Carrick on Shannon is a town in County Leitrim.
Carrick on Shannon is a town built around a crossing of the river Shannon. The seat of Leitrim County Council and largest settling in the otherwise barren plains of Leitrim, the main industries are agriculture and international finance.
Served by the main Dublin-Sligo rail and road routes. Also served by the internal waterways network which link Enniskillen (County Fermanagh) to Killaloe (County Clare).
The N4 runs straight through Carrick. It is approximately 2 hours from Dublin.
The Dublin-Sligo train stops at Carrick rail station multiple times a day. Expect an adult return fare from Dublin to be approximately €40. The train station is located several kilometres outside the town, and taxis do not wait there. Call in advance to guarantee a lift into town.
A small built up area, so all can be seen by foot. To visit attractions outside the main town, a car is highly recommended. The roads can be small and narrow, often with bays to pull in to let oncoming traffic to pass.
Costellos' Chapel on Main Street is the second smallest church in Europe. Cortober village (on the Roscommon side of the river) is on the outskirts of Carrick
Carrick is becoming more popular for good eating. Farmers markets source a lot of organic and local ingredients for local restaurants.