Things To Do in Carrick-On-Shannon
Carrick on shannon is a place that caters for all tastes. Visitors from around the world come here for a reason. At night you can experience the engaging nightlife of the town – traditional Irish pubs, modern nightclubs, live music – it’s up to you! There are numerous places you can visit here in Carrick on Shannon. Some of them tell the story of the town and of Ireland like the King House, Strokestown Park House, Arigna Mining Museum. Other places offer nice comfort and relaxation, or just a different way to spend your time – experiencing something new and exciting, like the golf course of Carrick, the Dock, the Moon River Cruiser, Aura Leisure Centre.
Carrick is an ideal base for a walking holiday. You can also experience the flora and fauna of this unspoilt region of Ireland. Local Geology is a speciality.
Places Of Interest
The Costello Memorial Chapel reputed to be one of the smallest chapels in the world located in the town of Carrick-on-Shannon. Leitrim is renowned for its range of craftspeople living and working throughout the country, producing crystal, woodwork, furniture, jewellery, paintings and photography. Strokestown House & King House of special historic interest, are both within a 20 minute drive of the guesthouse.
Strokestown Park House is an 18th century mansion which has been faithully restored. It is unique in that it retains its original furnishings and professionally guided tours allow visitors to browse freely through the stately surroundings.
King House is a restored Georgian Mansion built around 1730 by Sir Henry King. His family were one of the most powerful and wealthy in Ireland.
Carrick-on-Shannon golf course is situated just 5 minutes from the guest house and over looks the picturesque river Shannon. This course is a must to play. Carrick will be one of those parkland courses that you can recommend to all your friends knowing that they will not leave disappointed. Maybe gob-smacked and shell-shocked, but not disappointed.
Shannon Fishery Board
The ShRFB is Ireland’s largest regional fisheries board. We are charged with responsibility for the conservation and development of the wide variety of fish species available in our waters covering a catchment area of over 7,000 sq miles. Our roles include protection, management, promotion and education.
The Dock, Carrick on Shannon’s new arts centre, houses intimate theatre space with regular performances, three art galleries with monthly exhibitions, artists’ studios, workshop space and The Leitrim Design House, a unique retail gallery with work from a wide array of local artists and designers.
Leitrim Crystal is situated in Carrick-On-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. A family run business with 28 years experience which prides itself on giving an old style personal and friendly service. Leitrim Crystal is situated beside the Post Office in the courtyard in the centre of Carrick-On-Shannon.
The luxurious Moon River pleasure cruiser seats 110 passengers and offers a full bar service with your choice of tasty snacks. The Moon River caters for corporate entertainment, conferences and meetings, coach add-on tours, company/birthday/club parties.
Arigna Mining Experience
Arigna Museum was built to preserve the treditions of the coal industry in the region. It’s an interesting place to visit because it not only tells the history, but lets visitors experience the past – the life of the people, the way they spent the days in the mines, the whole atmosphere of the time.
If you like puzzles, curious tasks and adventures, Boda Borg is a place for you! Test yourself and discover skills you probably didn’t know you have.
Bowling is a great way to have fun with friends or family. Located in the Mulvey Centre, the Bowling Centre of Carrick has a lot to offer.
Walking & Cycling
Explore Leitrim by foot or bike. This is the best way to see and enjoy everything Carrick has to offer, know the people and the culture, feel the atmosphere of the country, and learn more about the history of the place.
Lough Key Forest Park
History, nature, fun and adventure – all in one in the Lough Key Forest Park.
Visit the custom build Game Zones for Paintball in Battlebridge, only 10 minutes away from Carrick-on-Shannon. They will provide you with everything you need to enjoy the amazing experience – camouflage suit and appropriate safety equipment.
Zip Forest Adventures
Let your kids experience the fun adventures you did when you were young, or awake your own memories! The zip forest adventure, located in the heart of Lough Key Park, offers over 60 different activities and tons of fun and adrenaline.
Try the newest adventure – zorbing or zorb riding – just a few minutes from Carrick on Shannon by car. With family or friends, you will have lots of fun and exciting moments here.
Clay pigeon shooting is fast becoming a hugely popular activity in Ireland. You can enjoy it here, near Carrick on Shannon, too. Whether you are a novice shooter or an expert, it’s a fantastic experience combining skill, calmness and concentration.
Aura Leisure Centre
Looking for a place for shopping, relaxation or training? This is the place! Here you will find everything you need. You can practice yoga, Pilates, aerobics, swimming and more, or relax in the sauna or the jacuzzi.