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County town of Leitrim, the town is located at an important crossroads on the Shannon. Up until the 16C, the district was controlled by the O'Rourkes, who ruled it from their Leitrim stronghold. The town acquired its fortifications after receiving a charter from James I and continued to grow with the development of the Shannon in 1846, followed by the arrival of the railways. Its position at the upper limit for navigation on the Shannon makes it ideal for cruises and fishing.

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  • The estate was purchased by the Clements Family in 1750. It lies between Lake Errke and Lake Rinn. The buildings were erected after 1854. Three walled gardens (1,2 ha), planted in 1859 to produce vegetables, fruit and flowers, have now been laid out ..

  • Parke's Castle Interesting

    Fivemile Bourne

    This castle was built in 1609 by captain Robert Parke, who became an MP in 1661. The castle was captured in 1647, surrendered in 1652 and quickly abandoned. Major restoration work was necessary to repair the slate roof as well as the frames and glass..

  • On the right, at the bottom of Bridge Street, stands a tiny funeral chapel (5 m x 4 m) built by Edward Costello in memory of his wife, who died in 1877. She was buried in April 1879 under a heavy glass slab (on the left) and he was buried twelve year..

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Hotels Carrick-on-Shannon

  • Leitrim Marina Hotel Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Leitrim Village IRL - Carrick on Shannon

    A 5-minute drive from Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim Marina Hotel offers stylish accommodation in a beautiful waterside location. This hotel provides a range of facilities including a restaurant, tennis court, children’s playground and free parking and ..

  • Lough Allen Hotel & Spa Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Main Street IRL - Drumshanbo .

    Situated beside Lough Allen and its surrounding mountains, the Lough Allen Hotel & Spa is just a short walk from the picturesque town of Drumshanbo. It boasts a range of health and beauty treatments, along with a restaurant and a bar. The choice of ..

  • Leitrim Lodge Hotel

    Leitrim IRL - Carrick on Shannon

    Situated 5 minutes' drive from Carrick-on-Shannon town centre, Leitrim Lodge Hotel offers en-suite rooms, free WiFi throughout, and free parking with CCTV. A beer garden and children's play area are also available. The lodge offers a wide range of e..

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