Killeshandra

What the town offers

This is Killeshandra

Killeshandra, near Lough Oughter, in the heart of the UNESCO Geopark, is a picturesque village surrounded by water and an angling centre of international renown. Nearby 240-acre Killykeen Forest Park offers walkers, cyclists, anglers and those with a love of nature a scenic and peaceful environment. The 12 Km Killykeen Way greenway links the village and the forest park. Nearby Cavan Adventure Centre offers a range of land and water-based activities including kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and boat hire. There are several B&Bs, self-catering accommodations and traditional pubs in the area. Food is available in the Loughbawn Hotel.

Attractions such as Cavan Burren Park, the Shannon Pot, Cavan Museum and the WW1 Trench Experience, Florencecourt House and the Marble Arch Caves are within 45 minutes’ drive of Killeshandra. Nearby is the impressive Lough Oughter Castle, sited on an island in the middle of Lough Oughter. Built by the Anglo-Normans in the early 13th century it was soon captured by the O’Reilly clan, the Irish rulers of east Bréifne, who used it as a prison for the duration of the Middle Ages. Owen Roe O’Neill, leader of the anti-English revolt of the 1640s, died here in November 1649. Tours to the Castle can be arranged through Cavan Adventure Centre. The Rath Church in the town indicated the site where a rath or ringfort once existed and from where the town takes its name Cill na Seanratha, meaning the Church of the old Rath or ringfort.

Golfers will enjoy playing the PGA National course at nearby Slieve Russell, Cavan and Farnham Estate Golf Courses, all within 20 minutes of the town.

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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
Castlehamilton Angling Centre

Angling centre with accommodation, boat hire, engines and fishing guides. Surrounded by lakes, beside Killykeen Forest Park

Castlehamilton Estate, Killeshandra, County Cavan, H12 KC53, Ireland
Castlehamilton Estate & Angling Centre

Accommodation with a choice of activities for all. Pike, Trout and Coarse Fishing holidays a speciality. Located beside Killykeen Forest Park for walking and cycling.

Killeshandra, Co. Cavan, Ireland
Cavan Adventure Centre

Land and water adventures – kayaking, tours, inflatable waterpark and more in the Hidden Heartlands on the stunning waterways of Cavan.

Carrawtraw, Innismore, Butlersbridge, County Cavan, H12 CD43, Ireland
Clogh Oughter Castle

Dramatic 13th century Norman Castle in the middle of Lough Oughter accessible by water only.

Lough Oughter, Inishconnell, County Cavan, 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
Eonish Lodge Self Catering

Welcoming overlooking Eonish Lake on the edge of Killykeen Forest Park

Eonish, Killeshandra, County Cavan, H12 E540, Ireland
Erne Island Waterpark

Inflatable waterpark on the lake. Fun for all ages on trampolines, slides, climbing frames and more!

Cavan Adventure Centre, Innismore, Butlersbridge, County Cavan, H12 CD43, Ireland
Fika 33

Family run cafe, pub and self-catering accommodation located in Killeshandra

County Cavan, Ireland
Forest Flow Yoga

Immerse yourself in the Great Outdoors with this accessible outdoor practice, which includes asanas to help align mind, body and spirit,  in harmony with nature. Located at Cavan Adventure Centre, near Butlersbridge and only 8km from Cavan town.

Inishmore Yoga Studio, Cavan Adventure Centre, Inishmore, Butlersbridge, County Cavan, H12 A273, Ireland
Game Fishing - Killeshandra

Crenagh Lake trout fishery
Season: 1 May – 31 Oct

Killeshandra, County Cavan, Ireland
Killeshandra Camino Calling

A 35km scenic trek. Organised walk takes place on Saturday, June 21st 2025

Railway Road, Killashandra, County Cavan, Ireland
Killeshandra Lake & Forest Walk

Distance: 6km Grade: Easy/Moderate Terrain: Forest path

Part of Failte Ireland’s Looped Walks Network

Main Street, Killeshandra, County Cavan, Ireland
Killykeen Forest Park

Wrapped around Lough Oughter. Walking and cycle trails inc the Killykeen Way greenway, picnic benches, lake swimming, coffee,  toilets. Home to CABU lodges.

Corratober, Killeshandra, County Cavan, Ireland
Killykeen Way

Distance: 12km greenway linking Killykeen Forest Park and Killeshandra Terrain: Tarmacked path

Trailhead: Killykeen or The Pleasure Lake, Cavan Road, Killeshandra

Corratober, Killeshandra, County Cavan, Ireland
Lakeside Cottages

Accommodation and boat hire in the heart of Killeshandra. Close to lakes, cycling, walking trails, forest park and heritage sites.

4 Church Street, Killashandra, County Cavan, H123 AY01, Ireland
MacSeain's Golf & Pitch and Putt

23-acre 18 hole par 3 golf course in scenic drumlin countryside. Bar and restaurant.

Cornafean, Cavan, County Cavan, H12 T6Y0, Ireland
Nanna Tilly's Tearooms, B&B and self-catering

Idyllically located tea rooms with adjacent accommodation. Located at the entrance to Killykeen Forest Park on the Killykeen Way greenway,

Riverside House, Cordalea, Killeshandra H12 TX31
Norbert Renaud Angling Guide

Pike Guide. Pike fly dresser, blogger.

Killeshandra, Co. Cavan
Shamrock Self-Catering

Perfect for biking the Killykeen Greenway,  kayaking on lough Oughter, Killykeen Forest Park or doing the Killeshandra Camino

Main Street, Killeshandra, County Cavan, H12 CX74, Ireland
The Lough Bawn Hotel

Good quality, good value pub grub in the heart of Killeshandra in the Geopark and Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands

Main Street, Killashandra, County Cavan, Ireland
The Pigs Tale Pod

The Pigs Tale is an Artisan Coffee, Baked Goods & Hot Food Pod based in Killykeen Forest Park open on a Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 4pm

Corratober, Killeshandra,Co. Cavan
The Rath Church

Atmospheric graveyard with ancient origins. One of the few Jacobean style churches remaining in Ireland.

1 Church Street, Killashandra, County Cavan, H12 KN30, Ireland
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