Cavan History

Johnston Central Library is home to the single most important resource for the study of the history, literature, and culture of County Cavan.

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Cavan Local Studies

Learn more about the history, archaeology, literature and culture of Cavan ...

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'That repulsive-looking insect of the beetle tribe ... the chafer or the devil's coach-horse, is referred to by Cavan folk as the daol or the dearg daol.' ~Breifny Antiquarian Society's Journal, 1921. Vol. 1, No. 11.

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History Online

Find lectures, past lectures, podcasts, digitised material and more ...

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Photographic Collection

Our Photographic Collection covers many subjects including people, towns, villages, buildings, rural scenes, agriculture and railways.

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Century of Change

'Century of Change', produced by Irish Life and Lore, records the testimonies of up to 300 individuals

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County Archives Department

The County Archives contain a wealth of primary source material, meticulously preserved to the highest of standards ...