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1. (Placename) a county of N Republic of Ireland: hilly, with many small lakes and bogs. County town: Cavan. Pop: 56 546 (2002). Area: 1890 sq km (730 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a market town in N Republic of Ireland, county town of Co Cavan. Pop: 6098 (2002)


(ˈkæv ən)

a county in Ulster, in the N Republic of Ireland. 53,763; 730 sq. mi. (1890 sq. km).
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Thirty-five children and a woman died in the blaze at St Joseph's home, run by the Poor Clare Sisters in Cavan town, in February 1943.
Puggsy was just a few months old when he was taken from young Emily Anduziene's home in Cavan town.
Tenders are invited for cavan county council invites tenders from architectural firms to provide a grade 1 conservation architect led design team for the bringing forward the approved part 8 planning permission to a detailed design and construction management of a refurbished cavan town hall at townhall street, cavan as an arts culture centre.
51) The Belturbet men were also involved in what was said to be 'practically the first' association football match played in Cavan town in June 1896, against local team Bohemians, who also contained a number of former Gaelic football players and some of the spectators present.
Running alongside the kitchen display is an exhibition of framed original photographs called, Virginia - Portrait Of A Cavan Town, by Irish snapper Brendan Farrell.
Owned by a syndicate from the Meadow View pub in Cavan town, Narrackses is to go chasing.
Hotel Kilmore is on the right hand side as you approach Cavan town on N3.
The winning quick pick ticket was sold in Costcutters, Railway Road, on the outskirts of Cavan town.
Tenders are invited for cavan county council invites tender submissions in relation to the provision of services for the cleaning, opening and closing of public sanitary conveniences in cavan town and for the daily opening and closing of a public amenity area located in the cavan town area.
Tributes poured in last night for the former student of Ballyhaise Agricultural College, which is just a few kilometres from Cavan town.
Jonathan Cherry's chapter on the indigenous and colonial urbanisation of Cavan town is illustrated with a marvellous map of the town in 1591 and adds depth and sophistication to our understanding of Irish society beyond the Pale.
When he is not seeking out money-making ventures, Quinn and wife Patricia often enjoy a quiet drink in the Meadowview pub or Cathal Brady's in Cavan Town.