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County Cavan Information

Cavan is the most southerly of the nine Ulster Counties. The county is divided between Erne Valley and the mountainous region in the West. As an inland county, Cavan shares its boarders with six other counties, Monaghan, Fermanagh, Leitrim, Longford, Westmeath and Meath.

During the 10th century, Cavan formed the greater part of the ancient kingdom of Breinfne, and was ruled by the Clan Ui Raghallaigh along with the O'Reillys in Brefine, along with the O'Rourkes.

Other Points of Interest

- Cavan was added to the province of Ulster in the 17th Century.
- Cavan was settled by English and Scottish settlers during the Plantations
- Cavan, although in the province of Ulster, still belongs to the Irish Free State. Donegal and Monaghan are the other two counties in Ulster which belong to Ireland.

Estimated Population and Land Area

The estimated population of Cavan at the last census was 52,903. The Land area of Cavan is 730 sq miles.

Major Towns

- Blacklion
- Dowra
- Swanlinbar
- Ballyconnell
- Belturbert
- Butlersbridge
- Cootehill
- Cavan
- Bailieborough
- Kingscourt
- Larryjamesduff
- Virginia

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