Established when Bishop Browne bought land from a John Maguire, Land Agent to Lord Farnham, St Augustine’s Hall was built in 1829 and converted the buildings into a day seminary for student priests. He also erected a parochial house for the priests of the parish. He extended the church and it was designated as the Cathedral Church for the diocese. The seminary later moved to St Patricks College as, it is said that the Bishop was unhappy with it being a day seminary. At that time students would have been boarding in local houses around the town and the Bishop felt they were fraternising with local girls. St Patricks College opened to boarders in 1874.
Provincial Bank & Residence
This was the only Bank in Cavan when it was built in about 1840 at a cost of £1,130 and was probably designed by Local Architect Hague. By 1854 a Manager’s house had been added. It no longer functions as a bank.
Did you know?
Cavan Town takes its name from the Irish word Cabhain which means ‘hollow’.