National Heritage Week 2011, 20th-28th of August
National Heritage Week 2011, 20th-28th of August lots to do and see around Bawnboy, County Cavan
- Beautiful Bogs – Location: Bear Essentials & Silver Bear Centre, Tirnawannagh, Bawnboy, County Cavan
- Guided Tour of Bawnboy Workhouse – Location:Bawnboy Workhouse, Bawnboy, , Cavan
- Birdwatch Ireland heritage Week Event – Location: Templeport Lake, Bawnboy, County Cavan Date : Sun 28th contact 087 6699681
- Lughnasa Barn Dance – Location:Ballyhugh House Cultural Centre, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan., Cavan Date:24 August
- Burren Heritage Walk – Location:Burren Forest, Blacklion, , Cavan
Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann-13th to 22nd August, 2011
The Geopark is contributing to this magnificent celebration of Irish heritage through a number of specially organized events throughout the area.
- The Tullyhaw Trail, following the McGovern Clan
Saturday 13th August 2011 from 10:00 to 17:00 Location: Ballyhugh Arts and Cultural Centre
Admission: The cost of this event is €10 and includes a light lunch, refreshments and all entertainment. Places are strictly limited for this event so booking is essential.
Join local historian Oliver Brady as he follows in the footsteps of the McGovern Clan, visiting many of the archaeological and historic sites of the Geopark in West Cavan. The tour begins at Ballyhugh Arts and Cultural Centre at 10am and will take in sites including Drumlane Abbey, St Mogue’s Island, Maguire’s Chair, Tullydermot Falls and the Shannon Pot. The day will finish with some light refreshments and entertainment at Ballyhugh Arts and Cultural Centre.
- Family Friendly Day at Con Smith Park
14 August 2011 from 14:00 to 18:00 Location: Con Smith Park, Cavan
Admission: Free. Join Geopark staff for an arts and craft event as part of the Family Friendly Day in Con Smith Park, in Cavan town. Have a go at fossil rubbing, and learn how to make your own fossils whilst soaking up the atmosphere of the Fleadh. The event will take place from 2pm until 6pm, beside the Cavan Institute in Cavan Town.
- Historic tour of the Kilmore and Clogh Oughter Area
Tuesday 16th of August, 2011
- Storytelling at Clogh Oughter Castle
Wednesday 17th August, 2011 Costs €5
For more information of these and more events please go to Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark website
Woodford River Walk, Ballyconnell, County Cavan
Terrain: Forest path
Approximate Time: 1 hour 20 mins
Start at the Shopping Centre/Petrol station car park at the bridge in Ballyconnell and cross the road to a small amenity park. Walk along the canal for 200m passing a footbridge. Continue on the path along the river. Eventually you emerge into the open countryside with the river on your left and open field on your right.
Continue walking along the bank. After approximately 45 minutes you will approach Annagh Woods. Enter the woods following the path. After 300m keep right at the fork in the path. Follow the path until emerging from the forest. Follow the path for 200m. Take a right turn onto a small downhill path to your right. At the bottom of hill, upon meeting the canal, turn left for home.
Facilities: Picnic tables; Café in Realta Shopping Centre (outside tables overlooking Woodford River)
Nearby Attractions : Slieve Russell Championship Golf Course; Ciúin Spa at the Slieve Russell Hotel; Ballyhugh Arts & Cultural Centre, Ballyconnell; ODD Outdoor Activity Gamespark, Brackley Lake; Bear Essentials Visitor Centre, Bawnboy.
For more Walks in County Cavan please visit Cavan Tourism