Cootehill is a market town and townland in County Cavan, Ireland. Cootehill was formerly part of the neighbouring townland of Munnilly. Both townlands lie within the barony of Tullygarvey. Cootehill was formally established as a market town in 1725 when Thomas Coote obtained a charter to hold markets and fairs; thereafter strong ties to the Irish linen industry were cultivated. A description from 1844 states: "The town is comparatively well-built and respectively inhabited; and is not equaled in appearance by any place between it and Dublin except Navan." Agriculture and related industry (such as chicken processing and mushroom cultivation), as well as retail, are the main employers. The surrounding lakes and rivers provide a backdrop which attracts visitors and sports enthusiasts. The estate featured several lakes, gatehouses at the numerous gates, pasture, forest, drumlins, and wildlife which includes wild deer and corncrakes. It is bordered by the Dromore River and Dartrey Forest (once part of the former, Dartrey Estate). Most of Bellamont Forest is now designated as Natural Heritage Area by Ireland's National Parks and Wildlife Service. An ‘Enterprising Town’ awards winner, it is home to an array of unique businesses and industries – big and small.
Degree of urbanization
Town or suburb
population of 4226
Community website and multi-vendor community marketplace
With a focus on high-quality and interactive content, the site seeks to be an exemplar project in Ireland and an example of ‘Digitally Enabled Communities’.
The site includes a community hub showcasing the business directory, clubs and groups, history of Cootehill and local initiatives within the area. The new website also provides a marketplace for Cootehill business owners to sell their products directly from the site. The Cootehill website also displays updates i.e. news, upcoming events, noticeboard and a gallery.
This project was developed as part of a Smart Communities Initiative championed by Cootehill Chamber of Commerce. This project was funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and Cavan County Council under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2020. The goal was to create a website that will represent and promote all things good about Cootehill and will act as a focal point for local initiatives which we think we have accomplished with the help of eConcepts/eTownz
Cootehill Chamber, firstname.lastname@example.org