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Ballyhaise Holiday Homes Cavan

Ballyhaise Holiday Homes Cavan

Ballyhaise is a pretty village located 7 km north-northeast of Cavan Town.

Situated on the Annalee River (a tributary of the Erne) the village has numerous historical remains. The hexagonal square designed by Richard Cassels, is a unique focal point for the village.

A bridge over the river on the outskirts of the village is almost 300 years old. Ballyhaise House was built for the Newburghs, a local landowning family, in the 1730s. It is said to contain the earliest surviving oval room in Ireland and Britain.

Nowadays Ballyhaise House County Cavan is used as an agricultural college. A well laid out amenity park lies opposite the college, along the banks of the Annalee. A visit to the Catholic church is also recommended.

As the former cathedral church of Kilmore, it was once situated in Cavan town, but was rebuilt in Ballyhaise, stone for stone, in the 1930s/40s. Also in nearby Shantemon, there is a curious line of five stones, each one smaller than the other, which probably date from 2000 BC. It is referred to locally as ‘Finn Mac Cool’s fingers’, a reference to the legendary giant.

As well as being home to one of the best GAA pitches in the county, Ballyhaise also has an 18-hole pitch & putt course which is open all year round.