Visit Virginia - on the shores of Lough Ramor

Visit Virginia!

The picturesque town of Virginia lies on the shores of Lough Ramor just over an hour from Dublin. Visitors are invited to visit, eat, play and stay and to enjoy all that the town has to offer. For information on businesses and services, cultural, sporting and community events visit

See & Do in Virginia 

Lough Ramor offers the visitor a variety of actiivites from fishing, boating, swimming to simply enjoying a relaxing picnic at the lakeshore amenity area.  Nestled along the shores of Lough Ramor lies the enchanting Deerpark Forest; unspoiled and untouched for centuries. Explore Deerpark Forest and it's five kilometres of woodland paths, lakeside trails, stone bridges and rich heritage. 


If golf is your passion, you will certainly enjoy our nine-hole golf Virginia Golf Club which offers stunning views of Lough Ramor and features narrow tree-lined fairways which are a challenge to even the most experienced golfer. Anglers can enjoy some of the best angling Ireland has to offer. Lough Ramor and the Rampart River offer excellent pike fishing opportunities. Other types of fish found in Ramor include bream, roach, trout, perch, and other hybrids.

Before you visit, check out the Ramor Theatre. Opened in 1999 in a former Roman Catholic Church (circa1846), Ramor Theatre has become a hub of cultural and artistic life for the town and county. Cavan County Musuem in nearby Ballyjamesduff is a must-visit. Featuring the only World War 1 replica trench of its kind in Ireland or the UK, the museum is now attracting visitors from all corners of the globe. 


If you decide to visit Virginia on the third Wednesday in August, you will be able to enjoy the wonderful spectacle of the annual Virginia Show. Visitors can enjoy a wide range of home industries, children’s classes and arts and crafts. The Virginia show also features the Diageo Baileys Champion Dairy Cow Competition, which is widely acknowledged as Ireland’s leading dairy livestock competition.

To eat and stay

Visitors to Virginia will enjoy a warm welcome in the hotels, bars and restaurants that the town has to offer. Virginia is home to the stunning Virginia Park Lodge, owned by Chef Richard Corrigan. Keep an eye out for pop-up themed events in the lodge! Information on all places to stay, bars, cafes and restaurants is available on 

How to get here: Travel from Dublin city centre or Dublin airport on the Route 30 or 109x bus. By car, travel to Virginia via the M3. Virginia provides an excellent base for exploring Ireland's Ancient East. 

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