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Cavan Townlands | February 24, 2021

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Breifne Abú!

May 5, 2020 |

Breifne Abú Cavan GAA Records 1886-2011

Published in 2011, Breifne Abú provides a wonderful reference point for the many people who share a passion for GAA activity, not alone in Cavan but throughout the GAA family. It is the result … Read More


May 5, 2020 |

Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, the vast majority of landlords in Ireland were members of the Church of Ireland, which until 1869 was the established state church. Residing in their ‘big houses’ located on beautiful demesnes, these families exerted … Read More

Ulster Journal of Archaeology

May 5, 2020 |

About the Ulster Journal of Archaeology

The Ulster Journal of Archaeology, a peer-reviewed academic journal, is the longest established and foremost repository of excavation reports and other papers on archaeological research in Ulster.  The Journal acts as a conduit to … Read More

Cavan: History & Society

May 5, 2020 |


County Cavan in the north midlands of Ireland encompasses 193,500 hectares (478,148 acres) of land and water and is the nineteenth largest of Ireland’s thirty-two counties. Its landscape is characterised by small rounded hills, known as drumlins, interspersed with … Read More

Plantation – Aspects of seventeenth-century Ulster society

May 5, 2020 |

The plantation of Ulster in the early seventeenth century was an episode of critical importance in the history of Ireland, the legacy of which is still apparent today. Adopting a multidisciplinary approach, this collection of essays, arising from two conferences … Read More

Perspectives on the making of the Cavan landscape

May 5, 2020 |

Duffy, P.J. (1995) Perspectives on the making of the Cavan landscape. In: Cavan: essays on the history of an Irish county. Irish Academic Press, Dublin, pp. 14-36. ISBN 0-7165-2554-2

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The Heart’s Townland: marking boundaries in Ulster

May 5, 2020 |

Townlands: territorial signatures of landholding and identity

Duffy, Patrick (2004) Townlands: territorial signatures of landholding and identity. In: The heart’s townland: marking boundaries in Ulster. The Ulster Local History Trust in association with The Cavan-Monaghan Rural Development Co-operative Society, pp. … Read More

The Evolution of Estate Properties in South Ulster 1600 – 1900

May 5, 2020 |

Duffy, P.J. (1988) The Evolution of Estate Properties in South Ulster 1600 – 1900. In: Common ground: essays on the historical geography of Ireland presented to T. Jones Hughes. Cork University Press, Cork, Ireland, pp. 84-109. ISBN 0 902561 53 … Read More

One Inch Maps

May 2, 2020 |

The One Inch series of Ordnance maps first appeared in 1858 based on reductions of the six-inch county maps of the time. The sheets were split and regrouped into the now familiar 205 sheets which cover the entire country. By … Read More