The tranquil lakelands of County Cavan are the perfect setting for a 'get away from it all' holiday. The easy rhythm of life, the gentle sound of the water lapping at the edge of the lakes and canals that spread throughout the county, the mood of genuine relaxation is enough to calm even the most harried visitor. An oasis of peace in an island that is fast becoming infected with a more hectic lifestyle.
Cavan is a boating person's paradise. Over 180 miles of scenic canals linking the great lakes and the crystal rivers of the region provide a magical trip for cruising. Of course where there's water there's fish and Cavan is home away from home for anglers from all over the world. The county has a well-deserved international reputation for coarse and pike fishing but with the multitude of small lakes and secluded riverways there is something to suit all tastes.
For those with a taste for more landbased pursuits the Slieve Russell Golf Club is one of the finest in the country and has been used in several international and PGA competitions. The Cavan Way links Leitrim and the course of the River Shannon to the Ulster Way further north. Meandering though the hills and valleys of the county the 16 mile Way provides some fine views from the upland areas and goes by many of the best historical monuments to be found in Cavan.
Cavan Town, the capital of the county was founded back in the 13th century and continues to thrive today. Various local attractions like the Lifeforce Milland the Cavan Genealogical Centre are to be found here. There's more than a couple of good pubs about as well. The Black Horse in the centre of town and the McCauls with its famous Tuesday night Blues sessions are just two of the places where music, food and a warm welcome await the next person to come down the road.
Cavan may not have much in the way of nightclubs or rock festivals but that's not the charm of this county. Cavan is about relaxation, about quiet contentment in Ireland's beautiful lakelands region where mind and body can wander amid the lush landscape of the Cavan hills.