Since its founding in 1992, the Society has worked continuously to research, protect, develop, and educate about the many historic and heritage aspects of Carrick-on-Shannon and its catchment area.  For a town of its size, Carrick has a remarkable number of individuals, sites and events associated with it since its Corporation Charter of 1613.  The Society has amassed a large collection of books, papers, artefacts, and memorabilia that are indexed and/or on display in the Heritage Centre. From time to time the Society sponsors printing of books of special interest.

A membership organisation open to all interested persons, the Society meets monthly as well as offering monthly lectures or events for most of year.  Current annual membership fees are €25 individual and €30 family, giving members free attendance at most events. 

Further information: or, or enquiries to the Heritage Centre at 071 962 1757.  The Society is a member of the Federation of Local History Societies (Ireland).

Elected Committee Officers

  • President – John Bredin
  • Chairperson – Sean Gill
  • Vice Chairperson – Clem Gaffney
  • Secretary – Mary Butler
  • Assistant Secretary – Mallory Mc Campbell
  • Treasurer – Teresa O’Callaghan
  • Assistant Treasurer – Mari Hetherington
  • PRO – Mary Dolan
  • Field Officer – Tony Heeran
  • Assistant Field Officer – Sr Veronica Kelly