Town lies in the centre of the Country and has a population of
some 5,600. The main town was developed in the early 1200's based
around a Franciscan Monastery, and has steadily grown as a prosperous
centre of administration and business for the country.
This bustling market town has some interesting architecture particularly
the Church of Ireland church and the Court House both early 19th
Century, and the more modern Roman Catholic Cathedral.
In the town is also the Centuries old Lifeforce Mill which has
been faithfully restored to produce genuine stoneground flour
, said to make the very best of Irish soda bread.
Cavan Crystal is located on the edge of the town and is the second
oldest crystal manufacturer in Ireland. Craftsmen train for many
many years to become masters of their trade. Superb pieces of
Cavan Crystal may be found throughout the world.
No mention of Cavan could be complete without reference to the
excellent fishing to be had in this area. There are literally
hundreds of lakes forming the Erne waterway to the Norah , west
of Cavan town. Roach, Perch and Pike are amongst many coarse fish
to be had as well as some trout fishing.
There are numerous places to stay in Cavan with a wide choice
from friendly smaller family run bed and breakfasts to sophisticated
Cavan has a wide variety of leisure pursuits to offer in addition
to fishing. There are superb golf courses, horse riding stables,
cycling and walking tours, and miles of unspoilt Loughs and rivers
to explore by boat.
Cavan has a thriving and go ahead business community with an enthusiastic
Chamber of Commerce dedicated to promoting all types of business
in the region. Information on Cavan as a business location is
available from Enterprise Ireland or the Chamber of Commerce.