Cavan Genealogy Tours

Cloughoughter Castle

County Cavan is in the province of Ulster and is part of the Border Region. It is named after the town of Cavan and is based on the historic Gaelic territory of East Breffny (Bréifne). Cavan County has a population of 76,092 according to the 2016 census.

The castle of Cloughoughter is located in the historic Kingdom of Breifne. Prior to the construction of the castle, the area may have been a crannog. In the latter part of the 12th century, it was under the control of the O’Rourkes, but it seems to have come into the hands of the Anglo-Norman William Gorm de Lacy. While the exact date construction began is unknown, it is estimated to have started in the first quarter of the 13th century. The County borders Counties Monaghan and Meath. (see our Historical County Meath Tour)

Family Dynasties 1500-1600 AD

•          Irish – O’Reilly, Brady
•          Norman-None
•          Scottish -None
•          Viking – None

County Cavan- Things to do and may be possible to include within your Ancestral Townland Experience Tour

·      Irelands Ancient East
·      Cavan County Museum and Genealogy records
·      Dun A Ri forest Park
·      Cavan Burren Park
·      Cavan Lake district
·      Farnham estate
·      Deer Park Forest
·      Cloughoughter Castle
·      Killeshandra Looped Tour
·      Killykeen Forset park