County Cavan is in the northern province of Ulster, is often referred to as the Breffni County.
It is one of three counties situated in the province of Ulster not being part of Northern Ireland.
The county town is Cavan.
Cavan is ranked 19th in size of Ireland’s 32 counties in area.
Agriculture, dairy cows and beef cattle are the chief industries.
In ancient times Cavan was known as Breffnie O’Reilly after its ruling Gaelic family.
Cavan suffered greatly in the Great Famine, in 1847, the landlord in Mountnugent parish evicted over 200 people
A famous ballad “By Lough Sheelin Side” is based on this event eyewitnessed by the local curate.
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The Shannon rises on the south slopes of Cuilcagh mountain
The Erne, which divides Cavan in two.
The county is generally covered in bog and forest with poor soil.
There are a lot 0f lakes in Cavan including:
Oughter, Ramor, Sheelin, Sillan, and Brackley.
Arvagh , Bailieborough, Ballinagh, Ballyconnell, Butlersbridge, Cavan, Cootehill and Kingscourt.
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