Getting There & Getting Around
The best way to get to and around the Upper Shannon area is by car. Although there is public transportation to major towns, you will need a car to get to most of the attractions. Among the main roads that lead to this area are the main Dublin-Sligo road (N4), the main Dublin-Cavan road (N3), N5 and N63 from Castlebar and the west, and N61 and N55 from the south.
Information on County Roscommon is available from the Ireland West Tourism Office, Foster Street, Galway (tel. 091/537700; www.discoverireland.ie/west). Hours are May, June, and September daily 9am to 5:45pm; July and August daily 9am to 7:45pm; and October to April Monday to Friday 9am to 5:45pm and Saturday 9am to 12:45pm. Information on County Cavan is available from the Cavan Tourist Office, Farnham Street, Cavan, County Cavan (tel. 049/433-1942; www.cavantourism.com), open May through September Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm, Saturday 10am to 2pm; on County Leitrim from the North-West Tourism Office, Aras Reddan, Temple Street, Sligo (tel. 071/916-1201), open Easter through September Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm, and Sunday 9am to 3pm, with extended hours in July and August; and also from the tourist office on the Quay at Carrick-on-Shannon (tel. 071/962-0170), open May through September Monday to Saturday 9:15am to 5:30pm and Sunday 10am to 2pm.
Seasonal information points, operating from June to August, are signposted in Boyle (tel. 071/966-2145), Longford (tel. 043/46566), and Roscommon (tel. 090/662-6342).
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.