Introducing Carrickmacross & Around
Carrickmacross was first settled by early English and Scottish Planters, and its broad main street is dotted with some elegant Georgian houses. It's most famous as the home of delicate Carrickmacross lace, an industry revived in 1871 by the St Louis nuns. The town is a peaceful spot to wander and a great base for anglers.
Father Ted fans may know Carrickmacross as the birthplace of Ardal O'Hanlon, aka Father Dougal McGuire in the TV series. O'Hanlon's first novel The Talk of the Town was set in 'Castlecock', a thinly veiled version of the town.