Bawnboy, Co. Cavan.

Site Description

Bawnboy is a small village at the southern foot of Slieve Rushen, between Swanlinbar to the north-west and Ballyconnell to the south east in County Cavan, Ireland, close to the border of County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland, and the Marble Arch Caves European Geopark (
Bawnboy or an Bádhún Buí, in Irish meaning "the yellow bawn". A bawn is the defensive wall surrounding an Irish tower house. It is the anglicised version of the Irish word badhún meaning "cattle-stronghold" or "cattle-enclosure" - its original purpose was to protect cattle during an attack.


Bawnboy is part of the ancient parish of Templeport  which is the birthplace of St Mogue.


The Bawnboy Loop is in Carrick East forest, follow the blue way markers on this walk through the forest which starts with a steady climb of 130 metres up to a viewing area, where you can see down to Brackley Lough and beyond, the walk then starts to descend and will bring you back to the forest road and back down to the car park.

There are a network of roads and paths which offer scenic views of the surrounding landscape.




Bawnboy Features

Walking Trails,

How do I get there?

Bawnboy is situated on the N87 close to Ballyconnell, the trail starts at car park north west of the village.

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No of car spaces:5
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Contact Info

Contact name:Colm Brophy