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Places to visit in County Cavan
Clough Oughter CastleLocated on a man-made island on Lough Oughter, the castle is accessible only by boat. It was built in the early 13th century by the Anglo-Normans but was soon seized by the O’Reillys who controlled it until the 16th century. The castle and lands were granted to Captain Hugh Culme as part of the Plantation of Ulster but were then seized by Irish rebels during the 1641 rebellion.
Clough Oughter Castle was used as a prison after the victory of Eoghan Roe O’Neill at the Battle of Benburb in 1646. The castle was finally abandoned after it was badly damaged during a siege by Cromwellian forces in 1653.
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Drumlane Monastic Site, MilltownSitting between Drumlane and Derrybrick Loughs, are the remains of a 6th Century monastery founded by St. Mogue, the Bishop of Ferns. The round tower is one of the most striking features of the site, standing over 11m high. Look for the carvings of birds on the external wall. The church features a number of interesting stone heads, one above the door in the west wall and another three on the external face of the east window. Near the church there are a series of earthworks, probably the remains of the 12th century Augustinian Priory.
Kilmore Cathedral, CavanThe grave of bishop Bedell situated six miles west of Cavan town. A famous Romanesque doorway in the cathedral dates to the late twelfth, early 13th century, and is believed to have originally been part of the nearby priory at Trinity Island in Lough Oughter.
Ballyhugh Arts and Cultural CentreBallyhugh Ballyconnell t: +353(0)49 95260 44 web: homepage.eircom.net/~ballyhugh/
Ballyhugh Arts and Cultural Centre is dedicated to the promotion and sharing of the rich cultural heritage of West Cavan. Courses are run regularly in arts, traditional crafts ,Irish music, and dance, creative writing and yoga. The house also houses a unique collection of artefact's and local photographs.
Cavan County MuseumVirginia Road Ballyjamesduff t:+353(0)49 8544 070 web:www.cavanmuseum.ie
Cavan County Museum houses the material of county Cavan and surrounding districts. Exhibition galleries feature unique Stone Age , Bronze Age and Medieval artefact's.
Cavan Crystal ShowroomDublin Road Cavan t: +353(0)49 4331 800 web: www.cavancrystaldesign.com
Located in the Cavan Crystal Hotel, hosts an extensive range from tableware, furniture, textiles, pottery, ceramics, jewellery, wood, linen, iron craft, candles, sculpture and painting.
Bear EssentialsTiernawannagh Bawnboy t: +353 (0) 49 9523 461
Showroom and Workshop of original handcrafted Mohair Teddy Bears. Visitors can see how the Teddy Bears are made or participate in the making of their own special bear.
Cavan Genealogyt:+ 353 (0) 49 433 1494
Are you tracing your ancestors? A visit to the Genealogy centre on the first floor of The Johnston Library, Farnham Street, Cavan is well worthwhile. Contact them with, as much information about your ancestors, before you come to Ireland and a lot of the research will be done on your arrival.
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Outdoors and Dirty (ODD)www.odd.ie
Extreme Activity Games Park Brackley Lake, Ballyconnell
The centre offers a wide range of adventures - mud buggies ,laser war games system, laser clay shoot system and hover craft.
Carratraw Canoe Centrewww.carratrawcanoecentre.com
Cavan Canoeing, Carratraw Canoe Centre, Inishmore, Butlers Bridge, Co Cavan
Located at Carratraw Canoe Centre is the gateway to Inishmore Island at the centre of Lough Oughter waterways. Discover exciting aspects of local geology, archaeology, wildlife, and history in this intriguing area of the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark. Join us at this beautiful location on the River Erne for a memorable experience. Cavan Canoeing offer kayak/canoe instruction, local nature and historical tours, summer camps, school trips and complete multi day packages for individuals groups families and friends.
Guided Natural History WalksYou are invited to look and listen to some of the wild creatures living in County Cavan including birds,insects and plants. Your guide Heather Bothwell lives and works on a family farm near Killeshandra. A keen naturalist all her life, Heather is pleased to introduce you to the wildlife locally.
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Walk & Cycle TrailsEnjoy the many walk and cycle trails in County Cavan.
Hamilton Trail, KilleshandraTerrain: Hillside walk on pathway with lake views
Distance: 6 km or 12 km
Time: 1 hour
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Crazy Golf and TennisDrumyouth, Arvagh, Co Cavan
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Marble Arch Caves European GeoparkThe Marble Arch Caves European Geopark is host to one of Europe's finest show caves allowing visitors to explore a fascinating, natural underworld of rivers, waterfalls, winding passages and lofty chambers. Marble Arch Caves Geopark has now been extended into County Cavan.
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