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Bawnboy, Ballyconnell, Co Cavan

Castles Houses and Gardens

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Jampa Ling – Tibetan Buddhist Mediation Centre:  Jampa Ling is a meditation and retreat centre situated on a beautiful nineteenth century estate in County Cavan, Ireland. His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been the our patron for over 25 years.  [5 minutes drive from The Keepers Arms]

Castle Saunderson:  Located on the border between Cavan and Fermanagh, in the heart of the Cuilcagh Lakeland Geopark, the story of Castle Saunderson is marked by fire and blood, conquest and division and finally, peace, reconciliation and multi-culturalism, with an international scouting centre opening adjacent to the castle in 2012. In many ways, the story of Castle Saunderson is reflective of the story of the island of Ireland.  [40 minutes drive from The Keepers Arms]

Florencecourt House & Gardens:  This National Trust property can be found just 20 minutes from Bawnboy. Florence Court is well known to gardeners as the home of the Irish Yew, Taxus baccata ‘Fastigiata’, which is now a feature of gardens throughout the world. The original tree, discovered in about 1760, can still be seen on the fringe of Cottage Wood to the south-east of the house. [20 minutes drive from The Keepers Arms]

Castle Coole: 
On the outskirts of Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh stands Castle Coole, the family home of the Earls of Belmore and one of the treasures of the National Trust.  The surrounding estate is a fitting setting for the house, with parkland, Lough Coole and extensive woods.  [40 minutes drive from The Keepers Arms]

Crom Estate:  On the shores of the Upper Lough Erne in County Fermanagh lies Crom Estate, one of the most important nature conservation sites owned by the National Trust.  This 1,900 acre estate includes the largest surviving area of oak woodland in Northern Ireland and one of the most important and least spoilt freshwater habitats. [40 minutes drive from The Keepers Arms]

Enniskillen Castle:  Nestled amid Fermanagh’s Lakelands on the banks of the picturesque River Erne you will find Enniskillen Castle. This fine castle, once the home of the Gaelic Maguire chieftains, represents an important part of Fermanagh’s rich history and heritage. [30 minutes drive from The Keepers Arms]

castle houses and gardens