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Cavan Townlands | February 24, 2021

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O’Connell Diocese of Kilmore

May 1, 2020 |

Phillip O’Connell’s The Diocese of Kilmore: Its History and Antiquities tells the story of the diocese from the coming of St. Patrick to Ireland in the 5th century until the early 20th century. The diocese of Kilmore encompasses most of … Read More

Revolution in Tullyhunco

May 1, 2020 |

Review from The Anglo Celt

A new book called ‘Revolution in Tullyhunco’ by Tomás O’Raghallaigh (79), a retired national school teacher from Killeshandra, has brought local history life as SEAN MCMAHON found out when he caught up with the author … Read More

Eight Townlands

May 1, 2020 |


Chapter 1

Chapter 2

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Turbulence in Tullyhunco by Tomás Ó Raghallaigh

May 1, 2020 |

With thanks to the author for kindly contributing the full version of his book to share with all those who have an interest in this period of the history of Tullyhunco and the wider Cavan area.

Read the book here: … Read More

Ulster Inquisitions

April 29, 2020 |

Inquisitionum in Officio Rotulorum Cancellariae Hiberniae Asservatarum Repertorium Vol II details the local hearings (Inquisitions) which were held around the counties of Ulster and Leinster to enquire as to the ownership and boundaries of townlands.

These hearings took place over … Read More

What if the Dream Come True….

April 29, 2020 |

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Pynnar’s Survey of 1619

April 29, 2020 |

The lack of progress and the reports coming back to London of the undertakers neglecting their duties led to the investigation and survey by Captain Nicholas Pynnar in 1618/19. The exact date of the survey was from 1st December … Read More

Plantation Papers 1610

April 29, 2020 |

This excerpt from Hill’s work covers County Cavan and can be found on pages 179-209 of the original book which includes Armagh, Tyrone, LondonDerry, Donegal, Fermanagh and Cavan. Included below is an interesting paragraph on Co. Monaghan which suffered greatly … Read More

Gentleman & Scholar: Thomas James Barron, 1903-1992 by Jonathan A. Smyth

April 29, 2020 |

This publication explores aspects of Irish studies in terms of early Irish history, literature, archaeology and folklore. It includes a semi-biographical account of the industrious lifetime and valuable studies of Thomas J (Tom) Barron, native to Knockbride, Co. Cavan. The … Read More