If you've been in need of a relaxing getaway to recharge your batteries, Carrick-on-Shannon is just the spot to take that well-deserved break and rejuvenate. Carrick and surrounding areas offer lots of leisure activities perfectly suited for any couple looking to unwind.
Aromas Café @ The Landmark Hotel
If some relaxing downtime is what you’re looking for the new addition to the Aromas Café here at our very own Landmark Hotel is a wonderful choice. Our outdoor seating area offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy a drink by the river and watch the world go by.
With a delicious selection of gourmet sandwiches, tasty fresh salads and a wide range of goodies to treat yourself to, the food is guaranteed to be tasty. And if you’re lucky to get a bit of sunshine, our indulgent ice-cream sundaes are a perfect way to cool down. Or grab your order to take away and enjoy a romantic picnic on the banks of the Shannon, just across the road!
Aromas opens every day from 11am, so stop in to grab a coffee, sit back and live in the moment!
Market Yard Centre
Located in the town centre, these restored 19th-century market buildings now house shops selling everything from nautical gear to crafts. Don't miss the Farmers Market, which draws an impressive array of organic farmers, bakers and food producers. If you’re a lover of fresh foods there’s so much choice with organic vegetable stalls set up and if fish is your thing, then the fishmonger is for you with all of their catch having come straight from the coast that very morning.
With its covered outdoor space, a walk around the market seeing all the fresh produce and crafts that are on display can really send a boost of energy through you. Open every Thursday from 10am to 2pm, all that the market has on show offers a canvas of colours, smells and tastes that allow you to get lost while the time passes as you wander through the stands.
To see more about the market and more detail on the type of stalls check out their Facebook page which has regular updates:
The Shed Distillery
Located a short drive away in the town of Drumshanbo, the Shed Distillery is a wonder to see. From the views on arrival to the drink after the distillery tour, it is an immersive experience into the creation of the very famous Gunpowder Gin and their other spirits.
Located right on site is the Jackalope Café where there is a light lunch menu and an array of pastries and desserts to satisfy any sweet tooth. The day as a whole is relaxing and a fun, interesting activity to take part in. What better way to pass the time then sipping delicious cocktails in their bar!
Tours are currently limited due to restrictions but the smaller numbers allow for an intimate experience - just make sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment:
Acres Lake Boardwalk
While in Drumshanbo, you can also enjoy a leisurely stroll on Acres Lake Boardwalk, Ireland’s first ever floating boardwalk. The 600m boardwalk is short but provides picturesque views of the Acres Lake and is also the start of a 6.5km Linear walking and cycling trail along the Shannon Blueway. The spectacular scenery at Acres Lake makes it a perfect spot for a picnic or even to just to sit for a while and take in the peace and tranquility.
Local wildlife is plentiful with many swan nests within view of the Boardwalk - the perfect setting to enjoy each other’s company with no distractions but nature!
Moon River Cruise
Located right on our doorstep here in Carrick-on-Shannon, Moon River offer a way to enjoy the the river and surrounding area from a different perspective!
On board you will learn about the flora and fauna of riverbanks and the heritage of the land. You’ll be treated so music and songs and light-hearted local stories. The scenery offered is breath taking and at any time during the day wildlife is never too far from the river bank.
Whether it be inside the main cabin or outside on the viewing deck you are always in the perfect spot to take in all the scenery. Just be aware that masks are now mandatory and due to restrictions, seats are limited and so we advise you to book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
You can check out the website and make enquiries here: