Cavetown wasn’t easy to find, but it is worth the effort. As we don’t have many swimming locations in Roscommon we were keen to track this one down and we weren’t disappointed. This is a very attractive amenity area, with toilets, picnic tables and plenty of green space. It looks like an ideal place for a family visit.
Swimming wise it was stony underfoot as we got in, so for this reason and , more importantly, because of the sign about broken glass, you should wear plimsolls if you can. Once we got in we had a lovely swim in the fresh water. We didn’t venture out too far and,as for all lakes you need to be cautious. No jumping or diving.
There is plenty of car parking and no problems regarding accessibility.
Directions: From Carrick on Shannon take the N4 for Sligo. Just after leaving the town you will see a left turn onto the R368. You take this and just after you pass under the railway bridge you take a right turn onto the R370 signposted for Croghan. Follow this road for about 8 kilometres until you come to a crossroads with a shop. You turn right here and travel for a few kilometres until you come to a left turn signposted for the lake. Travel down this road for about a kilometre and watch carefully for a right turn into a wooded area, not signposted, and this will bring you to the car park