VISIT COUNTY CAVAN
For fantastic accommodation, outdoor adventures of all kinds, and real Irish culture –let Cavan surprise you. With a unique and vibrant character, County Cavan is undoubtedly one of Ireland’s best-kept secrets. Breathtaking landscapes, rich culture and a thriving hospitality scene combine to make Cavan a feast for the soul; whether rest and relaxation, adrenaline-fuelled activity or simple family fun, it’s got something for everyone.
Refresh your spirits here County Cavan, a county with an ancient and colourful heritage. Enjoy a hot stone massage at a luxury spa or a round of golf at a championship golf course. Experience the finest of food at one of our many award-winning restaurants. Discover spectacular scenery, wonderful fishing, cruising and activities. Go walking amidst lake-dotted countryside or canoeing through the interweaving channels of Lough Oughter. Whatever you’re after, it’s all here in Cavan, the perfect place for tranquillity and activity.
Famous as ‘The Lake County’, Cavan also has a rich historical and cultural identity. In partnership with Fermanagh, West Cavan is now part of the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark (www.marblearchglobalgeopark.com), approved by UNESCO and brimming with fascinating natural heritage and cultural sites, such as castles, tombs, cliffs and abbeys! To visit a few Geopark sites find your way to the mystical source of the River Shannon, known as the 'Shannon Pot', located in the Cuilcagh Mountains, near Glangevlin. The impressive Tullydermot Waterfalls are nearby while the Burren outside Blacklion is a fascinating complex of archaeological remains. Visit Drumlane Abbey in Milltown or Turbet Island Motte and Bailey in Belturbet. The flagship Geopark attraction is the impressive Marble Arch Caves, just across the border in County Fermanagh.
MUSEUMS & CULTURAL CENTRES
Cavan County Museum, Virginia Road, Ballyjamesduff - www.cavanmuseum.ie e: firstname.lastname@example.org t: +353 (0)49 854 4070 - Housed in a beautiful 19th century building, the museum traces the history of Cavan from pre-history through to the 1950s and features 18th, 19th and 20th century costume displays, galleries on folk life and the GAA and Camogie Associations. Coffee shop, coach parking, gift shop, children’s playground and disabled access. Groups welcome.
Bear Essentials, Tiernawannagh, Bawnboy. - www.bearessentials.ie
e: email@example.com t: +353 (0)49 952 3461 - Explore the gift shop at Bear Essentials, viewing the unique collection of limited edition Teddy Bears or participate in one of the many teddy bear workshops and events taking place. The collection includes artist bears, Steiff, Gund and Russ bears, bear accessories, teddy bear making kit and much more. Classes for children take place at Easter, Summer and Halloween Ample parking, gift shop, play area and disabled access.
The Museum of the Master Saddler, Corlough - www.museumofthemastersaddler.com
t: +353 (0)49 952 3956 e: firstname.lastname@example.org - The only museum in the world dedicated exclusively to the ancient craft of the Saddler and Harness Maker. The museum documents the work of the saddler in farming, sports, military and transport.
Ballyhugh Arts & Cultural Centre, Ballyhugh, Ballyconnell - t: +353 (0)49 952 6044 - Ballyhugh is dedicated to the rich cultural heritage of West Cavan. Ballyhugh runs courses and workshops in the arts, traditional crafts, Irish music and dance, creative writing and yoga. The centre also houses a unique collection of artefacts and local photographs.
Cavan Crystal Showroom, Dublin Road, Cavan - www.cavancrystaldesign.com
t: +353 (0)49 433 1800 - Established in 1969, Cavan Crystal is known all over the world. The factory is no longer open for tours, but visitors can explore the extensive gift shop.
Maudabawn Cultural Centre, Maudabawn, Cootehill - t: +353 (0)49 555 9504 - Based in a delightful stone walled, thatched house, Maudabawn organises guided tours of Cavan and Monaghan, cultural weekends, history and heritage classes and is also open for day visits.
St Kilian's Heritage Centre, Mullagh - t: +353 (0)46 964 2433
e: email@example.com - St. Kilian's Heritage Centre celebrates the life of St. Kilian, born in Mullagh in 640 AD. Maps, photographs, statuettes, manuscripts and art reproductions bring to life the work of Irish missionaries in Europe in the 6th and 7th centuries. An audio-visual film illustrates the life of Kilian, his cult following and the Germany/Mullagh connection. Ogham stones found in Cavan can be seen. A craft shop and tea room are also available.
The Wesleyan Chapel Arts, Cultural & Tourism Centre,
Adelaide Row, Bailieborough. t: +353 (0)42 966 6666 e: firstname.lastname@example.org - The beautifully restored 1800's Wesleyan Chapel is a dedicated centre of learning and education for performance, visual and literacy arts. The chapel operates a year round programme of events.
Slieve Russell Hotel Golf & Country Club Ballyconnell
t: +353 (0)49 952 6444 www.slieverussell.ie
Course facts: 18 holes Par: 72 Length: 7053 yards
County Cavan Golf Club, Arnmore House, Drumelis, Cavan
t: +353 (0)49 433 1541 www.cavangolf.ie e: email@example.com
Course Facts: 18 holes Par: 70 Length: 5632 yards
Farnham Estate Golf Club, Farnham, Cavan
t: +353 (0)49 437 7700 www.farnhamestate.ie e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Facts: 18 holes Par: 72 length: 7047 yards
Crover House Hotel & Golf Club, Mountnugent
t: +353 (0)49 854 0206 www.croverhousehotel.ie e: email@example.com
Course facts: 9 holes Length: 3306 metres
Blacklion Golf Club, Toam, Blacklion
t: +353 (0)71 985 3024 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Course facts: 9 holes Par: 72 Length 5785 metres
Belturbet Golf Club, Erne Hill, Belturbet t: +353 (0)49 952 2287
Course Facts: 9 holes Par: 68 Length: 5347 yards
Virginia Golf Club, Virginia t: +353 (0)49 854 8066
Course Facts: 9 holes Par: 64 Length: 4139m
Cabra Castle Golf Club, Kingscourt, t: +353 (0)42 966 7030
Course Facts: 9 holes Par: 68 Length: 5261metres
Crazy Golf & Tennis Courts, The Arches B&B, Arvagh
t: +353 (0)49 433 5460 e: email@example.com
McSeain’s Pitch & Putt, (18 Hole) Cornafean t: +353 (0)49 433 7138
Erne Waterway Golf Challenge
The Erne Waterway Golf Challenge takes place each summer in June. The competition is a three day festival of stableford golf played over three of the following four magnificent courses; Slieve Russell Golf Club, Enniskillen Golf Club, County Cavan Golf Club or Castle Hume Golf Club. The Challenge is open to all players holding official handicaps and teams can be any combination of men, women or mixed.
For details contact - t: +353 (0)49 437 7200 or e: firstname.lastname@example.org