Blacklion Holiday Homes Cavan
Blacklion is a small village in west County Cavan that is situated on the Cavan/ Fermanagh border. The village is located near the shores of Lower and Upper Lough MacNean. The river which connects the two lakes forms the border between County Cavan and County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland. A bridge over this river connects Blacklion to the village of Belcoo in County Fermanagh.
There are many attractions near Blacklion including the Cavan Burren, the Cladagh Glen Nature Reserve, Florence Court house and grounds, Glenfarne Forest with its lakeside walks, the Shannon Pot (the source of the River Shannon, Ireland’s longest river) and Cuilcagh Mountain Park.
Blacklion is also in the heart of the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark which means there are many events for children, families, walkers and geological and archaeological enthusiasts taking place all year round.
The Cavan Way, a 25 km marked walking trail runs from the village of Dowra, County Cavan to Blacklion. It links up with the Ulster Way at Blacklion and the Leitrim Way in Dowra.
Blacklion also has a nine hole golf course and fine dining at the award winning MacNean Bistro run by the chef Neven Maguire. Upper Lough Macnean is known as an excellent coarse fishing lake and contains bream, roach, hybrids, pike, perch, eel and brown trout. The Lough MacNean Sculpture Trail circles the lakes.
A small monument to the 17th century poet, Cathal Buí Mac Giolla Gunna, the writer of ‘An Bonnan Bui’, is located near the ruins of Killinagh church, 3 miles from the town. Cathal Bui frequented the area and an annual arts festival now takes place in his honour.