Bawnboy, Ballyconnell, Co Cavan

The Keepers Arms

Rest, Relax and Return

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


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 UNESCO Geopark
  • 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


Honestly can’t praise it enough. We stayed here for 2 nights in the 1 bedroom suite and just can’t get over what good value it was. The breakfast was lovely. The owners couldn’t have been friendlier and were lovely to our dog. 100% recommend!!!

Jemima Stones

Local Guide

Amazing weekend break at the wonderful Keepers Arms. Great location for walking or cycling in this beautiful region; Jon and Michelle are fantastic hosts serving great food (if the lemon posset is on the menu, you have to try it) and the best beer in the area. Our room was perfect for the short break.

Carl Hughes

Local Guide

Excellent lunch. We took a BLT, which was packed with bacon, a prawn sandwich, overflowing with prawns, and a delicious, soft Haddock n chips. All were generous and full of flavour. Staff were cheerful and helpful. Definitely worth a return visit!

Michael Thwaite

Local Guide

Best pub in the area. There are lots of eating pubs in the Cotswolds but the Keepers has the perfect balance of drinking space and a good menu. And the landlord is a giggle. I love pubs and frequent most in the area but this is the best. Go there and you will agree

Daniel Mulholland

Local Guide

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