What the town offers

This is Cootehill

There is a good accommodation base locally with rooms available in the four-star Errigal Hotel and several B&Bs and self-catering properties. Bellamont Forest is located on the edge of the town and is home to one of the most architecturally significant houses in the country – Bellamont House. (Now in private ownership). Other attractions locally include Erica’s Fairy Forest and nearby Tanagh Outdoor Education Centre.

Erica's Fairy Forest

Cootehill is located near the Cavan – Monaghan border in Ireland’s Ancient East. Cootehill was formally established as a market town in 1725 when Thomas Coote obtained a charter to hold markets and fairs; thereafter strong ties to the Irish linen industry were cultivated. A description from 1844 states: “The town is comparatively well-built and respectively inhabited; and is not equalled in appearance by any place between it and Dublin except Navan.”

The Dromore River provides good opportunities for angling and watersports and there are outdoor activity providers locally offering canoeing and kayaking experiences. Haltons amenity area on the outskirts of the town has changing facilities and forms a trailhead point for several walks. The Cavan Kayakarun event has established itself in the adventure race annual calendar every August. There is excellent coarse and pike angling in the locality with fishing available in the many waterways surrounding the town. The Cootehill Championship Fishing Festival is an annual event attracting over 100 anglers to the town for five days in September.

The Cootehill Arts Festival brings well known artists and performers to Cootehill every Summer. Other established traditional music festivals in the town include the Gerry Whelan Memorial and the Ed Reavy Traditional Music Festival. For more information visit

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An Maide Bán

Delightful two-storey stone walled home with thatched roof in a picturesque riverside setting.  Licensed premises and grocery within walking distance. 3 bedrooms. Nearest town Cootehill.

Maudabawn, County Cavan, Ireland
Blessings Studio Apartments
42 Market Street, Cootehill, Co. Cavan
Cohaw Megaltithic Tomb

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

Cootehill, Co. Cavan
Cootehill Guided Tours

Mags will arrange to make your Tour all about you and your Heritage

Cavan Street, Cootehill, County Cavan, Ireland
Cootehill Heritage Town Trail

The heritage trail begins at the courthouse on Market Street and takes you along the town with maps, information panels and plaques outlining further information on key sites.

Market Street, Cootehill, County Cavan, Ireland
Erica's Fairy Forest

A magical fairy forest dedicated to the memory of Erica Ní Draighneain, (2010-2016)

Fairgreen, Cootehill, County Cavan, Ireland
Errigal Country House Hotel

The ideal base to explore the Lakelands and Ireland’s Ancient East.

Errigal, Cootehill, County Cavan, H16 KX07, Ireland
Game Fishing - Moyduff Lake

Between Shercock and Cootehill
Moyduff Lake
Season: 1 May – 30 Sept

Moyduff Lake, Shercock, Co. Cavan
Irish Pike Fishing Guides

Guided pike fishing experiences with Ronan Murray. Tailored trips, guided service, tackle, food, boat and transport.

Kill, Cootehill, County Cavan, Ireland
O'Leary's Delicatessen, Wine & Fine Foods

Recommended by Georgina Campbell. Small and friendly bakery and deli serving local and regional artisan produce.

14 Bridge Street, Cootehill, County Cavan, H16 KR99, Ireland
Orchard View
Middlechapel, Cootehill, County Cavan, H16 PY18, Ireland
Reynards Restaurant
Errigal Country House Hotel, Cavan Road, Cootehill, Co. Cavan
Riverside Spa at the Errigal Country House Hotel

Indulge in a Thermal Suite complete with a steam room, sauna, hydro showers and relaxation area.

Errigal Country House Hotel, Cootehill, County Cavan, H16 KX07, Ireland
Rural Adventure Tours

Rock climbing experiences for adults, children and families.

Corgreagh, Kill, County Cavan, H16 DD52, Ireland
Tanagh Outdoor Adventure Centre

Canoeing, banana boating, abseiling, gorge walking, archery, assault course, orienteering and more.

Dartry Forest, Rockcorry, Cootehill, County Monaghan, H16 HC83, Ireland
Walkabout Coffee

Aussie owned coffee and food kiosk just outside Cootehill, along the banks of the Dromore River.

Halton's Park, Monaghan Road, Cootehill, County Cavan, Ireland
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