What the town offers
This is Bailieborough
Bailieborough is one of the highest towns in Ireland, with several scenic lakes locally. The town is in Ireland’s Ancient East, within easy reach of several attractions including Bru na Boinne, Lough Crew, the WW1 Trench Experience at Cavan Museum, Killinkere Visitor Farm and Dun an Rí Forest Park. Accommodation is available in the Bailie Hotel in the centre of the town and a number of self-catering properties. There is food available in the restaurant in the hotel, and nearby cafes and pubs. There is good coarse and pike angling in the locality with fishing available in Skeagh Lake and the Town Lake.
Nearby, the Castle Lake Forest Demesne is a must visit with a beautiful 6km walking trail around the lake. There are many historic features within the forest including a memorial to those who died at Rebel Hill in 1798, graves of the Marist brothers who occupied Bailieborough Castle and the remains of the 19th century Bailieborough Castle. Other walks available locally include the Town Lake walk, and Lough an Leagh, between Bailieborough and Kingscourt where panoramic views of the surrounding countryside can be enjoyed. Bailieborough Creative Hub is active in the town, while the annual Bailieborough Poetry Festival takes annually. There is a public swimming pool and leisure centre in Bailieborough.