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Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan

Ballyconnell (Irish: Béal Átha Conaill) is a town in County Cavan, Eleven km (7 miles) west of Belturbet near the Fermanagh border is a well-known coarse fishing centre.

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.

Gardens

Hilton Park - Garden Clones County Monaghan ireland
Hilton Park
Clones, Co. Monaghan
Once described as a “capsule of social history” in recognition of their collection of family portraits and memorabilia going back 250 years or more, Johnny and Lucy Madden’s wonderful 18th century mansion is set in beautiful cou ...
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Golf

Farnham Estate Golf Club - Cavan County Cavan Ireland
Farnham Estate Golf Club
Cavan, Co. Cavan
Course Type: Parkland
This stunning parkland course is spread over 500 acres of rolling countryside and dense woodland. The two nines are quite contrasting in nature. The gentle but challenging journey on the front nine explores the undulating meadows of this magnific ...
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Self Catering

There is no featured selfcatering establishment in the area

What's On

Cavan Town Farmers Market - Co Cavan - Friday Mornings
Fridays, 10am to 2pm

Town Hall Car Park, Cavan Town, Co Cavan

Contact:

Padraig McBreen

Tel: 049 437 8038 or 049 433 1029

E-mail: rural@cavpart.ie
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Tourist Attractions

Marble Arch Caves & Global Geopark - Florencecourt Enniskillen County Fermanagh Northern Ireland
Marble Arch Caves & Global Geopark
Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh
The Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark is rcognised by UNESCO as having exceptional geological heritage and is located in the rugged mountainous uplands and the gentle rolling lowlands of counties Fermanagh and Cavan. Taking in the world-famous ...
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Wedding Venues

The Olde Post Inn - Cloverhill County Cavan Ireland
The Olde Post Inn
Cloverhill, Co. Cavan
Gearoid and Tara Lynch’s restaurant is in an old stone building in a neatly landscaped garden which served as a post office until 1974 and, since then, has made an attractive and popular inn. Gearoid is a talented chef and, with Tara managi ...
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