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15 gorgeous shots of Carrick-on-Shannon that prove it's more than just hens and stags


RTÉ 2′S NEW documentary Carrick-On-Stag is an eye-opening account of the hens and stags that descend on the Leitrim town every weekend.

Last night, it featured a male stripper called the ‘G-String King’ and all sorts of other shenanigans besides. But it’s not just there for the sessions, Carrick is also LOVELY:

1. Look at this year’s Christmas market in the town

Feel like I'm stepping into Christmas in Germany 😍#christmas #christmasmarkets #festive #woodencabins

A photo posted by tracy Hennessy (@tracy.hennessy) on

2. And the view from Gings on a sunny day

3. Would you look at Carrick Bridge over the River Shannon

#reflection #carrickonshannon #theshannon #rivershannon #leitrim #wintersmorning #bluesky #swans #signet

A photo posted by Fiona McGuire (@fionamcguire) on

4. Which looks just as good at night

2016.10.30 #Ireland #carrickonshannon

A photo posted by Daisy Chang (@tsedieh) on

5. Even better if you can take the boat out on the water

This time yesterday. #whycanteverydaybelikethis #peopleareassholesanyway

A photo posted by Guncle Sprouts🌈 (@cogy99) on

6. You’ll find all sorts of characters on the main street

Puppin around the high street

A photo posted by Kelsea Rathbun (@rkelsea) on

7. There’s so much more to the town than just a big weekend away

#carrickonshannon #shannon #carrick

A photo posted by 💗Dot💗 (@dorothy_vegan) on

8. From the streets

what a pretty pretty world

A photo posted by emma (@emmadieteer) on

9. To the boats on the water

#CarrickOnShannon #RoomWithaView #Eire #DiscoverIreland

A photo posted by Ger Sweeney (@gersweeney) on

10. Take in a few sunsets…

An Irish sunset to end the bday celebrations 🇨🇮☀️

A photo posted by Tom Higgins (@tommy_h75) on


12. And the pubs with character

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13. The county town of Leitrim might be small

14. But it’s absolutely gorgeous at the same time

Because of course the tiniest church in Europe is here, and directly adjacent to a pub. #carrickonshannon

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15. H’on Carrick <3

festive Source: Christmas in Carrick

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