Bailieborough

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.

 

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Castle Lake Walk

Distance: 3km or 7km | Grade: Easy
Terrain: forest path along lake shore around Castle Lake. Part of Failte Ireland’s Looped Walks Network

Drumkeery, Bailieborough, County Cavan, Ireland
Fox's Bar & Restaurant
25 Main Street, Bailiebrough, County Cavan, Ireland
Killinkere Visitor Farm

Farm animals and activities – nature trails, tractor rides, heritage trails and more

Lisnagirl, Virginia, County Cavan, Ireland
Lough an Leagh

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

R165, Kingscourt, County Cavan, Ireland
Skeaghvil Log Chalets
2 Skeaghvil Lodge Chalets, , County Cavan, A82 E2V5, Ireland
The Bailie Hotel

A family run hotel situated in the heart of Bailieborough town.

County Cavan, Ireland
The Rock Equestrian Farm B&B

Family run farmhouse located 5km outside Bailieborough

Stonewall, County Cavan, Ireland
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