The County of Cavan, it is stated, has 365 lakes, 1 for each and every day of the year and Belturbet is perfectly placed tojust some of this myriad of waterways. Belturbet is also well served by bars and restaurants, whilst golf, walking tours and fishing are common activities that are well catered for. Additional north, Upper Lough Erne offers clear waters and impressive - practically mountainous - scenery, dotted with a lot of islands, coves and inlets.
Further on lies Garrykennedy, Mountshannon and Scarriff. In in between is Holy Island (or Iniscealtra), evoking memories of early Irish Christianity. Killaloe, web site of the restored 13th century St.Flannan's Cathedral and surrounded by the legends of ancient kings, hermits and heroes, has a 13-arched bridge and a modern marina that's well-liked with boat-customers. This cruise can also be done as a 3-4 day quick break - just minimize the time spent visiting the location according to your preferences.
It featured greatly in Irish rebellions against English rule in the 16th century and was taken after an eight day siege in 1594. In 1607 it was remodelled and refurbished by Captain William Cole. The riverside tower at the south, recognized as the Watergate, was added at this time. In the 18th century the castle was remodelled as the Castle Barracks and now houses the Regimental Museum of the Royal Inniskillen Fusiliers.
Boyle is a big, modern town with a rich history, considerably of it centred about the King family members, one particular of the wealthiest families in 17th century Ireland. It has all the facilities you would expect which includes many shops, supermarkets, restaurants, a pharmacy and ATM machines. Numerous of the grocery shops in the town will provide to your boat. There is a really excellent children's play location situated at the rear of King Home.
A picturesque little village with a choice of two grocery shops, a newsagent's, post workplace and 4 really very good bar/restaurants. A map board can be found at the marina. There are also a number of other businesses in the village which includes a hairdressing salon, a beauty salon and a fitness centre. All in all, the facilities are very great for such a modest village. There is a very fascinating Bog Oak water function in the centre of the village called The Weeping Tree and was crafted from regional Bog Oak by a nearby craftsman. Tennis courts are available beside the harbour. About three.5km north of Dromod is Derrycarne Wood, where there are beautiful nature trails and picnic locations.