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Cavan

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Well-spring of two great cruising rivers. A canal which links them. Tranquility. A fine lacework of channels woven through splintered islands. Fabulous nature parks. Drumlin hills playing hide and seek with fish-filled lakes. Fall prey to the easy rythm of life. The ebb and flow of the water. The peace of the place. The charm of the people.

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Ballyconnell
Situated near the Fermanagh Border and overlooked by the Slieve Russell mountain is Ballyconnell, a town named after a Celtic Ford. Highly regarded for its coarse fishing, it has also won numerous National Tidy Town awards. Just outside the town is a replica of the Killycluggin Stone which was found here. Dating back to the Iron Age, this important stone contains Celtic motifs first found at La TŠne in Switzerland. The original is now on display in the National Museum.

Finnea
Fishing Boats can be hired at Finnea, a picturesque little village which belies its troubled history. It was here that the brave Myles Slasher O'Reilly and his band of a hundred men fended off a thousand of Cromwell's soldiers at the bridge! On route is some of the country's most scenic landscape complemented by views of Lough Sheelin where you can stop to fish trout.

Cavan Town
Cavan has seen some turbulent times in its history. The county town of Cavan was burned to the ground in 1576, apparently by one of the women from the O'Reilly clan in a fit of jealously. She followed in the footsteps of a Franciscan friar who burnt down the 14th century friary in 1451. A few miles from the town is Ballyhaise House which was designed by Richard Cassells.

Attractions

Angling
Hundreds of fish-filled lakes and rivers for brown trout and coarse fish

River Sports
Source of Ireland's great Shannon and Erne Rivers

Slieve Russell Golf Club
Based in Ballyconnell, the Irish P.G.A. Championship was played here in 1996.

Cavan County Museum
Superb displays, recounting the history of Cavan from the Stone Age to the present day.

Cavan Crystal
Ireland's second oldest glassworks.

Lifeforce Mill
Lovingly restored 19th century corn mill, where you can collect your own loaf of freshly baked brown bread, hot out of the ovens.

Uras Cilian (St Kilian Heritage Centre)
This heritage centre traces the fascinating life and turbulent times of the Cavan born, St Kilian.
Walking Trail
The Cavan Way, way-marked trail - pleasant hill and valley walking
The Lakelands
Cavan is characterised by its multitude of lakes. Lough Sheelin and Lough Ramor are among its most impressive.

Killykeen Forest Park
This beautiful park is woven around lake and islands of lough Oughter.

Activities

Fishing- brown trout and coarse fish

The Shannon-Erne Waterway for Boating

Walking- The Cavan Way

Golf

Enjoy the pleasures of our excellent golf clubs.

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