Breifne News

News, updates and upcoming events.

Breifne Journal

The society publishes it's journal, 'Breifne', in April or May of each year.


The current collection of books which are available to purchase.

Places of Interest

A collection of some of the historical places of interest in the local area.


A collection of photos from the society.


The Society has almost 400 members. Membership includes a free copy of the Annual Journal.

Places of Interest

There are many great places of interest in the ancient kingdom of Breifne which includes Cavan, Leitrim and south Fermanagh. Here are just some interesting locations and sites.

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Creevelea Abbey

Creevelea Abbey built in 1508 is a friary consisting of a church, cloister and domestic buildings...

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Castle Saunderson Demesne

The castle orignally built in 17th century was home to the Saunderson family...

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Drumlane Abbey & Round Tower

The church and tower are believed to have been founded by St. Commcille around c555 AD.

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The Journal

The society publishes its journal, 'Breifne', in April or May of each year. 2019 is now available, you can view it's contens here:

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Florence Court

Completed in the 18th century the house features Rococo decoration, fine Irish furniture and known as home of the Irish Yew.

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Belturbet Heritage Railway

The Railway once connected the Great Northern and the Midland Great Western Railway.

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Cavan Burren Park

There are more than 80 archaeological monuments from the 'Giant's Grave and 'Calf-House Dolmen' in the Burren

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Rath Church Killeshandra

A Jacobean Church built 1688, with gable-fronted transept facing south and east-west orientated nave behind.

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Belburbet Market House Coat of Arms

Commissioned in 1722, the Kingstone was for many years mounted on a wall in the current Belturbet Library and Civic Centre