Visit Cavan

Let Cavan surprise you!

Visit Cavan

A place that's far away from it all without being that far away...

There’s plenty to see and do in Cavan during your visit, from vibrant Cavan Town, with its bustling restaurants, cafés, shops and bars, to the stunning Breffni countryside just a short drive away.

Here you’ll find breathtaking walks through ancient landscapes, history waiting around every corner and an unmistakeable humour and warmth that’s uniquely, well, Cavan!

This is a food county that offers lots to sample, both on and off the plate. Go on, let Cavan surprise you!

For information on accommodation, dining, and activities, visit This is Cavan!

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Festivals

 

Date

Name

Category

Location

Jan

Dancing in the Drumlins

Traditional

Cavan 

March

National Science Week

Science

Cavan

March

NYAH Traditional Music Festival

Traditional

Cavan

March

Cavan Drama Festival

Theatre

Townhall Cavan

March

Shercock Drama Festival

Theatre

Townhall Cavan

March

Cootehill ‘Roy Armstrong’ Easter Festival

Sport

Cootehill

May

Killeshandra Fishing Festival

Sport

Killeshandra

May

Geopark Gourmet Tour

Food

Blacklion

May 

Cavan Walking Festival

Sport

Cavan

June

Killinkere Whit Jamboree

Family

Killinkere/Virginia

June

Cavan County Fleadh

Traditional

Various 

June

Midsummer Night Bonfire

Family

Ballyhugh Arts & Cultural Centre

June

Milltown Midsummer Tradfest

Traditional

Milltown

June

Summer Solstice Walk at Cavan Burren Walk

Heritage & Culture

Blacklion

July

Cathal Bui Arts Festival

Arts

Blacklion

July

Wheelin’ in the Years

Family

Ballyjamesduff 

July

Festival of the Erne

Family

Belturbet

July

Arvagh Show

Agriculture

Arvagh

July

Belturbet Annual Fishing Festival

Sport

Belturbet

July

Bawnboy Community Festival

Family

Bawnboy

July

Lets Tri Cavan

Sport

Cavan

June

Breffni 3 Province Challenge

Sport

Arvagh

August

Fair of Muff

Family

Kingscourt

August

Gowna Angling Festival

Sport

Gowna

August

Heritage Week

Heritage & Culture

All over Cavan

August

Ramor Open Pike Festival

Sport

Virginia 

August

Moynalty Steam Threshing

Family

Moynalty

August

Redhills Carnival on the Green

Family

Redhills 

August

Taste of Cavan Food Festival 

Food

Cavan

August

Virginia Show

Agriculture

Virginia

September

Mullagh Fair Day

Family

Mullagh

September

Gerry Whelan Memorial Weekend

Traditional

Cootehill

September

Cootehill Championship Fishing Festival

Sport

Cootehill

September

World Pairs Angling

Sport

Ballyconnell

September

King of Clubs Angling Festival

Sport

Arvagh

September

Knowing One’s Place

Religion

Mullagh

September

Culture Night

Heritage & Culture

Various 

October

Bailieborough Poetry Festival

Arts

Bailieborough

October

Virginia Pumpkin Festival 

Family

Virginia

October

Cavan Kayakarun

Sport

Cootehill 

October

Ed Reavy Traditional Music Festival

Traditional

Cavan & Cootehill

October

Run with Catherina

Sport

Cavan

October

Festival of the Dead

Theatre

Townhall Cavan

November

Cavan Craft & Food Fair

Family

Cavan

November

Cavan Monaghan Science Festival 

Family

Cavan & Monaghan

December

Winter Solstice at Cavan Burren Park

Heritage & Culture

Blacklion