Cavan Town

Cavan History

History

Historical tales and sites are plentiful in Cavan. The Cavan Burren is home to an abundance of folklore and ancient architecture, ranging from megalithic tombs to supposed druid ritual sites. There is a visitor’s centre on site which offers tours that explain everything the Burren has to offer to visitors.

Cloughoughter Castle is a ruined castle, situated on a small island in Lough Oughter dating back to the 13th century. The site is well worth a visit for history enthusiasts as the lake and castle itself are magnificent to look out upon, more information regarding what took place here can be found in the County Cavan Museum which hosts a permanent exhibition on the castle. Other exhibitions on show cover a history of 6,000 years with topics such as the Great Famine, GAA, an Archaeology Room and a Folk life Gallery.

Cavan Heritage and Genealogical Centre holds records that date back to 1702. This is a perfect location for those seeking out information on relatives or their connections to Ireland and Cavan.

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