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Cavan Walking History

Cavan Town Centre, Cavan, County Cavan

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Introduction

  • Cavan Walking History is a series of Blue Plaques located around Cavan Town Centre, identifiying buildings or sites of historical interest. .
  • The plaques have a QR code on them which links a smart phone device to a website giving move information about the location.
  • The heights of the plaques vary but can be scanned from several feet away.
  • For more information please visit the Cavan Tourist Information Centre, located in Johnston Library.

Parking

  • There are several public car parks located around Cavan Town Centre, which are located near to the Cavan walking tours. There is also Blue Badge on street parking and standard on street parking available.

Farnham Street

  • There are several Cavan Walking History information plaques located along Farnham Street.
  • On the North side of Farmham Street there are plaques for the The Catholic Cathedral of St Patrick and St Felim, St. Augustine’s Hall and Provincial Bank & Residence, The Old Protestant Hall and Johnston Central Library, Old Farnham Hotel, Erskine Terrace and Dr. Galligan’s House (there is a moderate ramp leading up to the plaque), Methodist and Presbyterian Churches & Masonic Hall, Cavan Gaol (site on which St Felim’s Boys School now stands) and Site of Horse Fair (Bus Depot).
  • There are several crossing points located along Farnham Street with tactile paving.
  • There is a pedestrian crossing located outside of the library.
  • On the other side of Farnham Street there are plaques for Percy French’s House No. 16 Farnham Street and Church of Ireland.
  • There are drop kerbs located along the paths, the surface of the path varies between block paving, pavement slabs and concrete.

Abbey Street

  • There are 2 Cavan Walking History information plaques located on Abbey Street.
  • On the corner of Farmham Street and Abbey Street, there is the plaque for Cavan No.1 School.
  • There is an easy slope up Abbey Street.
  • There are dropped kerbs to cross Abbey Street.
  • There is the plaque located on the opposite side of Abbey Street for The Abbey (Abbey Lands).
  • There are drop kerbs located along the paths. The surface of the path varies between block paving, pavement slabs and concrete.
  • Abbey Streets leads onto Bridge Street.

Bridge Street

  • There are 3 Cavan Walking History information plaques located on Bridge Street.
  • At the Corner of Abbey Street and Bridge Street, there is a crossing that leads to the plaque for Stocks and Triangle.
  • The plaque for Greens Mill or the Life Force Mill, is located just off Bridge Street via River Street Lane. There is a bridge over the river to get to the mill.
  • After Stocks and Triangle there is a moderate slope leading up Bridge Street.
  • At the top of the Bridge Street on the corner of main street there is a plaque for Cross at top of Bridge Street for Market.
  • There are drop kerbs located along the paths. The surface of the path varies between block paving, pavement slabs and concrete.
  • Bridge Streets leads onto Main Street and College Street.

Main Street

  • There are several Cavan Walking History plaques located along Main Street.
  • On John Connelly Street leading to Main Street there is the plaque for The Egg Market.
  • Along Main Street on the opposite side of the road there is the plaque for Bullock Lane (on Bullock Lane).
  • Further along Main Street, there is a plaque for Puddin Lane (on Puddin Lane).
  • Further along Main Street there is a plaque for the Site of St Clare's Convent.
  • On the corner of Main Street and St Thomas Ashe Street there is plaque for The Bull Ring, the plaque is located on the site of Dunnes department store and there is 7 medium steps with handrails on both sides leading up to the plaque.
  • There are several crossing places along Main Street with dropped kerbs.
  • There are drop kerbs located along the paths. The surface of the path varies between block paving, pavement slabs and concrete.

Town Hall Street

  • There are 3 plaques for Cavan Walking History information located on Town Hall Street.
  • On the corner of Farmham Street and Town Hall Street there is the Plaque for Farham Gardens. Further along Town Hall Street, there is the plaque for the Town Hall.
  • On the corner of Town Hall Street and Main Street there is the plaque for Market Square.
  • There is a gradual slope leading Town Hall Street, leading up from Farmham Street to Main Street.
  • There are drop kerbs located along the paths. The surface of the path varies between block paving, pavement slabs and concrete.
  • Town Hall Street leads onto Farmham Street and Main Street.

College Street

  • There are 2 Cavan Walking History information plaques located on College Street.
  • On the corner of Bridge Street and College Street there is a plaque for College Street. Further along College Street there is a plaque for the Royal School.
  • There are several crossing points along College Street with dropped kerbs.
  • There are drop kerbs located along the paths, The surface of the path varies between block paving, pavement slabs and concrete.

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