Friday 5 December 2014

Book launch: Cavan History and Society
The latest volume in the County History and Society series from Geography Publications – Cavan History and Society – will be launched tonight at the Radisson Blue Farnham Estate Hotel in Cavan, Speaking at the event will be Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, Cardinal Sean Brady and Tom Sullivan, County Librarian.

Within its 744 pages, the book comprises 29 chapters on this wonderful county of drumlins, lakes and waterways. It's been edited by Drs Jonahan Cherry and Brendan Scott and brings together a range of specialists from within and without the county to present Cavan's story; among the themes explored are the county's historical religious make-up, post-famine emigration, landlordism, the turbulent 1790s, folklore collections, medieval settlements and many more revealing topics. You can see the full range of essay titles on the publisher's website.

The book (ISBN-10: 0906602696; ISBN-13: 978-0906602690) will be on sale at the launch, which is being jointly hosted by Genealogy Publications and Cavan County Council. If you'd like to attend, telephone (01) 4566085. The launch will be at 7pm.