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  • Latest News Archives | Carrick on Shannon Chamber
    unaffected Businesses which are impinged on have alternative access arrangements Read More Fabulous New Christmas Lights For Carrick Posted on November 25 2015 Leitrim s County Town is set to be a shining beacon this year with brand new Christmas Lights Plans Read More Carrick Chamber Proud to Fly The Purple Flag Posted on September 27 2015 Carrick Chamber are delighted to announce that after months of hard work in conjunction with Leitrim County Council we have succeeded in achieving Purple Flag status for Carrick on Shannon as co funding partners We are the first small town Read More Traffic Congestion to ease in Carrick on Shannon Posted on September 23 2015 There was welcome news from the Gardai this week with the announcement that they have introduced a regularised traffic management plan to ease congestion over the weekends and busy periods through Carrick on Shannon Read More Cannonball Comes to Town Posted on September 9 2015 Friday 11th September saw the arrival of Celebrities Brazilian Dancers Fast Cars and Music into Carrick on Shannon These supercars arrived at Read More Carrick Night Time Ambassadors Posted on May 25 2015 Carrick on Shannon Chamber is proud to be involved in the Carrick Ambassador programme This initiative was set up by two Chamber Members and is run under the auspices of Carrick Chamber A team of 6 workers are employed to keep the town Read More Carrick Carnival Press Release Posted on May 14 2015 Carrick Carnival was officially launched on 7th May in The Bush Hotel Carrick on Shannon Chairman of the organising committee Brendan Dee said The emphasis again has been on a mixture of traditional and sometimes unusual Read More Shannon Blueway Adventure Festival Press Release Posted on April 29 2015 Leitrim Village is the place to be

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  • Carrick-on-Shannon | Carrick on Shannon Chamber
    because of incentives from our local authority and various State and Semi state development agencies Leitrim s population is estimated at 31 798 Source SCO 2011 Carrick is the administrative centre of Co Leitrim and with a population of c 5 000 residing on both sides of the River Carrick s actual size is often a surprise to people because official CSO figures do not recognise the dual county location of Carrick on Shannon A bustling town Carrick on Shannon is now one of the most popular inland resorts in Ireland It is situated on the shores of the majestic River Shannon and is both the county town of Leitrim and the cruising capital of the Shannon From Carrick on Shannon or Carrick as its known locally the beauty and wonders of the River Shannon Shannon Erne Waterway awaits visitors from near and far With 750km of cruising available the town is ideally situated at the gateway to both the River Shannon to the south and the Shannon Erne Waterway to the north Pleasure cruisers available for day trips are on offer for those who are not taking a cruising holiday Carrick is also widely acknowledged as an Anglers paradise and within a 10km radius of the town there are no fewer than 41 lakes A celebrated angling center Carrick on Shannon also boasts fantastic fishing opportunities for the amateur and professional fisher with many species of game and course fish available within a short distance of the town Carrick offers a multitude of opportunities for every visitor with a wide range of quality Restaurants Accommodation Entertainment and Shopping For further information on entertainment in Carrick on Shannon please visit MyCarrick Whats On Carrick is renowned for its friendly people attractive streetscapes bustling marinas and traditional shop fronts visitors are

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  • History | Carrick on Shannon Chamber
    was granted a Royal Charter and named a borough with its own seal in 1607 The remains of Carrick Castle can still be seen on the N4 By Pass near the Carrick Bridge Carrick is steeped in history and signposted walking tours of the town allow us to discover its interesting historical buildings in particular the Workhouse and Famine Graveyard Hatley Manor a restored Georgian period home of the St George Family now in private ownership St George s Church of Ireland Visitor Centre and Costello Chapel which is believed to be the smallest chapel in Europe The Carrick on Shannon District Historical Society is very active and holds monthly lectures for members and the general public as well as running trips to various places Carrick on Shannon nestles on the most scenic stretch of the Shannon and is also surrounded by some of the most beautiful and unspoilt scenery in Ireland It is the gateway to the Shannon Erne Waterway Lough Key Acres Lake and Lough Allen via the picturesque villages of Cootehall Knockvicar Leitrim Village Drumshanbo and Keshcarrigan and is only a short distance away as are the spectacular Glens of North Leitrim Purple Flag Area Become A

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  • MyCarrick Tourism | Carrick on Shannon Chamber
    for Carrick on Shannon Chamber in recent years This was the catalyst for the Chamber s initiative MyCarrick branding Carrick on Shannon as a tourist destination Following a great deal of research the MyCarrick ie Website and Marketing Campaign was launched in 2011 with the help of 50 50 funding from Leitrim Development Co and has been a real success story The website has 350 listings and is free to any business within the Carrick on Shannon area It is packed with very practical up to date tourist information letting you know where to stay where to eat what to do and what s on everything you need to know about our invigorating town If you would like your business to be listed on the website click here MyCarrick On the bottom right hand side of the home page click Join MyCarrick and fill in your details Accommodation listings are restricted to Failte Irl approved If you have any queries or need further information please call the Chamber Office at 0719622245 Purple Flag Area Become A Member MyCarrick Tourism Upcoming Events Members Directory Latest News Purple Flag officially Raised in Carrick on Shannon Read More Carrick is open for business

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  • Travel & Transportation | Carrick on Shannon Chamber
    Meath 1 Hour Kildare 1 5 Hours R280 Cavan 30 Minutes Northern Ireland 45 Minutes Belfast 2 Hours Bus Eireann Irish Rail Bus Eireann provides a service four times a day to and from Dublin with national connections throughout its network Carrick on Shannon is also serviced by mainline rail with Iarnrod Éireann offering several trains daily to and from Dublin Within walking distance of the town centre this line has undergone significant investment recently ensuring a more pleasant and comfortable journey and new rolling stock is in place Irish Rail Bus Eireann Private Coach Services Private coach services provide regularly scheduled transportation to key locations such as Sligo Galway Athlone Limerick Longford Mullingar and Dublin Carrick on Shannon enjoys an excellent taxi and mini bus hire base Taxi Services We have a number of Taxi Services available in Carrick on Shannon please click on this link for some of those providing a service http www mycarrick ie tourist info taxi Airports Ireland West Airport Knock In terms of air access Carrick on Shannon is just 50 minutes drive from Knock International Airport that was voted Ireland s best regional airport 2004 by the Chambers of Commerce of Ireland Knock International Airport offers a range of flights to over 20 destinations including scheduled routes to London Birmingham Manchester Nottingham East Midlands and Liverpool There is also a range of new sun and snow bound charters plus a number of one off flights to specific holiday and city destinations including flights to South Africa 2014 was the busiest year in the airports history with passenger numbers reaching 703 318 for the first time Ireland West Airport has achieved numerous Awards For further information on destinations please click on the link http www irelandwestairport com destinations destinationsguide aspx Sligo Regional Airport 45

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  • Setting up Home | Carrick on Shannon Chamber
    in Ireland over the past ten years Planning application information is available from Leitrim County Council on www leitrimcoco ie There are two schools at primary level Scoil Mhuire and Gaelscoil Liamtroma and at secondary level Carrick on Shannon Community School all of which provide an excellent high standard of education with lots of extra curricular activities The Dock a beautifully renovated 19th Century courthouse building overlooking the river Shannon is home to our Arts and Culture Centre Ideally located on the River Shannon we have some great riverside landscaped walks and parks and a vast array of water based sports boating fishing and lakes and is regional gateway to the Shannon Erne Waterway The new Shannon Blueway a multi activity trail running alongside water linking walking cycling canoeing paddleboarding fishing and cruising with local towns and villages extends from Drumshanbo to Carrick on Shannon A huge voluntary community have helped achieve 4 Gold Medals in Tidy Towns Awards and Winner of Florale Entente in 2010 for Carrick on Shannon We are currently being judged for Purple Flag Status Top Ten Tourist Town in Ireland Award and hope to achieve a further Gold Medal in this year s Tidy Towns Awards Our choice of award winning riverside hotels restaurants shops and pubs will amaze you Carrick on Shannon is a very family orientated town with Walkways Aura Leisure Centre Cycle Routes Shopping Centre Sports Clubs Tennis Soccer GAA Rugby Badminton and Carrick on Shannon Golf Club We host a variety of Festivals Regattas and a Carnival each year in the town and there is a mapped Heritage Route Just a short drive away is the renowned Lough Key Forest Park with Zipit Boda Borg Segway any many more family attractions There is an affordable selection of both Commercial and Residential

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  • Tidy Towns | Carrick on Shannon Chamber
    2014 WE WERE LISTED IN THE TOP TEN TOURISM TOWNS IN THE FAILTE IRELAND COMPETITION We have a wonderful group of volunteers whose motto is Pride of Place and we recognize the benefits which accrue to having a well presented town We work with L C C to ensure that Carrick on Shannon is developed in conjunction with the needs of the community We also work with the environment section of L C C in relation to LITTER DISPOSAL We work to maintain and improve landscaped areas including the roundabouts with good support from Woodies We encourage businesses and residents clubs and schools to maintain outside their premises tidy clean and LITTER FREE We continue our TUESDAY evening Projects seasonal and our Sunday morning Litter Picks volunteers always welcome phone 087 7713837 We attend to painting of street furniture flower planters boxes etc with the support of the C E and Tus Schemes and also the repainting of murals fencing gates etc We acknowledge the support of the business community and the public at our Church Gate Collection It takes a community working together to achieve National Recognition for our town and area We acknowledge the support of L CC

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  • About Us | Carrick on Shannon Chamber
    tourism upgrading the rail line rural renewal tax designation or decentralisation issues Carrick on Shannon Chamber is a leading business organisation it thrives on providing a business support network and promoting the economic prosperity of Carrick on Shannon and its surrounding areas It aims to act as a public voice on behalf of the business community on items of local or national interest affecting Carrick on Shannon One of the first initiatives the Chamber undertook since 1966 was lobbying successfully for the establishment of the marina in Carrick on Shannon Thanks to these devoted individuals Carrick is now acknowledged as the Inland Boating Capital of Ireland In the 1970 s and 80 s the Chamber operated on very limited physical and financial resources They focused ongoing efforts to sustain existing economic viability of Carrick when Telephonist was relocated to Sligo The chamber focus then shifted onto developing a tourism industry for Carrick and its surrounding areas Heavy promotion was carried out promoting Carrick as a tourist destination to the Irish American and Continental markets In the 1990 s key initiatives undertaken were branding Carrick on Shannon as a destination itself Extensive promotion was undertaken to show Carrick as a progressive centre for business industry The chamber marketed Carrick as a retail centre of the West The chamber was heavily involved in upgrading the main line Rail Services Dublin Sligo line affiliating itself to the Chamber of Commerce of Ireland and lobbying the IDA Enterprise Ireland and local authority to instil a sense of Carrick s coming of age The chamber was also instrumental in bringing Masonite to Carrick We were involved in lobbying to save the old Court House from demolition which has successfully been reopened as The Dock which is an Art Exhibition Gallery Recital Hall Launching our flagship

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