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Kingscourt Holiday Homes Cavan

Kingscourt Holiday Homes Cavan

Kingscourt is a busy market town in County Cavan. It is located in the south east of the county near near the borders of Meath, Louth and Monaghan.

The town was founded near the site of the old village of Cabra, by Mervyn Pratt, towards the end of the 18th century, and was completed by his brother, the Rev. Joseph Pratt.

Cabra Castle, a Norman-style castle, is located near the town. The castle has, in recent years, been restored and expanded and is now a four star hotel with a lovely golf course set in its grounds

Adjacent to Cabra Castle is the wonderful Dun a Rí Forest Park, a place of surprising contrasts. Located in a peaceful glen, Dun a Rí is home to stoat, hare, mink, rabbit and otter, as well as red and grey squirrel along the banks of the River Cabra, which runs through the park.

Take a walk through deep, leafy glades over old bridges. See marvellous views north to Slieve Gullion in County Armagh and the Mountains of Mourne. Some interesting features in the park include Cromwell’s bridge, a wishing well and an ice house. There are four walks of approximately 1.5 -2km in length in the park

Nearby Lough-an-Leagh mountain (1119ft) is an area of outstanding natural beauty. On a clear day it is possible to see 14 counties from the summit of the mountain. A number of surrounding lakes, such as Ervey and Greaghlone are well stocked with many species of coarse fish.

To the south-west of Kingscourt is Muff Rock, scene of an annual horse fair on August 12th the origins of which date to prehistoric times. Muff Fair is widely regarded as the Oldest Horse Fair in Ireland.