If you go down to the woods in West Cavan today, you're in for a big surprise... including the biggest collection of teddy bears in Ireland.
Here, at Bear Essentials (bearessentials.ie), Anke Morgenroth runs an unlikely little oasis — a cottage industry offering bear building workshops, a teddy bear hospital and the largest collection of teddies for sale in Ireland... including Anke’s own cuddly creations.
“People who don’t work with their hands are surprised to see what they can do,” she says. “They can create something of real value.”
Not least, memories.
It's not the only hidden gem in Cavan. Have you seen the replica WW2 trench experience at Cavan County Museum in Ballyjamesduff?