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    by WhispersWest Written Nov 21, 2006

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    This beautiful park is wovan around the lake and islands of Lough Oughter. A number of marked trails range in length from 1.5km to 2.8km, each offering enchanted views and a diversity of habitat for the wild fauna. Norway and Sitka spruce are the main tree species with a considerable amount of mixed woodland, including ash, oak, birch, sycamore, beech and alder. Stoat, badger, fox, grey squirrrel, hedgehog and rabbit are among the variety of fauna which can be spotted here. The tree mixture and wide expanses of water attract a great variety of bird life. Herons, coot, moorhen, cormorant and great crested grebe, mallard and tufted duck are here as are the wagtail, kingfisher, warblers and reed bunting. The park contains sites of great historical interest including an Iron Age ring fort and Clogh Oughter Castle which can be seen from the Derinish Trail. The castle stands on an island and is a 13th century de Lacy Castle which was later claimed by the O'Reily chieftains of the area. When the site was excavated in 1987 human remains were found from the last Cromwellian siege of 1653.

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    by WhispersWest Updated Apr 4, 2011

    I find Cavan Crystal more appealing than the Waterford Crystal. It has less cutwork and more smooth, frosted edgings. It is the second oldest glassworks center in Ireland.

    What to buy: Of course, their crystal is fabulous, from the small christmas ornaments to their frosted celtic knot serving bowls. The gift centre also has regional crafts and food goods

    What to pay: Prices Range from 15 Euro to 1000 Euro depending on what you want to take home with you

    Cavan Crystal Factory
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