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Sligo Town 32 miles; Dublin 97 miles.
Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland's loveliest riverside town, is the county town of Leitrim, and is nestled on the most scenic stretch of the River Shannon. Internationally regarded as an angler's paradise, Carrick has hosted many national and international fishing competitions, and within a 6 mile radius, there are no less than 41 fishing lakes to enjoy. Take a walking tour of Carrick's history, enjoying a guide to the landmarks of the town, see the plaque dedicated to the famous English novelist Anthony Trollope, or visit the remains of Carrick Castle. The lands around the county borders of Sligo, Roscommon and Leitrim are amongst the most fascinating in Ireland with beautiful lakes and surrounded by the mountains containing the Carrowkeel temples to the south west and the tall mountains to the north west. Between these ranges are the plains of Leitrim and the dominating conical mounds known as motes or raths. These are, by legend, inhabited by the Daoine Maithe, the 'Good People'. The larger mound is celebrated in the popular poems and songs of Ireland under the name of Sigh Mor (Sheemore), and today it is lit up at night by a crucifix on its peak. With so much history to discover, Carrick's annual Water Music Festival to enjoy, and County Donegal, Londonderry and Dublin within touring distance, this is a great location for an Irish getaway.
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Carrick-on-Shannon 5 miles. A cosy detached bungalow, set on the owner’s land with one other holiday property, in a rural location only a few hundred yards from the River Shannon in County Leitrim, 5 miles from Carrick-on-Shannon. This Carrick cottage offers peace and tranquillity from the moment you arrive. Set in its own gardens on a quiet road, surrounded by fields, you will feel your cares leave you as you relax in the sunshine on the patio of this Carrick cottage, while the catch of the day cooks on the BBQ. With a good-sized family room and a further double, this Carrick cottage offers comfortable, flexible accommodation, and as the evening gets cooler, you can retreat indoors and relax in front of the open fire. The owner of this Carrick cottage offers use of his private fishing boat for keen anglers, which is moored just a few hundred yards away on the banks of the Shannon. Alternatively, this Carrick cottage is also in a great location to explore the sights of the area, such as Strokestown Park House and Famine Museum, Lough Key Forest Park, and the Moon River and Isle of Innishfree boat trips. This Carrick cottage makes a great base, any time of the year. Note: This cottage is 600 metres from Ref. 16325, and they can be booked together to sleep 10.
All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x family room with double & single. Shower room with walk-in shower, basin & WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with open fire.
Oil central heating with open fire in sitting room. Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD. Oil & electricity charged at cost from meter reading. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 3 cars. Front & rear lawn, rear patio with furniture & BBQ. Two dogs welcome at €15 pppw payable direct to owner. Sorry, no smoking. Shops, pubs & restaurants 3 miles. Note: Property may be suitable for wheelchairs. Note: Use of owner’s motor fishing boat at €25 per day payable direct to owner.
Open until 9.30pm
Previous visitors' comments about Cloon Fad:
A fantastic property and place to visit. Very quiet and peaceful. Would like to visit again.
Mr Foster, Hull, September 2011