Killinkere Visitors Farm
Situated in Lisnagirl, Killinkere halfway between Virginia and Bailieborough in Co Cavan. Sometimes referred to as a Pet Farm or an Open Farm. It is both of these things and much more. It is a real Working Farm in the traditional way, that is small mixed farming including the animals that would have been farmed and used in the area for hundreds of years. Killinkere Visitor & Pet Farm also grows crops such as Oats, Potatoes, Flax and all sorts of vegetables to make Killinkere Visitor & Pet Farm more interesting. Killinkere Visitor & Pet Farm keep about 20 other species of animals not normally found on a small farm such as Llamas, Miniature Horses, Chin Chulas, Guinea Pigs, Deer, Rare Birds and Fowl.If you are looking for a fun day out for your family, group or club then Killinkere Visitor & Pet Farm is number 1 for fun, interaction with farm animals and activites such as nature walks, heritage trail, pony rides, tractor tralier rides and hands on farming fun

Dun na Ri Forest Park
Dun na Ri park is just outside Kingscourt, 6 miles from Bailieborough along the banks of the River Cabra and featuring a dramatic gorge embracing part of the Cabra Estate, formerly owned by the Pratt family. The romantic Glen of the Cabra River, stretching the full length of the Park is an area steeped in legend. 
The park is famous for its ‘Wishing Well’ and Ice House. There are four walks with different points of interest and the park is full of wildlife.

Visit Loughcrew Cairns, oldcastle Co Meath, just 30 miniutes drive away. The best kept secret in archaeological Ireland.
In a landscape of inspiring beauty and intriguing history, the Cairns at Loughcrew from the largest complex of passage graves in Ireland. The Cairns are megalithis structures originally built about 4000 BC as burial chambers. The Cairns are in two groups: Carnbane west, about 15 Cairns, including Cairn L which is roofed and contains superb symbolic carvings in good condition. This group is some 2KM walk from the car park on gently sloping ground. Carnbane East includes Cairn T, also roofed and with excellent engravings, and is a shorter but steeper walk.

Newgrange Megalithic Passage Tomb
The megalithic passage tomb at newgrange was built about 3200 BC. Making them older than Stonehenge in England and the pyramids of giza in Egypt. The kidney shaped mound covers an area of over one acre and is surrounded by 97 kerbstones, some of which are richly decorated with megalithic art. The 19 meter long inner passage leads to a cruciform chamber with a corbelled roof. It is estimated that the construction of the passage tomb at newgrange would have taken a work force of 300 at least 20 years.
The passage and chamber of newgrange are illuminated by the winter solstice sunrise. A shaft of sunlight shines through the roof box over the entrance and penetrates the passage to light up the chamber. The dramatic event lasts for 17 minutes at dawn on the winter solistice and for a few mornings either side of the winter solistice.

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Things To Do

Bailieborough is a viberant town in east Cavan 1 hours drive from Dublin. In the centre of Ireland’s Lake district and is regarded as a fisherman’s haven with lakes situated within a radius of two miles all of which can boast excellent catches of course fish. With its many pubs restaurants and supermarkets, Bailieborough cater for all visitors. Beautiful walks include Castle Lake scenic walk and Lough-an Leigh Mountain walk with beautiful views.  Lough-an-Lea mountain (1119ft) an area of outstanding beauty. On a fine day it is possible to see 14 counties from the summit.  Bailieborough is in an excellent location for exploring the many more attractions further a field.

Fishing
Bailieborough is renowned as a fisherman’s haven with the town lake and several other lakes surrounding within two mile radius providing excellent course and pike fishing.

Golf
There is an 18 hole pitch and putt course within three miles of Bailieborough. It is open all year round and equipment rental is available. A 9 hole golf course is just eight miles away in the town of Virginia. And an excellent 18 hole golf course and a 36 hole course only fifteen miles away in Kells Co Meath. Also a nine hole golf course in kingscourt.

Horse Riding
There is an Equestrain Centre on the outskirts of Bailieborough where you may ride through rolling hills, by streams, lakes and through forests or have a go at show jumping in our outdoor arena

Swimming
A heated Swimming pool in the town centre offers large pool, Gym, Jacuzzi and steam room.

Walks
You can enjoy many beautiful walks including Lough-an-Lea mountain overlooking Bailiebrough has a fantastic scenic path with beautiful views and lots of wildlife, on a clear day you can see 14 counties from the summit. Also the woodlands around the Castle lake are renowned for quiet walks in idyllic surroundings.


Virginia is worth a visit just 8 miles drive from Bailieborough. It is sited on the shores of Lough Ramour  has several restaurants, a nine hole golf course with narrow tree lined fairways overlooking Lough Ramor, and the Ramor Theatre where you can enjoy regular performances.  Also an angling hub, popular with pike anglers. Deerpark Forest Walk Virgina A beautiful forest walk on the shores of Lough Ramour is a must.
The Virginia Pumpkin Festival is an annual event held in the town of Virginia, Co Cavan the festival takes place every bank holiday weekend at Halloween at the end of October. This year it will celebrate its fourth year with a greater audience expected to attend – such as a headlining performance from Irish Rockabilly singer Imelda May Local attractions. Virginia Agricultural Show takes place in August annually and is one of the biggest and most exciting shows in Ireland.

Annual Virginia Street Fair
The annual Virginia Street Fair, held on the last Sunday of June every year, is a reconstruction of Virginia's original 'Fairday' with animals, trading on the street, craft demonstration and entertainment. Visitors can see Cavan's largest display of vintage vehicles and participate in traditional Irish music and dancing.

Marble Arch Caves
The Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark is host to one of Europe's finest showcaves allowing visitors to explore a fascinating, natural underworld of rivers, waterfalls, winding passages and lofty chambers. Lively and informative guides conduct tours past a bewildering variety of cave formations – stalactites glisten above stream ways and chambers while fragile mineral veils and cascades of creamy calcite coat walls and spread as shimmering terraces across rock strewn floors. Spectacular walkways allow easy access while powerful lighting reveals the stunning beauty and grandeur of the caves. Electrically powered boats glide through huge caverns carrying visitors along a subterranean river.
Tours last for 75 minutes and are suitable for people of average fitness. Comfortable walking shoes and a warm sweater are recommended.