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 http://www.buseireann.ie/|
|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|