Living and working in Cavan Town

Cavan Town is a thriving and attractive town nestled between two drumlins and is the County’s principal town. Located less than 2 hours from 2 capital cities, 1.5 hours from Dublin and 2 hours from Belfast, which are well connected by roads and public transport. Bus Eireann operates a service across the County, and the nearest airport is located in Dublin.

Every Saturday, you can check out the enticing smells in Cavan Town as market stalls sell organic meat, fresh fish, home-baked treats and local cheeses. In the evening, enjoy charming restaurants, cosy pubs and buzzing nightlife. You can go bowling with friends, play a round of golf or plan a trip around the annual heritage week to discover the town’s rich history.

County Cavan, known as ‘Lake Country’, is a landlocked county located in the province of Ulster. County Cavan is one of three counties situated in the province of Ulster without being part of Northern Ireland.

County Cavan is said to have 365 lakes, one for each day of the year. The chief lakes are noted for their scenery and coarse fishing and include Lough Oughter, Loughs Ramor, Sheelin, Sillan, and Brackley.

Cavan is home to Lough-an-Leagh Mountain, which is an area of outstanding natural beauty. It is possible to see 14 counties from the summit on a clear day.

From one end of the Lake Country to the other, the towns and villages express Cavan’s unique charm, rich heritage and leisurely pace of life.

County Cavan has a robust industrial base and is home to some big-name companies, including Synthetic fibre manufacturer Wellman International from the US, Pauwels Trafo from Belgium, Gypsum Industries from the UK and Abbott Laboratories from the US.

County Cavan also promotes networking and trade in business and tourism between the border towns and counties.

Cavan has an excellent educational infrastructure. Offering access to 3rd Level Institutions such Cavan Institute as well as Dundalk (, Athlone ( and Sligo ( Institutes of Technology.

There are numerous pre-school facilities within the County. Several registered full day-care providers and seven sessional service providers are within 3-4 miles of Cavan town centre.

There are eight primary and four post-primary schools within a two-mile radius of Cavan Town. Most secondary schools are particularly proactive in promoting entrepreneurship and self-employment amongst their pupils.