The Oarsman Restaurant Carrick on Shannon

The Oarsman


The Oarsman Carrick On Shannon is known around the Leitrim and beyond for its outstanding food. Award winning restaurant who are passionate about sourcing from the source, from as local as possible bringing the best artisan ingredients. 

The restaurant has won coveted awards like Georgina Campbell’s Ireland Guide Best Pub with Food, National Hospitality Awards Best Pub Food & Waterways Ireland Hospitality Award.  The Oarsman is one of only19 dining pubs in Ireland to be included in The Michelin Guide to Eating out in Pubs.

They have taken the pandemic head on and have not lied down, implementing a click and collect service and a deli shop during the day selling a selection of foods and take away snacks and all to the Oarsman standard as they know how.


Located in the heart of Carrick on Shannon in County Leitrim, 10 minutes from Boyle and 30 minutes from Sligo.

The Food

The food at the the Oarsman differs from lunch to dinner at lunch gourmet sandwiches, juicy burgers and wraps. A favourite selection of ours is the Andarl Farm pulled pork burger juicy, succulent and packed with flavour. Even more impressive is the homemade brioche bun soft, springy and perfectly buttery.

The Oarsman Burger

The evenings at Oarsman certainly have a fancier feel with upmarket fine dining, with fancier food and artistic presentation. A firm favourite of ours was the pressed and slow cooked pork belly the respect given to the pork is certainly been shown. slow cooked, flavoursome and melt in the mouth.

Delicious Pork Belly

Chicken wings at the Oarsman are also a hit although maybe not known for being a fine dining dish the flavour pumped into the wings and the blue cheese sauce are so tasty and like any good wing very moreish.

Chicken Wings

Finer Details

Opening Hours

Restaurant Wednesday to Saturday 5 – 9

Shop and Click and Collect Wednesday to Saturday 12 – 6


The Oarsman Carrick on Shannon Website



Bridge Street, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim, Ireland


Owners Tom and Rosaleen are the seventh generation of their family in the hospitality industry. With this they bring together a huge amount experience within the industry and to this business.

Craft beers have become a popular hit at the Oarsman with an ever changing selection of Irish independent brewers.

For us a firm favourite and one we visit many times, and a place which holds great standards and consistency.

Fancy finding some other great food reviews check out some of our Restaurant and Cafe guides. We have reviews from all over the Ireland. Fancy checking a few out, well we have the The Red Bank Restaurant in Carrick and Shannon and the Signal Bar in Clifden to get you started. Let us know what you think.

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  1. Little Miss Traveller – England – An independent traveller writing about her visits to countries near and far - travel diaries and days out providing inspiration for fellow travellers
    Little Miss Traveller says:

    The food looks absolutely delicious at The Oarsman. Hopefully I’ll be heading back to explore more of the Emerald Isle later in the year. Wishing you health and happiness for 2022. Marion

  2. Oh my goodness this post has made me so hungry! The food looks so great. Thank you for sharing your post. Happy New Year. I hope 2022 is a great year for you!
    Lauren – bournemouthgirl

  3. 100 Country Trek – Hello. Nice to meet you. My journey to cover as much of the world as possible began in Costa Rica in 2003. This is a story in itself, but for now I'll tell the short version . On a hike around Manuel Antonio I started chatting with a fellow hiker from Belgium. He told me he had a trip planned to visit Borneo within a few weeks of his return home. He then went on to say he had been to at least fifty different countries. That was when the travel bug bit me. I haven't stopped going since and the journey has been so incredible . It is here that I will share some of the incredible travel experiences .
    100 Country Trek says:

    Never been to the Emerald Isle but would be a great site to see.

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