About this listing
Erneside Townhouses, Belturbet near The River Erne and the N3 Road from Dublin, offer an ideal place to stay for anyone wishing to visit places of interest in the northern half of Ireland, - Donegal, Derry, Sligo, Omagh, all possible one day trips.
Kilconny Bridge - over 170 years in use!! Owners House on left of picture beside Erneside Townhouses
Three bedroom townhouses in Belturbet - picturesque Riverside town with all facilities for a group or family of 5/6/7 people. Ideal base for a fishing, golf, sightseeing, or genealogy type holiday. Alternatively, we have a 1 double-bedroom first-floor apartment which can sleep 2/3 people with cooking and shower facilities. Please check availability of a house suitable to the size of your party before confirming the dates.
Belturbet offers you many bars, cafes, restauraunts within a short walking distance from you holiday home. Choice of traditional Irish Cuisine, International, including Asian, Chinese, Thai and Indian restaurants and take-ways.
Belturbet is now celebrating 400 Years of Town Charter History - Charter granted by King James 1 in 1610 - and since then Belturbet has been a hub of commerce and tourism attractions. Many street signs illustrate the history, heritage and culture of the town and make it easier for visitors to obtain a valuable information on a walk or cycle around the olde world town, reknown for its friendliness and hospitality.
Boat hire for angling or sight-seeing can be organised with a tour guide available to conduct day trips on the local River Erne.
Your Townhouse in Belturbet, is located 26 miles from the Lough Erne Resort, at Enniskillen, the home to the 2013 G8 gathering in June this year, along the banks of the same River Erne.
Belturbet is easily connected with major towns and cities throughout Ireland with a 9 times daily return bus service linking Belturbet and Dublin Airport, meaning there is usually a Bus to Belturbet from Dublin Airport within an hour of your flights arrival. Comfortable Bus Eireann Expressway buses have wifi, and a wc onboard.
Cosy Bar, Bridge Street, Outdoor Smoking Area, Music at weekends,
Diamond Bar, The town centre, Music at Weekends.
Ducking Stool Bar – Main Street – Traditional / Mixed Music & Pool
Flynn’s Bar & Beer Garden - Kilconny - around Corner from Erneside Townhouses
Harbour Bar & Captains Table - near playgrounds at Morrissey Park - Music Weekly – check if open
O’Reillys Bar, Bridge St. - open Fridays, Saturdays & Sunday 20.00hrs
Railway Bar - Town Centre - sells permits for Trout Fishing
Seven Horse Shoes Bar & Restaurant - functions and entertainment - open daily for Bar Food, A La Carte Menu, and Bar nightly
Widows Bar - Main St. Traditional Music every Sunday & Tuesday nights (Summer)
Yukon Bar - Holborn Hill, Pool table, Off Sales - Wine & Spirits.
Restaurants:- In Belturbet.
Bedrock Café – Breakfast & Lunch
Diamond Café, Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee, Snacks.
Seven Horse Shoes Hotel & Bar. Restaurant and Bar Food. Dinkin’s Coffee Shop & Bakery.
Solfreno & Black and White Restaurants, Drumacon,
Ben’s Restaurant & Takeaway – Asian & European Menu, Main St., Belturbet.
Genisis Chinese Restaurant and Take Away
Indian Palace Restaurant and Take Away
Venice Café – Italian Chipper & Take-away, limited seating
Rahulton Indian Restaurant, 4 miles from town
Things to do & Places to visit nearby
Turbet Island - Walks, Historic Monument (Motte & Bailey)
Belturbet Farmers Market - Friday Afternoons (phone number hidden) hrs.
Clougher Market - 5km - Every Saturday Morning (phone number hidden) hrs.
Crom Castle - 8km
Drumlane Abbey - 6km
Florence Court House - 30km
Marble Arch Caves - near Blacklion 35km
Shannon Pot - Black lion - source of the River Shannon 45km
Cavan County Museum
Located in a superb nineteenth Century building at Virginia Road, Ballyjamesduff, the Museum houses the material culture of Cavan and surrounding districts. Exhibition galleries feature unique Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age and Medieval artefacts. Interesting displays include the pre-Christian Killycluggin Stone and Corleck Head, the 1,000 year old Lough Errol Canoe, eighteenth Century Cavan Mace and Lavey Sheela na Gigs. The GAA Gallery was recently opened and has attracted a wealth of Sports Enthusiasts.
Drumlane Monastic Site
Located at Milltown, an idyllic setting between Lakes Drumlane and Derrybrick. A round tower and church mark the sixth century monastic site. The church building dates from thirteenth or fourteenth century and is located half a mile form Milltown village.
The Cavan Way
Starting from Cavan County Council Library Services in Cavan Town, The Cavan Way provides a pleasant hill and valley walking connection between the Leitrim Way at Dowra, a small village community near the source of the River Shannon and the Ulster Way at Blacklion village.
Following generally the course of the young river to its source at the mystical "Shannon Pot", the walk follows quiet valley and river-side landscapes to the more unenclosed uplands section between the "Pot" and Blacklion, which includes the forested Burren area and its cemetery of ancient tombs, stone megaliths and monuments. Fine views are obtained from these elevated upland areas.
Saint Killian’s Heritage Centre
Located at Mullagh. Saint Killian was born in Mullagh, County Cavan in 640 AD. In 686AD he became a missionary to Wurzburg in Germany where he was martyred in 689AD. The exhibition and audio-visual here deal with Saint Killian including his times, his work, martyrdom and subsequent cult.
It brings to life a glorious era in Irish Church history and the work of Irish missionaries in Europe in the sixth and seventh centuries, with maps, photographs, statuettes, manuscript facsimiles and art reproductions. The exhibition also traces the development of Gaelic script from the Ogham writing of the fourth to seventh centuries and the Wurzburg Glosses (the earliest example of written Irish c.750), to the illuminated script of the Book of Kells.
Situated on the N3 just minutes from Cavan town, they offer the visitor comfy sofas to relax in, open fires and local/nationally produced crafts. The restaurant designed by Irish craftsmen boasts an array of home cooked food. The audio-visual theatre gives visitors an insight into the craft of mouth-blown, hand-cut crystal and a brief history of Cavan and its environs.
Other interesting Websites to visit:-
Drumlane Parish, history and area information (website hidden)
Fermanagh Tourism Information Centre (website hidden)
Guests enjoy free access to Wi-Fi and Internet facilities when staying at Erneside Townhouses. Free information leaflets in each house, and proprietor on hand to advise on tours, day trips and help with reservations for dining or attractions.
Interaction with Guests
Proprietor lives within 100m of Erneside Townhouses and is mostly available to welcome guests on arrival, demonstrate the main features of the house, and answer all questions about the locality and things to do, when you are staying here.
Belturbet has 10 Pubs, some bars with traditional Irish Music every week. There are restaurants with choice of Irish, Asian and International Food and a good delivery service. There is a Mace Shop and Food Deli 100m from Erneside Townhouses with Hot Breakfast Rolls available from 7.00a.m. daily!
Belturbet Is serviced by both Bus Eireann and Ulsterbus, with over 20 connections to Dublin or Belfast daily, and many other regional destinations. There are many private taxi and hackney operators available to guests.
Other Things to Note
9 times daily return Express Bus to/from Dublin Airport, departing every few hours from 06.38 until 02.38. Car Hire is available from Cavan Car Hire, now EuropeCar or Enterprise in Cavan. Many local Taxi services available too.
At Erneside Townhouses we strive to provide all the facilities required to make your stay a confortable and enjoyable occassion and that you will join our many repeat visitors in coming back again to stay with us. Breakfast items are available in Deli - some 50m only from your doorstep! - each weekday morning from 7.00a.m. and Shop is open until 11.00p.m. at night to stock up on some snacks or beverages - hot or cold!
Special accommodation and special deals are always available. Even when we are booked out, we strive to find alternatiove accommodation locally for similar price! Ask us!!!
Any queries please email proprietor at (email hidden) or text messages (phone number hidden).
Tony hat uns herzlich willkommen geheißen. Auch unsere späte Ankunft war für ihn kein Problem. Er zeigte uns alles, wies auf Sehenswürdigkeiten, Einkaufsmöglichkeiten in der Umgehung hin. Er war perfekt. Leider wurde die Unterkunft von der ursprünglich gebuchten ohne Kostenersatz downgradet. Diese war auch sehr groß mit viel Platz, war aber schon etwas verlebt. Das WiFi war sehr gut und jederzeit verfügbar.
Thanks Hartmut for your kind review which translates this "Tony has made us feel welcome. Our late arrival was not a problem for him. He showed us around, pointed to sights, shopping facilities in the bypass. He was perfect. Unfortunately, the property of the originally booked was downgradet without reimbursement. This was also very large with plenty of room, but was a bit worn. The WiFi was very good and available at all times." We thanked you for accepting House No. 2 instead of House 3 next door, to allow us leave an elderly and frail visitor there for his two weeks, without having to ask him to change house mid ways through his visit. House 3 only has a Patio Door in the kitchen, one extra bed, and a larger television in difference to House 2, and in order to thank you for agreeing to this alternative accommodation, we will offer you 2 free nights extension your next visit!
Anthony was terrific. He was very responsive to email enquires prior to our trip and once we arrived provided great commentary on places to eat and visit and shared some local history. He also directed us to the Cavan Genealogical Office, just a 10 minute drive from Belturbet, and he even offered to help us trace ancestry. And, we were successful! The modest apartment is large, clean and comfortable and ideally situated near the bridge over the River Erne with lovely park-like walks along the banks. It is a short walk to the village centre, just steps from a small market, and around the corner from a nice pub. The apartment is on a well-travelled road, yet thankfully quiet. We had a wonderful time and would definitely stay here again. Thank you Anthony.
Thanks again Shannan - it was sure great to welcome you here to Belturbet and to share your delight with finding the relatives! Cavan Genealogy Office is great and always very helpful, and I must remind other or future visitors doing a genealogy search, to arrive early in the week, as all local authority offices are closed at the weekends. Looking forward to seeing you all back soon again!
mauvaise indication du lieu de résidence sur le site donc difficultés à le trouver, propreté du lieu tout juste médiocre, électricité gérée par un compteur difficile à comprendre, douche pas pratique car gestion eau chaude , froide très délicate, eau chaude brûlante dangereuse pour des enfants, connexion wifi faible voir nulle, rue très passante et insonorisation très insuffisante car on entend fortement les voiture dans le coin télé et dans deux chambres par contre grand appartement avec 3 chambres équipées toutes d'un lavabos et disponibilité de l’hôte, supérette proche du lieu;
Thank you for your advice on several matters, some of which we have already taken on board; finding us, should be easier, as we have change the route instructions on the listing which should avoid future visitors having to drive through Cavan town, although everyone else found our houses easily throughout the year; road noise is reducing weekly, as more cars use the new town bypass which is only 1 year open; and Wi-Fi is now back to normal high speed and quality, as it appears there was a problem in the general area during the first few days of your visit! All other visitors during 2014 found Wi-Fi and Internet ok, as per their reviews and comments made here.
Tony was helpful with information on the area and things to do. This was a last minute booking and he was very responsive and accommodating. Would stay again.
Large kitchen/dinning room. Three bedrooms each with a sink plus bathroom with (website hidden) gets lots of channels. A bit noisy with traffic/ on Main Street. Lots of information.
It was really great to have Paula, and her husband and their grandson stay here, and I know they enjoyed their day trips - which they planned very carefully! Excellent guests and welcome back anytime. Road traffic should reduce over the next few months as motorists become familiar with the new N3 option from the Drumacon Roundabout directly to Cavan.
Tony is a wonderful host who made us feel welcome. He was able to to help us track down family ancestry and provided great info for local attractions. The flat has a large bedroom and two small bedrooms with a kitchen, lounge and bathroom.
Tony is a gentleman and couldn't do enough for us. The venue was perfect for our fishing trip. Boat hire was arranged through Tony for Saturday a short drive away and gave us a great day out. Location couldn't be better. Great pub called Flynn's at the back of the house which I would recommend. Everything we needed for our stay was literally on our doorstep. Thanks Tony, see you again soon I hope.
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About the Host, A. P. (Tony)
Proprietor has been involved in Tourism and Holiday Events since 1977, when original Secretary of The Belturbet Festival Committee; subsequently Chairman Cavan County Tourism Board for many years; Member and Director North West Regional Tourism Authority (phone number hidden). Member EU Committee of The Regions (Brussels) (phone number hidden). Leader of County Cavan Delegation at President Clinton's White House Conference for Investment in Norhern Ireland and The Border Counties 1995. Developed Erneside Self-Catering Townhouses in Belturbet in 1997 to cater for increasing numbers of Anglers and General Tourists to this area. Favourite destinations: Paris & Dammarie Les Lys, France; Cyprus; Malta, Bay Shore, Long Island New York; Malaga, Costa del Sol, and Canary Islands. Looking forward to welcoming you to Belturbet! The increasing number of Genealology researchers coming here every year is very welcome, and just a reminder to allow yourselves time to visit local sources of information - like the Genealogy centre in Cavan, the Registry of Deaths, Births and Marriages - as many of these offices close on Friday evenings, and re-open on Monday morning, guest arriving earlier in the week have a greater opportunity to do theur research before visiting areas of likely interest to find their ancestors.