Carrick on Shannon is the thriving county town of County Leitrim. The town itself is steeped in history and visitors are recommended to take a walk through the town to discover its interesting historical buildings, in particular the unusual Costello Chapel, which is believed to be the smallest chapel in Europe.
The beautiful 19th Century former Courthouse has been wonderfully restored into Leitrim’s first integrated centre for the arts – The Dock. The Dock houses a 100+ seat performance space, three art galleries, artists studios, an arts education room and is home to The Leitrim Design House.
Carrick on Shannon is known as ‘the marina capital of Ireland’ and the Marina is an attractive focal point of the town. Walking along the boardwalk towards the Marina and People’s Park after a delicious meal is a lovely way to spend a summer evening. The Carrick on Shannon Regatta is held by Rowing Ireland every July, and is a vibrant event for participants and spectators alike.
Every June bank holiday weekend sees the start of the Carrick Carnival, an action-packed 10-day festival. An eclectic mix of street entertainment, live music, kids fun days, traditional amusements and incredible evening events really bring this town to life!
Carrick on Shannon offers a wide variety of restaurants, cafés, hotels along with night time entertainment including lively traditional music sessions by many talented musicians.
Things to do and see in the Carrick on Shannon area:
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