Aquilegia in bloom in Cavan B&B Garden

There are so many different colours and shapes in the Aquilegia flower family….hard to pick a favorite one.

Breffni Vintage Club Run May 2013

Over 150 vintage cars from the Breffni Vintage Club took part in an outing last weekend, they stopped for lunch at Jampa Ling Buddhist Centre. Pictures taken by a local amateur photographer.

Bawnboy and Templeport History, Heritage and Folklore

In 1999 Chris Maguire wrote a book called Bawnboy and Templeport History and Heritage Folklore. Before he passed away in 2007 he had made it known that he would like to see his book made available on the internet for everyone to see and read it.
Bawnboy and Templeport History and Heritage Folklore has been out of print for a good few years and I am delighted that it is now available on the internet. Many guests staying here over the years have asked where they could get a copy… I can direct them to the web site where they will be able to read Bawnboy and Templeport History and Heritage Folklore in their own time
by Chris Maguire

by Chris Maguire


Irish Summer 2012…What we did

Running a B&B or just been in the tourist business does limit a person and their family on getting away or doing activities over the summer months,  our family agreed 2012 was a great summer….so what did we do!!!!! Well we did lots of days out to the beach at Bundoran and Rossnowlagh in Donegal, went to Mayo did a bit of surfing,  climbed Croagh Patrick , then spent the Halloween break exploring the Boyne Valley in Meath and Carlingford Town in Louth. All in all a bit of something for everyone in the family.

Here are some of our holiday shots….more in facebook

Bawnboy Looped Walk, Co. Cavan

Bawnboy Looped Walk, Co Cavan is now officially open, this walk can be easily found between Brackly Lake and Bawnboy Village on the N87. The signed walk is about 5km in length, takes about 1hr-to 1.5hrs to walk and is of moderate difficulty, car parking is provided. As you go higher up on this walk there is beautiful views  back down over Bawnboy Village, Brackly Lake and the Cavan countryside.

Opening of Bawnboy Walk, Co. Cavan 2012

Opening of Bawnboy Walk, Co. Cavan

Templeport Development Association is delighted to announce that the official opening of The Bawnboy looped walk will take place on Saturday 8th September 2012 at 12.00 noon. All are welcome to the opening.We hope locals and tourists alike will enjoy this walk for many years to come.

The start of the Bawnboy looped walk is located approx 1 kilometre from Bawnboy on the right as you head towards Brackley Lake.
Parking is available at the entrance to the walk.

Heritage Week August 2012…..Events in Bawnboy, Co. Cavan

Wildlife Walk To Brackley Lake

Date & Times: 26 August : 17:00 – 19:00

Admission: No Charge

Event Description: Wildlife Walk to Brackley Lake, Bawnboy. Wonderful wildlife walk led by Heather Bothwell of Blue Damsel Discovery. Departing from Bear Essentials and taking in Brackley Lough. High visibility jackets and stout footwear recommended.

Event Organiser/Organisation: Cavan County Council Heritage Office
Venue: Bear Essentials
Bear Essentials, Corlough

Access Details

Suitable for Children: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Partial
Car parking Available: Yes

Event Category: Wildlife


Organiser Name: Anne-Marie Ward

Contact Address: Cavan County Council Farnh

Farm Harness: The Craft Of The Harness Maker

Date & Times:25/26 August : 11:00 – 18:00

Admission: Free

Event Description: This exhibition highlights the design & making of farm harnesses with hand-stitching demonstrations. This privately run museum offers an insight into one of mans oldest crafts with exhibits from Egypt, Morocco, S. America, Switzerland & Vienna. Exhibits include horse drawn farm machinery. To visit the exhibition on other dates, please contact the museum.

Event Organiser/Organisation: Museum Of The Master Saddler
Venue: Museum of the Master Saddler
Corlough, Co. Cavan.

Access Details

Suitable for Children: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Partial
Car parking Available: Yes

Any Other Details:

Event Category: Traditional Skills


Organiser Name: Rob Steinke

Contact Address: Museum of the Master Saddler, Corlough, Co. Cavan.


Telephone: 086 3946467

Visit for more information

Cavan Canoe Centre and Cavan Canoe Club, Butlers Bridge, Cavan

 Cavan Canoe Centre & Cavan Canoe Club  is a Kayaking & Canoeing Activity Centre located at Carratraw Canoe Centre, the gateway to Inishmore Island at the centre of Lough Oughter Waterways on the River Erne. Cavan Canoe Centre can be found at a beautiful location on the River Erne.

Summer 2012 Calendar of Events can be found on Cavan Canoe Centre & Cavan Canoe Club’s facebook page

Activities: Fishing Kayak & Open Boat Hire…. Canoe & Kayak Rental….Equipment Sales….. Guided Geo park & Clough Oughter Canoe Trails….Wilderness Camping…… Triathlon Kayak Training….. Kayak & Canoe Instruction…..Gaisce & TY Expeditions ……National School Tours….. Family & Friends Activity Days…..Adventure Summer Camps….Junior & Senior Clubs

Lemon Drizzle Cake

I got this recipe from a Ladies Magazine….and it is so easy to make and so tasty….good to eat on the day when warm with some cream or ice cream….but even better flavor after a day or two. Freezes very well. I perfer this cake with no drizzle, found the drizzle made it a bit sticky.


8 oz (200g) soft margarine

8oz (200g) caster sugar

8oz (200g) self raising flour

2oz (50g) ground almonds

4 large eggs

Grated rind and juice of one lemon.

For the drizzle

4 tbsps lemon juice

4 tbsps sugar


  1. Grease and line an 8 inch tin
  2. Place all cake ingredients in a bowel and beat for 1 min or until well combined…said it was easy
  3. Pour into tin and bake for about 60-75 mins at 160c/375F/Gas mark 4-5
  4. For the Drizzle-Mix the sugar and lemon juice together and heat gently
  5. When cake comes out of oven pour hot mixture over cake and allow to soak in before turning cake out of tin

Jampa Ling Tibetan Buddhist Centre, Bawnboy, Co. Cavan Events Summer 2012

‘Jampa’ and ‘Ling’ are Tibetan words meaning ‘place of loving kindness’. The volunteers at Jampa Ling and Rinpoche’s students try to live up to this name by providing a place of  tranquility, calm and understanding. One’s life may not always fit together well, and peace and tranquility and a warm welcome can sometimes help.

EVENTS TAKE PLACE ALL OVER THE SUMMER MONTHS……please visit Jampa Ling Tibetan Buddhist Centre for the full listing of events

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