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Visitors to Kingscourt are spoiled for choice. The fabulous four star Cabra Castle Hotel is one of Cavan’s most historic and delightful hotels while the captivating Dun a Rí Forest Park is one of Ireland’s finest parks, perfect for families and walkers. Nearby Loughanleagh mountain (1119ft) is an area of outstanding natural beauty. On a fine day it is possible to see 14 counties from the summit. There is a beautiful walk at the top of Lough-an-Leagh.
Other accommodation includes the perfectly located Dun a Rí House Hotel in the centre of town and several B&Bs and self catering accommodations.
Situated one mile from Kingscourt, Dun a Rí Forest Park is situated in a tranquil glen. The park is home to stoat, hare, mink, rabbit and otter. Red and grey squirrel can be seen along the banks of the River Cabra. Stroll through deep, leafy glades over old bridges enjoying marvellous views north to Slieve Gullion in County Armagh and the Mountains of Mourne. Some interesting features in the park include Cromwell’s bridge, a wishing well and an ice house. There are four marked walks of approximately 1.5–2km in length in the park.
A number of surrounding lakes, such as Ervey and Greaghlone are well stocked with many species of coarse fish.
Kingscourt’s Catholic Church, sitting on a ridge high above the town, displays excellent stained glass windows by the renowned Irish artist Evie Hone, who also provided designs for Eton College Chapel.
To the south-west of Kingscourt is Muff Rock, scene of an annual horse fair on August 12th the origins of which date to prehistoric times. Muff Fair is widely regarded as the Oldest Horse Fair in Ireland.