Discover what Cavan has to offer this Summer
‘An Cabhán’ is the old Irish name for Cavan, meaning ‘The Hollow’, and the name really does say a lot about this secret Eden, where you can wind down and delve deep into the real Ireland.
Warm people, delicious food, tranquil lakes, and imposing mountains are found here in spades. This place has an abiding sense of serenity, with soothing, mysterious waterways coursing through its heartland.
Cavan is known as fishing country, and rightly so; it’s well-stocked waters have been attracting German, French and English anglers for decades; but Cavan is ‘a good catch’ in its own right.
Extraordinarily rich in archaeological and geological heritage, Cavan Burren Park is a truly spectacular attraction and is located on the slopes of Cuilcagh Mountain, in the heart of the UNESCO Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark.
This is a county with some of the finest food in Europe. In recent years, Cavan has carved out a niche in culinary delights and the ‘Taste of Cavan’ food festival every August is the perfect showcase for a myriad of the country’s best food producers.
Cavan is a place where life moves at a more relaxed pace. This, along with its intoxicating beauty, makes it a walker’s paradise. Each May, Cavan Walking Festival promises a week of trails, rambles and hikes all led by trained local guides, who take the walker on a journey into the local heritage, geology, and archaeology of this hauntingly beautiful land.
If history is your thing, the new World War One Trench Experience at Cavan County Museum, in Ballyjamesduff is a must–see. Proving a winner with adults and kids, it’s the largest WWI replica trench exhibition found anywhere in Ireland or the UK.
Cavan’s breathtaking landscape is dotted with ancient fortifications. For a tour with a difference, visit Cavan Canoe Centre for a boat trip to the island castle of Clough Oughter.
Cavan works hard on making the county accessible to all, and is unique in Ireland in delivering online access guides to over 500 public buildings and spaces (see www.disabledgo.com).
This is an exciting, enticing, mysterious and scenic county. One that must be explored at your leisure, and where you’re sure to receive a warm welcome. For information on County Cavan visit www.thisiscavan.ie.