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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Anglers Lodge
Portaliffe Beg, Killeshandra, Co. Cavan
Angling Guide - Norbert Renaud

Pike Guide. Pike fly dresser, blogger.

Killeshandra, , 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
Castlehamilton Angling Centre

Angling centre with accommodation, boat hire and guides.

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, Splash N’ dash and more in the Hidden Heartlands on the stunning waterways of Cavan.

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

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

Lough Oughter, Inishconnell, County Cavan, Ireland
Drumany, Killeshandra, County Cavan, H12 XN75, Ireland
Eonish Lodge B&B

Welcoming B&B overlooking Eonish Lake on the edge of Killykeen Forest Park

Eonish, Killeshandra, County Cavan, H12 E540, Ireland
Game Fishing - Killeshandra

Crenagh Lake trout fishery
Season: 1 May – 31 Oct

Killeshandra, , County Cavan, Ireland
Hans Locher Accommodation
Bawn, Killeshandra, County Cavan, H12 RW97, Ireland
Hydrobikes at Carafin Lodge

Get on your waterbike and pedal your way across Lough Oughter! Fun for all the family.

Carafin, Butersbridge, County Cavan, H12 W5C9, 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 Greenway

Distance: 12km greenway along lakeshore linking Killykeen Forest Park and Killeshandra

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
Lough Bawn Hotel

Good quality, good value pub grub.

Main Street, Killashandra, County Cavan, 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
Shamrock Self-Catering
Main Street, Killeshandra, County Cavan, H12 CX74, Ireland
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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