Dun na Ri Forest Park and Wishing Well

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Name Dun na Ri Forest Park and Wishing Well County Cavan Nearest Town Kingscourt Access Road R178 About Dun na R Forest Park, near the busy industrial town of Kingscourt, is a place of surprising contrasts.

There are romantic walks through deep, leafy glades over old bridges.

At one spot the trees clear, giving marvellous views north to Slieve Gullion in Co.

Armagh and the Mountains of Mourne in County Down.

The park once belonged to the Pratts, a local landlord family.

Visitors can see the Ice House where they stored food in the days before refrigerators.

The centre piece of the park is perhaps the Wishing Well which was an ancient Holy Well.

A large part of the Cabra Castle Estate was acquired by the Forest and Wildlife Services in 1959 and is now a public park which attracts lots of visitors during the summer Months.

Here you will find Cromwell’s Bridge – a high arched bridge built during the Norman invasion in the 12th century and Sarah’s Bridge, which was built in 1801 in memory of Sarah Mount Morris who had married into the Pratt family.

The Romantic Glen is associated with legends of Cuchulainn and the Fianna.

The ruins of Fleming’s Castle built in 1607 are still to be seen.

The park is a haven for nature and wildlife.

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