Clough Oughter Castle in County Cavan


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Every castle in Ireland has a story to tell, and Clough Oughter Castle in County Cavan is no different! In what was historically known as the kingdom of Breifne, this castle saw ownership being passed and fought over for centuries by two main clans, the O’Rourkes and the O’Reillys. During these feuds, the castle also often filled the role of a prison or a fortress. It finally fell to cannon fire from enemies in the 17th century, and was never rebuilt. Who’s planning on visiti… See more

Neven Maguire’s Pan-fried Hake with Lemon and Herb Butter Sauce

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 Of course this recipe is great with just parsley but experiment with a combination of soft fragrant herbs sauce as parsley, chives, tarragon or chervil depending on what’s available.

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 4 x 175g hake fillets, skin on and boned
  • 1 tablesp. olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 50g butter
  • ½ lemon, pips removed
  • 1 tablesp. chopped mixed herbs (parsley, chives and tarragon)

To Cook

Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and add the seasoned hake fillets, skin side down. Cook for a couple of minutes until the skin is just beginning to crisp, then add little knobs of butter to the pan around each hake fillet and cook for another couple of minutes until the skin is crisp.

Turn the hake fillets over and cook for another 3-4 minutes until cooked through. This will depend on the thickness of the fillets. Transfer to warmed plates while you make the sauce.

Add the rest of the butter to the frying pan and allow it to gently melt over a moderate heat. When it has melted, add a squeeze of lemon juice and the herbs, swirling to combine. Season to taste. Spoon this sauce over the hake fillets and serve with steamed broccoli and some sautéed new potatoes.

Serving Suggestions

Steamed broccoli and sauté new potatoes

Tips

Above all be careful not to overcook the fish.  To check, gently prod the thickest part of the fish with a small knife.  If it is cooked, the flesh will look opaque and the flakes will separate easily.  If it isn’t done yet, it will still have the translucent look for raw fish.

Other fish you could use: Whiting, haddock or trout fillets

Nutritional Analysis per Serving

Protein: 39g 

Carbohydrates: 52g 

Fat: 26g 

Iron: 2.4mg 

Energy: 644kcal 

Marble Arch Caves Geopark

What an amazing photo of Clough Oughter Castle on the tranquil Lough Oughter, taken from the skies.

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What an amazing photo of Clough Oughter Castle on the tranquil Lough Oughter, taken from the skies.

If you would love a chance to visit this small, remote island, then look no further that @cavanadventurecentre who will be offering kayak hire when able to do so.

Definitely a trip to add to your bucket list. 🌎🗒✏️

Thanks for sharing the photo @padraicguilfoyle 📸

 
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The wonderful Cloughoughter Castle is part of the Marble Arch Geopark, Co. Cavan. Only accessible by boat or canoe, it makes for an unforgettable, fun-filled day out in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands! Pic @tomarcherphoto #CloughoughterCastle #Cloughoughter #IrelandsHiddenHeartlands
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Marble Arch Caves Geopark

What an amazing photo of Clough Oughter Castle on the tranquil Lough Oughter, taken from the skies.

Screenshot_2020-04-23 Discover Ireland ( discoverireland ie) • Instagram photos and videos(7)

macgeopark's profile picture

What an amazing photo of Clough Oughter Castle on the tranquil Lough Oughter, taken from the skies.

If you would love a chance to visit this small, remote island, then look no further that @cavanadventurecentre who will be offering kayak hire when able to do so.

Definitely a trip to add to your bucket list. 🌎🗒✏️

Thanks for sharing the photo @padraicguilfoyle 📸

 
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The wonderful Cloughoughter Castle is part of the Marble Arch Geopark, Co. Cavan. Only accessible by boat or canoe, it makes for an unforgettable, fun-filled day out in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands! Pic @tomarcherphoto #CloughoughterCastle #Cloughoughter #IrelandsHiddenHeartlands
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#ireland #travelgram #inspo #travel #igerseurope #insta #lp #natgeo #instagood #instamood #daily #tourism

Drumlane Abbey and Round Tower, Co. Cavan by Laura Brown.






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Stunning capture of beautiful Drumlane Abbey #LoveCavan #IrelandsHiddenHeartlands

Laura Brown@LollipopBrown83 · Feb 28

Drumlane Abbey

Located just outside the village of Milltown, County Cavan on a beautiful site overlooking Garfinny Lough,  the intriguing monastic site of Drumlane includes an abbey, a monastery and a remarkably intact round tower constructed in the year 555AD.

Although the monastery is closely affiliated to St. Mogue, it is believed the site was constructed some time before his arrival and most likely by St. Colmcille. The circular round tower, which stands next to the Abbey at Drumlane is remarkably intact and is recognised as the only surviving round tower of its kind in the dioceses of Kilmore. Round towers were built throughout Ireland between the 5th and 13th centuries. Interpretation and parking are available on site.