Christian Heritage Sites – Co Cavan

St. Kilian's Heritage Centre

Mullagh, Co Cavan t: +353 (0)46 924 2433 e: stkiliancentre@eircom.net

St. Kilian's Heritage Centre celebrates the life and times of Kilian, a 7th Century saint born in Mullagh. During his mission to modern-day Germany, Kilian was martyred, and is now one of the patron saints of Wurzburg in Germany. His life and death are represented through artifacts and an audio-visual presentation in the heritage centre.
Ogham stones found in Cavan can be seen at the centre. A craft shop, tourist information point and tea room with home-made tea, scones and apple tarts is available. Mullagh is located 10km from Virginia on the R194. Virginia is located on the main N3 (future M3) Dublin – Cavan – Donegal Road.

Opening times : Easter to Oct: Tues-Fri 10am - 6pm
Sat, Sun and Bank Holidays 2pm - 6pm
Adm : Adults €3 Students, OAPs & Groups, €2.50

Cathedral of St. Fethlimidh

Kilmore, Cavan, Co. Cavan  t: +353 (0)49 433 7168 or 433 1918

The Cathedral is situated on a wooded hill not far from the shores of Lough Oughter. According to tradition, it is in this picturesque landscape of that St. Fethlimidh founded a small church in the 6th century.
In 1152 the first Cathedral was built in the vicinity and in 1454, the parish church of Kilmore became the Cathedral. Following the reformation in the 16th century, it continued as a Cathedral for the Church of Ireland. The present Cathedral was completed in 1860. Kilmore is located on the right 5km from Cavan town on the R198.

Drumlane Abbey Milltown, Co. Cavan

Drumlane monastic site is located just outside the small village of Milltown, about 4 miles from Belturbet. The monastery occupies a very scenic site on the edge of Derrybrick Lake. It was reputedly founded by St. Mogue, the Bishop of Ferns, in the 6th century, though some have argued that St. Columcille was the original founder and that St. Mogue simply re-established it.
About 150 metres from the church there are a series of earthworks which probably represent the remains of the 12th Century Augustinian Priory. The Priory may have been demolished after the suppression of the monasteries in the 15th and 16th centuries. Drumlane Abbey is located 1km outside the village of Milltown not far from Belturbet.