Virginia has a wealth of places to visit in and around the area. Virginia was a plantation town established during the 17th century and names after Queen Elisabeth the first of England (the virgin queen). It is located between Kells and Cavan town.
Easy access to Virginia down the M3 from Dublin makes it a perfect excursion day out or weekend break.
Lough Ramor and the Deer Park Forest Walk
Lough Ramor is a partly wooded wetland site, a haven for many species of wildlife both resident and migratory. The Deep park walk has many routes. It follows beautiful tree-lined paths winding passed Virginia Golf Club and many heritage sites such as Castle boathouse, Ladies cottage and stone/steel bridges along the park river. Skirting the banks of Lough Ramor. see map of walk here
Loughcrew Megalithic Walking Tour in Oldcastle
Loughcrew Cairns are one of Meaths best-kept secrets. The monuments date back to 3.500BC and loughcrew tombs offer guided tours throughout these historic hills. 25 minutes will take you to the top where you can see 18 counties from this 276m high point. Visible on a clear day is the Cooley mountains, Mourne mountains and, Slieve Gullion to the north east, the Dublin and Wicklow mountains to the south east, Slieve Bloom mountains (Laois and Offaly) to the south and mountains in Leitrim, Roscommon and Sligo to the west.
The Virginia Pumpkin Festival
The festival takes place every bank holiday weekend at Halloween time at the end of October. A fun packed programme of events is planned for all the family to enjoy.
Finn McCools Finger Stones, Cavan
Lovely historic Site at Shantemon, Castletara, Cavan with fabulous views from the top. The Shantemon Stone Row or Finn McCool Fingers and also said to be called The Kissing Stones is a row of pillar stones resembling a giant hand situated on the northern side of Shantemon Hill in County Cavan. Although there is very little information to go on, it seems that this hill and fort may have been the site of ancient inauguration ceremonies for the chieftains of East Bréifne from 1100AD until 1700AD,