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It is the ideal place to take a stroll and relax.
There is plenty of accommodation, pubs and restaurants for you to enjoy in Carrickmacross itself.
Carrickmacross, called Carrick or Cmx by locals, whose translated name means "The Rock of the Wooded Plain".
It had a population of 5,066 (including rural area) according to provisional data from the 2006 census.
The town won the prestigious European Entente Florale Silver Medal Award.
It is a market town which developed around a Castle built by the Earl of Essex in 1630.
The Convent of the St.
Louis Nuns now stands on the original castle site.
The local Gaelic Football and Hurling club is Carrickmacross Emmets.