Cavan is an inland county in Ulster Province
, though not in Northern Ireland
. It is bounded on the north by County Fermanagh
, on the northeast and east by County Monaghan
, on the south by County Meath
, and on the southwest by Longford
. It covers an area of 746 square miles.< The Millstone Grit Mountains rise in the southeast to a height of 2188 feet. The River Shannon
has its source here. Other rivers include the Erne and Annalee. Numerous small lakes are found in the county.
Antiquities include cairns, raths, the sixth-century St. Columcille's monastery at Drumlane and the 11th-century Cloughoughter's Castle. The county town is Cavan. Other significant towns are Bailieborough and Cootehill.