Carrick on Shannon is truly a destination that caters for all tastes. Come and visit us to experience it for yourself, and see why visitors have journeyed here for over two hundred and fifty years. Activities & Attractions
At night Carrick on Shannon buzzes with pubs, cafes, restaurants and entertainment. No visit to Carrick or the West of Ireland would be complete without a trip to a good pub, and here in Carrick the range is endless – from Traditional Pubs with open fires and impromptu Irish music, to modern nightclubs – all within walking distance of the Bush Hotel.
Stay to enjoy the town’s engaging nightlife. From the Bush Hotel’s central location, guests can easily stroll down streets bedecked with award-winning bars, live music venues and nightclubs. From the tranquillity of quiet acoustic bars to the energy of packed dance floors, the diverse nightlife in Carrick on Shannon offers countless attractions.
Leitrim’s population is estimated at 25,799. Source (SCO – 2002). Carrick is the administrative centre of Co. Leitrim and, with a population of c. 4,500 residing on both sides of the River, has experienced a population growth in excess of 19% since the last census. Carrick’s actual size is often a surprise to people because official CSO figures do not recognise the dual-county location of Carrick-on-Shannon. Visit Leitrim Tourism Website
A bustling town, Carrick-on-Shannon is now one of the most popular and fastest growing inland resorts in Ireland. It is situated on the shores of the majestic River Shannon and is both the county town of Leitrim and the cruising capital of the Shannon. The town offers a broad choice of all weather attractions and activities to cater for all tastes.
With 750km of cruising available the town is ideally situated at the gateway to both the River Shannon to the south and the Shannon-Erne Waterway to the north. A range of river related activities are availale. Pleasure cruisers available for day trips are on offer for those who are not taking a cruising holiday. Carrick is also widely acknowledged as an Anglers paradise and within a 10km radius of the town there are no fewer than 41 lakes. The town has one of the oldest rowing clubs and longest established Regattas in Ireland.
Carrick is renowned attractive streetscapes, traditional shop fronts, quaint antique shops, bustling marinas with riverside walks and parks. For shopping, the town centre has many specialist, interesting and boutique style shops whilst all the major brand names are to be found at the shopping centres to the north and south of the town. Visitors are assured of a warm welcome and an enjoyable stay in this picturesque town.