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The Paddle Shack
Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim
Family friendly
Dog friendly
Free car parking
Pre-booking essential
Cloudy days
The Paddle Shack in County Leitrim offer kayaking and stand up paddle boarding (SUP) tours on the majestic River Shannon, enabling visitors to experience the hustle and bustle of the river or the serene backwaters of Leitrim.

A family run business, The Paddle Shack is based in Carrick-on-Shannon in County Leitrim. All of the tours are led by Rory and assisted by his wife Aoife, who between them have over 20 years of paddling experience. Safety is a key priority and both Rory and Aoife are experienced and qualified level 2 Irish Canoe Union instructors.

As you gently paddle your way through the twists and turns of the River Shannon, you will uncover the sights and sounds of the breath taking County Leitrim landscape, weaving with confidence along the River Shannon, instructed by one of the skilled tutors.

No experience is necessary, however a basic level of fitness is

required. A wetsuit is not necessary but can be provided at no extra cost. All equipment is provided for each tour and double kayaks are available upon request. Hot showers are available on site for a marginal cost.

As well as individuals, couples and families, The Paddle Shack also caters for hens and stags, corporate outings, secondary schools and youth groups.

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Why we like it
  • All groups are private, you only paddle with the people you booked with.
  • The tours are suitable for all ages.
  • Even if you are nervous around water, the patient instructors will ensure you will be safe and confident throughout the tour.
Tips from locals

Visit the nearby Costello Memorial Chapel, reputed to be the smallest chapel in Ireland and the second smallest in the entire world.

Contact details
Butlers Marina Marina Road, Attirory, Carrick-On-Shannon, Co. Leitrim, Ireland
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