This sandstone hall was built from 1907 to 1910 and was erected by William Ballinagh and Sons. The cost was £2,688. The Architect was William Scott and the site was donated by Lord Farnham. It was officially opened on 19th January 1910. The Town Hall housed offices of Cavan Town Council and was also used as a Dancehall, Theatre, Cinema, Meeting Venue and Bingo Hall and has other offices and meeting rooms available. It was similar in design to Enniskellen Town Hall.
When building the town hall, a new road was also built linking Farnham Street and Main Street, cutting through Farnham Gardens. We can see in the photograph that no road exists prior to 1910.
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