Cavan Castles

Cavan Castles

Clough Oughter Castle, Lough Oughter

Clough Oughter Castle is located on a tiny island in Lough Oughter part of the Erne river system, Cloughoughter Castle despite its small size has been prominent in Irish history. It is thought to have been built by William Gorm de Lacy between 1200 and 1224, possibly on the site of a crannog. The area in which it stands was once the terrority of the O'Rourke's kingdom of Breifne. By 1223 East Breifne came under the control of the O'Reilly clan who enlarged it to its present height, from then on Cloughoughter Castle played a significant role in the ongoing power struggle between the O'Reilly's and the O'Rourkes.

Cabra Castle, Kingscourt, Co Cavan

Cabra Castle, Kingscourt, Co Cavan

Cabra Castle stands on 88 acres of gardens and parkland, with its own nine hole golf course. Cabra Castle has an extremely rich history which dates as far back as 1760. This history can be experience by all hotel guests who wish to spend the night in one of eighty historical and richly designed guestrooms. Choose from the splendour of the Lords bedchamber to the spacious elegance of the Courtyard Lodge.

St. Killian's Heritage Centre, Mullagh, Co Cavan

St. Kilian's Heritage Centre, Mullagh, Co Cavan

St. Kilian's Heritage Centre celebrates the life, work, and martyrdom of St. Kilian who was born in Mullagh in 640 AD. Maps, photographs, statuettes, manuscripts and art reproductions bring to life the work of Irish missionaries in Europe in the 6th and 7th centuries. The exhibition also traces the development of Gaelic script for the Ogham writing of the 4th - 7th centuries and the Wurzburg Glosses ( the earliest example of written Irish c.750 ) to the illuminated script of the Book of Kells.

Cathedral of St. Fethlimidh, Kilmore, Co Cavan Cohaw Megalithic Tomb lies 3 miles southeast of Cootehill on the R181 Shercock road and is a well-preserved example of a double chamber tomb which is at least 4000 years old. Cohaw may have been a mausoleum for local rulers. It probably dates from 2000 BC. Drumlane Abbey, Milltown, Co Cavan Turbet Island Motte-and-Bailey is scenically situated on the River Erne in Belturbet. The site has a motte, a steep sided mound of earth with a flat top, a bailey, and an attached enclosed area that once contained houses and other buildings. There are walking trails around the island and information panels for visitors.

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