Lough Sheelin Gem, Things to do

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Lough Sheelin Gem, Things to do

Sightseeing

The Loughcrew Cairns are a group of Neolithic passage tombs dating to 3000 BC. Stunning views of Ireland as well as these magnificent ancient tombs make this place well worth a visit.
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Loughcrew Cairns
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The Loughcrew Cairns are a group of Neolithic passage tombs dating to 3000 BC. Stunning views of Ireland as well as these magnificent ancient tombs make this place well worth a visit.
This castle, home of the Pakenham family since the 17th century, was later transformed into a romantic, gothic revival castle. It is one of the largest castles in Ireland, surrounded by romantic woodlands and walled gardens, laid out in the early 19th century and recently extended and replanted. The pleasure grounds include a grotto and two ornamental lakes.
Tullynally Castle
This castle, home of the Pakenham family since the 17th century, was later transformed into a romantic, gothic revival castle. It is one of the largest castles in Ireland, surrounded by romantic woodlands and walled gardens, laid out in the early 19th century and recently extended and replanted. The pleasure grounds include a grotto and two ornamental lakes.
Established in 630 AD by St. Fechin, Fore is one of Ireland’s preeminent religious centres. It is set in the rolling hills of Westmeath. This site now houses the remains of a 13th century Benedictine Priory, an anchorite cell and St. Fechins Church. Visitors will also discover the seven wonders of Fore.
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Fore Abbey
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Established in 630 AD by St. Fechin, Fore is one of Ireland’s preeminent religious centres. It is set in the rolling hills of Westmeath. This site now houses the remains of a 13th century Benedictine Priory, an anchorite cell and St. Fechins Church. Visitors will also discover the seven wonders of Fore.
Sheelin Airfield is an unlicensed airrfield. Where it is possible for you to have a flight over the green land of Cavan.
Sheelin Airfield
Sheelin Airfield is an unlicensed airrfield. Where it is possible for you to have a flight over the green land of Cavan.

Horse Riding

The Ross House Equestrian Centre is found within walking distance to Ross Castle and offers riding in state-of-the-art facilities as well as trekking over farmland, mountain and forest trails. Pony trekking, cross country and show-jumping arrangements can be made at the Equestrian Centre which will meet all your horse related needs. It is possible to stable horses there if required.
Ross Castle
The Ross House Equestrian Centre is found within walking distance to Ross Castle and offers riding in state-of-the-art facilities as well as trekking over farmland, mountain and forest trails. Pony trekking, cross country and show-jumping arrangements can be made at the Equestrian Centre which will meet all your horse related needs. It is possible to stable horses there if required.

Golf

Ireland is the home of Golf ! Numerous, excellent 18 hole parkland and link courses are situated in this region providing a challenge to golfers of all levels with a multitude of championship courses to choose from. The nearest course is at Crover House where their is a 9 hole course. It is only 5 minutes away and is easy to get a round of golf followed by a great meal.
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Crover House Hotel & Golf Club
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Ireland is the home of Golf ! Numerous, excellent 18 hole parkland and link courses are situated in this region providing a challenge to golfers of all levels with a multitude of championship courses to choose from. The nearest course is at Crover House where their is a 9 hole course. It is only 5 minutes away and is easy to get a round of golf followed by a great meal.
This is a beautiful golf course and is only 30 minutes away from the house. You will have to pre-book a tee time so make sure you do it early. However, for the keen Golfer this is a real test.
Headfort Golf Club
This is a beautiful golf course and is only 30 minutes away from the house. You will have to pre-book a tee time so make sure you do it early. However, for the keen Golfer this is a real test.

Horse Racing

County Meath is horse country and contains four well known horse racing tracks, which hold numerous races during the year. Point to Point events are very popular among local horse racing followers in the area. Horse racing at Kilbeggan is an action packed spectator sport and on racing nights the quiet midland town is transformed into a festival.
Navan Racecourse
County Meath is horse country and contains four well known horse racing tracks, which hold numerous races during the year. Point to Point events are very popular among local horse racing followers in the area. Horse racing at Kilbeggan is an action packed spectator sport and on racing nights the quiet midland town is transformed into a festival.

Fishing

Lough Sheelin is one of Ireland’s preeminent Brown Trout lakes. The house is on the shores of the lake and boats and ghillie services can be found on the angling Ireland website
Lough Sheelin
Lough Sheelin is one of Ireland’s preeminent Brown Trout lakes. The house is on the shores of the lake and boats and ghillie services can be found on the angling Ireland website

Entertainment

Ramor Theatre has some wonderful shows for such a small but very pretty venue. Have a look at their website.
The Ramor Theatre
Ramor Theatre has some wonderful shows for such a small but very pretty venue. Have a look at their website.
If as can often happen you find you want a an easy night but want to go out try the local cinema in Cavan town. Its about 20 minutes away.
ODEON Cavan
If as can often happen you find you want a an easy night but want to go out try the local cinema in Cavan town. Its about 20 minutes away.
If you feel like taking it easy and having a really relaxing day why not treat yourself to some treatments at this luxury Spa. It is also a great place to eat and as beautiful golf course.
Farnham Estate Spa and Golf Resort, Cavan
If you feel like taking it easy and having a really relaxing day why not treat yourself to some treatments at this luxury Spa. It is also a great place to eat and as beautiful golf course.

Food scene

While this restaurant is about 40 minute drive way it really is worth it
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The Olde Post Inn
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While this restaurant is about 40 minute drive way it really is worth it
Crover house offers a really nice menu if you just want to get something quick and you don't want to cook. Really nice staff and you can enjoy a few lovely pints while you look out over the lake shore. Stunning views.
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Crover House Hotel & Golf Club
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Crover house offers a really nice menu if you just want to get something quick and you don't want to cook. Really nice staff and you can enjoy a few lovely pints while you look out over the lake shore. Stunning views.
The Forge Restaurant near Carnaross in County Meath gets great reviews for its food. Its about 30 minutes away. You will have to look them up on tripadvisor as we can't get AIrBnb to to locate it. But it is worth it. Try this link: https://www.tripadvisor.ie/Restaurant_Review-g551567-d1153825-Reviews-The_Forge_Restaurant-Carnaross_County_Meath.html
Carnaross
The Forge Restaurant near Carnaross in County Meath gets great reviews for its food. Its about 30 minutes away. You will have to look them up on tripadvisor as we can't get AIrBnb to to locate it. But it is worth it. Try this link: https://www.tripadvisor.ie/Restaurant_Review-g551567-d1153825-Reviews-The_Forge_Restaurant-Carnaross_County_Meath.html