bikes, childrens bikes, child double buggies and child seats available. Prices for full day hire is €20 for adult regular bikes, €40 adult only electric bikes, €12 for childrens bikes ( 12 and under), child double buggy (1 year olds to 6 year olds) and €5 for child seats.
Lough Key Forest Park
1 hour cycle round the 8 km woodland trail. Prices are: adult regular bikes are €10, Electric adult only bikes are €15 childrens bikes and double buggies are €5 with child seats €2. We have Tandems there for €15 also.
Enquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org
Online booking for either location at https://www.electricbiketrails.ie/book-now/
Call Seamus or Eileen on 087 7386439 or 086 8288747
Stand-up Paddling - Leitrim Surf Company
Leitrim Surf Company specialise in guided stand-up paddle boarding safari’s on The Shannon Blueway and tours of the Leitrim coastline on the Wild Atlantic Way. They are fully mobile and can also provide tailor-made excursions on any river, lake, canal or sea; Leitrim and beyond…
Make lasting memories with our Hen & Stag party packages. We’ll take you on an exciting paddling journey along the beautiful River Shannon, where you can laugh and discover the gorgeous County Leitrim landscape with your family and friends. All expertly guided by one of our seasoned instructors.
Situated near the popular town of Carrick On Shannon, The Paddle Shack will make your party fun filled and memorable as you are steered gently through the twists and turns of the river. You’ll take in the sensational Irish countryside while adventuring together in a truly unforgettable experience.
Essential equipment will be provided and the adventure will be overseen by one of our professional instructors. They’ll make sure you’re living your best river life while keeping you safe and secure so that you can enjoy your day.
Rory on 085 264 1080
Arigna Mining Experience
The Mining Experience Centre was developed to preserve the energy heritage of the Arigna Valley and to ensure that Arigna maintains its link with Energy themes: Past, Present & Future.
This Energy Centre provides visitors with a unique insight into what coal mining life was like in the Arigna Valley, since its beginning in the 1700's until closure in 1990.
071-96 46 466
The Shed Distillery
Take an incredible journey into the heart of rural Ireland and the inner sanctum of The Shed Distillery, the home of Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin, Drumshanbo Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey and other remarkable brands from the curious mind of PJ Rigney.
The Shed Distillery tour brings visitors on the very special journey behind the creation of Connacht’s first whiskey for 105 years, and on a trip into the epicentre of the distillery to witness the slow hand-distillation of premier ‘Grand Cru’ Irish Whiskey and Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin.
This unique, fully immersive experience invites visitors to discover the delights of exotic botanicals as they experiment in PJ’s Curious Laboratory.
The bright and spacious Shed Café serves a wide range of delicious fresh food and hot and cold beverages and The Shed Distillery gift shop offers a special range of distillery-exclusive bottle editions and a wide selection of local artisan produce, bespoke clothing, crafts and special gifts.
Jump Street Carrick on Shannon
Whether you’re planning a day trip with your family, or are coming with friends, we give visitors of all ages the chance to enjoy themselves in a fun-filled environment. Swing by for a visit today. We offer top-of-the-line entertainment services for everyone to enjoy - Go-Karting, Dodgeball, Foam pit, Basketball, Jump Box, & Wall Trampolines.
085 866 7757
Lough Key Forest and Activity Park
Comprising some 350 hectares of mixed woodland, a lake and a number of islands, Lough Key constitutes one of the most extensive and picturesque forest parks in Ireland. Included in the park's amenities are nature walks, a bog garden, observation tower, ice house, wishing chair and underground tunnels.
071 967 3122
Lough Key Boats
Experience the history and tranquillity that Lough Key has to offer by spending an hour relaxing, meeting new people and simply just enjoying the lake and sights with Lough Key Boat Tours. We offer boat tours and boats for hire. We are Lough Key locals who can share interesting and quirky stories about Lough Key as well as taking you on a professionally guided tour of the greatest Lakes in Ireland.
086 084 6849
The innovative, Weather Independent Boda Borg is a Swedish concept unique to Ireland and is challenging for both adults and children.
Once you enter the two-storey Boda Borg only teamwork, ingenuity, trial and error and skills you probably didn't know you have will allow you to progress through its 47 rooms! It contains fun-filled activities, imaginative puzzles and enjoyable tasks but no instructions.
Every adventure starts in your own mind... new paths are explored... together... with curiosity, laughter and excitement.
071 967 3122
Climb it, Swing it, ZIPIT – Forest Adventures
Zipit Forest Adventures offers up to 4 hours of tree-top, fun-filled, adventure challenge in a healthy, outdoor setting for adults and children from age 7.
Climb poles and climbing walls, swing into cargo nets, balance on a rope bridge, hurtle down a zipwire, even ride a BMX across a treetop bridge!
From beginners to adrenaline junkies, we show you how to make your day a fun experience - push yourself that little bit further with guidance and encouragement from our instructors, knowing that you are secure in your harness.
Lough Allen Adventure Centre
Nestled between Sliabh an Iarainn and the eastern shore of Lough Allen, Lough Allen Adventure is an award-winning adventure centre offering outdoor recreation in Leitrim. With a decidedly chilled atmosphere, Lough Allen Adventure allows you the luxury of soaking up a relaxed “outback, outdoors” Leitrim experience. They have an exciting adventure program with activities ranging from fun and adrenaline fuelled watersports such as windsurfing on Lough Allen and kayaking on the Shannon Blueway to reaching the summits of North West Ireland’s fabulous mountains. And lots in between. Your adventure can include Glamping near the shores of beautiful Lough Allen at their award winning eco facility, camping beside a magical spring river or spend the night in a bespoke shepherd hut. When it comes to taking a break from your normal routine, Lough Allen Adventure really are there to help you relax and recharge the batteries.
087 275 6495
Blueway Waterpark is the Northwest’s only Inflatable Waterpark. Located on Lough Allen one of Ireland’s beautiful inland waterways. Waterpark is made up of 2250 square meters of inflatable trampolines, obstacles, slides, logs, bongo blobs, cliff jumps and rope swings.
087 275 6495
Open 7 days a week.
The Costello Memorial Chapel
In the late 1800’s, Edward Costello, a town businessman, built as a memorial and burial crypt for his late beloved wife Mary Josephine. Edward himself was later entombed in the Chapel in one of the largest funerals held in Carrick-on-Shannon for the time. The Irish “Taj Mahal”, it is the smallest chapel in Ireland, measuring only 16 ft x 12 ft, and reputedly the second smallest in the world.
St. George’s Heritage & Visitors Centre
St.George's Heritage and Visitor Centre is located in St George's Church and Carrick Workhouse, Carrick On Shannon County Leitrim. The restored church, houses a well researched and exciting historical display of artefacts and interpretive material depicting the twin traditions of Leitrim from ancient Gaelic roots through Plantation times up to Leitrim’s contribution and Sacrifice in the Great War.
071 962 1757
The Dock Arts Centre
The Dock Arts Centre is housed in the beautiful 19th Century former Courthouse building overlooking the majestic river Shannon. This wonderful building has been wonderfully restored into Leitrim’s first integrated centre for the arts. The Dock houses a 100+ seat performance space, three art galleries, artists studios, an arts education room and it is home to The Leitrim Design House. For the What’s On Guide please see.
00 353 (0)71 965 0828
The Market Yard
The charming bustling Market Yard is located right in the heart of the town and plays host to the Farmers Market every Thursday.
The Leitrim Design House
The Leitrim Design House is recommended by the Craft Council of Ireland as one of the leading craft and design outlets in the country. This unique centre is housed in The Dock, a beautiful 19th century Courthouse building, located in the heart of Carrick-on-Shannon. Representing over 250 artists working in ceramics, glass, paper, wood, textiles, metal and jewellery, the Leitrim Design House offers its visitors the very best in design, contemporary craft and visual art. It is a must visit for any shopping trip to the North West!
00 353 (0)71 965 0550
The Famine Workhouse, Attic and Graveyard
Along the historical stroll through Carrick-on-Shannon, you will visit the Famine Workhouse and Attic Memorial. The Workhouse opened in 1842 to accommodate 800 people, it was soon over run by the destitute who, with little food, soon became the victims of The Great Famine. Just a short stroll from the Workhouse is The Great Famine Commemoration Graveyard which was opened in 1849 when the local graveyard could no longer cope with the large number of deaths.
071 962 1757
Boardwalks & Marinas
Directly across from our self catering accomodation you will find Linear Park; a beautiful riverside park area with cycle paths and paths to wonder along. There is a Boardwalk that extends out over the River Shannon with wind chimes that provide a mystical musical backdrop. You'll find families of swans, the new Marina, beautiful flora and ample seating where you can relax and enjoy your surroundings.
Carrick on Shannon Golf Club
The Golf Club is situated on the outskirts of the town of Carrick-on-Shannon – the cruising capital of Ireland. The golf course, a parkland course constructed to the highest USGA specifications, is located by the banks of the Shannon, patrolled by the Argina Mountains and is simply spectacular. It is an ideal location for your golf outing, be it a sociable fourball, society or corporate outing.
It is an excellent 18-hole course with delightful diversity of scenery. The new nine holes were built on land that sweeps down to Drumharlow Lake and the Boyle River creating some spectacular views of the lake and river.
Tin Cup Golf
Tin Cup Golf at the plaza was launched in November 2020. The suite has been furnished to the highest quality to provide a luxurious and relaxing environment.
The Uneekor QED golf simulator has been installed and is renowned for being one of the best simulators in the world. Tin Cup Golf at the plaza provides a wide range activities and entertainment.
You can play over 2,000 of the world’s best courses, practice on the virtual range. Between games, you can play the quality pool table or chill out and watch the 70” Plasma TV.
Moorlands Equestrian Centre
Moorlands Equestrian Centre is a family run riding school based on the shores of Lough Allen, in the heart of Co. Leitrim. Established in 1993 by the Mc Manus family, Moorlands offers a wide range of activities for all ages and abilities. Its scenic, off-road setting, between Sliabh an Iarainn and the Arigna mountains, provides a perfect base for lessons, treks, cross-country ride-outs, hunting and pony camps. Open all year round.
Tullyboy Farm is a family run real working visitor farm in a beautiful setting around a Georgian farmhouse and buildings with mature trees and lake views on the Roscommon and Leitrim border between Boyle and Carrick on Shannon.
The attraction offers fun, educational and cultural activities for families, and all types of groups in a safe environment. There is a whole range of activities available, from miniature tractor barrel rides, straw dives for goodies, playground, lots of animals to get up close to and hand feed and cuddle, tractor trailer rides (if sufficient numbers permit), pony rides by lead rein (when available). Most of these are included in the day visit at no extra cost so it represents great value for money.
071 966 8031
Strokestown Park House
Strokestown Park is a unique historic property in Co. Roscommon in the west of Ireland and is the home of the first landlord to be assassinated during the height of the Great Famine of Ireland the 1840s. A guided tour of the House gives an intimate insight into life in the Big House, upstairs and downstairs surrounded by the original furnishings.
You can also contact the Tourist Information Centre, in Carrick-on-Shannon for more information.
Leitrim Tourist Information Office
The Old Barrel Store,
00353 71 9620170