What’s to do in Carrick on Shannon?
With abundant activity options for you to enjoy, Carrick on Shannon is widely acknowledged as a water sports paradise. Did you know within a 10km radius there are 41 lakes? You will be spoilt for choice with golfing, horse-riding, rowing, paintballing, high rope zipit, hill tumbling zorbing and lots more.
And with Ireland’s unpredictable climate, we cater for those days that you would prefer to be indoors. Choose from bowling, karting, swimming, art classes & exhibitions, theatre, fun-filled puzzles and our award-winning cinema which will keep you and yours well entertained.
Carrick on Shannon doesn’t close down during the winter months but continues its bustling cheerful way throughout the year. Whenever you come, there is always something going on – another plus factor for those seeking the ideal holiday location.
Arigna Mining Experience
A unique underground tour in what was Irelands last working Coal Mine. Discover and experience the fascinating life of an Irish coal miner.
Battlebridge Paintball & Zorbing
Award-winning, purpose-built Paintball & Zorbing site located 5 minutes from Carrick on Shannon.Battlebridge guarantees you and your group a fantastic, fun-filled experience. Our Paintball site has been voted ‘best in the country’ two years running and now we have added Zorbing to the mix, we guarantee the best paintball and zorbing experience.
Carrick On Shannon Golf Club
Carrick-on-Shannon Golf Club is situated on the outskirts of the town of Carrick on Shannon, by the banks of the Shannon.It is an ideal location for your golf outing, be it a sociable fourball, society or corporate outing.
Carrick Tennis Club
Two outdoor polymeric courts nestled between the river Shannon and town centre. This picturesque setting of two outdoor polymeric courts overlooking the river Shannon is ideally located close to the town centre and surrounding idyllic amenity area. With the imminent installation of state of the art Flood Lighting, the newly restored Carrick Tennis Club (Carrick on Shannon Lawn Tennis Club) will soon be open for business all year round.
Irish Raptor Research Centre. The sanctuary is home to a wide variety of birds of prey. The shows consist of a display of many birds flying to the trainer, over the heads of the audience.
Lough Allen Watersports
Watersports activity centre 10km from Carrick-On-Shannon. A place where you can participate in all kinds of watersports like: Canoeing – paddle the most scenic stretches of Lough Allen in kayaks.
Lough Key Forest & Activity Park
Visitor Centre with Attractions Fun for all the family!! It’s the perfect place to do as much or as little as you like After redevelopment the Park now encompasses a landmark cluster of unique attractions offering gentle leisurely pursuits or energetic activities. We offer great Value for a family Day out so it is perfect for your Summer family Outing or offers plenty of activities to keep everyone occupied for a longer stay!
Scenic boat tour of the River Shannon. The Moon River pleasure cruiser is equipped with a luxury bar service and dedicated crew and is the ideal venue for Shannon River seeing and Entertainment.
One of the top visitor farms in Ireland. Tullyboy Farm is a real working visitor farm where farming is still a family affair embracing traditional ways and the contact with older wisdoms.
Zipit Forest Adventures
Zipit Forest Adventures is platforms on trees at various heights (ranging from 1 metre to 20 metres off the ground) and connected with a range of activities to allow the participant move from one tree to another.Zipit is the first high wire forest adventure in Ireland and its in Lough Key! They have created an action-packed, adrenaline-filled adventure for anyone from age 7 upwards with a basic level of fitness, providing hours of fun. Ideal for those new to the world of adventure who like their challenges in bite-sized chunks to weekend warriors seeking the latest adventure test. Come and tackle this unique activity mix of zip lines, rope bridges, Tarzan swings, and climbing walls with a few extra challenges thrown in for good measure. If you have visited the continent, you may have seen or participated in the same concept – and yes, ours is as good, if not better.
King House – Historic Mansion & Military Barr
Fully restored Georgian Mansion built in the 18th Century for Sir Henry King. Open April to September. Tuesday to Saturday at 11am with last admissions at 4pm.
The Costello Memorial Chapel
The smallest church in Ireland and the 2nd smallest in the world. This church was built in honour of Mary Josephine Costello, beloved wife of Edward.
Performing arts centre art gallery recitals drama. The Dock is also home to the award-winning Leitrim Design House showcasing the arts and crafts of Leitrim artists.
The Famine Museum and Memorial Garden
The Famine Attic Memorial is located at what was once a Workhouse servicing Carrick-On-Shannon and the surrounding area.