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Woodford River Walk, Ballyconnell, County Cavan

Woodford River Walk, Ballyconnell, County Cavan

Distance: 5km
Grade: Easy
Terrain: Forest path
Approximate Time: 1 hour 20 mins

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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

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Myths ‘n Mixes-Local folklore and Recipes

Myths ‘n Mixes was launched in the Slieve Russell Hotel last night, this is a production from  the 2009 St. Mogue’s College Transition Year students.

Myths ‘n Mixes is a collection of  folklore, recipes and cures gathered in West Cavan. In it can be found many stories, such as, stories of the Banshee, Bonebrooke Bridge, traditions at wakes and funerals, cure of Shingles and of the Sprain, recipes of Boxty, colcannon are to name but a few. These are local traditions and beliefs that have been handed down from generation to generation and it is great to see them preserved and written down so we can pass them on to the next generation.

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