- a county in Ulster, in the N Republic of Ireland. 730 sq. mi. (1890 sq. km).
- the seat of this county.
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That of Ylocos is the heaviest, a cavan of it weighing about 140 lbs.Recollections of Manilla and the Philippines
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At Navan it receives the Blackwater, which flows south-west from Cavan.
The mountains, not only of Cavan, but of Leitrim, are distinctly visible.Beauties and Antiquities of Ireland
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There had at that moment been nothing decided as to the County of Cavan.The Landleaguers
He added:—I also administer the criminal law in Cavan and in Leitrim.
- a county of N Republic of Ireland: hilly, with many small lakes and bogs. County town: Cavan. Pop: 56 546 (2002). Area: 1890 sq km (730 sq miles)
- a market town in N Republic of Ireland, county town of Co Cavan. Pop: 6098 (2002)
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