Carrick-on-Suir is a thriving town of 8,000 inhabitants serving a local community of some 12,000 people. It has an abundance of retail, service and commercial activities that continue to grow and prosper. Excellent housing, superb educational facilities and an advanced infrastructure make it an ideal location in the South East. It combines the best quality of life and commercial potential for inward investment and relocation.
The recent designation of a substantial tract of land for a biotechnology park is testament to Carrick-on-Suir's prospects. Many observers have recognised Carrick-on-Suir as having the critical ingredients of location, infrastructure and people that are required to support modern industry. The Economic Development Committee chaired by Jim Power economist is co-ordinating many initiatives that will result in further development of the commercial potential of the area.
There is an abundance of local services including professional, medical, banking, trades & construction and general services necessary to support such a vibrant community. The town has Carrick town council as its administrative centre.
The retail sector of the town combines the charm of the independent retailer with many household names in retailing.
ANCILLARY SERVICES IN CARRICK-ON-SUIR
A brief list of available services in shopping, recreational, social and sporting activity.
- All necessary grocery, drapery, footwear, sports equipment, florists, auctioneering and accounting services.
- Banking and A.T.M. facilities.
- Excellent Restaurants, Lounge Bars, multiple Catering, Take-away and Off Licence outlets.
- Theatre, Drama and Musical Societies.
- Live Musical Entertainment at Strand Theatre and in local bars.
- Sport & Fitness Centre (Sean Kelly Sports Centre) incl. swimming pool, sauna and workout rooms. Other sports (all popular) catered for including Association Football, G.A.A., Rugby, Tennis, Boxing, Martial Arts, Motor Club, Cycling, Fishing, Athletics and Carrick-on-Suir 18 hole Golf Course.
OVERVIEW OF BASIC PROVISIONS IN CARRICK
Day Care Centre
Ash Park Retirement Village
Waterford Regional Hospital - 17 miles
County Medical/Maternity Hospital - 13 miles
6 General Practitioners
2 Dental Surgeons
3 Nursing Homes
Carrick-on-Suir Main Drainage Scheme and Waste Water Treatment Plant - recently completed
Natural Gas Supply
Bord Gais supplies natural gas to all areas of the town
The ESB's full service is available in the area. Other providers include Airtricity.
Eircom operate a fully digitalised network and can offer the full range of services such as ISDN & High Bit Data circuits in the Carrick-on-Suir area. Broadband is available via DSL and/or HSDPA/3G and also fixed wireless options available.
Getting to Carrick-on-Suir
Dublin Airport - 181km/112 miles
Cork Airport - 124km/77 miles
Shannon Airport - 128km/79 miles
Waterford Airport - 36km/22.5 miles
Knock Airport - 279km/173 miles
Belfast Airport - 341km/212 miles
There are 6 trains daily from Dublin Connolly to Carrick-on-Suir, taking roughly 3-4 hours.
3 daily from Cork City, taking roughly 2.5 hours.
3 daily from Waterford City, taking 25 minutes.
3 daily from Limerick City, taking roughly 2 hours.
Rosslare Harbour - 98km/61 miles
Dun Laoighre Harbour - 179km/111 miles
Cork Harbour - 129km/80 miles
Bus Eireann operates from bus stops in the town to most major cities and towns in Ireland.