Bawnboy, Ballyconnell, Co Cavan

The keepers Arms

Rest, Relax, Return
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Looking for a warm and welcoming traditional family-run Bed & Breakfast, with the added benefit of a friendly Irish pub, one that’s perfectly placed for exploring the North West of Ireland and where guests are top priority?

Then look no further!

From the moment you step through the doors at The Keepers Arms, you will experience genuine Irish hospitality and will be made to feel very welcome.

Welcome To The Keepers Arms

We have been the proud owners of The Keepers Arms for over 30 years and, together with our family, our aim is to deliver a first rate and enjoyable experience for our guests, ensuring that they will yearn to return again and again.

Sheila & Bryan McKiernan


The Keepers Arms

At A Glance

  • Stay at a traditional family-run Irish country pub
  • Genuine Irish welcome, warmth and true hospitality
  • Perfect base for exploring West Cavan and Fermanagh
  • Spacious, comfortable guest rooms, separate from the pub
  • Private guest car parking with ample space for each car
  • Extensive breakfast menu using locally sourced produce
  • Delicious home-cooked meals available in the pub
  • Excellent, genuine reviews from previous guests
  • Storage and cold room for walking kits, bikes, fishing gear
  • In the heart of the Cuilcagh Lakelands
  • Ideally located for the Stairway to Heaven
  • Perfect for walking the Geopark, Cavan Burren and Cavan Way
  • A fishing haven – famous for coarse and pike fishing
walking and trails


Martin Hall

Great place great food and the hosts are brilliant. I have been about 15 times before and like a good wine it just gets better. Well done Sheila Bryan and the team


The food is absolutely wonderful…. The rooms are clean & the welcome exceptional. Everything you could hope for under one roof. Nothing too much trouble for the owners Sheila & Bryan… Great Sunday lunches too. Highly recommend… Close to all major attractions but in the most beautiful and tranquil of areas… Well worth a visit…

Marian Ryan

One of the best breakfast I’ve ever tasted lovely clean room & very quiet

Emma Browne

Had an amazing time staying at the keepers arms. The bar is very comfy with affordable prices. The rooms are very spacious and implacably tidy and clean. Kudos for James from the bar. He was a real craic!

Great experience. Lovely rooms, welcoming owners and top notch hospitality.

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