Located between the northern and southern shores of Town Lake the town is an excellent angling centre and there is some magnificent scenery around the town.
In the centre of the town is the Corn Mill theatre which has an extensive and varied programme of entertainment from drama (amateur and professional) to variety shows, music and poetry. There is a long tradition of drama in Carrigallen with the present group founded in 1963. Thsi group have won the All-Ireland Open Drama Finals in Athlone on three occasions – in 1998 with Belfry by Billy Roche, in 2005 with Stolen Child by Yvonne Quinn and Bairbre Ni Chaoimh and in 2014 with The Devil’s Ceili by Philip Doherty & Kevin McGahern.
Historic sites of Carrigallen
Errew 16th century graveyard & Kilahurk Ring Fort
St. Patrick is said to have passed through this region. While there he baptised followers at St. Patrick’s holy well in Aughawilliam and before leaving the region he blessed the ancient graveyard of Errew/ The 16th century graveyard is situated about 2 miles east of Carrigallen overlooking the beautiful Gulladoo Lake.
Kilahurt Fort Ring
Kilahurt Ring Fort can be reached 2 km from the village. The ringfort is 500m west of Carrigallen Lough and is a good example of an early medieval enclosure.