mac nean restaurant

“The leading restaurant in the country”.

(John McKenna, Author of the Bridgestone Irish Food Guide)

You will find the best food and hospitality Ireland has to offer at Neven Maguire’s award-winning MacNean House and Restaurant, nestled in the foothills of the Cuilagh Mountains, Blacklion, Co. Cavan.

Awarded Georgina Campbell’s prestigious ‘Restaurant of the Year’ Award 2007, MacNean House and Restaurant offers 10 luxury guestrooms and the ultimate dining experience created by award-winning chef Neven Maguire.

The perfect destination for a mid-week break or romantic weekend away, the restaurant is close to championship golf courses, walks, cycle routes, angling, sparkling lakes, spectacular scenery and much more.

A warm welcome awaits you from Neven and Amelda Maguire to experience what leading food writer Georgina Campbell calls “a national treasure.”

Read more: Mac Nean House


Olive Grove Front

Situated on the Main Street in Blacklion, on the N16 Enniskillen/Sligo road, within walking distance of many fine pubs and shops… and, if you’re interested in walking, the Cavan Way starts here! Stop for a bite before you get going!


Olive Grove Roy Bridie


Roy and Bridie Street have been professional restauranteurs for many years and have worked at the Olive Grove for the last fourteen years. They offer a friendly welcome and a homely atmosphere with great food and great craic.


The restaurant only uses top-quality ingredients and is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the week. There is a delightful south-facing garden through the French Windows for those summer days when we enjoy eating outdoors.


Olive Grove Restaurant


To make a booking or contact Roy and Bridie give them a call at +353 (0)71 9853443 or go to their website at



The building dates back to 1862, and the  barn in the garden behind the restaurant is older still.  Here’s what it looked like in those days:

Olive Grove Old

Read more: The Olive Grove Restaurant and Accommodation


Clancys of Glenfarne


Owned and Run by Jim, Assumpta & family Clancys of Glenfarne is situated (approx 6 or 7 min drive from Blacklion) in Glenfarne, North Leitrim - a beautiful unspoiled area of North West Ireland - on the main N16 route, which links the North East of Ireland with the West of Ireland.

Offering first class guest house (Bed and Breakfast) accommodation, an excellent restaurant, and supermarket / post office facilities, all under the one roof. Located mid way between Belfast and Galway/Mayo Clancys of Glenfarne is proving to be ideal for those needing a break in their journey. It is a family run business and Jim, Assumpta & family hope to make every visitor's stay with them a memorable one.



The restaurant has established an excellent reputation for serving good home cooked food at very affordable prices. The menu is varied to suit all tastes and the now famous breakfast is available from 7.30 am. Sunday Lunch has become a special treat and is to be recommended. A private dining room is available for functions e.g. birthdays, christenings etc.
Bord Bia Subscribed (The Irish Food Board) which ensures that all our food products are of Irish produce, and are traceable, hence: "From Farm to Fork".

Packed lunches are also available on request.



Guest House (Bed and Breakfast) accommodation consists of 8 tastefully decorated en suite bedrooms, all with television, telephone, tea/coffee and free broadband internet access.  Satellite channels available.

A two bedroom apartment is also available and this provides ideal accommodation for families.


We provide a perfect base for exploring this undiscovered part of the country and special discounts are available for groups, e.g. fishing, walking, or golfing.

Clancys are particularly delighted to be approved as an accommodation provider for Chef Neven Maguire's guests while visiting his award winning McNean House & Restaurant in Blacklion. Complimentary transport provided.

The guesthouse is Failte Ireland Approved, and Clancys have been awarded the EU Flower in recognition of their efforts to achieve a better environment.


Contact Details

Clancys of Glenfarne
Co. Leitrim
Tel: +353 (0)71 9853116

A warm welcome awaits you at Maggies Cottage providing you with luxury self catering holiday accommodation in the beautiful Cavan and Fermanagh areas.

Maggies Cottage was originally a thriving farm house with adjoining court yard which was built in 1848, where the well known McGauran family lived and ran a Bed and Breakfast and Post Office. People travelled from far and wide by horseback and carriage to avail of the rest and stay over at the cottage as it was the midway stop between Belfast and Sligo. The cottage has now been beautifully restored to make an excellent holiday home decorated to the highest standards and is fully equipped for all your needs.

Maggies Cottage has 3 double bedrooms one with an en-suite bathroom. Each bedroom has a shaving point and hand basin. The warm and relaxing bathroom includes a bath, basin, electric shower and shaving point. All the bedrooms are provided with luxury linen, fresh stock of towels and ample clothes storage facilities. A cot with linen can be provided on request.

The kitchen / Living Area is bright, warm and has all the facilities to suit your needs. The kitchen area is modern and spacious and includes a dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge freezer, electric oven, microwave and CD radio. It has a neat oak table that seats 6 people.

The open plan living area is superbly furnished boasting a red settee and chair to sit back relax and watch a 40" flatscreen TV with Freeview. The cottage also has internet and Wifi access.

The main sitting area is highly furnished with 2 sofas, one of which converts to a double bed. The sitting area has a lovely solid fuel wood burner eleveated on a stone hearth. There is also a 40" flat screen television with Freeview.

Downstairs has a spacious toilet, basin and power pump shower which caters for disabled visitors. The cottage is heated by oil fired central heating and all oil and wood is provided.

The accommodation has access to an outside courtyard with sheds which facilitate Fishermen, Cyclists, Outdoor adventure enthusiasts and Walkers. The courtyard is provided with garden furniture and BBQ area which is totaly private and can be enclosed with steel forged gates making it a safe area for children and pets.

The cottage is located 100m from the main N16 Sligo Road and has ample secure parking to the front and side which is totally private.

Please note that the cottage has a No Smoking Policy.


Contact Details:

Gortaquill, Blacklion, Co. Cavan
Tel: 00 44 7980608571
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