Hand-me-downs from history

Before this place was called Cavan it was called Breifne, and before that it was called something else.

This land has been home for Neolithic, Bronze Age, Celtic, Norman & Early Christian peoples. They all built here and left their mark for us to admire.

Clough Oughter Castle was built by the Normans in the 12th century. The locals were so impressed by the new place that they quickly captured it for themselves.

The O'Reillys fought hard to retain this roof over their heads until Cromwell's forces finally blasted through the walls in 1653. The breached walls lie where they fell, and for hundreds of years the castle has belonged to no one but it’s painters, poets and curious visitors. So what was all the fuss about this place? The same as it ever was - location, location, location!

Altacullion Viewpoint

Swanlinbar

Stunning views of West Cavan. Located on the R200 between Derrynacreeve Junction and Glangevlin. - a Geopark site.

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Belturbet Railway Station

Belturbet

Historic cut-stone station on the famed narrow gauge railway line. Tours available.

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Breifne Tours

Counties Cavan, Fermanagh, Meath, Monaghan, Longford and Westmeath

Chauffeur driven tours exploring the history and archaeology of Cavan

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Cathedral of St. Feidhlimidh, Kilmore

Kilmore, Cavan

Historic cathedral completed in 1860 by William Hague with 12th century Romanesque door.

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Cavan Burren Park

Burren, Blacklion

A mythical, spiritual landscape of monuments, megalithic tombs, hut sites and pre-bog walls all of which survive from pre-historic times. New visitor centre and five walking trails.

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Cavan County Museum

Virginia Road, Ballyjamesduff

Award-winning museum in a beautiful Georgian building. Playground, tea room, events, WW1 Trench, shop and garden.

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Cavan Heritage Town Trail

A self-guided walking tour of historic Cavan town

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Clough Oughter Castle

Impressive 13th century Norman Castle in the middle of Lough Oughter.

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Cohaw Megalithic Tomb

Cootehill

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

Corravahan House

Drung

Listed 1840s Georgian-style house and gardens with majority of its period features. House and gardens open to the public.

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Drumlane Abbey, Church & Round Tower

Milltown, Belturbet

Overlooking Garfinny Lough, the abbey was founded by St. Colmcille (6th C) and boasts fine stonework and the only 10 metre high round tower in the diosese.

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Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark

Florencecourt, Co. Fermanagh

Recognised by UNESCO for unique geological landscapes, the Geopark spans the uplands of Cavan and Fermanagh.

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Moneygashel Cashel

Glangevlin - located off the R206 Glangevlin - Blacklion Road

An early Christian fort with circular thick stone wall and two small staircases. Beautiful views.

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Shannon Pot, Glangevlin

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.

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St. Kilian’s Heritage Centre

Mullagh

Dedicated to the life of St. Kilian who was born in Mullagh and went on to become patron saint in Wurzburg, Germany

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