Cavan County Museum

This museum, a former convent, is housed in a magnificent 19th century building designed by Cavan architect William Hague. It is beautifully situated amid extensive grounds, nestling among the East Cavan lakes and drumlins.

Some of the facilities available at Cavan County Museum include picnic areas, gardens, trails and exhibition galleries, both temporary and permanent, audiovisual displays and interactives. The second floor houses temporary exhibitions of both, local and national importance. Artists, sculptors, craft workers, musicians, and quilters have all displayed their work in this gallery, which is also used for workshops. Click here for location/map.

Cavan County Museum

Loughcrew Cairns

The Loughcrew Cairns are a group of Neolithic passage tombs dating to 3000 BC. Stunning views of the Irish landscape as well as these magnificent ancient tombs make this place well worth a visit. Click here for location/map.

Tullynally Castle & Gardens

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. Click here for location/map.

Fore Abbey

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. Click here for location/map.

Strokestown Park House, Gardens & National Famine Museum

Visit Strokestown Park House, Gardens & National Famine Museum to discover the intimate and intriguing links between dramatically different Irish lives.

The immersive, new National Famine Museum brings compelling stories from the Great Irish Famine powerfully to life for visitor of all ages. State-of-the-art exhibits and interactive displays draw on local accounts and documents, as well as intriguing objects and national perspectives, to shed light on the darkest chapter in Ireland’s past.

The Arigna Mining Experience

Visit the Arigna Mining Expierence, where they bring history to life, tell the story of Ireland’s coal mining industry and explore the themes of energy – past, present and future. At Arigna, they don’t just take you on a journey back in time, we also bring you underground!

Arigna Mining Experience

The Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail (Stairway to Heaven)

The walking route meanders through one of the largest expanses of blanket bog in Northern Ireland, traversing over tracks, boardwalk and staircase.

A steep climb is required to reach the viewing platform which provides breathtaking views of the surrounding low lands.

The Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail (Stairway to Heaven)

Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre: Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth

The Brú na Bóinne World Heritage Site is Ireland’s most significant archaeological landscape, nestled within a curve of the River Boyne. It is renowned for its extraordinary prehistoric passage tombs at Knowth, Newgrange, and Dowth, constructed around 3200 BC. These ceremonial edifices stand as pivotal Neolithic sites globally and host the most extensive collection of megalithic art in Western Europe.

The Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre serves as the gateway for all tours to Newgrange and Knowth. Here, an interactive exhibition immerses visitors in the Neolithic culture, landscape, and monuments of Brú na Bóinne.

Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre: Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth

Trim Castle

Trim, a heritage town in Ireland, is home to an exceptional concentration of medieval structures, with Trim Castle standing as the most prominent among them.

This castle, the largest Anglo-Norman fortification in Ireland, was constructed over a period of 30 years by Hugh de Lacy and his descendants.

At the heart of the castle lies an imposing three-storey keep. This massive, 20-sided tower is cruciform in shape and was virtually invincible in its era, shielded by a ditch, a curtain wall, and a water-filled moat.

Today, modern walkways offer visitors a unique opportunity to gaze down into the keep, providing a perspective on the immense scale and robustness of the formidable castle walls.

Trim Castle Meath