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Sporting Attractions

Things to do in Cavan

Discover Exciting Sporting Attractions in Cavan

Welcome to the Cavan Crystal Hotel your ideal base for exploring the wide range of sporting activities this beautiful region has to offer. Whether you’re an avid golfer, an enthusiastic angler, or someone who loves the great outdoors, Cavan has something for everyone. Here’s a list of some of the top sporting attractions you can enjoy during your stay with us.


Cavan is a true paradise for anglers, renowned for its numerous lakes and rivers. The county’s rich waters are teeming with fish, offering excellent opportunities for both coarse and game fishing. Whether you prefer fishing from the shore, a boat, or even fly fishing in the rivers, you’re sure to find a perfect spot to cast your line. Local angling guides are available to help you find the best fishing spots and share tips on the local techniques, ensuring you have a memorable and successful fishing experience. Find out more about fishing in Cavan here


For those who love water-based activities, the Cavan Adventure Centre is a must-visit. Offering a range of exciting watersports such as kayaking, canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), and biking, there’s something for everyone. During the summer months, the outdoor inflatable waterpark at Killykeen Forest Park provides endless fun for the whole family. The centre also offers biodiversity tours, wellbeing days, and guided boat tours, allowing you to explore and enjoy the natural beauty of Cavan in a unique and active way. Visit their website here


Golf enthusiasts will be delighted by the selection of golf courses in County Cavan. With eight different courses to choose from, you can enjoy many rounds of golf amidst picturesque settings. Each course offers its own unique challenges and beautiful scenery, making every game a new adventure. Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or a beginner, you’ll find the perfect spot to tee off and enjoy a relaxing day on the greens. Discover golf breaks in Cavan and make the most of your time on the fairways.

Located close by is our sister hotel home to Farnham Estate Golf Course. This is an 18 hole championship golf course is widely regarded as the finest in the county. 


Explore the stunning natural beauty of Cavan on foot by taking part in the many guided nature walks available in the area. These walks offer a fantastic way to discover the rich flora and fauna of the region while getting some exercise. Whether you’re meandering through serene forest trails, strolling along scenic lakeshores, or climbing gentle hills for panoramic views, there’s a walk to suit all levels of fitness and interest. Lace up your walking shoes and immerse yourself in the tranquil landscapes of Cavan. Fine out more about walking trails here

Looking slightly further afield to County Fermanagh (45 min drive from the Cavan Crystal Hotel) is the spectacular Stairway to Heaven walk (The Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail) well worth a visit. Look no further for hotels near the Stairway to Heaven walk.

Your stay at the Cavan Crystal Hotel

We invite you to explore these fantastic sporting attractions during your stay at our family hotel in Cavan. With so many activities to choose from, you’ll never run out of things to do. Whether you’re here for a family break or a sporting adventure, Cavan promises endless excitement and enjoyment. Book your stay with us today and start planning your perfect sporting getaway.

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