Attractions

Top Choice Historic Site in Blacklion

Cavan Burren Park

Just 3km south of Blacklion, within the Cuilcagh Mountain Park and traversed by the Cavan Way walking route, this otherworldly megalithic site was identified in the 1870s but farmed until the 1950s and only establis…
Park in County Cavan

Killykeen Forest Park

Sprawling over 240 hectares, Killykeen Forest Park, 12km northwest of Cavan, has various nature trails (from 1.5km to 5.8km) that lead you through the woods and along the shore of Lough Oughter, which splatters acro…
Park in Blacklion

Cuilcagh Mountain Park

The border between the Republic and Northern Ireland runs along the ridge of Cuilcagh Mountain, the distinctive tabletop summit of Cuilcagh Mountain Park, the world's first cross-border Geopark. Its lower slopes are…
Park in County Cavan

Dún an Rí Forest Park

The 225-hectare Dún an Rí Forest Park, 11km southwest of Carrickmacross, has four colour-coded forest walks (all less than 4km long), with picnic places and a wishing well. Look out for mink and otters along the riv…
Museum in Ballyjamesduff

Cavan County Museum

Located inside a former convent, this museum's wide-ranging collection includes a huge array of 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century costumes and relics from the Stone, Bronze, Iron and Middle Ages, including the Celtic Ki…
Historic Site in Cavan Town

Bell Tower

All that remains of the 13th-century Franciscan friary the town grew up around is an ancient bell tower, next to the grave of 17th-century rebel leader Owen Roe O'Neill in Abbey Street's cemetery.