Heritage

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!

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Altachullion Viewpoint

Stunning views. Located on the R200 between Derrynacreeve Junction and Glangevlin. – a Geopark site.

Mountain View, Swanlinbar, County Cavan, Ireland
Ballyhugh Arts and Cultural Centre

Museum & Cultural Centre

Mullaghboy, Milltown, County Cavan, H14 X458, Ireland
Bawnboy Workhouse
Corrasmongan, Corville, Bawnboy, County Cavan, Ireland
Bear Essentials & Silver Bear Centre

Specialised Teddy Bear Gift Shop & Crafts Studio Experience. Gardens, playground, events and picnic area. Part of the Craft Studio Experience

Tirnawannagh, Bawnboy, County Cavan, H14 N280, Ireland
Belturbet Railway Station

Historic cut-stone station on the famed narrow gauge railway line. Open Fri – Sun 12pm – 5pm.

Railway Road, Belturbet, County Cavan, H14 E276, Ireland
Castle Saunderson Demesne

Marked trail telling the story of the castle and its people including Col. Edward Saunderson, the ‘father of modern unionism’

Cloverhill, Belturbet, County Cavan, H14 X650, Ireland
Catheral of St. Feidhlimidh, Kilmore

Historic cathedral completed in 1860 by William Hague with 12th century Romanesque door.

Kilmore, Cavan, County Cavan, H12 FK10, Ireland
Cavan Burren Park

A visit to this spectacular megalithic landscape is a must. Free entry. Four marked trails and visitor centre.

Unnamed Road, , County Cavan, Ireland
Cavan County Museum

Award-winning museum in a beautiful Georgian building. WW1 Trench Experience, 1916 Rising Experience, Peace Garden, shop, cafe,  playground and Nun’s Walk. 

Virginia Road, Ballyjamesduff, County Cavan, A82 YP70, Ireland
Cavan Heritage Town Trail

A self-guided walking tour of historic Cavan town.

1 Main Street, Cavan, County Cavan, H12 VY47, Ireland
Clogh Oughter Castle

Dramatic 13th century Norman Castle in the middle of Lough Oughter accessible by water only.

Lough Oughter, Inishconnell, County Cavan, Ireland
Cohaw Megaltithic Tomb

A well-preserved double chamber tomb, c. 2000 BC. -3 miles southeast of Cootehill on the R181.

Cootehill, , Co. Cavan
Corravahan House

Listed 1840s Georgian-style house and gardens with majority of its period features. House and gardens open to the public.

Drung, Ballyhaise, County Cavan, H12 D860, Ireland
Crafts of Ireland

Demonstrations and classes in wool spinning, butter making, traditional bread making, crochet, embroidery, and knitting.

Knocknaveigh, Virginia, County Cavan, A82 P2C2, Ireland
Drumlane Abbey, Church & Round Tower

Overlooking Garfinny Lough, the abbey was founded by St. Colmcille  and boasts fine stonework and a 10 metre high round tower

County Cavan, Ireland
Eddie McGrath Baskets

Workshops and Demos. Make your own traditional Irish basket or purchase your own hand-made basket made from Irish willow – the perfect Irish craft!

Ballynamannamn, Belturbet, County Cavan, H14 YN20, Ireland
Florencecourt Court House

A stunning national trust property, on the Cavan / Fermanagh border

Florencecourt, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, BT92 1DB, United Kingdom
Gartlan's Traditional Thatched Pub

Thatched 18th century famous pub with old world charm. Trad music Thurs night and Sunday afternoon.

5 Lower Main Street, Kingscourt, County Cavan, A82 A0D9, Ireland
Jampa Ling Tibetian Buddhist Retreat

A Buddhist meditation and retreat centre on a beautiful 19th century estate. Accommodation available.

Owendoon House, Bawnboy, County Cavan, H14 E286, Ireland
Knights & Conquests Heritage Centre

Experience a time of Knights & Conquests. An interactive and fun journey through time.

1 Saint Joseph's Terrace, Granard, County Longford, N39 DE06, Ireland
Lough an Leagh

Distance: 7 km | Grade: Moderate Terrain: Mountain and forest paths. Incredible views.

R165, Kingscourt, County Cavan, Ireland
Maguire's Chair

The inauguration site of the Maguire clan in medieval times.

County Cavan, Ireland
Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark

Recognised by UNESCO for unique geological landscapes, the Geopark spans the uplands of Cavan and Fermanagh.

43 Marlbank Road, Fermanagh and Omagh, Northern Ireland, BT92 1EW, United Kingdom
Moneygashel Cashel

An early Christian fort with circular thick stone wall and two small staircases. Beautiful views. A UNESCO Geopark site

County Cavan, Ireland
Nun's Walk

Short 2km family friendly walk in the grounds of the museum. Children’s playground, coffee shop, WW1 Trench Experience and GPO outdoor experience also available.

Virginia Rd, Kilmore, Ballyjamesduff, County Cavan, A82 YP70, Ireland
Rural Adventure Tours

Rock climbing experiences for adults, children and families.

Corgreagh, Kill, County Cavan, H16 DD52, Ireland
St. Kilian's Heritage Centre

Dedicated to the life of St. Kilian who was born in Mullagh and went on to become patron saint in Wurzburg, Germany

Mullagh, County Cavan, A82 HW77, Ireland
St. Mary's Abbey

Christian Heritage

24 Bridge Street, Cavan, County Cavan, H12 W866, Ireland
St. Mogue’s Island

A picturesque, mysterious island around which many legends swirl. It is said that on this island, St. Mogue was born.

Templeport Lake, Bawnboy, County Cavan, Ireland
The Rath Church

Atmospheric graveyard with ancient origins. One of the few Jacobean style churches remaining in Ireland.

1 Church Street, Killashandra, County Cavan, H12 KN30, Ireland
The Shannon Pot

The source of the mighty River Shannon.  Short marked trail and play area.

Glangevlin, Blacklion, County Cavan, Ireland
Tracing Your Cavan Ancestors

Unearth your Cavan connections at Cavan Genealogy Centre

Johnston Library, Farnham Street, Co. Cavan
Tullydermot Falls, Glangevlin

6km southwest of Swanlinbar.
Beautiful, serene waterfalls –a UNESCO Geopark site.

Tullydermot Falls, Glangevlin, County Cavan, Ireland
Tullynally Castle & Gardens

A neogothic castle, tearooms and world famous gardens

Tullynally Castle, Castlepollard, County Westmeath, N91 HV58, Ireland
Turbet Island Motte & Bailey

1km walking trail along the River Erne. Picnic benches. Home to the Dreamscape outdoor art exhibition.

1 Sean Lee Drive, Belturbet, County Cavan, H14 FN23, Ireland
Whitefathers Cave

An excellent example of an active river forming a cave.

Sligo Road, Blacklion, Co. Cavan
WW1 Trench Experience at Cavan Museum

The largest outdoor replica trench in Ireland or the UK – includes visual and sound effects.

Stradone Street, Ballyjamesduff, County Cavan, A82 YP70, Ireland
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