Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan
It lies astride the Shannon-Erne Waterway which was opened in 1993, formerly known as the Woodford Canal which was built in 1860. Prior to being canalised it was known as the River Grainne. The town sits at the foot of Slieve Russell (1331 feet) mountain - which provides extensive views - and is a mile from the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
According to tradition, it is named after Conal Cearnach, a first-century hero of the Red Branch Knights, who was killed here by the men of Connacht in revenge for the slaying of their king.
Course Type: Parkland
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- Belturbet - Co Cavan - Fridays
- Cavan - Co Cavan - Saturdays
- Cavan Town - Co Cavan - Friday Mornings
Marble Arch Caves & Global Geopark
Enniskillen Castle Museum
- Hilton Park
Apps and Books
Meals for All Seasons - The Best of Contemporary Irish Cooking (out of print, Hardback)This vintage cookbook is out of print and only available here. Georgina Campbell's outstanding a ...more...