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Cavan Town and Environs (Ireland)

Wheelchair in a parkWelcome to Cavan Town and Environs


Cavan is a beautiful land of lakes in the middle of the island of Ireland, a county with a rich and ancient heritage.

This is a place away from it all - but not that far away.

Cavan people and visitors to the county have for years enjoyed the health benefits of the tranquil landscapes of the Lakelands, Burren and Cavan's famed rolling drumlin hills.

Enjoyment is the art of living in the moment and these days visitors can experience holistic therapies from all over the world, allowing the mind and body to re-balance and revitalise.

Whatever you are after, it’s all here in Cavan.

Cavan is a place for walkers, fishers and golfers. River and canal paths take you from one town to another or through tranquil forests. Magnificent golf courses offer not only sport challenges but also beautiful views. Accessible fishing is available at many of the counties 365 lakes.

Music and drama also like to take to the streets when Cavan celebrates the arts and encourages more people to participate. Major music and drama festivals, art galleries and studios, culture centres, sculpture gardens, concerts, sessions, artist residencies and Cavan County Museum's calendar of exhibitions, lectures and cultural exchanges ensure a vibrant year round calendar of art and culture in County Cavan.


Cavan Town and environs have a disability strategy in place, developed in consultation with disability advisory groups and have made major efforts to provide an accessible tourism experience for visitors. Staff are trained to cater to the needs of persons with accessibility issues. There are symbols in place to show the accessibility of facilities.

Sightseeing tips

  • Walk along the river and canal paths between towns with a flask of soup and a companion or three;
  • Try gently rolling drumlins one day and upland blanket bogs the next. Enjoy the tranquillity of forest walks in Kingscourt, Virginia and Balieborough;
  • Visit the Marble Arch Caves Geopark – a UNESCO protected site – a special place spanning the uplands of Cavan and Fermanagh. By foot, neo- lithic Ireland reveals itself quietly as you stroll along.


Last update: 16/09/2014 | Top