About Dillon’s Cottage

Self Catering Accommodation

  • The cottage has 4 bedrooms which sleep eight in either twin rooms or doubles, which ever the visitor requires
  • 2 bedrooms are on the ground floor and 2 upstairs, 1 en-suite upstairs
  • 1 shower room upstairs. The main bathroom is downstairs
  • There is a fully fitted kitchen with fridge, dishwasher, microwave, coffee percolator
  • The living area has TV & DVD, also CD/Radio and open fire
  • In the utility room is the oil fired central heating with washing machine tumble dryer and deepfreezer
  • Oil and electricity are included in the price, linen & towels are also supplied FREE!
  • The cottage is wheelchair accessible
  • Set in large gardens with children's play equipment, private parking and seasonal vegetable beds just outside your kitchen window (so help yourself!)
  • Located beside numerous lakes along the Dromore River system
  • Ideal location for families, golfers,walkers,anglers,weekend breaks and anyone wishing to tour Ireland at their leisure

Historical Interest

Rockcorry is a beautiful village situated only five minutes drive from Cootehill in Co Cavan and ten minutes drive from Monaghan town.

Set on the outskirts of Dartry forest. The village of Rockcorry developed as a result of the linen industry. The remains of the old mill & red brick chimney are still to be seen on the Monaghan road beside the picnic area.

The Corry family owned the lands on which the village grew. When the Dawson family bought the Dartry Estate in the 1830's, so the village also changed ownership at that time. The Dawson monument still stands on the Cootehill/Rockcorry road in memory of Richard Dawson MP, who died in 1807, said to be erected by the voters of the area in praise of their member of parliament.

The estate is now owned by Coillte and contains the most beautiful and tranquil walks, it is also home to a herd of wild deer which can be seen roaming freely in the forest.

The Tanagh Outdoor Education Centre adjoins Dartry Forest. Now owned by County Monaghan Vocational Education Commitee and is used as a facility for the education of a vide spectum of people from all walks of life. The complex was originally a residence for the Landlord of the Dartry Castle estate. It was then changed for use as an Army Barracks with dormatories and a chapel for the use of the staff. The barracks were is regular use as the "troubles" were at their height through the 70's & 80's but as the security demands reduced, the premises were found to surplus to requirements and were then taken over by a religous order as a seminary.

The monaghan V.E.C. leased the complex for it's present use and visiting numbers have increased steadily to avail of the services provided by the staff. Half Day & Full Day programmes for families & groups are available by contacting the office 00353(0)49 5552988.

Rockcorry Village - Dartry Forest Purple Flowers