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New camping and caravan site opening at Lower Derries in scenic rural location overlooking Lough Oughter Killeshandra County Cavan 2016. For more details contact Sean or Teresa on 00353 (0) 49 4334748

KillyKeen Forest Park

Killykeen Forest Park just outside Killeshandra. Killykeen is a beautiful mixed woodland park, located in a very scenic area of County Cavan. It lies on the shores of Lough Oughter which is part of the River Erne system. The forest park consists of approx 240 hectares. Lough Oughter is renowned for course fishing with the main species of fish being pike, bream and perch and is also home to mallard and tufted duck with wigeon and pochard among the winter visitors. The
cycle trails in the midst of mixed woodland on very safe paths.

Killeshandra chosen by Fáilte Ireland as Anglers Welcome Hub

The town of Killeshandra was chosen by Fáilte Ireland as an ‘Angler’s Welcome’ hub. As part of this, service providers (pubs, B&Bs, self-catering providers, florist, angling guides etc) in the town have undergone a series of training workshops to ensure the service they provide to anglers is of a very high quality. As a result, Fáilte Ireland is now promoting Killeshandra as a destination of excellence for anglers.

Killeshandra was chosen because it met a variety of criteria and could provide all that was required to anglers, such as the availability of excellent fishing waters, angler – friendly accommodation, boat-hire, tackle and bait shop, access etc.
Anglers tell us they come to Ireland for more than just the fishing. They come for an experience that can be summed up in ‘Travel, Stay, Fish and Play’. While angling is the prime motivator, other elements such as angler friendly accommodation, good food, pubs and entertainment are all important element of the overall angling holiday experience.

The Anglers Welcome Hubs initiative involves working with individuals and community groups to develop customer care and marketing skills as well as encouraging networking between local businesses with the aim of growing angling tourism business to the area.

Businesses who take part in the initiative are eligible to sign up to an ‘Anglers Welcome’ charter. These charters have been developed around the needs of anglers. The charters cover; Angling Guides, Accommodation (B&B, Hotel, Guesthouse, Self Catering, Caravan & Camping) Pubs & Dining, Visitor Attractions, Retail Premises, Charter Skippers and Town/Village. Each charter contains a series of ‘service promises’ and a commitment to offering, the angler, a pleasant and enjoyable ‘Anglers Welcome’ experience.

On Wednesday 22nd July, the service providers in Killeshandra who participated in the training were presented with their charters. All of these participants have committed to providing an excellent service to anglers.

For more information on the anglers welcome hub contact Killeshandra Lakeland Holidays
For more information on angling and fishing in Killeshandra Angling