County Cavan  Ireland

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In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described County Cavan like this:

Cavan.-- an inland co. of Ulster province; is surrounded by cos. Fermanagh, Monaghan, Meath, Westmeath, Longford, and Leitrim; greatest length, NW. and SE., 52 miles; greatest breadth, N. and S., 25 miles; average breadth, 13 miles; area, 477,399 ac. (20,897 water), or 2.3 per cent. of the total area of Ireland; pop. ...

129,476,80.9 per cent. of whom are Roman Catholics, 14.7 Protestant Episcopalians, 3.4 Presbyterians, and 0.8 Methodists. The narrow projection in the NW. is bleak and mountainous. the highest summit, Cuilcagh, having an alt. of 2188 ft. The surface of the rest of the co. is undulating, and abounds in lakes and morasses. Mineral springs are numerous. The rivers are the Woodford and the Upper Erne, which flow into Lough Erne. The soil generally is light and poor. (For agricultural statistics, see Appendix.) The co. comprises 8 bars.-- Castlerahan, Clankee, Clanmahon, Loughtee (Lower and Upper), Tullygarvey, Tullyhaw, and Tullyhunco; 36 pars.; and the towns -- Cavan, Cootehill, and Belturbet. For parliamentary purposes it is divided into 2 divisions, viz., West and East, 1 member for each division.

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How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of County Cavan | Map and description for the county, A Vision of Ireland through Time.


Date accessed: 30th May 2024

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