Spotlight on Carrick on Shannon

Carrick on Shannon

It’s time I wrote a bit about Carrick-on-Shannon. Before I worked near there I’ve been known to drive there just for the cake at Lena’s Tea Rooms….yes I am that fond of cake that I will travel for it! Lena's Tea Rooms

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.

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I can also really recommend The Oarsman, above is the pulled pork dish that I had there today. I’ve written about this place in some detail before, so you can read about it here.

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The Mulvey Centre is great for all ages. We’ve been there several times bowling and always had a really great time. They also have arcade machines and an epic inflatable dodgem type thing that I loved. There’s also Kidz Kingdom, which is an indoor play area and a great coffee dock too.

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Also check out Carrick Cineplex. This isn’t just an ordinary cinema, it’s something really quite special. It’s got comfy seats, serves coffee and wine, and even has a grown up treat selection! It reminds me of the old style cinemas. It’s not surprising that it’s won several awards too.

 

Costello Chapel

Carrick-on-Shannon is home to 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.

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If you fancy taking to the water check out the Moon River. You can enjoy a relaxing cruise along the River Shannon, it doesn’t even matter if it rains because you can stay inside the boat. There’s also a gorgeous river walk if you want to stretch your legs.

The Dock

The Dock Arts Centre is well worth a visit.. 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 there are just a few suggestions of things to do in Carrick-on-Shannon.

 

About magnumlady

Photographer, blogger, hooked on social media. Based in Sligo, Ireland. Passionate about Ireland and always looking for the next adventure.

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