County Cavan

Cavan has meandering rivers, streams and tree-lined lakes which provide the visitor with excellent opportunities for fishing, cruising and swimming, when you stay in our self catering cottages. The county is said to have 365 lakes - one for each day of the year. The Shannon-Erne Waterway links the two rivers, which spring from the barren Cuilcagh Mountains in Cavan's north-west. The mystical source of the Shannon, known as the 'Shannon Pot', is just a few miles north of Dowra, on the Cavan Way.

Coarse angling remains one of Cavan's most popular attractions, but there is also game fishing for brown trout in Lough Sheelin to the south. Cavan is an ideal area for a quiet break or a family holiday.

Northwestern Cavan comprises uplands, intersected by valleys, declining toward the main valley of the River Erne, where the main features are the drumlins (long oval mounds) that alternate with lakes, rivers, peat bogs, and pastures. East of the Erne valley is a line of slate and shale hills.