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

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

There have been incidences this summer (2017) of cyclists getting lost on the Southern Loop between Clones and Carrick-on-Shannon, due to inadequacy signage.   On investigation it appears that directional signs on certain sections of the route are missing, hidden by overgrown vegetation and in some cases have been vandalised to point in the wrong direction.

Therefore anyone planning to cycle the route solely by following the signage would be strongly discouraged from doing so.

We have passed on our concerns to the relevant councils and hope that these issues will be resolved quickly.  Thank you for considering the Kingfisher Cycle Trail.