County Cavan


Mullagh is a picturesque village located in east of County Cavan, in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands, and on the Meath border.


The saint St. Kilian was born in Mullagh in 640 A.D. and became a saint in Wurzburg, Germany. Artefacts, ogham scripts, historic manuscripts and exhibitions are on display in St. Kilian’s Heritage Centre.


Nearby, there is a short 2 km hill walk nearby overlooking scenic Mullagh Lake.

Killyconny Bog which borders County Meath is an important 191 hectare raised bog and part of ‘The Living Bog’ restoration project.


The famous Mullagh Fair Day, running since 1828, takes place every September.

Jonathan Swift, Dean of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin, wrote parts of Gulliver’s Travels and The Tale Of The Tub whilst staying at the country home of his cleric friend the Rev. Thomas Sheridan at Quilca House, which is close to the old, historic Mullagh village.


Other notable descendants from the (Quilca) Sheridan family are the 18th century playwright Thomas Sheridan and notable writer Richard Brinsley Sheridan.


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The Town of Mullagh


THIS IS CAVAN’ is the official tourism website for County Cavan. It features information that is relevant to travellers who are thinking about and actively planning a visit to Cavan.


Through this site, potential visitors can learn about the welcome and vibrancy of County Cavan and how to make their visit a fantastic experience.

IRELAND’S HIDDEN HEARTLANDS” are a beautifully unspoiled part of Ireland where life moves at its own pace. Listen to the ebb & flow of trickling streams, kayak across wonderful waterways and explore magical forest treks and trails.


Meander across expansive boglands, majestic mountains and open valleys. Visit the riverside towns and villages throughout this enchanting region. There’s nowhere quite like it.