What is Cavan famous for?

What is Cavan famous for?

Cavan is famed for its many lakes and the source of the River Shannon, known as the ‘Shannon Pot’, which is located in West Cavan. Its main towns are Cavan itself, Virginia, Ballyjamesduff, Bailieborough, Cootehill, Kingscourt and Belturbet. In 2016, the population of County Cavan was 76,092.

What county is Cavan Ireland in?

County Cavan (/ˈkævən/ KAV-ən; Irish: Contae an Chabháin) is a county in Ireland. It is in the province of Ulster and is part of the Border Region. It is named after the town of Cavan and is based on the historic Gaelic territory of East Breffny (Bréifne).

What is someone from Cavan called?

Cavan — The Breifne (or Brefni) County Named after the ancient rulers of the area, although unkinder people have called it the Tight Wad County.

Is Cavan an Irish name?

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Caomháin, ‘son of Caomhán (Kevin)’, a diminutive of the personal name Caomh (see O’Keefe). Irish: in some cases perhaps an alternative Anglicization of Caomhánach (see Kavanagh).

What is the main town in Cavan?

List of towns and villages by population

Name Population
Cavan 10,914
Cootehill 1,853
Killeshandra 388
Kilnaleck 393

What is the meaning of Cavan?

Cavan, sometimes spelled Caban or Kaban) is Filipino unit of mass and also a unit of volume or dry measure.

What is Cavans nickname?

A few nicknames are shared: any Connacht county playing a team from elsewhere may be dubbed “the Westerners”; London GAA or New York GAA may be called “the Exiles”; Westmeath, Fermanagh, and Cavan have each been called “the Lake county”.

When was Cavan founded?

Originally a Gaelic lordship under the control of the O’Reillys known as ‘east Breifne’, what we now know as County Cavan was created in 1579.

What does name Cavan mean?

Good-looking; handsome
In Irish Baby Names the meaning of the name Cavan is: Good-looking; handsome; from Cavan.

How do you pronounce Cavan Ireland?


  1. MEANING: In Irish cabhan means “”grassy hill”” or “”hollow”” and is the name of the Ulster county Cavan.
  2. GENDER: Boy | Male.
  3. PRONUNCIATION: “kav + an”
  4. ENGLISH: Cavan.
  5. AUDIO: (Listen to the late author Frank McCourt pronounce Cavan and read along with the meaning)
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