Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland


St Mary’s Church

Tonight, I am reporting on the thriving country town of Carrick-on-Shannon which is situated 164km N.W. of Dublin in the N.W. of the Republic of Ireland. Population is about 4000 persons.

The town is steeped in history. Important buildings include:

  • The Costello Chapel, possibly the smallest chapel in Europe.
  • 19th century former Courthouse. This building has been transformed into a centre for the arts known as The Dock.This houses a 100+ seat performance space, three art galleries, artists studios, an arts education room and the Leitrim Design House.
Carrick-on-Shannon's marina is an attractive focal point. A popular regatta is held every July.
Additionally, on every June bank holiday is held the Carrick Carnival, a 10 day festival combining street entertainment, live music, kids fun days, traditional amusements and evening events.

The town also offers a wide variety of restaurants, cafes, hotels and night time entertainment including lively traditional music.

Other things to do and see include:
  • St. George's Heritage and Visitor Centre
  • Moon River Cruise
  • Golf
  • Angling.

Farmers Market

Carrick-on-Shannon Marina.


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