"Cavan, a county of Ireland, province of Ulster, 47 miles long and
23 broad; bounded W by Leitrim, M by Fermanagh and Monaghan, E by the latter
county and Louth, and S by Longford, W Meath and E Meath. It sends 2 members
to parliament, and is divided into 30 parishes. The linen manufacture is
carried on here to a great extent. Pop. 194,330."
from The New London Gazetteer 1826