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

Cathal Buí Festival in Blacklion, Co. Cavan-June 2012

The festival runs from Wednesday 27th June until Monday 2nd July and includes a wide range of entertainment for all the family…..the following is just a sample of what will take place in  Blacklion at the end of June…visit Cathal Bui Festival

West Cavan Folklore
Lecture and Discussion with
Jonathan Smyth,
Local Historian

Midsummer Classics
A recital of voice, piano, choir,
Irish harp, accordion duo
and classical guitar

Written in Stone’
Explore the Geology and Archaeology
of the Cavan Burren with
Séamus Ó hUltacháin & Gaby Burns

Geopark ‘Safari’
Bus Tour of Geopark Sites
along the Cavan Fermanagh border

Cuilcagh Festival 2012 – Swanlinbar, Co. Cavan

2012 Cuilcagh Festival taking place over the weekend in Swanlinbar. Details as follows:

Saturday the 2nd of June

Hawkswood Walk leaving from Trivia House at 2.00pm

Sunday the 3rd of June –

Cuilagh Walk from Bellavalley Gap at 12.30pm

Barbeque at Trivia House, music by Gerry Henderson at 6.30pm

Mobile Cinema, The Muppets, at Swanlinbar GFC at 6.30pm

Monday the 4th of June –

West Cavan Folklore by John Smyth at 2.00pm

Tory Hole Walk leaving from trivia House at 4.00pm


Jampa Ling Tibetan Buddhist Centre, Bawnboy, Co Cavan.

Wandering through the Weeds…Jampa Ling Tibetan Buddhist Centre, Bawnboy, Co Cavan.

Saturday 21st April 10am -4.30pm. This one day workshop is in two sections

In the morning Judith will lead the group around any available – and relatively unkempt – garden, lane, field, or park.    As plants are found, she discusses the culinary, domestic and medicinal uses to which each plant, (predominantly wild ones), is put. Worksheets are provided for notes. In the afternoon, Judith does the ‘cookery demonstration’, during which she shows the methods for making infusions, decoctions, compresses, poultices, tinctures, macerated oils and ointments. She gives clear information on terminology and recipes, (or formulas). There is a further sheet of notes that complements the afternoon’s work. Judith keeps the day informal and encourages relevant questions and comments about our herbal heritage.   Participants are asked to bring weathproof clothing, including boots and note-books and pens, especially for the afternoon.

Please bring vegetarian lunch to share …Workshop costs …€45 and must be booked in advance

 email…   Tel… 049 9523448    visit…

St. Patrick’s Day, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan 2012

St Patrick’s Day in Ballyconnell this year was a cool damp day, but still the crowds came out to support the local parade.  There was a good selection of floats in this year’s parade, vintage tractors, local youth groups and of course music from the St. Mary’s Pipe Band from Derrylin. All in all a good day was had by all………to see more images please go to Lake Avenue House B&B facebook page.

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