Fishing June 2014

Written by on September 29th, 2014

Some photos kindly provided by a guest at Island House from their holiday in June 2014

May 2014 – French anglers

Written by on June 4th, 2014








Grandson and both grandfathers enjoy a week of fishing at Island House!!





















New for 2014 season!!!

Written by on June 4th, 2014

New bait shed

New washing machine


We have a brand new bait & tackle shed at the back of the house which has bait fridges and ample storage for tackle etc.

It also has a separate laundry room with a washing machine.















Pike fishing – Eonish, Killeshandra, Co Cavan, Ireland

Written by on March 6th, 2011
Island house guest with pike caught in lake in front of house

Island house guest with 92cm pike caught in lake in front of house

Island house guest with 93cm pike caught in November 2010

Island house guest with 93cm pike caught in November 2010

Photos kindly provided by Island House guests.

Fishing at Island House, Eonish, Killeshandra

Written by on November 16th, 2010
Photos and testimonial kindly supplied by Island House guests:

A guest with a bream over 6lbs in front of Island House

Landing a Bream at twilight along the lake shore in front of Island House

 Testimonial provided by Alex, Jonathan and Emil of Bury, Lancashire:

“We have been staying at Island House with Ivor and Eva now for 15 years ever since we discovered this little gem of a self-catering property. Having travelled around Counties, Leitrim, Roscommon and Cavan for around 10 years prior to settling on Island House, we finally found the paradise we were looking for. With plenty of good fishing, both lake and river, in Cavan’s Lakeland within easy reach and Lough Oughter literally at the bottom of the drive, it was ideal for our needs with excellent fishing right on the doorstep in case one of us wanted to lie in, the weather really turned bad or if there was a football match we wanted to watch…”

To read the full testimonial, please click on the link below and follow the instructions to open the word document:

Testimonial for Island House

Pike fishing 2009 at Eonish, Killeshandra

Written by on October 4th, 2009
October 2009

October 2009

Eonish Lake is once again doing well for pike fishing. This photo shows a french angler with a 13lb pike caught from the shoreline of Eonish Lake before it was returned to the water. Boat anglers are also reporting good catches on the lake.

Hamilton Trail, Killeshandra, Co. Cavan, Ireland

Written by on May 23rd, 2009

The official opening of the Hamilton Trail will take place on Saturday, 30th May 2009 as part of the Festival of Lakes. The walk was completed last year and is part of Fáilte Ireland’s National Looped Walks Network.

The walk covers forest trails, lake shore and nature trails. Full details of the Hamilton Trail are available on the Cavan Tourism website.

Final Pike Fishing Competition of the Season

Written by on May 23rd, 2009

The final competition of the season was held on Sunday, 10th May 2009.  It was the best match of the season with 65 fish caught and returned. The season concluded with a BBQ and prizes. The trophy for the heaviest fish caught during the season went to the owner of Spinners Tackle Shop in Killeshandra.

Pike Fishing Competition will be held on Eonish Lake on 30th May 2009. The competition has been organised by the Killeshandra Festival Committee as part of the annual Festival of the Lakes. All are welcome to participate.

Killeshandra has been designated as a Centre of Excellence for Coarse Angling!

Written by on April 12th, 2009

Fáilte Ireland, the Irish Tourist Board, has designated Killeshandra as a Centre of Excellence for Coarse Angling. Killeshandra is the only town in the Northwest of Ireland to be selected. Fáilte Ireland will be providing training and workshops to the local tourism providers in the area in order to enhance the services provided to anglers in the local area.


Killeshandra Coarse Angling Festival

The Killeshandra Angling Club is hosting a coarse angling festival from 21 July to 24 July 2009. Entry is €100. It is hoped that there will be a good turnout of anglers. The aim is establish an annual coarse angling festival in the Killeshandra area.  For more information on the event please call + 353 (0)87 931 1467 or alternatively you can e-mail:

Pike fishing competition on Eonish Lake

Written by on April 12th, 2009

Last Sunday, the April Pike Fishing competition was held on Eonish Lake. It was a great success and enjoyed by all. There was a good turn out of boats and the fishing was better than earlier in the year.  A total of 30 fish were caught and returned on the day with the winner catching five fish weighing 33.5lbs.

The event was organised by the Killeshandra Angling Club. The final competition for the season will be held on 10th May at Garadice Lake. This is another great local lake in the neighbouring county of Leitrim. It is 15mins drive from Island House.