Things To Do




Walking Tours


Carrickmacross and the surrounding area offers lakes of all shapes, sizes and depths. For more information on Coarse, Pike & Game angling in the area, visit the web site ‘An Anglers Guide to County Monaghan’

Gerry Duffy & Son Angling

Gerry Duffy, based in Carrickmacross, is an experienced angler with 40 years experience. Gerry is a retired fisheries officer and an all-round angler, specialising in fly-fishing for pike. Gerry provides guided angling, boat and ghillie hire in the Cavan, Monaghan, Louth and North East region of Ireland.


Irish Country Quads

Riding on All Terrain Vehicles, our trail includes an underground tunnel with splash, overhead bridges, water splash drive, tight corners, large circular track, bumpy ground and muddy ditches. Waterproofs, helmets, wellington boots and gloves are provided.


Carrickmacross School of Equitation

Providing lessons, livery service, woodland treks.

Golf & Pitch N' Putt

Mannan Castle Golf Club

Nuremore Golf Club

Inniskeen Pitch 'N' Putt

Walking & Cycling

Carrickmacross Slí na Sláinte - 3 km

The route is 3 km in length and starts and finishes at the top of Main Street at the gateway to St. Finbarr’s Church. To traverse the route walk along the stone wall of St. Louis Convent and out onto the Ardee road to the junction of Oriel road. Continue along Oriel road to the roundabout on the Dundalk road. Take another left and walk towards the town centre on the footpath adjacent Lisanisk Lane and Park. At the junction of O’Neill Street/Farney Street continue down Farney Street until you return to your starting point at St. Finbarr’s Church. Full details on the Sli na Slainte route are available here >> 

Walking Tour of Carrickmacross

The Walking Tour of Carrickmacross aims to bring alive the vibrant history of the Town, including the Famine Times in the Workhouse, the two families who owned the town for many years: The Shirley Estate and the Bath Estate, and the War of Independence. Carrickmacross has had many famous residents, best known is Patrick Kavanagh and plaques dedicated to his work are seen as part of the tour. Other cultural items of interest are Carrickmacross Lace and the Harry Clarke stained glass windows in local Churches. The tour takes approximately 1 hour, so please wear comfortable walking shoes. Due to the inclement Irish weather we advise you to bring an umbrella and a rain jacket. If the weather conditions are too bad we will bring the tour to an indoor location. There is no charge to take part in the tour. No booking is required, however numbers will be restricted due to health and safety reasons. If you have a large group and would like to organise a private tour, please contact the Chamber of Commerce Secretary at the number below. (Please note: There may be a small fee for private tours.)

Meeting Point: The Court House, Main Street Carrickmacross at 11am

Duration & Dates: Approx. 1 hour. Tours takes place every Saturday from the beginning of May until the end of September.

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