Cabra Castle is the ideal base from which to explore many neighbouring places of interest along Irelands Ancient East.
Nearby, Lough an Leagh Mountain is located between the towns of Bailieborough and Kingscourt. It offers 7km of walking trails and a picnic area, set against spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. On a clear day, up to 14 counties can be seen from the summit.
The World Heritage Site of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth is approximately 45 minutes away, These ancient temple and passage tombs are over 5,000 years old, older than Stonehenge in England and the Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. As this is such a popular tourist attraction, you should plan to get there early to avoid disappointment.
The mediavel town of Carlingford is just over an hour's drive from the castle - a charming and scenic, lakeside town and heritage centre nestled below the Cooley Mountains. As well as its historic attractions, it offers an array of quality restaurants and some very attractive shops and galleries; as well as a water sports adventure centre.
Drogheda is a bigger and busier historic town, with many medieval sites of interest, as well as a bustling commercial and shopping centre for the region (approx 45 minutes away).
The Castle is just four miles from the town of Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, home to the world-famous Carrickmacross Lace and Patrick Kavanagh Centre. This literary resource centre hosts exhibits on local history and Kavanagh. It houses a 60-seater audio visual theatre and research library. An excellent choice for book clubs and poetry devotees, the centre also runs creative writing and other workshops.
Our Front Office team will be happy to help you with further information on local places of interest.