We are located close to the Slieve Russell Hotel, Cavan Equestrian Centre, Lough Oughter and Killykeen Forest Park along with a host of local attractions....
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We cater for holidaymakers, professionals, people on working local contracts, business people, golfing groups, walking groups, cycling groups, people tracing back their roots and of course Fishermen of all styles, mostly from Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, Spain, France and Germany. Many who have been staying with us over 45 years. We have all the comforts of home including a guest lounge and a dining room. We have a fantastic selection of reviews with Trip Advisor, Booking.com and hundreds of web reviews and other recommendations from guests and anglers that stayed with us giving advice on local activities and on where to fish.
An untouched county full of ancient secrets, close to Dublin, Cavan takes line honours as one of Ireland’s least traffic heavy counties. Just a 90-minute drive north of Dublin, its a blessed escape from the well trodden tourist trail. However, despite the lack of crowds, Cavan’s wealth of natural draws and rich heritage will bowl you over. Its an adventure packed playground for travellers of all types. Take a family road trip around the Emerald Isle, and spend a night in the colourful, pint sized town of Belturbet, which is on the banks of the River Erne, surrounded by some of Irelands best fishing spots. This is Lakeland country where anglers travel from far and wide to throw a line in the loughs and the Erne, particularly for Bream, Pike Skimmers, Hybrids, Rudd, Roach, Tench Perch and wild brown trout. (Day permits are available locally ).
One of the best ways to experience this “real Irish town” is to explore Belturbet on foot, following the heritage trail to Turbet Island Motte and Bailey, which is a Norman wooden fort; enjoy a picnic on the riverbank, and sit around the fire at one of Belturbet’s friendly bars, with traditional Irish music on tap. Stay the night at the Church View Guest House, a delightful family owned, four star B&B overseen by Maura and Cahal Hughes. Stay at our impeccably furnished B&B and lap up the very best in authentic, down to earth Irish hospitality. If youre looking for a spot of angling, Church View has a tackle shed with walk in cold room. In addition to fishing on Lough Oughter, admire the 13th century Norman castle in the middle of the lake. You will enjoy visiting Drumlane Abbey, a monastic site and round tower that St Mogue reputedly founded 1500 years ago.
Pop into bustling Cavan Town, bursting with many fine stone buildings, merrily painted shops and high quality gift and craft shops. Heading west, there are stirring natural sites to size up. Steeped in Irish warrior mythology, stop at the Shannon Pot in Glangevlin, the source of Ireland’s longest river, the Shannon. The Pot held great cultural and religious significance in Celtic times. Even more ancient mystery awaits at the Burren Forest in Blacklion. The forest holds a trove of fascinating archaeological remains, dating back to the Neolithic Age. Particularly enchanting is the Giants Grave or Giants Leap Wedge Tomb. The traditional story is that this megalithic monument came about after a giant, trying to impress a lady, failed in his attempt to jump across the nearby chasm and was laid to rest on site.