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……
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……….
2011 Cavan Fleadh Cheoil
All the family had a ball at the 2011 Cavan Fleadh Cheoil , great crowds and beautiful music on the streets of Cavan. Really impressed with all the young kids playing such good music. And guess what Cavan will host the 2012 Fleadh Cheoil-third year in a row-looking forward to it already. Here are some images from the 2011 Fleadh Cheoil more pictures can be found on Lake Avenue House’s face book page
St. Mogue’s Burial Place-Rossinver, Co. Leitrim
We had a guest staying at Lake Avenue House B&B who had an interest in St. Mogue, after a visit to St. Mogue’s Island on Templeport Lake he visited St. Mogue’s burial place in Rossinver, Co. Leitrim below are some picture he took and sent back to us.
2011 Annual Boat Trip To St. Mogue’s Island
A lovely day was had at the St. Mogue’s annual boat trip. All the usual day trippers were there as well as plenty of new faces. The trip in previous years had proved to be very popular however this year its popularity was brought to a new level. Queues reached right back to the fences, and each boat that set sail was full to the brim. It’s not usually this busy, believe me, I have been going for several years now. However this year was different, the new boat house that had just after been finished was opening and the official launch of a new book on St. Mogue and the Island was being launched. Several speeches were made and prayers were said by candidates of Catholic, Buddhist and the Church of Ireland communities. All this was followed by the official opening, where Johnny Mc Keirnan, special Olympic gold medalist cut the ribbon.
The boats then began ferrying people out to the Island where prayers were said at the graves of loved ones and St. Mogues clay, thought to have special protecting powers, was scraped out of the ruins of the church that St. Mogue had built all those years ago. As we crossed back over to the boat house we saw just how many people had turned out for the day. The queues had gotten even larger and cars were still coming down the lane.
All in All a good day was had by everyone
~to see more pictures of the day please follow the link to Lake Avenue House facebook page
Bawnboy Festival 2011
As always the Festival day brings large crowds to the village of Bawnboy, the vintage cars, tractors, motorbikes and more were of great interest and young and old enjoyed seeing how things worked in “the good old days”. The helicopter rides were popular with all age groups and was kept busy long into the evening. Andrew Murray the Boxer from Cavan was the referee for the Sumo Wrestling competition. More pictures can be found on Lake Avenue Face Book Page
Rhubarb-Lake Avenue House B&B
Picked our first Rhubarb for the year yesterday, made a Rhubarb Crumble using the Recipe I posted here last year, just lovely. This is a new bed of Rhubarb I started about 2 years ago, great to see it doing so well. I found a Rhubarb Muffin Recipe that I have been dying to try out, hope to make it next week. If successful it would be a new item to add to our Bed and Breakfast menu.
Beautiful images take by a friend when she visited us here at Lake Avenue House in Cavan over the Christmas Holidays.