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Self Catering Cottage


You can enjoy excellent food and drink in a variety of ways in Cavan – restaurants, bars, hotel dining rooms, cafes, farmer’s markets, specialist food shops, cheese makers, farmhouses, guesthouses and much much more. A selection of what is on offer is outlined below beginning with the dining options on the Farnham Estate Grounds, just a 200 metre walk from the Swallows Return.

Located little more than 200m away is the new Farnham Estate Clubhouse which serves a selection of hot and cold food.

Tel: + 353 049 4326482

Head Chef Daniel Willimont creates dishes that are true to the ingredients, showcasing local artisan producers with menus that change seasonally.

Tel: + 353 (0) 49 4377700

Using the finest of local produce, the menu caters for a wide range of tastes with a grill section, classic bistro dishes and an extensive wine list.

Tel: + 353 (0) 49 4377700

The style of cuisine is modern Irish and the restaurant prides itself on using fresh produce in season.


Tel: +353 49 437 14 14

The Olde Post Inn is a fine dining restaurant which is located in an agricultural hub in the heart of the Cavan’s lakelands.

Tel: +353 47 55555

Described as “The Leading Restaurant in the Country”
by John McKenna, Author of the Bridgestone Irish Food Guide.

Tel: 00 353 71 98 53022

Renowned for warm family atmosphere, Barducci's Italian Restaurant delivers an unforgettable dining experience to all its guests.

Tel: +353 49 436 25 58

Shades Grill at The Imperial offers diners a unique gastro pub experience in the sumptuous surroundings of the Historical Imperial Bar in the centre of Cavan Town. 

Tel: +353494373027


If you want to work up an appetite before you dine then check out our activities page to find all the best things to see and do during your stay at the Swallows Return Cavan.

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