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If you love the outdoors then you will enjoy exploring from a holiday cottage or holiday rental home in County Cavan, Ireland

County Cavan is an inland county situated on the border of Northern Ireland. The counties of Leitrim, Monaghan, Fermanagh, Longford, Meath and West Meath border the county and the county town is Cavan. Famous places in the county include Magh Slécht, which is an historic plain in Ireland east of Slieve Rushen Mountain and south of Woodford Canal and Castle Saunderson.

Where to holiday in County Cavan

County Cavan's towns and villages are full of life with award winning restaurants, fashionable hotels, bed breakfast, guest houses and even a park hotel, a vibrant theatre, arts and crafts and loads of outdoor pursuits. It has spectacular scenery, walks, championship golf courses, excellent angling, boating, cycle routes, heritage and cultural centres and museums.

Despite all the excellent accommodation in the district, self-catering apartments are the preferred choice of most visitors. Irish cottages are perfect for exploring, suit most people's pockets and allow for a more flexible timetable. Riverside cottages in Ballyconnell are close to the Anglers Rest, a popular pub with its own bait and tackle shop. Most of the fisheries in the area comprise of several major river systems and their connected lakes. The Shannon Erne waterways and Dromore/Annalee dominate the middle of the county and the River Boyne in the east with country cottages not far away.

Holiday cottages are convenient for golfers especially for the Erne Waterway Golf Challenge, an annual three-day festival played over the three excellent courses of Castle Hume, County Cavan and Slieve Russell. The Cavan Gaa (Gaelic Athletic Association) runs many yearly events like the Cavan Óg sport 7 a side competition held in July.

Things to do in County Cavan

Hiring a barge on the Shannon-Erne Waterway is a great way to relax or you can explore the Cavan Way, the Shannon Pot or the Burren on foot. Cyclists can enjoy the Kingfisher Cycle Trail and the countryside is perfect to enjoy on horseback. There are riding schools at Redhills Equestrian Centre, Mountnugent or Ross House centres. Your holiday cottage allows you to plan the following days activities in home from home comfort.

Nature or birdwatching is just one possibility in Dun-Na-Ri or Killykeen Forest Parks as there are planned walks, sailing, canoeing and beautiful picnic areas. Cavan town is growing shopping centre supported by the Cavan Crystal factory, yet it is pleasantly peaceful and rural. The Cuilagh Mountains are another nature and birdwatching area but also have a blanket bog plateau to explore.

County Cavan has a long history and no holiday is complete without visiting a castle or stately home. Then there are Drumlane and Kilmore abbeys, Avan Friary and Killinagh, Slanore, Tomregan and Urney monasteries. Museums include Cavan County Museum and the St. Killian's Heritage Centre.

Weather in County Cavan

County Cavan's climate is damp and cool and the weather can be particular windy and severe in the mountainous areas.

Travel in County Cavan

Dublin, Cork, Shannon, Galway, Knock, Sligo, Belfast, Derry are some of the airports convenient for County Cavan, as are the ports of Dublin and Rosslare. There is a good network of buses from Dublin, Belfast or Donegal and throughout the county.

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Cavan Holiday Cottages & Homes (84)

 

Recent Reviews

Perfect location and size of property

4 of 5
Make sure you arrive in daylight, not the easiest place to find in the dark but once you're there it's a lovely property, great size and close to Farnham Estate where we had to be for a wedding.
  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

Lovely stay

5 of 5
Our family had a lovely stay in Cavan and Sharon & Shaun's cottage provided a great base in a lovely part of Ireland. The cottage is a little compact and bijou with just one main living area (kitchen / lounge) but it suited us fine with two small kids for a few nights. All rooms were well furnished, the beds very comfy and the kitchen very well equipped (apart from a bin - sure that will be added!). Sharon was a great host and very quick to respond to queries and helpful with any requests. It was our first time staying in Cavan and we had a great time exploring the area, full of wonderful lakes, plenty of good walks and lots of fun stuff to do with the kids.
  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017