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Top Choice Modern Irish in Carrick-on-Shannon


This upmarket pub 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 microbrews (including…
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 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 husband and wife now rest with…
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.
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.
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…
Museum in Carrick-on-Shannon

St George's Heritage Centre

Set in a restored church, 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 a bleak memo…
Modern Irish in Carrick-on-Shannon

The Cottage

Set in a small whitewashed cottage overlooking a weir, this humble-looking place belies the quality of food on offer within. Chef Sham Hanifa's menu offers seasonal dishes created using vegetables from the restauran…
Italian in Carrick-on-Shannon

Vittos Restaurant & Wine Bar

In a wood-beamed stone building, this family-friendly restaurant has an extensive menu of classic Italian dishes, including great pastas and pizzas. Burgers and steaks are chargrilled. It's part of the Market Yard C…
Pub in Carrick-on-Shannon

Anderson's Thatch Pub

Dating from 1734, this traditional thatched pub is worth a trip for its live-music sessions (Wednesday, Friday and Saturday), old-world atmosphere and country charm. It's 4km south of town and easily reached by taxi…