Destination guide

The waterfront setting of Carrick-on-Shannon is ready to explore

The area's culture and cathedral are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Carrick-on-Shannon. This welcoming city is known for its island views, riverfront and forests. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in and around Carrick-on-Shannon

Do you want to find things to do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that Carrick-on-Shannon has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Carrick-on-Shannon Golf Club (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Boyle Golf Course (9.3 mi / 15 km)
  • Coleman Irish Music Centre (18.7 mi / 30.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Carrick-on-Shannon

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Carrick-on-Shannon is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lough Allen (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Lough Key Forest Park (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Lough Arrow (14.5 mi / 23.4 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Carrick-on-Shannon

Fly into Knock (NOC-Ireland West), the closest airport, located 30.8 mi (49.5 km) from the city center.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station serving the city is Carrick-on-Shannon Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around Carrick-On-Shannon?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 49 vacation rentals near Carrick-On-Shannon. From 10 Houses to 2 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Carrick-On-Shannon are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Carrick-On-Shannon?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Carrick-On-Shannon. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Carrick-on-Shannon Station: 96 vacation rentals
  • Carrick-on-Shannon Golf Club: 100 vacation rentals
  • St George's Heritage Centre: 93 vacation rentals
  • Strokestown Park House: 62 vacation rentals
  • Lough Key Forest Park: 104 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Carrick-On-Shannon listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Carrick-On-Shannon?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 10 Houses in Carrick-On-Shannon. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Carrick-On-Shannon include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2 rentals available
  • Cabins: 30 rentals available
  • Cottages: 30 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Carrick-On-Shannon?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 21 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Carrick-On-Shannon. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.