Take in the views from Flemings Folly

Flemings Folly is a stone tower built on a hill outside Ballinagh, overlooking the countryside and on a clear day it is possible to see the provinces of Ulster, Connacht and Leinster.

It was built by a man named Captain  James Fleming from which it originally got its name, in the year 1803. Captain Fleming lived in the townland of Belville and was a substantial farmer. It is said that he formed an opinion he would build a high tower from which he could see the ships sail on the sea. The Folly itself is a two story square tower with mortared walls on rough unworked stones. The stones were raised from a quarry which now forms a little lake next to where the folly now stands.

 

Directions: From Ballinagh, take the N55 Cavan Road for 1 km to Cashel Cross. Take a left and follow the L2506 towards Caughoo for 1km. The Enterance to the Forest Trail will be on the left..

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