County Cavan, Ireland Genealogy

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General County Research Information

Further information about County Cavan is available at the GenUKI site.

Archives and Libraries

County Cavan Genealogy Research Centre Cana House, Farnham Street Cavan Town County Cavan, Ireland TEL: (049) 4361094 FAX: (049) 4331494

Cavan County Library Farnham Street, Cavan Town County Cavan, Ireland E-mail: or E-mail:

Includes Barron, Famham Estate, and other related papers. Also includes Griffith Valuation maps, legal papers, including rentals and wills for Cavan 18th and the 19th century. Also includes photography collections.

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) 66 Balmoral Avenue Belfast BT9 6NY E-mail: Internet:

 The above is the official repository for the public records of Northern Ireland. PRONI also collects records from private sources.


Doherty, Paul Martin.  Tombstones of Some Irish Emigrants in the Catholic Cemetery at Andover, Massachussetts. Covers Thomas McEnroe died 25 Dec 1861. Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol.IV, no. 1. 1972 pages 23-26, Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i


Census for the 1841 parish of Killeshandra, survives and is available to search at:

Civil Jurisdictions and Parish Research Information

A map of the Civil Parishes of County Cavan is available at Irish Times site.

Civil Parish Barony Poor Law Union
Annagelliff Upper Loughtee Castletowndelvin
Annagelliff Upper Loughtee Cavan
Annagh Lower Loughtee Cavan
Annagh Tullygarvey Cavan
Annagh Tullygarvey Cootehill
Bailieborough Castlerahan Bailieborough
Bailieborough Clankee Bailieborough
Ballintemple Clanmahon Cavan
Ballymachugh Clanmahon Cavan
Castlerahan Castlerahan Oldcastle
Castleterra Upper Loughtee Cavan
Crosserlough Castlerahan Bailieborough
Crosserlough Castlerahan Cavan
Crosserlough Castlerahan Oldcastle
Crosserlough Clanmahon Cavan
Crosserlough Upper Loughtee Cavan
Denn Castlerahan Cavan
Denn Castlerahan Oldcastle
Denn Clanmahon Cavan
Denn Upper Loughtee Cavan
Denn Upper Loughtee Oldcastle
Drumgoon Clankee Cootehill
Drumgoon Tullygarvey Cootehill
Drumlane Lower Loughtee Bawnboy
Drumlane Lower Loughtee Cavan
Drumlane Upper Loughtee Cavan
Drumlumman Clanmahon Cavan
Drumlumman Clanmahon Granard
Drumreilly Tullyhaw Bawnboy
Drung Tullygarvey Cootehill
Enniskeen Clankee Bailieborough
Kilbride Clanmahon Cavan
Kilbride Clanmahon Oldcastle
Kildallan Tullyhunco Bawnboy
Kildallan Tullyhunco Cavan
Kildrumsherdan Tullygarvey Cootehill
Killashandra Tullyhunco Bawnboy
Killashandra Tullyhunco Cavan
Killinagh Tullyhaw Cavan
Killinagh Tullyhaw Enniskillen
Killinkere Castlerahan Bailieborough
Killinkere Castlerahan Oldcastle
Killinkere Upper Loughtee Bailieborough
Killinkere Upper Loughtee Cavan
Kilmore Clanmahon Cavan
Kilmore Upper Loughtee Cavan
Kinawley Tullyhaw Bawnboy
Kinawley Tullyhaw Enniskillen
Knockbride Clankee Bailieborough
Knockbride Clankee Cootehill
Larah Tullygarvey Cavan
Larah Tullygarvey Cootehill
Larah Upper Loughtee Cavan
Larah Upper Loughtee Cootehill
Lavey Lower Loughtee Cavan
Larah Upper Loughtee Cavan
Loughan or Castlekeeran Castlerahan Kells
Loughan or Castlekeeran Castlerahan Oldcastle
Lurgan Castlerahan Oldcastle
Moybolgue Clankee Bailieborough
Mullagh Castlerahan Bailieborough
Mullagh Castlerahan Kells
Mullagh Castlerahan Oldcastle
Munterconnaught Castlerahan Oldcastle
Scrabby Tullyhunco Cavan
Scrabby Tullyhunco Granard
Shercock Clankee Bailieborough
Templeport Tullyhaw Bawnboy
Templeport Tullyhaw Enniskillen
Tomregan Lower Loughtee Bawnboy
Tomregan Lower Loughtee Cavan
Tomregan Tullyhaw Bawnboy
Urney Lower Loughtee Cavan
Urney Upper Loughtee Cavan


1885 County Map: Courtesy of London Ancestor


Abstracts of Some Ardagh, Clogher and Kilmore Diocesan Wills. Alphabetical list of Wills proved from the above Diocese covering years 1739-1810. Article in The Irish Ancestor  ,, pages 112-121, Family History Ref. 941.5 B2i v5-6.


Family history societies often publish helpful journals, transcripts, compiled genealogies and host helpful websites. They may have ongoing projects to transcribe records and create indexes. Most societies publish queries in their journals and maintain lists of members’ research interests that may be helpful to you. You may want to join one of these societies, reap the benefits of their expertise and resources or support its efforts.

 Web Sites

To view a list of Cavan web sites, visit or click on the following for some great sites.

GENUKI - Home wavecable colin/genuki/CAV

Websites - Genealogy-of-uk Ireland/Cavan/genealogy

- cavan rootsireland

- Genealogy links UK/ireland/cavan

- from-ireland county/cavan

- Irishpenpals county-cavan-genealogy

- interment ireland/cavan