Landscape and luxury
Maybe you’ve heard of The Burren, a renowned national park in County Clare? Well, Cavan also boasts a little Burren of its own – a relict landscape stashed away near the Cuilcagh Mountains. Ancient hut sites, rock art, karstic limestone formations, a wedge tomb and glacial boulders are just some of the surprises scattered about in the plateau. It’s off the beaten track, far from the tour bus routes, but a real story to take home.
After all that outdoors exploration, rest assured you’ll be able to wind down, dine out and lay your head in comfort in Cavan. Celebrity Irish chef Neven Maguire is cooking up a storm at MacNean House in the tiny village of Blacklion or, bring the entire family along to the exciting Taste of Cavan festival held every August. The award-winning Farnham Estate and Spa is on a mission to pamper. And hotels and guesthouses in the county range from 19th-century castles to contemporary lakeside retreats.
We should say sorry to the people of Cavan…Now we’ve let your secret slip, expect visitors every day, enough for every lake in the county, perhaps?