The Genealogy of
County Cavan Ireland

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               General Background

Welcome to County Cavan's Genealogy Page (IGP)

Province - Ulster
Major Towns - Arvagh, Bailieborough,Ballinagh, Ballyconnell, Ballyhaise, Ballyjamesduff, Ballymagauran, Bawnboy, Belturbet, Blacklion    
Butlersbridge, Canningstown, Cavan, Cootehill, Crossdoney, Dowra, Drumcarban, Kilcogy, Killeshandra, Kilnaleck, Kingscourt, Lough Gowna    
Mullagh, Mountnugent, Redhill, Shercock, Stradone, Swanlinbar, Virginia

Notable People - Francis Sheehy Skeffington, General Philip Sheridan, John Charles McQuaid, and Marcus Daly.

Common Surnames - Reilly, Smith, Brady, Lynch, McCabe, Clarke, Farrelly, Maguire, Sheridan and Galligan

Cavan was once called East Brefnie or Brefnie O'Reilly. It was part of the province of Connaught, but in 1584 became part of Ulster.

You can still see the influence of the Normans in places like of Clogh Oughter castle. The famous General Eoghan Rua O Neill (Red Owen), died here in 1649.

1848 Map

Data Records From IGP Archves

Cemetery Records

Church Records

Census Substitutes


Military & Constabulary




Vital Records


Photo of Swan by Joyce Tunstead