What the town offers
This is Kingscourt
Kingscourt, historically known as Dunaree (Irish: Dún an Rí, meaning “fort of the king”), is located near the Cavan – Meath border and just one hour from Dublin in Ireland’s Ancient East.
Historic Cabra Castle Hotel is located on the outskirts of the town and provides 105 bedrooms and several restaurant options. There are a small number of B&Bs and self-catering properties also available. The town is well served with cafes, gastro pubs and restaurants. Dun an Rí Forest Park is located on the outskirts of the town but can be accessed on foot from the GAA grounds in the centre of the town. The Park is 565 acres in size and forms part of what was once the Cabra Estate and is rich in history and folklore. There are four marked trails, a river, waterfall, many historical features and the flora and fauna is varied and spectacular. Carparking and toilet facilities are available.
Other walking options locally include Lough an Leagh (1119ft), is an area of outstanding natural beauty, between Kingscourt and Bailieborough and Kingscourt where panoramic views of the surrounding countryside can be enjoyed. The historic Fair of Muff takes place every September and is widely regarded as the oldest Horse & Pony Fair in Ireland. Kingscourt’s Catholic Church, sitting on a ridge high above the town, displays excellent stained glass windows by the renowned Irish artist Evie Hone, who also provided designs for Eton College Chapel. A number of surrounding lakes, such as Ervey and Greaghlone are well stocked with many species of coarse fish.
Scenic, historic forest park with walking trails, sculpture trail, picnic benches. €5 adm per car – pay at gate. Walking link from Kingscourt (GAA grounds).
Carrickmacross Road, Kingscourt, County Cavan, Ireland