Genealogy Centres in Cavan
Cavan Research Centre
Cana House, Farnham Street
Some Cavan Surnames
Chief surnames of Co Cavan are Reilly, Smith, Brady, Lynch, McCabe, Clarke, Farrelly, Maguire, Sheridan and Galligan.
The Cavan Genealogy Research Centre offers a Full Centre for historic County Cavan which is one of three counties in the Province of Ulster located in the Republic of Ireland.
- The Cavan Genealogy Research Centre's Church records include Roman Catholic Records; earliest date from the year 1751 and the latest parish to commence keeping records did so in 1876.
- The earliest Church of Ireland (Anglican/Episcopalian) records at this centre date from 1703 (Latest starting date of Church of Ireland parish records in County Cavan is 1854). Presbyterian records commencing at various dates between 1822 and 1877.
- The Centre also also computerised records of smaller denominations that have starting dates between 1835 and 1879.
Other genealogical sources held by the Cavan Genealogy Research Centre include:
- Will Indexes
- Slater's and Pigot's Directories
- Hearth Money Rolls
- The 1821 Census
- The 1766 Religious Census
- Registry of Freeholders
- Gravestone Inscriptions.
In all the Centre has computerised almost one million records relating to individuals who resided in County Cavan before 1901.
Some Famous Cavan People
Francis Sheehy Skeffington, John Charles McQuaid, General Philip Sheridan and Marcus Daly.
Main Towns in Cavan
Cavan, Cootehill, Bailieborough, Killeshandra, Virginia, Belturbet, Ballyjamesduff and Kingscourt.
Visitor Attractions in Cavan
Internationally known locations in Cavan include Lough Sheelin, Ballyjamesduff, Shannon Pot and the luxurious Slieve Russell Hotel.
Emigration and The Famine in Co Cavan
Emigration commenced on a large scale after the Great Famine. The population of the county dropped dramatically from 250,000 in 1841 to 174,000 in 1851 and by 1901 had dropped to 97,000. These emigrants from County Cavan settled mostly in the eastern United States and in Canada. A large percentage also went to England and Scotland.
The greatest effect of the Great Famine on this county was the resultant population decline of the population through death and emigration.