Local Activities

Eating Out - Local Restaurants
  • Andy's, Market street, Monaghan, (047)82250 - Highly Recommended
  • The Errigal Country House Hotel, Cootehill, (049) 5556901
  • Westenra Arms Hotel, The Diamond, Monaghan (047) 74440
  • Castle Leslie, Glasslough, Co. Monaghan (047) 88109
  • Casey's Steak Bar, Ballinagh, Co. Cavan, (049) 4337105
  • Old Post Inn, Cloverhill, Co. Cavan (047) 55555
  • Paramount Restaurant, Market Street Monaghan, (047) 77333
  • Orient Express Chinese Take-Away (049) 5552816
Local Convenience Store
Coyle's Mace supermarket, 500mtrs (042) 9742928
Dillon's self-catering cottage is an ideal base for any number of attractions in this beautiful island of Ireland, from football in Clones to Lace in Carrickmacross, from Bream in Ballybay to Mackerel off Malin Head. Why not leave the car behind and take a bus-trip to Dublin or Belfast to see the sites at your leisure. Why not explore the historical homeland of Patrick Kavanagh, the well-known Irish poet, on a guided tour in the Inniskeen area of Monaghan.
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Family Activities
The following are all available within a short distance from the cottage:
Horse riding, hill walking, Tanagh Outdoor Adventure Centre, fishing, cycling canoeing, birdwatching, forest walks(beside the cottage).
Fishing / Game Angling
For Fly fishing why not try Lough More,The Black water river and Emy Lough all excellent brown trout lakes. The river Fane in Inishkeen for Salmon, Sea trout and Brown trout, Course and pike angling. You can now avail of our Boat Hire facility with a 17-foot lake boat with trailer & outboard engine, life-jackets are also supplied (subject to a damage deposit). Rates arm of negotiable on arrival, but we do offer the second weeks boat hire FREE to anyone who rents the cottage for two weeks or more.
Rockcorry is located beside numerous lakes along the Dromore River system close to the lakes of Ballybay beside the Clones Angling centred inc. River Finn and a 20 min drive to Lough Muckno as can be seen in the Anglers guide to Monaghan.
Walking and Cycling
Locally, you could take a gentle stroll through the lanes of Dartry Forest (which is beside the village of Rockcorry) Rossmore Forest Park and Billy Fox Memorial Park. Walking in Co Monaghan is a real joy. The hilly highways and byways of the county are just perfect for a relaxing walking holiday.
There are 36 loop walks throughout the Sliabh Beagh region all of which are waymarked and vary in length. The Monaghan way is 65km in total and starts in Monaghan town and ends in Inishkeen. The Lakes Loop walk in Rossmore takes about 2 hour and is an easy walk to complete The Kingfisher Cycling Trail, you can link up to the trail a short distance from the cottage. The trail covers 230 miles primarily in the neighbouring counties of Fermanagh, Leitrim and Cavan. Sliabh Beagh Cycle Trails, 5 trails in the Sliabh Beagh region which vary in length from 18 to 37miles Bicycles can be hired locally.
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Adventure and Water Sports
Why not get more of an adrenalin rush!
Why not test your limits at Rally School Ireland, in Scotstown.
Paintball, Tanagh Outdoor Education Centre, Lough Muckno Waterski Club, Irish Country Quads, Mourne Clay Pigeon Shooting Ground.
Ideal location for families, golfers, anglers, and anyone wishing to tour the north of Ireland.

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