Cavan Tourist Attractions


Killykeen Forest Park
Twelve km from Cavan town, in the north of the county, Killykeen Forest Park is one of the best places to go to enjoy Cavan’s most scenic lake, Lough Oughter.
The Lough sprawls into Upper Lough Erne through a maze of small inlets and stretches of open water edged by reeds, alders and silver birch. The park rents boats by the hour for coarse fishing or exploring and there are also good fishing spots along the lough’s banks. Many small wooded islands are dotted around the lough.

Blacklion Cashel
An ancient ringfort with three large earthen ramparts with a 19th century stone sweathouse in the middle.

Black Pig’s Dyke
An ancient long earthen rampart which stretches along the upper reaches of the River Shannon, thought to have been a protective wall along the border of Ulster.

Cavan Town
Enjoy shopping, interesting churches, grave of Owen Roe O’Neill, Lifeforce Mill working baking mill and visitors’ centre, Cavan Crystal Factory Ireland’s second oldest crystal factory ran tours around its hand blowing and cutting operation, but the future of the business is currently uncertain, canoeing on the Erne River, County Cavan swimming and Leisure Complex.

The Cavan Way
17 km walking path through rugged countryside between Dowra and Blacklion. Part of the Ulster Way walking trail also runs through Cavan

Cuilcagh Mountains
Rugged beautiful mountain range in the west of the county

Drumlane Monastic Site
Church and small 11th century round tower on the site of a monastery founded by St Mogue in the 6th century, with interesting carvings, in a scenic location between Drumlane and Derrybrick, near Milltown.

Fishing in Cavan
Cavan’s lakes offer good coarse fishing for pike, perch, bream and roach. Brown trout can also be caught in Lough Sheelin. Boats on Lough Sheelin can be hired from Finnea in County Westmeath. Other fishing lakes include Lough Ramor where there is a campsite, Lough Sillan where there is a camping and caravaning park.

Kilmore Cathedral
Church of Ireland cathedral near Crossdoney on the R198, built in 1860 incorporating a 12th century Romanesque doorway.

Pighouse Folk Museum
Private local history museum full of a miscellany of household items, period clothes and furniture contained in an old pighouse and barns at Corr House Cornafean

Magh Sleacht
Plain near Kilnavert and Killycluggin that was a Celtic pagan pilgrimage site and a druidic centre dedicated to Crom Cruaich