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Top Choice Castle in North Leitrim

Parke's Castle

The tranquil surrounds of Parke's Castle, with swans drifting by on Lough Gill and neat grass cloaking the old moat, belie the fact that its early Plantation architecture was created out of an unwelcome English land…
Top Choice International in Carrick-on-Shannon


Set in a small whitewashed cottage overlooking a weir and right by the River Shannon, this humble-looking place belies the superb quality of food on offer within. Chef Sham Hanifa's menu offers seasonal dishes creat…
Top Choice Modern Irish in Carrick-on-Shannon


This upmarket pub near the river serves up some of the best casual fare in the region. The menu is seasonal and locally sourced, from excellent burgers to more complex mains. Choose from a great list of Irish microb…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Carrick-on-Shannon

Market Yard Centre

This restored series of buildings in the centre of town has an interesting array of shops selling everything from nautical gear to crafts. Don't miss the farmers market, which draws an impressive array of organic fa…
Church in Carrick-on-Shannon

Costello Memorial Chapel

This diminutive place by the corner of the road measures just 5m by 3.6m, making it one of Europe's smallest chapels. It was built in 1877 by Edward Costello, distraught at the early death of his wife Mary. Both hus…
Museum in Carrick-on-Shannon

St George's Heritage Centre

Set in a restored church up the hill, this heritage centre looks at the history and landscape of Leitrim from old Gaelic traditions through to Plantation times. A tour visits the old Famine workhouse, which remains …
Pub in Carrick-on-Shannon

Anderson's Thatch Pub

You can hardly miss this traditional thatched pub while driving along the R368 towards Elphin. Dating from 1734, it's worth a trip for its live-music sessions (Wednesday, Friday and Saturday), old-world atmosphere a…
Theatre in Carrick-on-Shannon

Dock Arts Centre

Set in the grand surroundings of the 19th-century former courthouse, this place hosts performances, exhibitions and workshops.
Pub in Carrick-on-Shannon

Flynn's Corner House

This authentic stuck-in-a-time-warp pub serves a good pint of Guinness and has live music on Friday nights – savour it.
Arts Centre in Carrick-on-Shannon

Leitrim Design House

Retail gallery displaying a host of well-crafted textiles, ceramics, paintings, toys and gifts from local craftspeople.