Cootehill (population 1,822) is a small market town in northeast County Cavan.

Bellamont House (1729) Palladian villa. Open in the afternoons. Home to the Coote family, after whom the town is named.

Cootehill Arts Festival presents music, drama, literature, and art events. It runs from October 18th-29th in 2001.

Just north of the town on the R188, Rockcorry/Monaghan road, is Bellamont Forest Park. There are forest walks, as well as coarse fishing and boats for hire on nearby Dromlona Lake.

There are a few buses each day to Cavan, and one of them connects to Dublin. There are also two buses a day running between Cavan and Monaghan during the school year that stop in Cootehill.

There are several B&Bs around the town, and the White Horse Hotel
(+353 49 52124) is on Main Street.

Useful contact details for Lifford
Cavan Bus Station+353 49 4331353/4332533
Bus Éireann+353 1 8366111
Garda Station+353 49 5552105
Bank of Ireland+353 49 5552108
AIB+353 49 5552121
Ulster Bank+353 49 5552134/5552365
Cootehill Chamber of Commerce+353 49 5552712
Cavan County Enterprise Board+353 49 4332427
North West Tourism Office+353 49 4331942
Regional Fisheries Board+353 49 4337174

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