Cheap Hotels in Carrick-on-Shannon
Hotels in Carrick-on-Shannon
As its name suggests, Carrick-on-Shannon is located on the crossing point of the River Shannon in County Leitrim. As the smallest main county town in Northern Ireland, this charming inland resort has everything you need for a memorable stay, including a selection of food and drink options, and a range of cultural and historical activities.
Explore and discover local history
Wherever you go in Carrick-on-Shannon, you're sure to find something of historical interest. The site of the town's old castle can be seen near the Carrick Bridge. Hatley Manor, meanwhile, is one of the many timeless buildings in the town still standing. This Georgian mansion was home to the St George family in the 19th century, but it is now under private ownership.
There's also a strong religious connection in the town, which boasts a number of churches and other places of worship. St Mary's Catholic Church, for example, is a Victorian church built in the Neo-Gothic style, and is situated in the heart of the town. St George's Church, on the other hand, has a legacy stretching back to 1698, and was rebuilt in 1829.
An oasis of culture and leisure activities
Carrick-on-Shannon is a cultural hub for the surrounding area. Anyone looking for some highbrow fulfilment during their stay would do well to pay a visit to The Dock – one of the best arts centres in the county. Once the town courthouse, this restored building now houses a performance space, art studios, galleries and more. Needless to say, there's always something interesting going on.
Shopping is well catered for in Carrick-on-Shannon, too, with a wide range of boutiques and independent retailers throughout the town. If you're looking to indulge and splash out on a treat for yourself or a loved one, there's sure to be something you'll love here.
Anglers, meanwhile, will be right at home in Carrick. Fishing is a big part of life here, and Angling Services Ireland offers fishing trips, tuition and boat hire for the experienced and inexperienced alike – perfect for a relaxing break in the local scenery.
Food and accommodation
There's a huge mix of Carrick-on-Shannon hotels and restaurants available, ensuring that you'll be living the high life for the duration of your visit. The Cottage restaurant in the neighbouring village of Jamestown, for example, comes highly recommended thanks to its stellar food and friendly staff. In the town itself, The Oarsman provides a number of excellent seafood dishes.
For accommodation, the Bush Hotel is one of the best places to stay in the local area, with outstanding service and spacious rooms.
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