Jamestown (Cill Srianáin in Irish) is a village on the banks of the River Shannon in County Leitrim, Ireland. It lies some 5 km east-south-east of the county town, Carrick-on-Shannon.
Salmon Leap B&B
Prop. D. Butler
Tel: 071 96 24571
Mobile: 087 934 3681
En suite rooms, overlooking the River Shannon. Walking distance from the Cottage Restaurant and the local pub.
River Edge B&B
Prop. Mary Tiernan
Tel: 071 96 24112
Tel from UK/abroad: 00 353 71 9624112
Click for a list of accommodation providers in Carrick-on-Shannon, courtesy of the Carrick-0n-Shannon Chamber of Commerce.
The Arch Bar
A family friendly pub a short stroll from the Cottage Restaurant with a great atmosphere and great beer. All live games shown.
Jamestown was originally built as a walled plantation town for seventeenth century English settlers. It used to be on the main Sligo to Dublin road (N4) and was known for the chicane formed by the pillars of the arch of the old town gate that straddles the road in the centre of the village. The top of the arch was partially knocked by a passing lorry in the early 1970s and it was decided at that point to completely take the top off to allow larger trucks to pass.
The Cottage Restaurant overlooks the Jamestown weir, that of Conor McPherson’s acclaimed play ‘The Weir’.