Local Activities



Cavan Walking Trail

County Cavan is a walker’s paradise, with a wide variety of walks for all fitness levels and abilities.There are rambling country lanes, winding forest tracks, breathtaking mountain roads, and tranquil lake shore paths, all within easy reach.

https://www.thisiscavan.ie/fun/go/walking


Stairway to Heaven - Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail

The Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail meanders through one of the largest expanses of blanket bog in Northern Ireland, traversing over tracks, boardwalk and staircase.

You will explore, discover and experience a different world along this walk, its scenic, enchanting and ever-changing landscape will captivate you.
Your final ascent is via a steep section of steps, these are not for the faint of heart! As you steadily climb you meander and weave your way through a rugged boulder landscape to eventually reach the viewing platform. The viewing platform positioned precariously at the edge of the mountain plateau offers breath-taking views over the surrounding landscape sculpted during the last Ice Age approximately 13,000 years ago.

Plan your journey! Set in the picturesque Cuilcagh Mountain, just a short journey from Enniskillen town in County Fermanagh. You need to be well equipped for this walk wearing comfortable walking shoes, waterproof clothing, snack and don’t forget the camera!

https://walkni.com/walks/cuilcagh-boardwalk-trail/


Cavan Burren Park

Cavan Burren Park is a unique landscape of geological and archaeological features in an open natural setting. Whether it's Cavan Burren's wide open landscaped, fascinating visitor centre, the perfectly preserved glacial erratics, spectacular megaliths, bog-bridge walking trails, limestone pavement or encyclopaedic local guides, a visit to Cavan Burren Park is an opportunity to experience a vast yet accessible world of natural and manmade history.

www.marblearchcavesgeopark.com


Cavan County Museum

Located in Ballyjamesduff the exhibition galleries feature unique artefacts dating from the stone age up until the twentieth century, material spanning over 6000 years of occupation in Cavan. Displays of notable interest include the Killycluggin stone and the three-faced Corleck Head, two of the most recognisable examples of Celtic spirituality in the country.

The museum also houses a medieval Dug-Out boat and a selection of medieval Sheela-na-Gigs, as well as a Folk Life gallery depicting life in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

www.cavanmuseum.ie


World War One Trench Experience

Cavan County Museum is now home to the largest outdoor replica trench open to the public in Ireland and the UK. The Trench is becoming a must-see attraction for visitors since it opened in August 2014 and includes sound and visual effects to enhance the experience and educate visitors on life in the trenches in World War One.

The trench, built to the specifications and manuals of the Irish Guards and used by the Royal Irish Fusiliers at the Battle of the Somme 1916 is over 350m long and includes frontline, communication and support trenches. Over 6000 sand bags were used in its construction.

www.cavanmuseum.ie


Marble Arch Caves

The Marble Arch Caves pay homage to the fascinating secrets of a world of subterranean rivers, winding passages, lofty chambers and an array of delicate cave formations.

A carefully constructed path enables you to comfortably traverse the Marble Arch Caves whilst discrete lighting displays the cave features and delicate cave formations to their optimum. Our enthusiastic guides will lead you through awe-inspiring passages and further enhance your experience by interpreting the stories of this wonderous show cave.

www.marblearchcaves.co.uk


Share Discovery Village & Water Park

Located about 20 minutes drive from Dungimmon House in Smith's Strand near Lisnaskea. It is the ideal waterside location for an outdoor activity and adventure centre. Visit SHARE for the day and try some of the 30 activities on offer including Banana skiing, sailing, canoeing, water park, archery and much more.

If you would like a more relaxed visit why not book a cruise onboard the Inish Cruiser!

SHARE is a charity that works for the inclusion of disabled and non-disabled people. They do this by providing opportunities for all to participate in a wide range of creative, educational and recreational programmes through over 30 different Arts, Land and Water activities.

www.sharevillage.org


Bear Essentials

One of Cavan’s most precious treasures. Specialist in famous and Irish Made Teddy Bears and Baby Bear Gifts. The Silver Bear Centre provides Build YOUR Bear Family and School Workshops all year round in Cavan.

https://www.bearessentials.ie/


Florence Court House & Gardens

Florence Court House is set in the beautiful Fermanagh countryside and is one of the most important houses in the northwest. It is surrounded by a large area of parkland, garden and woodland, with breathtaking views to Benaughlin and the Cuilcagh Mountains. Discover many serene and beautiful corners by exploring the Pleasure Grounds and the Walled Garden in this magnificent demesne.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/florence-court/


Erica's Fairy Forest

A magical, Fairy Forest dedicated to the memory of Erica Ní Draighneain, (2010-2016). A place full of wonder, where adventure awaits all...

If you believe in fairies
Come take a trip with me
To Erica's Fairy Forest
Full of love and magic you will see
The forest is full of fairies
One in every tree
Along with the woodland creatures
It's the happiest place to be!
Fairies with their tiny wings
Fly from tree to tree
And if you look closely
you might see them flying on a bumblebee
The sound of birds singing
Will fill your heart with glee
A little piece of Erica
Inside every tree
A fairy forest that will stand forever
Until the end of time
Full of magical adventures
for your family and for mine


www.ericasfairyforest.com


Cavan Adventure Centre

Cavan Canoe Centre is the gateway to Inishmore Island at the centre of the Lough Oughter waterway. Discover exciting aspects of local geology, archaeology, wildlife and history.

https://cavanadventure.com/


Kingfisher Cycle Trail

The Kingfisher Cycle Trail was the first long distance cycle trail in Ireland and follows minor country roads through the border counties of Fermanagh, Leitrim, Cavan, Donegal and Monaghan. The trail travels through landscape dotted with rivers and lakes. Attractions include the Lough Scur Dolmen, Castle Coole and the Marble Arch caves.

www.kingfishercycletrail.com


Drumlane Abbey, Milltown

Drumlane monastic site is located approx 4km from Dungimmon House near the small village of Milltown. The monastery occupies a very scenic site on the edge of Derrybrick Lake. It was reputedly founded by St. Mogue, the Bishop of Ferns, in the 6th century. The remains are of a round tower, church, graveyard, fragments of a cross-inscribed stone and the site of a priory. The round tower is one of the most striking features, standing to over 11m in height. About 150 metres from the church there are a series of earthworks which probably represent the remains of the 12th Century Augustinian Priory.


Slieve Russell PGA Golf Course

18 holes | Par: 72 | Yards: 7053
Ranked in Golf Digest Top 15 parkland courses in Ireland

www.slieverussell.ie


Cavan Genealogy

Discover your Cavan ancestry at Cavan Genealogy Centre. The centre's database holds more than half a million records of baptisms, marriages, burials, census. Based beside the Court House in Cavan town, 20km from Dungimmon House.

https://www.rootsireland.ie/cavan-genealogy/


The Shannon Pot

Located off the R206 between Glangevlin and Blacklion.
The source of the River Shannon. A site of cultural and religious significance during Celtic times. Info and children’s play area.

Tel: +353 49 9526 121
Email: fun@thisiscavan.ie

https://www.marblearchcavesgeopark.com/attraction/shannon-port/


Traditional Irish Music – The Widows Bar Belturbet

Traditional Irish music session every Wednesday at 9.30pm and every Sunday at 9.45pm

https://www.facebook.com/THE-WIDOWS-BAR-BELTURBET-104698932904315/


Cavan Equestrian Centre

Specialising in International Sales. Also stages weekly show jumping and international events.

https://www.cavanequestrian.com/


ODD (Out-Doors & Dirty)

Brackley Lake, Bawnboy
Unique and exciting visitor experiences. Hovercrafts, off-road buggies, dragster karts, laser combat and loads more.

www.odd.ie

Tel: 049 952 3877


CASTLE SAUNDERSON DEMESNE

Historic estate with marked trail outlining the story of the castle and the people who lived there including Col. Edward Saunderson, the ‘father of modern unionism’

www.thisiscavan.ie/fun/article/luanch-of-new-heritage-trail-at-castle-saunderson


BELTURBET DAY BOAT HIRE

Ideal for sight-seeing and fishing. Visit Crom Castle and explore the majestic River Erne around Belturbet. All safety equipment included. Fishing tackle available.

T: 00353 49 95 24775