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Carrick-on-Shannon (population 1,868) is situated in southwest Leitrim on the border with Roscommon.

It is Leitrim's county capital and largest town and a major boating centre. It is often the starting point for cruises and fishing trips on the River Shannon.

The Costello Memorial Chapel (1877), at the top of Bridge Street, is reputed to be one of the smallest chapels in the world. Measuring 5 metres by 3.6 metres, it was built to hold the remains of businessman Edward Costello and his wife.

Boats of all sizes can be hired for pottering about or for a longer cruise.

Geraghty's on Main Street hires out rods and tackle and bikes, and the tourist office's Visitor's Guidebook provides details of suggested cycling tours.

Carrick-on-Shannon Golf Club is 8 kilometres north west of Carrick on the road to Boyle (N4). Tel. (079) 67015.

There is plenty of Bed & Breakfast accommodation, a hostel is open in the summer, and there is free camping on the riverbank near the Marina, where the showers can be used.

Four Bus Éireann buses a day travel between Sligo and Dublin via Carrick-on-Shannon. There is an additional bus running between Sligo and Carrick-on-Shannon.

There are three trains a day to both Dublin and Sligo.

Useful contact details for Carrick on Shannon
Train station (078) 20036
Bus Éireann (01) 8366111
Iarnród Éireann (1850) 366222
or (01) 8366222
Garda Station (078) 20021
Bank of Ireland (078) 20250
AIB (078) 20055
Leitrim County Enterprise Board (078) 20450
Tourist Information (078) 20170
Closed during winter
Carrick-on-Shannon Angling
(078) 20489
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