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Carrick-on-Shannon

Ireland (LBO)

Base manager John Beirne welcomes you to Carrick on Shannon, a lively town with a population of around 2,500. It is the largest cruising centre in Ireland. Historically, it has been one of the main crossing points on the beautiful Shannon River.

Emerald Star Carrick-on-Shannon base
The Marina Carrick-on-Shannon
Co. Leitrim
Ireland

Base opening times
Monday - Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
Friday - Saturday 09:00 - 20:00
Sunday - 10:00 - 13:00

Late arrivals
If you are going to be arriving at the base late, you will need to inform the base directly or the general sales office where you booked. When you arrive at the base there will be a note on the reception door informing you where your boat is. The boat will be left open with the lights on for you to stay on board that night. The base staff will do the full briefing the following morning.

Hotels and restaurants
Hotels near the base
The Landmark Hotel - 00353 (0) 719 622 222
The Bush Hotel - 00353 (0) 719 200 14
Hollywell Country House - 00353 (0) 719 621 124

Restaurants and Pubs near the base
Chungs (Chinese) - 00353 (0) 719 621 888
The Oarsman Bar - 00353 (0) 719 621 733
Kens (Chinese) - 00353 (0) 719 650 934
Shamrat (Indian) - 00353 (0) 719 650 934
Cyrans Riverside Inn - 00353 (0) 719 620 409
The Lemongrass - 00353 (0) 719 620 320

Parking
Parking is available at the base free of charge

Shops
There are many shops situated in the town centre of Carrick.

Fishing
A fishing licence is not required in Carrick. We suggest that you bring your own fishing equipment as it is not possible to hire from the base. However, you can buy equipment from the following shops:

Tooman Angling and Leisure Ltd, Bridge Street - 00353 (0) 719 621 872
This shop is situated 15 meters from the Shannon, it also provides outdoor clothing and bait etc.

Cartlans Cyber Cafe - 00353 (0) 719 621 103

Travel information

Airports
Dublin - 99 miles / 158km
Knock - 47 miles / 74km
Belfast -119 miles / 190km

By Taxi
John Martin – 00353 (0) 719 620 223
M. O’Halloran – 00353 (0) 719 620 015
Burkes Taxi – 00353 (0) 872 561 311
Colm Spellman – 00353 (0) 868 232 424
Michael Kelly - 00353 (0) 861 591 895

Car Rental
Hertz in Sligo – 00353 (0) 719 660 111
Avis – 00353 (0) 189 405 060
Murray’s – 00353 (0) 617 012 00

By Rail
Carrick on Shannon - 1.5 miles / 2.5km