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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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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

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

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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