Carrick-on-Shannon to Athlone (includes Lough Ree)

Approximate Driving Time: 1.5 hours

Locations on Route: Carrick-on-Shannon, Jamestown, Drumsna, Dromod, Roosky, Tarmonbarry, Lanesborough, Lecarrow, Athlone


Alternative routes and delightful detours: The locations above involve driving along the western short of Lough Ree (Lecarrow, Hodson Bay). Alternatively you may prefer to travel via the eastern shore of Lough Ree and take in Tang and Glasson.

If you would like to explore this part of the Shannon Scenic Drive more consider completing the Lough Ree Tour which takes in both sides of the lake. Alternatively add in a delightful detour to your route such as to Strokestown Park House and Famine Museum, Roscommon Castle or St. Mel’s Cathedral, Longford. Another delightful detour option includes the Corlea Trackway Visitor Centre,  2000 year old Iron Age bog road made of oak planks, or visiting Rathcroghan and following part of the Tain Trail.

Explore the next section of the route: Athlone to Limerick

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