Tag Archive | Cavan

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…jampaling@eircom.net   Tel… 049 9523448    visit….www.jampaling.org

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.

Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark get ready for 2012 season.

Show caves ready for influx of tourists after painstaking preparation

As the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark prepares to officially open to the public again on St.Patrick’s Day next week, The Impartial Reporter took a ‘behind the scenes’ look at the work staff undertake to ensure Fermanagh’s underground attraction is ready for the new season.

Staff at the famous Fermanagh caves are looking forward to a busy season, with a German tour company already arranging to visit the attraction on a regular basis, bringing in excess of 5,000 to 6,000 German tourists to the area alone this year.READ MORE ….Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark

Marble Arch Caves Geo Park, Co. Fermanagh, great place to visit…kids of all ages love the caves but there are also beautiful walks in the park, Florence Court House is just down the road so is The Shannon Pot and Neven Mcguire’s famous restaurant in Blacklion. And if you are looking for accommodation Lake Avenue House B&B is the perfect place to stay……


February 2012 Events – Jampa Ling Buddhist Centre – Bawnboy, Cavan

Losar (Tibetan New year) 2012 – Year of the Male Water Dragon 

On the 19th of February  Jampa Ling Buddhist Centre, Bawnboy, Co. Cavan  will hold their Losar day. They  will not be celebrating as such but will hold prayers in remembrance for all the Tibetan’s who have taken their own lives in the last year and for all the Tibetan people living inside Tibet. The day will start with a smoke puja at 11am, followed by prayers in the Shrine Room. They will have their bring and share vegetarian lunch at 1pm but there will be no singing or people playing musical instruments in the afternoon.  However after lunch Ven. Rinpoche will be consecrating the ground where the Stupa will be built.

 Please come along. Everybody is welcome.  

 Other events happening at Jampa Ling in February

FEBUARY 10th – 11th 

Ven. Rinpoche will be teaching:  The practice, using the third stage of the Path.

Practice of Bodhicitta. Without having had teachings, without having contemplated and meditated on the precious nature of human existence, on death, on the karmic law of cause and effect, on the nature of samsaric suffering, on refuge and on the Four Noble Truths, it is very difficult to have a realistic attitude towards Bodhicitta. Read More

Lake Avenue House B&B-Accommodation in Cavan

Lake Avenue House B&B and Self Catering in Co. Cavan

With its unique landscape of rolling hills, lakes, heritage and unspoilted country side, Cavan is a county that is just waiting to be discovered. Why don’t you come along and stay for a while, we will be waiting for you………. 

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Growing Fruit…Vegetables in Ireland

Growing Fruit…Vegetables in Cavan, Ireland

Ok so maybe Ireland hasn’t got sun splitting the stones, beautiful blue skies 365 days of the year, but what we do have is great land, great soil and weather that suits growing some of the best fruit and vegetables you will find any where in the world. And I hate to say it but we are even lucky to have so much rain…keeps everything growing and we never really have to worry about watering anything. Below are picture of some of the goodies we got from our garden this year, it is so nice to be able to walk out the back door pick some apples for a apple tart or veg for soup….we may not be self sufficient here at Lake Avenue House Bed and Breakfast but we are going in the right direction.

The Raspberries pictured below are new and were sown in early spring, they are late fruiting Raspberries and are just producing fruit now….hard to believe you can have fresh grown soft fruit in November

Stewed Apple Cake

Stewed Apple Cake  I got this recipe from Hey Pesto’s blog, I had tried a few muffin and cake recipes using apples and after lots of tasting I think this cake is a winner, it is also very easy to make which is a big plus. With lots of apples about Cavan at the moment it is a good way of using them up and makes a change from apple tarts and crumbles. I made a change to the original recipe, I sprinkled a cinnamon crumble on the top….yumm. Might try and make this as apples muffins next time.


  • 10oz/280g self raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 40z/110g caster sugar
  • 40z/110g demerara sugar
  • 4oz/110g butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 pt/300ml stewed apples (about 3-4 cookers or eating, I used cookers)


  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 1tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp melted butter


  1. Peel and slice apples, put into pot with a little water and cook till soft.
  2. Mix all your dry ingredients in bowel – flour, baking powder and sugars together.
  3. Fold in the lightly beaten eggs, melted butter and vanilla extract,  stir in the stewed apples.
  4. Pour mixture into a lined 9″/23cm springform tin.
  5. To make cumble: mix flour, sugar and cinnamon on plate,  slowly dribble with melted butter and mix lightly with fork.
  6. Sprinkle crumble over cake.
  7. Bake in oven set at 170c for about  35-45 mins, depends on oven. Insert skewer to make sure cake is cooked.
  8. Allow the cake to cool in the tin for 10-15 mins before turning out. Eat warm with some lightly whipped cream, or enjoy cold with a cup of coffee…………

Winter Gardens 2011, Cavan, Ireland

Winter Gardens 2011, Cavan, Ireland 

Even though the days are getting colder, wetter and darker there is still lots of colour to be found in our garden at Lake Avenue House B&B. Below are just some of the plants and shrubs that shine at this time of the year.

B&B Teddy Bear Experience in Beautiful West Cavan

B&B Teddy Bear Experience

Create marvellous family memories by enjoying an afternoon at the charming Silver Bear Centre when Mammy, Daddy and all the family create their own individual teddy bear from start to finish including designing their own Teddy Bear outfits for their own precious creations to bring home with them. This unique family experience is in one of Ireland’s best-kept secrets – West Cavan. The unspoiled landscape has something for everyone, whether it’s rest, relaxation or a family activity for all to enjoy. Come spend time at Lake Avenue House B&B and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Irish country side while you create your own Teddy Bear!

Rates are per person sharing and include a full breakfast and afternoon at The Sliver Bear Centre

1 Night B&B

Family of 5 €220 (2 adults + 3 children 12 years of age or younger)

Family of 4 €190 (2 adults + 2 children 12 years of age or younger)

Family of 3 €170 (2 adults + 1 children 12 years of age or younger)

2 Nights B&B

Family of 5 €310 (2 adults + 3 children 12 years of age or younger)

Family of 4 €270 (2 adults + 2 children 12 years of age or younger)

Family of 3 €240 (2 adults + 1 children 12 years of age or younger

For more information contact Lake Avenue House

Templeport Lake, Co. Cavan October 2011

Templeport Lake, Bawnboy, Co. Cavan

Water, water everwhere. After a few days of very heavy rain  Templeport Lake is well up and has flowed into the nearby fields. It makes for a very pretty picture when the sun is shining.

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