Cavan Local Activities

Belturbet Farmers Market
Belturbet Farmers Market takes place on Fridays from 4pm-7pm during the months of May – October.

ODD (Out-Doors & Dirty)
Brackley Lake, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan
t:             +353 (0)49 952 3877

ODD is Ireland’s number one Outdoor Extreme Activity Centre with unique and exciting experiences. Enjoy the Hovercraft Grand-Prix, Rage Off-Road Buggy Rally, Woodland Laser Combat, Powerturn Dragster Karts and Clay Pigeon Shooting.

Suitable for holiday makers, private parties, social clubs, stag and hen parties, GAA clubs, youth groups, school tours, corporate fun days and team building events. Visit ODD for a few hours, a full day or one a Dirty Weekend Activity Breaks, with great value packages available to suit every budget. Open all year round.

Forest Parks

Dun a Rí Forest Park
Dun a Rí Forest Park
Kingscourt, Co. Cavan

Dun a Rí Forest Park embraces part of the old Cabra Estate and the ‘Romantic Estate’ of the Cabra River. One of the most beautiful and tranquil forest parks in Ireland, Dun a Rí is steeped in history and legend.

Perfect for walkers, families, nature-lovers, bird-watchers and those in search of a little peace and quiet, Dun a Rí has 4 marked walking trails of approximately 1.5km – 2km in length, all with different points of interest. The Wishing Well, Cromwell’s Bridge, Cabra Cottage – originally the residence of the Pratt Family, the Flax Mill, Lady’s Lake and an old Ice House can all be seen. All these features are signposted throughout the park. The views from the park are beautiful and on a fine day it is possible to see Slieve Gullion in County Armagh and the Mountains of Mourne.

Families with children will enjoy the park as one of the trails is suitable for buggies and wheelchairs. Bird-watchers and nature-lovers will enjoy the rich diversity of flora and fauna and will see hazel, holly and elderberry. In the undergrowth, herb-robert, foxglove, ferns, bluebells and snowdrops thrive in season. Red and grey squirrels are common, as are stoats, rabbits and the pigmy shrew. Mink flourish along the river and otters have been spotted. The Irish hare is also a resident. The park is fabulously tranquil and a sense of peace prevails throughout. Car parking is available. Dun a Rí is definitely worth a visit! the park is situated 1.5km north of Kingscourt on the R179 Kingscourt – Carrickmacross Road.

For further information and a map of Dun a Rí visit Coillte Outdoors, the recreation website of Coillte, the national forestry agency which owns and manages Dun a Rí.

Killykeen Forest Park
Killykeen Forest Park
Cavan web:

Killykeen Forest Park is located 8km west of Cavan town towards Killeshandra. The 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.

Bowling & Cinema

Bowling Astra Bowl
Townspark Centre
Main Street, Cavan, Co. Cavan
t:             +353 (0)49 437 2662

7,000 sq. ft., 6 full length bowling, pool tables, video amusements and jukebox.

Situated in the heart of Cavan town, behind Tesco on the main street, Astra Bowl is open 7 days of the week and located beside Storm Cinema. Ample parking in front of Astra Bowl and the Cinema.

Storm Cinema
Townspark Centre
Main Street, Cavan, Co. Cavan
t:             +353 (0)49 437 2005

Situated in the heart of Cavan town, behind Tesco on the main street, Storm Cinema has 6 screens and is open 7 days of the week. Ample parking in front of Astra Bowl and the Cinema.

For show listing and times have a look at the local newspaper, The Anglo Celt.

Swimming & Fitness

County Cavan Swimming & Leisure Complex
Cavan, Co. Cavan
t:             +353 (0)49 436 2888

25m L-shaped pool, steamroom, jacuzzi, sauna, restaurant, fitness suite, sportshalls.

Bailieborough Swimming Pool & Leisure Centre
Chapel Road, Bailieborough, Co Cavan
t:             +353 (0)42 966 6644

Leisure centre with gym, 20m swimming, children’s pool, steamroom, jacuzzi and sauna.

Open Farms

Dermakesh Pet farm
Maudabawn, Cootehill, Co. Cavan
t:             +353 (0) 87 418 4871
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A family-run visitor centre featuring animals from all over the globe! Situated near Cootehill, on the Bailieborough road. Meet and interact with a diverse range of animals including: Raccoons, Parrots, Sheep, Llamas, Pigs, Camel, Rabbits, Snakes, Ponies, Horses, Cows, Swans, Ducks, Monkeys, Donkeys, Deer, Wallabys and more!

Enola Pet Farm
Drumbrughas, Swanlinbar, Co. Cavan
t:             +353 (0)49 435 0162

Open Apr – Dec. Exotic pets for sale. Birthday parties and riding lessons catered for.

Killinkere Pet farm
Killinkere, Virginia, Co. Cavan
t:             +353 (0)87 259 6890

Visit a traditional working farm. Hold a chick. Cradle a puppy. Catch a bunny. Lambs, piglets, kittens, cockatoo, llamas, rabbtis and goats.

Swan Island Adventure Centre
Keeldrin, Corrawallen, Co. Leitrim
t:            +353 (0) 49 433 3065

Family activity farm with something for everybody – field games, power boating, kayaking, boat trips and horse – riding. Floating marina and excellent restaurant also available.