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!
Award-winning museum in a beautiful Georgian building. Playground, Tea room, Events, World War 1 Trench Experience, 1916 Rising Experience, Peace Garden & Shop.
Genuine thatched Irish pub. An 18th century listed building full of old world charm, with live traditional music every Thursday night and Sunday afternoon. Impromptu sessions during the week also.
Located off the R206 between Glangevlin and Blacklion.
The source of the River Shannon. A site of cultural and religious significance during Celtic times. Info and children’s play area.
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.
Situated on the River Erne. 1km walking trail. Picnic benches. Home to the Dreamscape outdoor art exhibition.