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Self Catering Cottage


You can enjoy a wide variety of activities during your stay with us - all within a short drive, or in some cases a short walk, of Swallows Return. A selection of just some of the things to do in cavan are outlined below. We can also provide further information and assist in booking any activity you are interested in during your stay with us. Please contact us if you have any questions or if there is an activity that you are interested in that we have not listed here.

Farnham Estate Spa

Conveniently located just a 5 minute stroll away is the Farnham Estate Spa. Take time to relax and unwind. With facilities such as an infinity pool, Water mint thermal suite and Aroma steam bath to mention few,.

Canoeing / Kayaking

Kayak and canoe hire is available from Carratraw bridge, a 10 minute direct drive from Swallows Return. The winding rivers and lakes in the area make for beautiful and interesting routes for all watersports.

Boating & Sailing

Sit back, relax, wine, dine and enjoy the stunning views through 3 hours or more of cruising down the beautiful river Erne on The Woodford Explorer with the Erne Pleasure Cruising company.


We are literally surrounded by the beautiful Farnham Estate Golf Course between the 11th tee off and the 17th fairway. The clubhouse is a short 5 minute walk down the road, no need to drive!

Horse Riding

We welcome riders and families who are competing or travelling to Cavan Equestrian Centre to stay in Swallows Return. Trekking is also available for all levels of riders with Woodford Stables on their beautiful farm.


County Cavan is famed for its abundance of lakes. Over 365 of them in fact. There are many fine game angling river stretches and wild brown trout lake fisheries to choose from locally.

Nature Walks

County Cavan is a walker’s paradise.Swallows Return is located on a quiet country road. Walks lead you through the back holes of the Farnham Estate Golf Course and to two lakes, all within one mile.

Adventure Centre

Outdoor and Dirty Adventure Centre Offers activities including Woodland Laser Combat, Powerturn Dragster Karts, Clay Pigeon Laser Shoot, KMX Kart Racing&  Buggy Racing

Leisure Complex

All you need under one roof at Cavan’s Leisure Centre – 25 Meter Swimming Pool, Toddler/Baby Pool, 2 Water Slides, Steam Room, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Indoor Sports Hall, Gym, Astro Turf Pitch & Bowling Green

You can enjoy excellent food and drink in a variety of ways in Cavan – restaurants, bars, hotel dining rooms, cafes, farmer’s markets, cheese makers, farmhouses, guesthouses and much much more. 

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