This match takes place in conjunction with one of the largest festivals in the Lakelands region. The town of Belturbet is alive with activities for everyone, including the now famous street based fancy dress party and pig racing. There is live music every night from traditional to modern and the event closes with a fireworks final. http://www.fortview.com
Why not combine the Belturbet match to be held 28th – 31st July in 2014 with the popular Clones Angling Festival in neighbouring County Monaghan taking place from 1st to 4th August 2014. Contact me for your accommodation & information. Email email@example.com
Belturbet Pike Angling Boat Festival on March 15 and 16
Belturbet Angling & Conservation Club are staging the annual “Phil Fitzpatrick Memorial and Grand Pike Competition” on March 15 and 16.
The fishing will be on the River Erne and local lakes that last year produced 172 pike – all returned safely to the water. The total weight of pike caught was 823lb.
It is a “boat only” tournament, the entry fee is €60 per boat with a maximum of four rods allow.
For more details on Accommodation contact Catherine Smith Fortview House on 00353494338185.
Now that September is here Fortview House B&B is taking bookings for Pike Fishing Holidays. 365 Lakes in Cavan, Free boat and all facilities for an excellent week’s fishing. See www.fortview.com
PRESIDENT Michael D Higgins opened the €3.7 million European-funded Castle Saunderson International Scouting Centre in Cavan over the weekend.
The President was joined by dignitaries from both sides of the Border, including Northern Ireland Executive Ministers Jonathan Bell, Nelson McCausland and Jennifer McCann and Minster of State in the Republic Fergus O’Dowd.
Located in Castle Saunderson Demesne, near Belturbet, and bordering counties Fermanagh and Monaghan, the new scouting facility has entrances from the North and the South.
Yesterday the sun shone on the historic castle setting, former home to the Saunderson family. Edward Saunderson, founder of the Ulster Unionist party, was born there. The opening of the centre marks more than a decade of work at the site by Scouting Ireland in developing the jamboree and adventure centre complex. It is expected more than 12,000 young people from a diverse range of ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds will use the facility in its first year. Funded by the EU’s Peace 3 programme, the site will be declared a “world peace centre” by the World Scout Foundation, one of only five in the world.“It is a shared facility in a beautiful setting – perfect for scouts with the trees and vegetation on the grounds of the Castle Saunderson estate,” Mr Higgins told The Irish Times.“Scouting makes a great contribution to citizenship and development of interpersonal skills, friendship and loyalty and value.”The President also spoke of the pivotal role the centre would play for peace and reconciliation in the Border region A welcome boost for Redhills also as it will attract tourists into the area. For accommodation in this area see www.fortview.com.
12,000 Young People to visit our new local Castle Saunderson Scouting Centre this Year
President M.D.Higgins marked his first visit to Cavan in the role officially opening the 3.7m European Funded Castle Saunderson international Scouting Centre near Redhills. Co. Cavan last Sunday Morning. This is a wonderful developement for Cavan and especially Redhills as it will boost tourism in this area. A most welcome Centre for Scouting , us the people of this area are very greatful to all involved. www.fortview.com for more information on accommodation.
Best fishing ever had by 4 French Anglers who has visited Cavan 27 times over the years. They caught 535 in 10 days in the heart of the lake district in Cavan. Pike fishing they said never was so good as now, weather excellent and the best holiday they ever had, Fish all day and relax with wine and fine dinning in the evening.