What the town offers

This is Belturbet

Located west of Cavan town, Belturbet is located in the heart of the UNESCO Geopark in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands. Belturbet is a picturesque town, built on the banks of the River Erne.
Rich in history, there is a heritage trail highlighting points of interest in the town. The town is built on the River Erne, providing opportunities for boating, cruising and linkages with the Shannon – Erne Waterway, the River Shannon and the entire length of the River Erne. There is a marina on the waterway and cruise and day boat hire is available. The River Erne from Belturbet connects to Castle Saunderson, a strategic site on the proposed Ulster Canal and Ulster Canal Greenway.
There is a good accommodation base locally with bednights available in the family-run Seven Horseshoes Hotel in the centre of the town and a sizeable number of B&Bs and self-catering properties. Authorised motorhome parking facilities are available at Turbet Island in the town. There is food available in the local hotel, cafes and pubs in the town. The award-winning restaurant ‘The Olde Post Inn’ is 11km away, in Cloverhill.
Turbet Island in the centre of the town, consists of an Anglo-Norman motte and bailey and short 1.6km marked, interpreted walking trail over the River Erne. There are several other heritage sites nearby including Drumlane Abbey in Milltown, Castle Saunderson Demesne in Cloverhill, Clogh Oughter Castle on Lough Oughter and Crom Castle in Fermanagh. Belturbet Heritage Railway station has been restored and displays railway memorabilia.

The townhall building in Belturbet is a landmark building and currently houses Belturbet library and a civic and arts space. Tourism information is available in the townhall and also on information kiosks in the town. Due to the expansive waterways surrounding the town, Belturbet is popular with anglers and several angling festivals take place in the town every year. There are two companies providing adventure and outdoor activities on Lough Oughter, only a few minutes’ drive from Belturbet. There is also a nine-hole golf course in the town.

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Ballyhugh Arts and Cultural Centre

Museum & Cultural Centre

Mullaghboy, Milltown, County Cavan, H14 X458, Ireland
Belturbet Golf Club
9 The Fairways, Belturbet, County Cavan, Ireland
Belturbet Heritage Trail

The trail begins in the centre of the town, known as the Diamond, across from the historic Town Hall.

Church Street, Belturbet, County Cavan, 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
Boat Hire
Clonandra Cottages, Redhills, Belturbet, Co. Cavan
Bruno Duboul Angling Guide

Intro to fishing for children and adults. Professional guide for experienced anglers.  Boat trips on the River Erne.

Killeshandra, Co. Cavan
Café Nua

French style patisserie and coffee shop. Also serves lunches

The Diamond, Belturbet, Co. Cavan, H14 D722
Castle Sports & Gastro Bar

Gastro sports bar serving the very best of local Cavan food. A member of Created in Cavan.

3 Upper Bridge Street, County Cavan, Ireland
Church View Guesthouse

Angler friendly B&B in the centre of Belturbet on the River Erne in the heart of the lakelands and Geopark.

The Diamond, Belturbet, County Cavan, H14 H799, Ireland
Clonandra Cottages

5 beautifully appointed cottages overlooking Lough Garrow. Perfect for a fishing holiday, groups and families.

County Cavan, H14 YF98, Ireland
Cornadarragh Forest Park

Cornadarragh Forest Park, Belturbet, Co. Cavan.

Cornadarragh Forest Park, Belturbet, Co. Cavan, H14 FX68, 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
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
Erne River Lodges

Scandinavian style lodges on the banks of the River Erne close to the bustling village of Belturbet in County Cavan.

Cornadarragh Forest Park, Belturbet, County Cavan, H14 FW98, Ireland
Hawthorn Lodge B&B

Award-winning lakeside B&B, renowned for good food – a member of Created In Cavan. Angling advice and guiding.

Monea, Milltown, Belturbet, County Cavan, H14 DX00, Ireland
International Fishing Centre

Coarse and pike angling holidays on the outskirts of Belturbet on the River Erne.

Loughdooley, Belturbet, County Cavan, H14 FP40, Ireland
Station Masters House
Belturbet Railway Station, Belturbet, Co. Cavan
The Neighbourfood Market, Belturbet

Online Farmers market connecting local producers with customers

Belturbet, County Cavan, H14 H564, Ireland
The Seven Horse Shoes Hotel

Family run hotel, character pub and good food in the centre of Belturbet.

12 Main Street, Belturbet, County Cavan, Ireland
The Widows

Traditional Irish music session every Sunday from 9-11pm

Belturbet, Co. Cavan
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
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