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History & Heritage

The Bawn

The Bawn

Located just outside Bawnboy village. This was an Ulster Plantation Fort, possibly built on the site of an old Magauran stronghold probably around 1610/15. The place name Bawnboy derives from the Irish, An Bábhún Buí - The Yellow Bawn Buí (boy) meaning yellow,...

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Holy Trinity (Barn) Church

Holy Trinity (Barn) Church

This church stands about 2km from Bawnboy. It is a rare example of a barn church. The long narrow plan is most unusual with the Altar on the rear wall and the congregation – men on one side (south) and women the other (north), facing each other. The austerity of...

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The Bawn

The Bawn

Located just outside Bawnboy village. This was an Ulster Plantation Fort, possibly built on the site of an old Magauran stronghold probably around 1610/15. The place name Bawnboy derives from the Irish, An Bábhún Buí - The Yellow Bawn Buí (boy) meaning yellow,...

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Kilnavart Megalithic Tomb

Kilnavart Megalithic Tomb

This late bronze structure would have being covered by a cairn of stones but all that remains is the well preserved burial chamber. The two adjacent pillar stones may be connected to the site.

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St Mogue’s Island

St Mogue’s Island

This is reputedly the birth place of St Mogue (St Aiden) a noted early Irish saint. It contains early Christian monastic ruins and a graveyard. The island features largely in local tradition and folklore. It entered the realms of modern folklore in 1943 with the crash...

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World War One Trench Experience at the Museum

Cavan County Museum is now home to the largest outdoor replica trench open to the public. The Trench is becoming a must-see attraction for visitors since it opened in August 2014. It includes sound and visual effects to enhance the experience and educate visitors on...

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Cavan County Museum

Cavan County Museum

Our county Museum aim is to collect, conserve and ultimately display the material heritage and culture of County Cavan and its environs, for the benefit of the public. Exhibition galleries feature unique artefacts dating from the Stone Age up until the twentieth...

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