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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

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Slieve Russell Golf Club
Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan
Course Type: Parkland
Forming part of a magnificent 300 acre estate, including 50 acres of lakes, this highly acclaimed Patrick Merrigan designed 18-hole championship course is sensitively wrapped around the lakes and the drumlins of the County Cavan landscape. Th ...
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Self Catering

There is no featured selfcatering establishment in the area

What's On

Cavan Farmers Market - Co Cavan - Saturdays
Cavan Farmers Market

McCarren's, Farnham Road, Cavan - Saturday 10am - 4pm

Contact: Andrew McCarren 049 433 1500

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Tourist Attractions

Florence Court - Enniskillen County Fermanagh Northern Ireland
Florence Court
Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh
Florence Court is one of the most beautiful Georgian houses in Ulster and there is something for all the family at this warm and welcoming 18th-century property, the former home of the Earls of Enniskillen. Every aspect of life in this classi ...
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Wedding Venues

Wedding
Belle Isle Castle
Lisbellaw, Co. Fermanagh
Situated in idyllic countryside on an island, in the heart of the Fermanagh Lakelands, Belle Isle Castle has magical lake views; the original castle dates back to 1680 with mid-19th century additions and, for a naturally romantic venue, this woul ...
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