Fitzpatrick’s Tavern, Gowna Village, Cavan


Fitzpatrick’s Tavern is located in the heart of Cavan’s lake district, in the picturesque village of Loch Gowna. This is a family run business is designed with anglers in mind, offering top class accommodation with lovely ensuite bedrooms, each centrally heated, with television and tea-making facilities. Enjoy Fitzpatrick’s traditional morning breakfast in the delightfully dining room, where Deirdre also serves wholesome home cooked evening meals at whatever time suits you. Of course, you can then unwind in the spacious lounge bar and maybe enjoy a drink, play cards, darts, pool or chat with the locals.

The Fishing – Lough Gowna, umpteen lakes, plus the River Erne
Loch Gowna is a famous series of individual and interconnecting freshwater lakes absolutely brimming with with bream, roach, hybrids, an increasing number of tench, perch and some very big pike. The lake covers an incredible 1,800 acres with sheltered shorelines whatever the conditions and quiet spots where you can pre-bait for the catch of a lifetime.

House Special
Timmy has a great knowledge of where the fish are likely to appear at various times of year and there are several very knowledgeable ex UK anglers who who the bar regularly. There is a large bait fridge and tackle room, ample parking space.  A boat and engine is available upon request (perfect for pre-baiting or getting to quiet shorelines) and you only pay for the petrol.

Gulladoo Alastir Ogilvie