Major Towns - Arvagh, Bailieborough,Ballinagh, Ballyconnell,
Ballyhaise, Ballyjamesduff, Ballymagauran, Bawnboy, Belturbet,
Butlersbridge, Canningstown, Cavan, Cootehill, Crossdoney, Dowra,
Drumcarban, Kilcogy, Killeshandra, Kilnaleck, Kingscourt, Lough Gowna
Mullagh, Mountnugent, Redhill, Shercock, Stradone, Swanlinbar, Virginia
People - Francis Sheehy Skeffington, General Philip
Sheridan, John Charles McQuaid, and Marcus Daly.
Surnames - Reilly, Smith,
Brady, Lynch, McCabe, Clarke, Farrelly, Maguire, Sheridan and Galligan
once called East Brefnie or Brefnie O'Reilly. It was part of the
province of Connaught, but in 1584 became part of Ulster.
You can still see the influence of the Normans in places like of Clogh
Oughter castle. The famous General Eoghan Rua O Neill (Red Owen), died
here in 1649.