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Forest Parks

Killykeen Forest Park

Located 8km form Cavan Town on the Killashandra road. This park is woven around the waters of lough Oughter and is popular with anglers, boaters and canoeists. The famous Clough Oughter Castle is visible from the shore of the park. Approx 25mins form Bernards Log Cabins

Lough Key Forest Park, Boyle.

A beautiful forest park on the shores of lough key, various activities such as the high wire can be enjoyed here. 5 miles form Carrick-on-Shannon.

Garadice Lake

1 mile from Newtowngore on the Ballinamore road, has 2 lovely picnic and walk areas, details can be provided.

Nature and Tour Attractions

Sliabh An Iarainn Hill Walking | Aghacashel, Co. Leitrim (near Ballinamore)

A series of way marked trails with walks ranging from 20 to 30mins to longer outing of a couple of hours, maps available locally.

Ballinamore Walks

There are various mapped walks of which two are along the banks of the Shannon Erne waterway.

Canal walk Ballyconnell

Part of Failte Ireland’s national looped walks network. Approx time 1hr 20mins.

Killeshandra Forest Walk

Killeshandra, Part of Failte Irelands National looped walks network

Glencar Waterfall, Glencar, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim

This waterfall can be viewed from a lovely wooded walk, there are other waterfalls  visible from the road, although none is quite as romantic as this one.

Pol En Eas Waterfall, Aughnasheelin, Co. Leitrim.

This is one of the the top natural beauty spots in county Leitrim. With an upper and lower waterfall separated by a natural swimming pool, with a constant supply of fresh water from a mountain river.

The Shannon Pot, Derrylahan Co. Cavan.

The Shannon pot is the recognized source of the River Shannon, from humble beginning the river grows in size to become the largest river in Ireland flowing from County Cavan to down the country until it reaches the sea at Limerick.

Arigna Mining Experience,  Arigna Co. Roscommon. Tel: 071 964 6466

The tour provides visitors with a unique insight into what coal mining life was like in the Arigna valley, from it beginning in the 1700’s until closure in 1990.

Marble Arch Caves Geopark, Florence Court, County Fermanagh. Tel:0486 634 8855

One of Europes finest show caves where you can explore a fascinating natural underworld of rivers, waterfalls, winding passages and lofty chambers.

Florence Court House and Gardens Fermanagh. Tel: 0486 634 8249

Beautiful old country estate with beautiful gardens to explore, can also be visited when going to the marble arch caves.

Enniskillen Castle, Enniskillen Co. Fermanagh. Tel: 0486 632 5000

Situated on the River Erne, built 600 years ago by the Gaelic ‘Maguires’, this historic site houses two museums; Fermanagh County Museum and the Inniskings Museum.

Cavan/ Leitrim Railway Museum. Dromod Co. Leitrim. Tel : 071 963 8599.

The museum offers tourists and enthusiasts a variety of narrow gauge trains, buses, planes, fire engines and artillery.

Glenview Folk Museum. Ballinamore, Aughoo, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim. Tel: 071 964 4157

View a private collection of 7000 antique, historical and novel items.

Sean Mac Diarmada Homestead. Kiltyclogher, County Leitrim. Tel: 07198 53249.

Visit the home of a leading Irish revolutionary and signatory of the 1916 Proclamation of the Republic.

Costello Chapel, Bridge St, Carrick-on-Shannon.

This tiny but exquisite memorial was designed and built as the burial place for Mary Josephine Costello, who died on October 6th 1877, Costello Chapel is the smallest in Ireland and second smallest in the entire world.