SPECIAL NOTE - Clenahoo House operates from Easter to October. We would like to send greetings to our guests from all over the world who stayed with us in 2017 and offer a hearty welcome to all of those who come for "the Clenahoo Experience" in 2018. We would also like to thank those who reviewed Clenahoo House and helped make us Trip Advisor's #1 Bed and Breakfast in Carrick-on-Shannon.
Looking for a B&B, memorable experience, or both?
Look no further – Clenahoo House, Carrick-on-Shannon is the place for you.
Your well-travelled hosts, Noel and Deirdre, come with a wealth of experience, both at home and abroad, and they understand what makes a trip unique, unforgettable, and more importantly than ever, they know how to offer good value for money.
Noel, born and raised in Carrick-on-Shannon, and Deirdre, a native of Dublin, have lived in numerous countries between Europe and the U.S., and have returned to Carrick-on-Shannon with the dream of opening their own B&B.
What makes us unique?
Noel and Deirdre’s motto is “if it’s not fun, it’s not worth doing”. Warm hospitality, good humor, knowledgeable about local history and much more….come and see for yourselves.
Why Clenahoo House?
Clenahoo House offers friendly and luxurious accommodations, approved to the highest national standard, on a private 1 ½ acres of well kept lawns with rolling hills as a backdrop. Guests can enjoy the peaceful surroundings with the hustle and bustle of Main Street only a short walk away. A perfect destination for both local and international travelers.
• All bedrooms are En-suite - Deluxe King/Double bedrooms, Double bedroom and Twin bedroom
• Delicious home-cooked breakfast
• Private parking
• Free 24 hour WIFI broadband Internet access
• Outdoor garden and patio facilities
• Guest lounge with plasma screen TV and fireplace
• Group packages available upon request for weddings, etc.
• Transportation to/from airport available upon request
• Numerous indoor and outdoor activities nearby such as swimming pool, playgrounds, golf, bowling, tennis, cinemas, theater, sports games, fishing, walks, tours, river cruises, diverse restaurants, pubs, shopping, etc.
Clenahoo House is located in Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim, which is also known as the “Inland Waterways Capital of Ireland,” approximately 2 hours northwest of Dublin. In 2010, Carrick-on-Shannon won the prestigious Gold medal in the Entente Florale Europe Competition, an international competition organized by the Association Européenee du Fleurissement et du Paysage (A.E.F.P.) to select those towns and villages that promote a greener and more pleasant environment for both inhabitants and visitors. There were 12 European countries that participated in the competition that included England, France, and Germany. To read more about the range of activities in Carrick, see “Things to do”.
Brief History of Carrick-on-Shannon
Carrick-on-Shannon is the local government capital town of County Leitrim. It owes its origins to King James I and was founded in the year 1613. It was granted a royal borough with a corporation consisting of provost burgesses and commonalty. The Royal Charter from the King granted Maurice Griffith Esq. Leitrim County, the castle or fort of Carrick-on-Shannon and lands within a circuit of six miles, also one or more ferries across the River Shannon. In 1838, the town had a population of 1,870 and 321 houses. It has the oldest Crew Regatta in Ireland. The present Shannon Bridge was built in 1846 and was known as a Famine Project. As the centre for the Leitrim County Grand Jury, Carrick-on-Shannon became the administrative capital of the County Leitrim Council in 1898. The improvement of the Shannon navigation system in 1846 and the extension of the Midland Great Western Railway in 1862 from Mullingar through Carrick-on-Shannon to Sligo were two significant developments to the town. Carrick-on-Shannon in the present day is a thriving business and tourist town with approximately 4,000 people and, among other industries, is home to Bank of America’s European Call Center, which employs 1,100 people. The town is known for its beauty and friendliness situated as it is in the County widely known as “lovely Leitrim”.