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Pocket Guide: Ballyjamesduff Cavan County Museum Hotels

Hotels Near Cavan County Museum

Finding a hotel in the Cavan area couldn’t be any easier with Expedia, and you’ll be very happy you booked. Stay on the fringes of town, in the historic centre which is a hive of activity during the summer months, or for some truly sublime views, find accommodation in the breathtaking County Cavan countryside. From friendly, rustic bed and breakfasts near the lakes to four star golf hotels with all those little extras, whatever your preference, it’s all waiting for you in Cavan.

So, why do so many people flock to Cavan County Museum throughout the year? The quaint little town of Ballyjamesduff is home to one of the most famous and popular visitor attractions in the Cavan area, and what’s more it’s within a short drive of Cavan itself. And it may just have the best name of any town in Ireland.

Cavan County Museum

These days the town is best known as the home of the Cavan County Museum, located inside a former convent. Highlights of the impressive collection include a huge array of 18th to 20th century costumes and folk items and relics from the Stone, Bronze, Iron and Middle Ages, including the Celtic Killycluggin stone and the three-faced Corleck Head, as well as a 1,000-year-old boat excavated from Lough Errill.

However, without doubt the main draw is the recreation of a WW1 trench. Children and adults alike just love this experience, which offers a powerfully realistic idea of what it must have been like to be dug-in during wartime. There are loads of interactive fun and realistic props, to go with the fascinating local artefacts on display. There is lots for kids to see and do, and a wealth of learning for those keen on history, particularly from the war. What’s more, the staff are really friendly and helpful. Then to round the day off, why not take a walk around the gardens followed by a tea of coffee in the café while the kids leap around in the playground? A great way to spend the day!

Booking Your Hotel Near County Cavan Museum

There are no end of first-rate accommodation options in Cavan, offering all the comforts of home at very reasonable prices. Expect a typically warm Irish welcome and a high level of service throughout. Searching for a family-friendly hotel with plenty of amenities, a luxurious golf hotel, or an isolated bed and breakfast suitable for romantic getaways? You’ll find it here - and don’t forget that even though there’s plenty to enjoy in the surrounding countryside, there are abundant restaurants, shops and bars just down the road too.

If you want to embrace the great outdoors, you’re really spoilt for choice. Visit Cavan, and it’s not just the wide open spaces and fresh air that will revitalise you - this pleasant spot is a breath of fresh air in more ways than one.