Yesterday I headed to Carrick-on-Shannon mainly to check out Lena’s Tea Rooms….yes I am that fond of cake that I will travel for it! I haven’t had a bit of cake for three weeks now (I’m wasting away!) and as I had to go to Boyle I decided to carry on to Carrick.
Lena’s Tea Rooms are an award-winning cafe, located in the scenic town of Carrick-on-Shannon. They have a great variety of cakes and also serve a selection of hot food and sandwiches. The sandwiches I saw being served where huge! Served in bread baked on the premises, none of your limp sandwiches here. I just had a coconut cake and tea, which was delicious and even nicer as it was on vintage china.
After my treat I went for a walk through Carrick-on-Shannon. There are so many interesting places to see. I especially liked the look of lavender shop and the antiques shop. Unfortunately I was in one of my ‘introvert’ moods so I just looked from the outside.
I love the Costello Chapel, which at 16 x 12 feet is the smallest in Ireland. Edward Costello built it as a memorial to his wife in the late 1800’s. You will find the chapel on the main street just opposite the town clock.
I also had a wander to The Dock Arts Centre. There seems to be a lot going on at this centre and there was a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. It’s home to Leitrim Design House, there is also a coffee shop and regular exhibitions, workshops and events take place throughout the year.
So that was my couple of hours in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. It’s well worth a visit and not just for the massive Tesco!