County Cavan, Ireland
Geographically County Cavan is a link between North, South East &
West with the famous River Shannon rising in the west of the county.
was born about 1834 in County Cavan, Ireland. She married
after 1849. Owen
Biggins was also born
in County Cavan, possibly on May 1, 1830. The 1870 and 1880 census states he
was 4 or 5 years younger.
I read somewhere that
they entered the U.S. in New Orleans, but I haven't found proof yet. He died on December
10, 1892. Catherine McGivney Biggins died March
11, 1899. They both died in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio. An unverified
source indicates they were born in Bailieborough, County Cavan, Ireland.
- Some Cavan Surnames
- Chief surnames of Co Cavan are Reilly, Smith, Brady, Lynch, McCabe, Clarke,
Farrelly, Maguire, Sheridan and Galligan.
- Some Famous Cavan People
- Francis Sheehy Skeffington, John Charles McQuaid, General Philip Sheridan and
- Main Towns
- Visitor Attractions
- Internationally known locations in Cavan include Lough Sheelin,
Ballyjamesduff, Shannon Pot and the luxurious Slieve Russell Hotel.
- Emigration and The Famine in Co Cavan
- Emigration commenced on a large scale after the Great Famine. The population
of the county dropped dramatically from 250,000 in 1841 to 174,000 in 1851 and
by 1901 had dropped to 97,000. These emigrants from County Cavan settled mostly
in the eastern United States and in Canada. A large percentage also went to
England and Scotland.
Co. Cavan on FIANNA
Parish: "Killeshandra Today"
Co. Cavan, Ireland -
an insight into Killeshandra, its community
and its history with
Parish: Inscriptions in Killeshandra Old Cemetery