Cavan Burren Park was formed 340 million years ago

Cavan Burren Park is pretty special. It is in every sense a ‘relict’ landscape. The numerous megalithic structures and field walls survive from prehistoric times. The Glacial Erratics scattered around the site are a testament to the sheer power of glaciers during our last Ice Age. The fossils you can see embedded in limestone around the site are further evidence of the coral of a tropical sea of 340million years ago. 

This area is a huge educational resource illustrating to the visitor the history of human settlement from the tombs of early Neolithic settlers to the farm cottages of nineteenth century farmers. Equally as important it paints a picture of the evolution of a landscape from its formation in a tropical sea to what we have today. Layer upon layer of history all here interpreted and preserved for you to enjoy. 

The interpretative centre and trails, including the multi access trail at Cavan Burren Park were opened to the public in May 2014.

The site is in the ownership of Coillte Teoranta and has been developed in partnership between Coillte, Cavan County Council and the local community. 

Funding for the development of the site was provided by the European Union’s Interreg IVA ‘Border Uplands’ programme, managed by the Special EU Programme Body (SEUPB) and administered by the Irish Central Border Ara Network (ICBAN). 

We have a number of wonderful and very interesting local tour guides available with lots of fascinating information on local sites and stories.