Hand-me-downs from history
Before this place was called Cavan it was called Breifne, & before that it was called something else.
This land has been home for Neolithic, Bronze Age, Celtic, Norman & Early Christian peoples. They all left their mark. Clough Oughter Castle was built by the Normans in the 12th century. The locals were so impressed by the place that they quickly captured it for themselves.
The O’Reilly fought hard to retain this roof over their heads until Cromwell’s forces finally blasted through the walls in 1653. The breached walls lie where they fell, and for hundreds of years the castle has belonged to no one but it’s painters, poets and curious visitors. So what was all the fuss about? The same as it ever was – location, location, location!
Stunning views. Located on the R200 between Derrynacreeve Junction and Glangevlin. – a Geopark site.
Dramatic 13th century Norman Castle in the middle of Lough Oughter accessible by water only.
Overlooking Garfinny Lough, the abbey was founded by St. Colmcille and boasts fine stonework and a 10 metre high round tower
Dedicated to the life of St. Kilian who was born in Mullagh and went on to become patron saint in Wurzburg, Germany
A picturesque, mysterious island around which many legends swirl. It is said that on this island, St. Mogue was born.
The source of the mighty River Shannon. Short marked trail and play area.
6km southwest of Swanlinbar.
Beautiful, serene waterfalls –a UNESCO Geopark site.
1km walking trail along the River Erne. Picnic benches. Home to the Dreamscape outdoor art exhibition.