What the town offers

This is Ballyconnell

Located west of Cavan town, Ballyconnell is in in the heart of the Cuilcagh Lakelands UNESCO Geopark in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands. Ballyconnell is a picturesque town, built on the banks of the Woodford River and the start of the Shannon – Erne Canal.

There is a significant accommodation base available in the four-star Slieve Russell Hotel, Golf & Country Club on the outskirts of the town and several B&Bs and self-catering properties locally. The Slieve Russell is one of the largest hotels in the country (outside of Dublin), with an award-winning spa, PGA national golf course, par-three golf course, choice of restaurants, tennis courts and conference facilities. There are several B&Bs and self-catering properties in the town with food available in the Slieve Russell, the Anglers Rest on the main street and other cafes and gastro pubs in the town.

Ballyconnell is perfect for boating, cruising the River Shannon and the River Erne. Cavan Adventure Centre, Carafin Activity Park and the megalithic landscape of Cavan Burren Park, Clogh Oughter Castle, the Shannon Pot, the Marble Arch Caves and the ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Cuilcagh Boardwalk are within 30 minutes of the town. The Woodford River Walk (7K) starts and ends in the town and is a part of the national looped walks network. The Killykeen Greenway and the long-distance Cavan Way are also located within 30 minutes . The Cottage Market promotes local food producers and takes place in the town every month.

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An Crannog

B&B accommodation next door to Slieve Russell Hotel, Golf & Country Club

N87, , County Cavan, Ireland
Angler's Rest Guesthouse, Bar & Restaurant

Accommodation, outdoor dining, restaurant, bar and garden.

Main Street, Ballyconnell, County Cavan, H14 CY24, Ireland

Michael Priest, Woodford Lodge
Worm farm in Ballyconnell, close to the Shannon – Erne Waterway

Woodford Lodge, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan
Bait, Boat Hire & Tackle

Available at the Anglers Rest

28 Main Street, Ballyconnell, County Cavan, H14 X597, Ireland
Ballyconnell Canal Walk

Distance: 5km | Grade: Easy
Terrain: Canal shore and forest path

Part of Fáilte Ireland’s Looped Walks Network

1 Main Street, Ballyconnell, County Cavan, H14 EY03, Ireland
Ballyhugh Arts and Cultural Centre

Museum & Cultural Centre

Mullaghboy, Milltown, County Cavan, H14 X458, Ireland
Bawnboy Loop

Distance: 5km Grade: Easy Terrain: Forest track, located at the southern foot of Slieve Rushen, 1km west of Bawnboy

Bawnboy, Corville, County Cavan, 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
Bernard's Log Cabins

Luxury log cabins in the heart of the Cavan lakelands.

Ballyconnell, County Cavan, H14 Y042, Ireland
Boat Hire
1 Cassidy Cottages, Belturbet, County Cavan, H14 RW77, Ireland
Cassidy Holiday Cottages

Cassidy Holiday Cottages, Cuillighan, Ballyconnell, H14 WT04

Cullighan, Ballyconnell, County Cavan, H14 WT04, Ireland
Ciuin Spa & Wellness Centre

Award winning spa with GAIA treatments for both men and women

Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell, County Cavan, H14 FE03, Ireland
Cuilcagh Lakelands Geopark

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

Main Street, Blacklion, County Cavan, Ireland
Dungimmon House
Ballyhugh, Ballyconnell, County Cavan, H14 AV62, Ireland
Irish Bait & Tackle

Irish Tackle & Bait. Producer of maggots, bait delivery service and good range of tackle for all venues.

Clontygrigney, Ballyconnell, County Cavan, 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
PGA National Slieve Russell

18 holes | Par: 72 | Yards: 7053
Ranked in Golf Digest Top 15 parkland courses in Ireland

Ballyconnell, County Cavan, H14 FE03, Ireland
Realta Cafe

Family run restaurant. Serving breakfast, lunch and evening specials.

Realta Shopping Centre, Ballyconnell, County Cavan, Ireland
Sean Cassidy

Acrylic and watercolour traditional Celtic artwork.

Carrowmore Meadows, County Cavan, H14 VW61, Ireland
Slieve Russell Hotel, Golf & Country Club

Luxury hotel accommodation in a tranquil setting. Set in 300 acres, including 50 acres of lakes, PGA National Golf Course and Ciúin Spa.

Ballyconnell, , County Cavan, H12 FE03, Ireland
Sofia's Ristorante
Bridge Street, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan
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 Keepers Arms

Wholesome food homemade by Sheila.

Bawnboy, County Cavan, H14 YE24, Ireland
Wisteria Cottage S/C

Organic farm in the UNESCO Geopark. Close to the Slieve Russell Hotel. An Ideal base for walking, fishing, watersports or golf

Unnamed Road, , County Cavan, Ireland
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