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.
This is a walking tour. 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 on 042 9664833 or email email@example.com.
Please note: There may be a small fee for private tours.
The Court House, Main Street Carrickmacross at 11am.
Duration & Dates
Approx. 1 hour. Tours takes place every Saturday from Easter Saturday to October Bank Holiday.