Cootehill gets its name from the 17th century marriage of Thomas Coote - a Cromwellian colonel - to Frances Hill from Hillsborough. A charter was granted to another Thomas Coote in 1725 to hold fairs and markets on his estate, and thus the town began. Nearby, Bellamont Manor (the home of Thomas Coote) was built in the same year as the charter. The house is a wonderful example of Palladian architecture and was designed by Lovett-Pearce. The house is private but the grounds offer lovely walks. The town of Cootehill is an important angling centre.

 Activities in Cootehill

Coarse Angling
Coarse Angling Cootehill

Equestrian Centres
Ashfield Riding Stables

Game Fishing
Moyduff Lake

Other Watersports
Outdoor Education Centre Monaghan


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