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Carrick on Shannon: Events Throughout the Year

Unbeknownst to others, events are happening in Carrick on Shannon throughout the year that drag people to visit the lovely town.

These events, as well as the scenery, traditional Irish pubs, modern nightclubs, live music, or a diverse range of activities, are the reasons visitors flock in this town.

Make sure to check more things to explore while in Carrick on Shannon.

Carrick on Shannon Carnival Event Every Year

carrick carnival events happening in carrick on shannon throughout the year

photo from carrickcarnival.com

Carrick Carnival is an action-packed 10-day festival perfect for stag parties in Carrick on Shannon, being held from the June Bank Holiday every year in Carrick on Shannon. The carnival is an eclectic mix of amazing street entertainment. Expect activities such as balls racing, and homemade rafts racing across the Shannon.

Moreover, there’ll also be activities such as pigs racing, live music, kids fun days, traditional amusements and incredible evening events.

There’s also street parades, fireworks, dance shows and spectacular feats such as air displays. The aim of the festival is to have the craic and enjoy Carrick and all it has to offer – the river, the lovely streets, cafes, restaurants, pubs, art centre, market place, shops and of course, the people.


Carrick Water Music Festival

carrick water music festival

photo from Entertainment.ie

Another event happening in Carrick on Shannon throughout the year is the Carrick Water Music Festival. It takes place annually in July and offers a wonderful programme of music over the 6 days of the event.

This festival is for people who appreciate classical, jazz, recitals, folk, indie and world music.

In the said festivity, there are other programs such as a Festival Film Club, art exhibitions, and literary events.


Indeed, there’s something for all tastes to enjoy while in the beautiful surroundings of Carrick-on-Shannon.

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