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Cootehill Holiday Homes

Cootehill Holiday Homes Cavan

Cootehill is a busy town situated close to the County Monaghan border. Cootehill is a fine example of an 18th Century Ulster market town. It began as a small village in the early 1700s and soon developed into an important market town for brown linen.

The town owes its origins to the Coote family who acquired a large estate in this area in the late 18th century

Located between the rivers Dromore and Annalee, Cootehill is renowned as a first rate fishing destination and with 26 lakes within a 10 miles of the town, anglers are not short of options.

Evidence of ancient settlements can be seen in the area around Cootehill. A Megalithic tomb at nearby Cohaw is a well-preserved example of a double chamber tomb, at least 4000 years old.

Set among the drumlins outside Cootehill, Maudabawn Cultural Centre offers classes, short visits, summer schools and tours on Ireland’s rich culture and heritage.

Bellamont House, built in 1725, is one of the finest Palladian houses in Ireland. Designed by Edward Lovett Pearce, who also designed the Bank of Ireland building on College Green in Dublin, Bellamont House is not open to the public, although part of the grounds and paths are accessible.

The Moravian cemetery in the town is a reminder of a small religious sect which flourished in Cootehill from the mid-eighteenth century up until the 1920s.

Situated amidst the rolling Drumlin hills of Cavan in an area of outstanding beauty, Cootehill offers the visitor a variety of outdoor and indoor activities within easy reach of the town including swimming, tennis, pitch and putt and golf as well as the excellent fishing facilities in the surrounding lakes and rivers.