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Things to do in Carrick on Shannon

Carrick on Shannon caters to every tourist’s taste and there are enough things to do in while in town. For an engaging nightlife, the town has traditional Irish pubs, modern nightclubs, and live music. If you rather prefer comfort and relaxation, it has top-notch accommodation and restaurants.

Explore Carrick by Foot

Stroll around the charming streets and stumble at The  Dock. It is the town’s new arts centre, which houses intimate theatre space with regular performances, three art galleries with monthly exhibitions, artists’ studios, workshop space and The Leitrim Design House.

Never miss visiting The Costello Memorial Chapel. It is reputed to be one of the smallest chapels in the world located in the town of Carrick-on-Shannon.

If you wish to explore more, you can rent an electric bike. It’s the best way to see and enjoy everything Carrick has to offer and feel its atmosphere.

Cruising in Carrick on Shannon

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Walk your way to the marina for some cruising with Carrickcraft.  A riverboat cruise is one of the ways to discover the rural beauty of this region as well as its many historical sites. Take a trip on one of 15 different types of boats from Carrickraft’s fleet. Keep cruising up the River Shannon and you can dock at pretty villages and towns.

Try Variety of Activities in Carrick on Shannon

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Adrenaline junkies will enjoy quad biking. This off-road motor-powered trekking adventure is heaps of fun and your driving skills will definitely be tested. Shout your heart out all the way with the challenging off-road circuits where you will rip through mud and tear up tracks.

Running and hiding through the woods with your mates, painting faces with muds and shooting your mates over and over until they resemble a rainbow of pain is an ultimate bonding with the gang. Paintballing is also guaranteed fun

Racing down the rapids and working together as one unit just not to be thrown out of the raft will also be exciting and thrilling.

Ultimately, the varied choices of activities in this town are a magnet to all of the Carrick stag parties.

Trip to Carrick on Shannon Restaurants

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Kick-off your evening by dining at The Oarsman, an award-winning gastropub featured in Michelin guide. It’s a perfect place to enjoy delicious food, wine, and craft beer.

Another excellent option is St. George’s Terrace Restaurant. Take pleasure dining with a perfect view of the river. This restaurant provides a breathing place for the gents to enjoy a gastronomic experience.

Vittos Restaurant and Bar has an extensive menu of delicious Pizzas, Pasta, Salads and has a large Grill Selection of Steaks, Chicken Dishes, burgers and traditional dishes plus a full Wine, Cocktails and Bar list.

Head to Carrick on Shannon’s Pub and Bars

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After filling the stags’ stomach, it’s time to head down to the pubs and bars to chill with live music or bust your moves on the dance floor.

Situated in the Main Street Carrick on Shannon, Murtagh’s Bar has three levels spread-out layout that is perfect for the gents weekend, especially the ground floor’s gastropub. The group can also enjoy the funky interior in the underground Basement Bar with live music and entertainment. While upstairs in Elevation Bar chill with the electrifying atmosphere in chic and elegant surroundings.

Established on the banks of the River Shannon, Ging’s Bar offers private party bar downstairs, spacious and traditional upstairs bar, and six large screens & pool table – all perfect for your gents’ extravaganza.

You don’t want to miss out on one of Carrick on Shannon’s oldest pubs, in The Anchorage Bar you and the lads will be complemented with a cozy atmosphere and range of traditional and international beers, ales, and whiskeys.

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