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Shannon Pot

Derrylahan, Glangevlin, County Cavan

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  • The Shannon Pot is the traditional source of the River Shannon.
  • Small streams high up in the Cuilcagh Mountains disappear into the limestone bedrock and join-up together in the underground before breaking through to the surface as the spring that forms the source of this important river. .
  • The spring is located approximately 375 metres from the car park and is accessed via a surfaced footpath.
  • There is a picnic area next to the car park.
  • Information boards are located in the car park and next to Shannon Pot.
  • A bench seat is also provided next to the spring at the end of the footpath.
  • The Cavan Way track runs through the Shannon Pot car park.
  • This is a designated National Waymarked route.


  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the village.
  • This venue is situated in Glangevlin.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.


  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 0 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Level Change (Picnic Area)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading into the picnic area from the car park.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 125cm (4ft 1in).

Outside Access (Pedestrian Access Point)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the car park.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Comments View
    • The pedestrian gate open away from you (push).
    • The gate is single width.
    • The gate is heavy.
    • The door opening is 137cm (4ft 5in) wide.
    • Alternative access is via a 39cm squeeze gap next to the gate.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Level Change (Footpath)

  • The footpath which runs from the car park to Shannon Pot has a concrete surface and is 150cm wide.
  • The path has easy to moderate slopes.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Photograph 1 shows the information boards and bench seat at the end of the footpath, next to Shannon Pot.
  • Photograph 2 shows the Cavan Way Waymarked Trail next to the car park.