Killykeen Forest Park
Limestone Lodge is Located just 600m from Killykeen Forest Park which is owned and maintained by Coillte, this park covers some 600 acres of mixed woodlands with magnificent forest walks, bicycle tracks, a great fishing spot, and even swimming. Surrounded by the waters of Lough Oughter on the river Erne system.
The 13th century tower of Lough Oughter is also situated on the lough on a man made island in the middle of the lake only accessibility by boat. It was built in the 13th century by the anglo-normans. It was used as a prison after the battle of Benburb in 1646. All in all it is a haven for walking enthusiasts, fishermen, Wild life experts, boaters, swimmers and people who just want to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern day life. www.discoverireland.ie
Built in the 6th or 7th century. Kilmore cathedral is the home to the tomb of Bishop Bedell who completed the work of translating the Bible to Irish. The 12th century Romanesque doorway is the cathedrals finest feature and is an example of architecture from the middle ages. The cathedrals most colorful points are the stain glass windows. There is also an example of a motte and Bailey in the field adjacent to the site.
Drumlane Monastic Site, Milltown
Sitting between Drumlane and Derrybrick Loughs are the remains of a 6th century monastery founded by St.Mogue, the bishop of ferns. The round tower is one of the most striking features of the site, standing over 11m high. Look for the carving of birds on the external wall. The church features a number of interesting stone heads, one above the door in the west wall and another three on the external face of the west window.
Cavan County Museum
Established in 1996 in Ballyjamesduff Co.Cavan. Cavan council have collected, conserved, documented and displayed all aspects of the culture, history and traditions of Co.Cavan in an informative and entertaining manner to promote an awareness of Cavan’s rich heritage. They also have a great playground for the kids.
Dun a Rí Forest Park:
A place of beauty, situated in a tranquil glen on the Cavan/Monaghan Border, 40 minutes drive from Limestone Lodge. Over 565 acres of woodlands, its home to stoat, hare, mink, rabbit, otter and squirrel. Take romantic walks through deep leafy glades over old bridges with marvelous views north to Slieve Gullion & the Mountains of Mourne. Interesting features include Cromwell’s bridge, a wishing well & an ice house.
Farnham Estate Spa:
Want to pamper yourselves a little? The Farnham Estate Spa is just ten mins from Limestone Lodge. Features include The Water Mint Thermal Suite, with hot and cold experiences to awaken the circulation, warm the muscles, stimulate energy flows and create a deep feeling of relaxation along with the Infinity Swimming Pool where you can enjoy beautiful scenery and fresh air in the wonderful indoor/outdoor pool.
There is something for everyone at this warm & welcoming 18th-century property, the former home of the Earls of Enniskillen. Enjoy a peaceful setting in west Fermanagh, with a dramatic backdrop of mountains and forest with glorious walks to enjoy, as well as fine vistas & play areas and a charming walled garden. Outside there are numerous places to explore, including a sawnmill, ice house and thatched summer house.
Marble Arch Caves:
Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark inhabits the mountainous uplands & gentle rolling lowlands of Cavan & Fermanagh. A Geopark is an area recognised by UNESCO to have exceptional geological heritage. It showcases the finest landscapes, waterfalls, old abbeys & megalithic tombs in Ireland and offers a fascinating window into the past. John Collins carried the Olympic Flame through Marble Arch Caves on a boat, navigating the underground river on its way to London in 2012.
- Shantully Inn Crossdoney
- The Oak Rooms Main Street – Cavan Town
- The Olde Post – (award winning mitchelin star) Clover Hill
- Opus One Cavan Crystal Hotel
- Derragarra Inn Butlersbridge
Take Away Services:
- Ko’s Chinese Main Street – Cavan Town
- Smyths Takeaway Drumalee
- Nearest Pub and Restaurant Shantully Inn (Crossdoney) – 4 Miles
- Nearest Big Town Cavan Town – 4 Miles
- Nearest Small Town Ballinagh – 5 Miles
- Nearest Bus Depot Cavan Town – 4 Miles
- Nearest Beach Bundoran – Co.Donegal
- Beach Silver Strand – Co. Sligo
Other small towns worth a visit to : Belturbet / Buttlersbridge, Ballyconnell, Enniskillen & Northern Ireland Approx 1hr from Cavan.