Walking Tours


Walking Tour of Carrickmacross

The Walking Tour of Carrickmacross aims to bring alive the vibrant history of the Town, including the Famine Times, 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, including Daniel McGovern and Patrick Kavanagh with plaques dedicated to their 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. No booking is required, just come to the front of the Shirley Arms Hotel at 11am any Saturday from June 1st to September 28th 2024.

If you have a large group and would like to organise a private tour, please contact the Chamber of Commerce Secretary at the email (Please note: There will be a fee for private tours.)

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. 

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