IPA Regions

14. CAVAN/MONAGHAN

BREIFNE ORIEL REGION

Chairman: Tom Ryan
Secretary: Adrian Durcan

The 'Breifne Oriel' Region, encompassing the counties of Cavan and Monaghan lies to the north of Ireland. Both counties are in the province of Ulster and have borders with Northern Ireland.

County Monaghan is the birthplace of poet and writer, Patrick Kavanagh who is one of the most significant figures in 20th Century Irish poetry. The poem 'stony grey soil' refers to the county of Monaghan. A sporting county where boxer Barry McGuigan and rugby player Tommy Bowe hail from. The town of Clones holds the GAA Ulster Final, annually.

Castle Leslie

Castle Leslie is located in the village of Glaslough and is famous for having the wedding of Paul McCartney and Heather Mills. County Monaghan is twinned with Prince Edward Island, Canada.

County Cavan is characterised by Drumlins countryside dotted with many lakes and hills. The Shannon Pot in County Cavan is the source of Ireland's longest river, The River Shannon. They say there is a lake for every day of the year in County Cavan, which results in an abundance of wildlife and fauna. Fishing is a very popular activity in Cavan. The 'International Scouting Shannon Pot Centre' is based at Castle Saunderson near Belturbet, Co. Cavan.

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