Carrick-on-Shannon (Irish: Cora Droma Rúisc, meaning “the weir of the marshy ridge”) is the county town of County Leitrim in Ireland. It is also the smallest main county town in the country. It is situated on a strategic crossing point of the River Shannon and is the largest town in the county. Carrick-on-Shannon is now one of the most popular inland resorts in Ireland. It is situated on the shores of the majestic River Shannon and is both the county town of Leitrim and the cruising capital of the Shannon. From Carrick-on-Shannon or Carrick as its known locally the beauty and wonders of the River Shannon & Shannon Erne Waterway awaits visitors from near and far. With 750km of cruising available the town is ideally situated at the gateway to both the River Shannon to the south and the Shannon-Erne Waterway to the north. Carrick is also widely acknowledged as an Anglers paradise and within a 10km radius of the town there are no fewer than 41 lakes.