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Welcome to Cavan

Welcome to Cavan, a peaceful county with beautiful scenery where you can escape into a land of hills and lakes. The county is a walker’s paradise with a wide variety of walks and trails for all ages and abilities. There are rambling looped walks, winding forest tracks, rugged mountain roads, and tranquil lake shore paths. Some of the finest places to explore in Cavan form part of the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark, a joint venture between Cavan and Fermanagh County Councils to promote an area over 18,000 hectares in size and containing over 40 sites of interest, such as Cavan Burren Park and the Shannon Pot.

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  • 8.9km to City/Town Centre

    Crover House Hotel & Golf Club

    4*Crover House Hotel is located in the tranquil heart of the beautiful Irish countryside,and is situated only 40 minutes from the M3 (Dublin) and 1 and a half hours from northern border counties.All 44 Guest Bedrooms are luxurious & en-suite and equipped with: Tea/Coffee making facilities, Direct Dial Telephones, Hairdryers, Irons & Ironing Boards, Colour Flat Screen T.V, Safes, Wake-Up Calls, Touring Advice, Activity Arrangements, including Golf Tee-Times, Laundry Service, Room Service. An Airport Shuttle is available from the hotel at a surcharge. Please note pets are allowed in the property only under special circumstances. Please contact the property in advance in you are travelling with pets.

    Address: Lough Sheelin, Mountnugent, Co. Cavan

    • Cavan Burren Park - km
    • Cavan County Museum - km
  • 3.01km to City/Town Centre

    Slieve Russell Hotel Golf & Country Club

    This premier hotel and resort complex prides itself on its opulent surroundings, congenial atmosphere, friendly staff and superb cuisine. Set in 300 acres, including 50 acres of lakes, the resort offers a unique experience in relaxation and leisure. The facilities include a top quality four-star hotel, with 222 stylish bedrooms, a world-class spa Ciuin Spa & Wellness Centre, excellent conference and banqueting facilities, along with a magnificant leisure centre, a superb 18-hole championship golf course, 9-hole par 3 Academy course and driving range.

    Address: Ballyconnell, Belturbet, Co.Cavan, H14 FE03

    • Cavan Burren Park - km
    • Cavan County Museum - km

Things to See & Do

Landmarks

  • Cavan Burren Park
  • Dun na Ri Forest Park
  • Cavan County Museum
  • Port of Larne
  • Port of Cork

Things to Do

  • Cavan County Museum: A lovely county museum dedicated to collecting and preserving the history of County Cavan. The Museum is housed in the former Convent of St Clare in Ballyjamesduff and contains exhibitions going back through 6000 years of history to the modern era. Along with beautiful gardens, there is also an outdoor World War I exhibition, featuring a replica trench built to the original specifications as used by the Royal Irish Fusiliers.

  • Dún a Rí Forest Park: Visit the lush enchanting forest of Dún a Rí outside Kingscourt, where the legendary Cú Chulainn, the Gaelic warrior, rested while defending Ulster against the armies of Queen Maeve. Other places of interest include Flemings Castle, an old military barracks and the now-vanished Cabra Village. For nature lovers there is a great diversity of wildlife in the park including stoat, hare, mink, rabbit and otter, as well as red and grey squirrel. The tranquil River Cabra runs through the park, which is dominated by great oak and ancient ash trees.

  • Cavan Burren Park: A walk along any one of the trails in Cavan Burren Park is like taking a walk though time. This spectacular prehistoric park is located in West Cavan and boasts numerous geological and archaeological features including megalithic tombs and glacial formations. There are some great walks of various distance and difficulty and the site has recently been transformed with the inclusion of a new interpretative centre, toilet and car park facilities and interpretation signs across the site.

  • The Shannon Pot: A short trip from Cavan Burren Park is the Shannon Pot, the traditional source of the mighty River Shannon. The Shannon Pot’s fame can be traced back to its connection with the Salmon of Knowledge and with the legendary Finn MacCool and the Fianna, the great warriors of Irish mythology. The site provides ample parking and a lovely picnic area. nterpretation is available both within the car park and at the Shannon Pot itself.

  • Clough Oughter Castle: This captivating circular castle, situated on a small man made island in Lough Oughter, lies just outside the town of Killeshandra. It has been the subject of many pieces of Irish art since the 18th century, and continues to be a popular scene for photographers today. The castle is famous for being the last remaining stronghold for the Ulster rebels during the Cromwellian  conquest of Ireland, but sometime in March of 1653 the castle fell to Cromwells canons. Canoes and kayaks are available for hire, as well as guided boat trips around the lake and out to the castle.

  • Castle Saunderson Demesne: Located on the border between Cavan and Fermanagh, the story of Castle Saunderson is reflective of the story of the island of Ireland. The development and opening of the Castle Trail in 2017 has seen the original walkways around the castle reinstated, and charts the history of the Saundersons, one of the most significant Anglo-Irish and Loyalist families. The trail focuses on the history of the castle, through the plantation era and all the conquests and divisions that eventually led the demesne and the island of Ireland to peaceful co-existence.

  • Saint Kilians Heritage Centre: Located in the village of Mullagh, near Virginia, this heritage centre celebrates the life of St Kilian, a 7th Century saint born in the area. The centre examines his life, his martyrdom and his connections with Germany, where he is a patron saint of the city if Wurzburg.