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January 8, 2021

Geological Survey Ireland has awarded Geoheritage grants to six community-based projects around the country. The funds, valued at €10,000 each, are available under the Geoheritage Grant Scheme run by the Geoheritage Programme in Geological Survey Ireland. They support the development and publication of educational and outreach materials by local groups, established geotourism sites, aspiring geoparks […]


January 5, 2021

Cavan County Council and Fermanagh and Omagh District Council have successfully secured close to €474,000/£420,000 in LEADER funding through a cross border cooperation project. Additional funding of twenty five percent will be provided by the Councils to fund works in their respective jurisdiction. This collaborative project is aimed at enhancing the visitor experience around Cuilcagh […]


November 4, 2020

Public invited to get involved in Marble Arch Caves UNESCO Global Geopark consultation Cavan County Council and Fermanagh and Omagh District Councils are encouraging members of the public to get involved in a public consultation process currently being undertaken in relation to Marble Arch Caves UNESCO Global Geopark. The Councils, who are jointly responsible for […]


October 19, 2020

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council in partnership with Marble Arch Cave UNESCO Global Geopark and Lough Erne Landscape Partnership is delighted to announce an amazing opportunity to become a Forest School this year. The Forest School Awards Programme, delivered by the Northern Ireland Forest Schools Association, is aimed at promoting sustainable outdoor education programmes to […]


September 22, 2020

The first-ever Cavan Day – Saturday, 26th September – is fast approaching and already messages are already flooding in from all over the globe, with well-known Cavan people such as Hollywood heartthrob Chris Noth (Mr Big, ‘Sex and the City’); celebrity chef Neven Maguire; Ireland and West Ham football star Leanne Kiernan, and internationally acclaimed […]


June 22, 2020

Cuilcagh Boardwalk will be reopen from tomorrow Monday 22 June 😁 When you visit us: 🚯 Leave No Trace 📏 Keep Your Distance ⛰ Come prepared for a mountain environment   ⚠️If you haven’t visited us before, be aware that there are sections of the boardwalk that have handrails and you may have to pass people […]


October 21, 2018

We are delighted to launch  the brand new Field Guide to the Geodiversity of the Marble Arch Caves UNESCO Global Geopark.   This weather resistant guide has been developed to assist teachers in using the remarkable outdoor classroom that exists through the Geopark sites.  The guides include detailed information, teacher and student sheets with the aim of equipping post-primary school teachers with the information and resources they need to deliver fieldwork within […]


April 24, 2017

  A record number of visitors walked Cuilcagh Mountain, the highest point in counties Fermanagh and Cavan, during the Easter bank holiday weekend. The 2,500 hectare Cuilcagh Mountain Park, which is managed by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council and is a designated Special Area of Conservation due to its internationally important blanket bog and significant range […]


March 22, 2016

A delegation from the UK Committee for UNESCO Global Geoparks recently visited the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark.   The UK committee, which facilitates information and partnership working between the seven Global Geoparks in the UK, met at the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark to discuss matters relating to the recent UNESCO designation of the UK’s seven […]


November 18, 2015

The Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark, which is home to some of the world’s most spectacular and geologically significant landscapes, has been awarded UNESCO Global Geopark status. The decision, announced by the UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation) General Conference in Paris yesterday, sees the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark become Northern Ireland’s […]


October 20, 2015

 A  business delegation from the Saimaa district of southern Finland visited the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark on Thursday 1st October 2015 on a fact-finding mission. The group of 13 people included leading politicians, senior local government officers, business development experts and tourism managers.  They are part of a high-powered team who are planning to establish […]


January 28, 2015

LAMA Community and Council Awards 2015 where held on 24th January. These Awards highlight and recognise community and councils together, bringing national recognition to projects and developments that may otherwise go unrecognnised. Cavan Burren Park, a key component of the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark is one of the finest integrated prehistoric landscapes in Ireland […]


November 6, 2014

Coillte, Cavan County Council, and Killinagh Community Council were joint recipients of the RDS Community Woodlands Award for Cavan Burren Park at Farmleigh House recently. Cavan Burren Park opened earlier this summer and is part of the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark. See our attractions section of the website for more details.