Things to Do in Carrick on Shannon

Carrick on Shannon offers a diverse range of activities to cater to various interests. For avid golfers, the newly designed 18-hole golf course presents a challenging experience even for seasoned players.For those seeking a different kind of adventure, Lough Key Forest Park provides an array of physical activities including Boda Borg and the exhilarating Zipit adventure trail, ensuring a restful night’s sleep afterward.

Indulge in some friendly competition by trying out paintballing—a fantastic group activity ideal for team building, where you might even get the chance to take a shot at your boss!

With an abundance of scenic walking trails and renowned fishing spots along the Shannon River, Carrick and Leitrim offer plenty for outdoor enthusiasts. To wind down, consider a refreshing swim and sauna session at the Aura leisure center.

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Our Top Ten visitor activities in Carrick on Shannon with links to their websites where available:

  1. Lough Key Forest Park: This magnificent forest park features an activity center, Bord a Borg, children’s playgrounds, zip-line experiences, forest walks, and more. It’s easy to spend an entire day exploring the park.
  2. Fishing: Carrick is surrounded by some of the finest coarse fishing lakes in the county. The Shannon river in the town itself offers excellent fishing spots. B-side Hostel is conveniently located next to an angling supplies shop.
  3. Boating: Whether you’re interested in hiring a boat from Emerald Star, Carrick Craft, or a local operator, there are plenty of options to explore the waterways. Lough Key also offers boat hire by the hour for smaller dinghies.
  4. Paintball: Head over to Battlebridge Paintball, just a 15-minute taxi ride away.
  5. Aura Leisure Center: Located off the Dublin road, Aura Leisure boasts a swimming pool, outdoor football courts for 5-a-side, badminton, squash, and a fully-equipped gym.
  6. Bowling: The Mulvey Centre offers bowling with special rates for groups.
  7. Cinema: Enjoy a state-of-the-art cinema experience with multiple screens at Carrick Cineplex, located on the Sligo road.
  8. Cycle Trails: Leitrim Village, a short 5-minute taxi ride away, is the base for a variety of cycle routes suitable for all skill levels. Electric-assisted bikes are also available.
  9. Golf: The Carrick 18-hole golf course, situated along the picturesque banks of the River Shannon, is a mere 10-minute taxi ride on the Sligo road.
  10. Tennis: Free-to-use tennis courts are located in the park behind B-side Hostel, providing an enjoyable activity for visitors.

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