Cavan County Council

Cavan County Council (Irish: Comhairle Contae an Chabháin) is the authority responsible for local government in County Cavan, Ireland. As a county council, it is governed by the Local Government Act 2001. The council is responsible for housing and community, roads and transportation, urban planning and development, amenity and culture, and environment. The council has 18 elected members. Elections are held every five years and are by single transferable vote. The head of the council has the title of Cathaoirleach (Chairperson). The county administration is headed by a Chief Executive, Tommy Ryan. The county town is Cavan town.

Cavan County Council

Comhairle Contae an Chabháin
Shane P. O'Reilly, FF
Political groups
Last election
24 May 2019
Feardhacht is Fírinne  (Irish)
"Manliness and Truth"
Meeting place
Cavan Courthouse, Cavan


The meeting place of Cavan County Council has always been at Cavan Courthouse.[1]

Municipal Districts and Local Electoral Areas

Cavan County Council is divided into the following municipal districts and local electoral areas, defined by electoral divisions.[2]

Area Definition Seats
BailieboroughCootehill Ashfield, Bailieborough, Ballyhaise, Canningstown, Carnagarve, Clonervy, Cootehill Rural, Cootehill Urban, Corraneary, Cuttragh, Drumanespick, Drumcarn, Drung, Enniskeen, Killinkere, Kingscourt, Knappagh, Larah North, Larah South, Lisagoan, Rakenny, Redhill, Shercock, Skeagh, Stradone, Taghart, Termon, Tullyvin East, Tullyvin West and Waterloo. 6
Ballyjamesduff Arvagh, Ballintemple, Ballyjamesduff, Ballymachugh, Bellananagh, Bruce Hall, Castlerahan, Corr, Crossbane, Crossdoney, Crosskeys, Denn, Derrin, Drumcarban, Drumlumman, Graddum, Kilbride, Kilcogy, Kilgolagh, Kill, Kilnaleck, Loughdawan, Lurgan, Mullagh, Munterconnaught, Scrabby, Springfield and Virginia. 6
CavanBelturbet Ardue, Ballyconnell, Ballymagauran, Bawnboy, Belturbet, Benbrack, Bilberry, Butlers Bridge, Carn, Carrafin, Castlesaunderson, Cavan Rural, Cavan Urban, Derrylahan, Derrynananta, Diamond, Doogary, Dowra, Dunmakeever, Eskey, Grilly, Kilconny, Killashandra, Killinagh, Killykeen, Kinawley, Lissanover, Milltown, Moynehall, Pedara Vohers, Swanlinbar, Teebane, Templeport, Tircahan and Tuam. 6

Current councillors

The following were elected at the 2019 Cavan County Council election.

Party Seats
Fianna Fáil 8
Fine Gael 7
Aontú 1
Sinn Féin 1
Independent 1

Councillors by electoral area

Council members from 2019 election
Local electoral area Name Party
BailieboroughCootehill Sarah O'Reilly Aontú
Val Smith Fine Gael
Clifford Kelly Fianna Fáil
Carmel Brady Fine Gael
Aiden Fitzpatrick Fianna Fáil
Paddy McDonald Sinn Féin
Ballyjamesduff Trevor Smith Fine Gael
Shane P. O'Reilly Fianna Fáil
T.P. O'Reilly Fine Gael
Winston Bennet Fine Gael
Phillip Brady Fianna Fáil
Craig Lovett Fianna Fáil
CavanBelturbet John Paul Feeley Fianna Fáil
Brendan Fay Independent
Madeleine Argue Fine Gael
Patricia Walsh Fianna Fáil
Sean Smith Fianna Fáil
Peter McVitty Fine Gael


  1. "Local Authorities". Oireachtas. 26 May 1982. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
  2. "S.I. No. 611/2018 - County of Cavan Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018". 19 December 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
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