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We are back open for business!

Experiencing the great outdoors, relaxing in beautiful surroundings and recharging the batteries has never been a more welcome prospect after a long winter of restrictions. Cavan is eagerly awaiting the return of visitors to experience world class accommodation, adventure activities, forest walks, golf, fishing, heritage, flavoursome food and so much more. The Lake County has it all in bucket loads and you are invited to discover it all.

County Cavan is the beautiful land of lakes in the middle of our Island. This is a place away from it all, but not that far away. Its not surprising then that there is an abundance of water-based activities for the entire family to enjoy when you visit. Paddle out to Clogh Oughter Castle with Cavan Adventure centre. Go water-biking at Carafin Lough or . Not certain that this will happen immediately. Take advantage of the 365 lakes on offer and get on the water.

For those preferring to keep their feet on dry land, this County is jam packed with trails and treks. Walk along the river and canal paths between towns with a packed lunch and a companion or three. Try gently rolling drumlins one day and upland blanket bogs the next. Enjoy the tranquillity of forest walks in Kingscourt, Cavan, Virginia and Bailieborough. Discover 10 kms of trails in Cavan Burren Park. Ramble along country lanes, winding forest tracks, breath-taking mountain walks or tranquil lakeshore paths in the UNESCO Global Geopark. There is something for every fitness level here.

If immersing yourself in culture and history is your idea of the perfect holiday then Cavan is the place to be. The fingerprints of the past are all over this ancient landscape. Visit dramatic landscapes and megalithic tombs at Cavan Burren Park. Take a wander through the eons of time at Drumlane Monastic Site. Paddle your way to Cavan’s most iconic heritage attraction – Clogh Oughter Castle. Bring history to life at the award-winning Cavan Museum in Ballyjamesduff where you will find an outdoor World War 1 Trench Experience, a life-size replica of the GPO and many other exhibitions to while away a few hours. Lovers of the old Railways will enjoy a visit to Belturbet Heritage Railway . Explore the life and times of St. Kilian at St. Kilian’s Heritage Centre. Discover Castle Saunderson Demesne and so much more. You will be spoiled for choice in Cavan.
Killykeen Forest Park

Food and drink is an entirely separate experience when you visit Cavan. Meet farmhouse foodies who invite you to taste their home made recipes to culinary experts that show you how to make the perfect boxty. Cavan is home to some of Ireland’s finest chefs. Neven Maguire; Failte Ireland Food Champion, Gearoid Lynch from the multi-award winning Olde Post Inn and 3 Time Winner and former Judge/Mentor on BBC’s Great British Menu, Richard Corrigan has a base at Virginia Park Lodge in Virginia. We won’t blame you if you just visit for the food!

After hours of exploring and eating your fill, Cavan has an extensive array of accommodation providers to choose from. From internationally acclaimed hotels such as the luxurious Slieve Russell Hotel in Ballyconnell, the ultra-chic Farnham Estate and the distinguished Cabra Castle in Kingscourt, to some of the best 3 and 4 star hotels, guesthouses, self catering cottages, and campsites. There is something for every budget in Cavan.
Family breaks, golfing getaways, fishing trips, pampering packages or just an escape from the confines of your house are all perfect reasons to visit Cavan this summer. This is discovery, this is adventure, this is luxury, this is your perfect Staycation Destination….This is Cavan.
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