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Cavan Townlands | February 24, 2021

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Social History

The Gallant John Joe by George Cartwright

December 17, 2020 | are delighted to feature this excellent new book by George Cartwright on the incredible John Joe O’Reilly.

The legendary John Joe O’Reilly was one of the first great GAA national icons. He was the talisman and captain during Cavan’s … Read More

Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the death of Captain Tom Sheridan

May 21, 2020 |

This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the death of Captain Tom Sheridan who died on 29th May 1920. As part of the commemoration of the anniversary are delighted to present “What if the Dream Come True…” in it’s … Read More

Come Back to Cornafean

May 6, 2020 |

Come back to Cornafean was published in 2013 by the ‘Cornafean Gathering Committee,’ under the chairmanship of Paddy McDermott and edited by George & Lorraine Cartwright. It was produced principally to mark the ‘Come Back to Cornafean Week’ in conjunction … Read More

R.J. Hunter’s ‘The Ulster Plantation’

May 6, 2020 |

Foreword by David Edwards

Once upon a time in Ireland, in the days before desktop publishing, it was relatively unusual for a dissertation – even a history dissertation – to be published in full book form. Thumbing through the back … Read More

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

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

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

Mr.Kenny’s School

April 19, 2020 |

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1976 Breifne article by Rev. Gerard Alwill on the 1841 Killeshandra census

April 3, 2020 |

Go to 1841 Census Records

Thanks to Brendan Scott, editor Breifne Journal, and Rev. Gerard Alwill for granting permission to reproduce this detailed study and analysis which throws great light on the contents of the 1841 census records.


The … Read More