Angler’s Rest, Ballyconnell, Cavan


A family-run pub with accommodation located in Ballyconnell town in the heart of beautiful County Cavan. The Angler’s Rest is renowned for its food and there is a bar menu available all day and buffet lunch with restaurant service from 5pm. Thanks to the hospitality of Pauline and Francis McGoldrick, there is always a warm welcome to what is a real inn with 14 modern and comfortable ensuite bedrooms. There is a private car park.


The Fishing – Shannon-Erne Waterway and lots of exciting lakes
The Woodford River cuts through Ballyconnell Town and while there are plenty of fish to be caught there, local lakes such as Cuillaghan and Killywilly are bursting with bream, roach and hybrids and give superior catch returns. Ballyconnell is at the heart of an enormous warren of lakes and rivers containing everything from tench to monster pike. Brackley Lake has performed particularly well and the Woodford River has been brilliant.

House Special
Talk about having everything for the angler! It begins with the fact that Francis – an Ireland Angling International – is a very active angler, the local bait stockist and there is a fishing tackle shop on site. Obviously he is a mine of information, but also gives new guests a tour of the local lakes and there are complimentary angling boats available for pre-baiting or fishing from.

Anglers Rest - Francis McGoldrick on a local river