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County Cavan

County Cavan is situated in the midlands of Ireland and is one of the three counties of the province of Ulster that are not part of Northern Ireland. It was once part of the ancient kingdom of East Breifne. The name Cavan derives of Gaelic word Cabhán, which means \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"the hollow\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\". Cavan is known for its rolling hills and lakes shaped by the last Ice Age and is reputed to contain 365 lakes, one for every day of the year. The longest river in Ireland, Shannon, has its source on the slopes of highest Mountain of Co. Cavan, Cuilcagh. The River Shannon is connected with River Erne (Northern Ireland) by 63km long canal The Shannon–Erne Waterway. All these lakes and rivers make County Cavan a paradise for anglers and watersport enthusiasts. For the outdoor activist, there are golf courses, horse riding and many walking trails. There are also many historical sites and some of them dating back as far as Neolithic times, for example, Cavan Burren Park, which is one of the finest prehistoric landscapes in Ireland. The best place to start exploring the local culture and heritage is the Cavan County Museum, located in Ballyjamesduff. You will find there a lot of interesting information and unique artefacts.

Interesting places in county Cavan

The Cavan Burren

The Cavan Burren

Midlands Ireland | County Cavan

The Cavan Burren is a group of megalithic monuments situated on limestone plateau about 4km south of Blacklion (part of Marble Arch Caves UNESCO Global Geopark), in the northwest corner of Co. Cavan. The prehistoric complex consists of the monuments dating back to Stone Age, Bronze Age and Early Medieval times. There are two portal tombs: Burren Portal Tomb ...   more info and photos

Shantemon Stone Row

Shantemon Stone Row

Midlands Ireland | County Cavan

Shantemon Stone Row is situated in the middle of a conifer plantation on the northern slope of Shantemon Hill in County Cavan. It is also known as "Finn McCool’s Fingers", and legend says that these stones are fingers of a legendary giant warrior. The alignment is 16 m long, is lined up along a NE-SW axis and consists of five boulders graded in height from 0...   more info and photos

Kilmore Cathedral

Kilmore Cathedral

Midlands Ireland | County Cavan

Kilmore Cathedral is located about 5km southwest of Cavan Town, just off-road R198. The present building dates from 19th century and is dedicated to St Feidhlimidh, who as tradition says, founded the first church on the site in the 6th century. It was raised to the rank of cathedral in the 1450s. The most interesting and famous feature of the cathedral is th...   more info and photos