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Cavan Burren

Cavan Burren Park opened to the public in May 2014. But the site itself goes back a little longer...probably around 340 million years to the Carboniferous period when this whole area was covered in a shallow tropical sea.

Today you can experience a wonderful interpretative centre and five amazing walking trails around Cavan Burren Park, all highlighting the spectacular prehistoric tombs, fantastic geology and special stories that make this such a unique environment.

Over 10km of trails in total from accessible trails to bog bridge trails over limestone bedrock and past some of the finest prehistoric features in Ireland. The longer walking route – The Cavan Way also runs through Cavan Burren Park. This is a 26km walking trail from the village of Dowara to the village of Blacklion in West Cavan and is a must for the walking enthusiast.

Trail1 – The Calf-House Dolmen Trail (multi-access) (1.2km)
Trail 2 – The Giant’s Leap Trail (2.5km)
Trail 3 – The Promontory Fort Trail (2.8km)
Trail 4 – The Tullygobbin Lough Trail starts from the lower end of the car park (1.6km)
Trail 5 – The Cavan Way Trail forms park of the longer Cavan Waymarked Way (26km) route which enters Cavan Burren Park on trail 2.


Carefully placed interpretation throughout this site explains all the features as you take in the 360° views. Stories of Giants and moving glaciers come to life with every step you take in this breathtaking prehistoric park.