Bawnboy, Ballyconnell, Co Cavan

The Bawn

The Bawn

Located just outside Bawnboy village.

This was an Ulster Plantation Fort, possibly built on the site of an old Magauran stronghold probably around 1610/15.

The place name Bawnboy derives from the Irish, An


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– The Yellow Bawn Buí (boy) meaning yellow, received its name from the colour of the sand used in the building of the Bawn. .



The Geopark carries out a range of Geopark education programs on Cuilcagh every year when students, from primary school through to university, visit Cuilcagh every year to take a closer look at the many geological features or to conduct field studies on the blanket bog.

The Geopark also runs events for the public to enjoy such as Jeep Safaris.