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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Cave
“Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark is host to one of the finest show caves in Europe. Visitors are guided through..”
  • 22 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
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“A National Trust property with excellent walks and 16th Century manor house.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Nature
“ Fascinating geological and archaeological forest landscape in north-west Cavan ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of Ireland's finest dining emporiums with owner, television celebrity cook, and cooking school proprietor Nevin Maguire welcoming diners from all over Ireland and the world annually, this venue offers the ultimate fine dining experience, and typically has a sometimes six month waiting list - so reservations essential well in advance.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Nature
“Known as the Stairway to Heaven. A boardwalk at the far end of the trail takes you to the top of Cuilcagh mountain (a table top plateau mountain). Either 8 or 11km depending on where you park. Parking is £5. Stunning views on a good day. This is a good hike so go prepared with water, food, torch etc. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The fine dining Sandstone restaurant is a beautiful location to bring a loved one for a romantic evening or for a girlie catch up over afternoon tea. With the food they used all sourced locally and even grown on the grounds this award winning restaurant would be a shame to miss for foodies alike.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Park
“Dún na Rí Forest Park forms part of what was formerly the Cabra Estate which was owned by the Pratt family. Legend stretches back to the time of Cuchullain the Gaelic warrior who rested in these woods while fighting the armies of Queen Maeve of Connaught. The O’ Reilly family owned the lands up until the end of the 16th century when they were acquired by Thomas Fleming who built Flemings Castle . The ruins of the castle can still be seen in the park. The estate was acquired by the Pratt family and they built the town of Kingscourt in the years 1760-1770. The lands were acquired by the Irish Forest Service in 1959 and were developed into a forest park in the early 1970s. Dún na Rí was made famous in the song sung by Ruby Murray in the 50's 'Oh! To Be In Dún na Rí'. It is said that in going to the Wishing Well your wishes may come true (as the story goes by the late great story teller Michael Quinn.) There is a great diversity of wildlife in the Forest park. The flora is varied and in many areas spectacular. The tree storey is dominated by oak and ash but includes many other species often with an under storey of hazel, holly and rhododendron. The ground is, in season, carpeted with a rich layer of plants including snowdrops, bluebells, wood anemone, woodrush, foxgloves, wood sorrel and a wide range of ferns. Walking is a great way to experience the delights of Dun a Ri while also benefiting both physical and mental health. Set your pace to suit your enjoyment and you will quickly feel fitter and better. There are a number of beautiful sculptures within the park There is a pay barrier at this Forest Park. Check open and closing times on arrival. Parking Fee: €5.00 Per Car (Coins Only) Annual Access Card €40.00”
  • 8 locals recommend
Premise
“Great period house on estate owned by The National Trust. Pay on entry. Great walks, incredible walled garden. Cafe and shop (for gifts) on site.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Super museum to visit just a few miles away in Ballyjamesduff - be sure to check out the World War 1 trenches exhibit.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Lodging
“A beautiful Irish Castle, with an Irish wolfhound dog if you are lucky to see him. You can have a meal on the terrace or on the bar, a beautiful golf course and maybe a drink in the bar after.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
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“Very popular visitor location only 10 minutes drive from Erneside Townhouses, and a National Trust property with tea rooms and visitor centre!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful forest park wrapped around the Lough Oughter Lake system. Walks, cycle trails, picnic benches and swimming.Part of Failte Ireland’s Looped Walks Network”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
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“Serves delicious reasonably priced lunches and lovely for a quiet pint! Worth a daily visit during your trip!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
“Sweet Geranium’s philosophy is simple… only cook with the best ingredients you can get your hands on. Outdoor reared pork, free range chicken and eggs, organic salad, freshly in-house baked and cakes and much more locally sourced ingredients help to create a really special food experience. Sweet Geranium also offer a Home Catering Service whereby you can order 48 hours in advance and has a small shop within the Café & Bakery selling local products and crafts. Breakfast, brunch, sandwiches, warm salads and lunches are served daily. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
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“For that special occasion! Each bite of food guaranteed to be wonderful. attentive staff. Top class place. Expect to pay more, but worth it”
  • 6 locals recommend
Modern European Restaurant
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“Top restaurant in Fermanagh and Northern Ireland. Book ahead. Fabulous food cooked by owner who is a French Chef. Stunning views from the thatched roof restaurant with incredible fish tank. ”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“One of Ireland's finest dining emporiums with owner, television celebrity cook, and cooking school proprietor Nevin Maguire welcoming diners from all over Ireland and the world annually, this venue offers the ultimate fine dining experience, and typically has a sometimes six month waiting list - so reservations essential well in advance.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Serves delicious reasonably priced lunches and lovely for a quiet pint! Worth a daily visit during your trip!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
“Sweet Geranium’s philosophy is simple… only cook with the best ingredients you can get your hands on. Outdoor reared pork, free range chicken and eggs, organic salad, freshly in-house baked and cakes and much more locally sourced ingredients help to create a really special food experience. Sweet Geranium also offer a Home Catering Service whereby you can order 48 hours in advance and has a small shop within the Café & Bakery selling local products and crafts. Breakfast, brunch, sandwiches, warm salads and lunches are served daily. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Modern European Restaurant
“Top restaurant in Fermanagh and Northern Ireland. Book ahead. Fabulous food cooked by owner who is a French Chef. Stunning views from the thatched roof restaurant with incredible fish tank. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Another award winning restaurant to satisfy the tastebuds, this time it blends Irish and Asian cuisine and of course sourcing ingredients from local suppliers you're guaranteed only the freshest ingredients. You can even expand your cooking skills with cooking demonstrations available for several different cultures.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great food in generous proportions, super efficient staff, friendly atmosphere”
  • 5 locals recommend
Lodging
“Good food menu, decent wines and nice, friendly staff. Ladies' night is on Thursday nights. There's also a Cocktail Menu.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Perfect for food afer a visit to Dun Na Ri Forest Park in Kingscourt, co. Cavan”
  • 4 locals recommend

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