Kingscourt is a busy market town in the south-east corner of County Cavan. With Cabra Castle 4 star hotel and several B&Bs in the locality, visitors to the town are spoiled for choice. Visitors can explore Dun a Rí Forest Park or play 9 holes of golf at Cabra Castle Golf Course.
Kingscourt's Catholic Church, sitting on a ridge high above the town, displays excellent stained glass windows by the renowned Irish artist Evie Hone, who also provided designs for Eton College Chapel. Situated one mile from Kingscourt, Dun a Rí Forest Park is a place of beauty. Situated in a tranquil 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 romantic 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. Click here for map.
Nearby Lough-an-Leagh mountain (1119ft) is an area of outstanding natural beauty. On a fine day it is possible to see 14 counties from the summit. There is a beautiful walk at the top of Lough-an-Leagh - click here for details.
Dun a Ri Forest Park
Dun a Ri is one of the most beautiful and tranquil forest parks in Ireland. With the Cabra River running through the park, small waterfalls, several historical sites of interest, a diversity of flora and fauna and four mapped walks Dun a Ri has something for all the family. Located 1 mile north of Kingscourt on the R179 to Carrickmacross. Click here for map of Dun a Ri Forest Park.