Killykeen Forest Park - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Killykeen Forest Park
Killykeen Forest Park is located in a very scenic area of Co Cavan. It lies on the shores of Lough Oughter which is part of the River Erne system. The forest consists of mainly mixed woodland including Norway and Sitka spruce, Ash, Oak and Beech. The area is popular with anglers because of its location along Lough Oughter which is connected to thousands of hectares of lakeland complexes. Canoeing, biking and windsurfing are also popular activities at the park.
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1.58km from Killykeen Forest Park
This is a beautiful catchment of water separated by small islands and drumlins. It is a much-loved spot for fishermen, but it is also home to a wonderful array of archaeological and historical gems. Perhaps most famous of these is the stunning Clogh Oughter Castle. The lakes are bounded roughly by Belturbet in the north, Cavan town to the east, Crossdoney to the south and Killeshandra to the west. It is a perfect spot for outdoor adventures.
1.59km from Killykeen Forest Park
Cloughoughter Castle is a ruined circular castle on a small island in Lough Oughter, 4 kilometres east of the town of Killeshandra in County Cavan, Ireland. It stands on a small island, scarce three hundred feet in diameter, just sufficient to contain the castle and a small margin of rock around it. The island stands in very deep water; the shores are a mile distant, wild, yet thickly wooded.
Killashandra loop walk
3.98km from Killykeen Forest Park
Killeshandra Loop lies just outside the picturesque Cavan village and is an example of beautiful, unspoilt nature that is totally accessible by car, and a stone’s throw from great food, drink and accommodation options. It is 240 hectors of mixed woodland wrapped around the Lough Oughter lake system with a network of forest walks, picnic areas, swimming area, family cycle trail and multi access trails and paths.
Drumlane Abbey and Round Tower
5.78km from Killykeen Forest Park
Drumlane's round tower is an impressive historic monument located in a monastic site in Milltown, County Cavan. Founded in 555 AD by Saint Columba, the tower stands near an abbey and church and remains an enduring tourist attraction in Cavan today. All that remains today are the remains of a round tower and gothic style church from the medieval period.
Cathedral of Saints Patrick & Felim, Cavan
7.07km from Killykeen Forest Park
The historic and spectacular Cathedral of Saint Patrick and Saint Felim is the most dominant building in Cavan Town. It is the seat of the Bishop of Kilmore, and the mother church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kilmore. It was built in the years 1938 to 1942 and was one of the last huge Roman catholic cathedrals in neo classical style.
Discover More Attractions in County Cavan, Home of Killykeen Forest Park
County Cavan is a county in Ireland. It is in the province of Ulster and is part of the Border Region. Cavan is known as 'The Lakeland County' and is reputed to contain 365 lakes. The county contains forests such as Bellamont Forest near Cootehill, Killykeen Forest Park at Lough Oughter.