Belturbet is a small friendly town on the River Erne in the beautiful countryside of northwest County Cavan, in Ireland. It is also located around 4 km (2.5 mi) south of the border with Northern Ireland.
Image: Staghall Church Belturbet
Economy and tourism
The town's main source of revenue is tourism, which includes fishing, boat cruising, the local railway station and country walks. The town has its own festival, Belturbet Festival Of The Erne which also includes the Lady Of the Erne competition. The festival attracts large crowds for the last week in July and boasts one of the largest fancy dress parties in Ireland.
Employment for most of the locals is in Cavan Town, Ballyconnell or other nearby areas. There are few sources of employment in the town itself, aside from tourism related jobs. The town has a Farmers Mart every Friday afternoon, where local and fresh produce is sold, and specialities include Cheese, Fish, Breads, Vegetables, etc. There is a Car Boot Sale at the Railway Station on the last Sunday of every month, commencing around 10.30a.m.
These include The Market House, The Church of Ireland, the Military Barracks and the Diamond (Market Square).
Belturbet is a popular choice for fisherman and is renowned for its angling, many consider it to be one of Ireland's best fishing destinations.
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