Carrick-on-Shannon

Carrick-on-Shannon is the county town of County Leitrim in Ireland and is situated on a fording point of the river Shannon. In the vicinity of Drumsna, on the County Roscommon border, are the remains of an Iron Age fortification,. As an ancient stronghold of the O’Rourkes of Breifne and their ofttimes rivals, the O’Raghnaills (Reynolds) of North Roscommon, the town was granted a royal charter and named a borough with its own seal in 1607.

Historic buildings are the “Carrick Castle”, the Workhouse and Famine Graveyard, Hatley Manor (a restored Georgian period home of the St. George Family), St George’s Church of Ireland and the Costello Chapel.

It is the gateway to the Shannon-Erne Waterway, Lough Key, Acres Lake and Lough Allen via the picturesque villages of Cootehall, Knockvicar, Jamestown, Leitrim Village, Drumshanbo and Keshcarrigan and is only a short distance away from the Glens of North Leitrim.

 

Accommodation near Carrick-on-Shannon

 

Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim

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The Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim: 53.946119, -8.093984