Tullyhaw (Irish: Teallach Eathach) (which means 'The Territory of Eochaidh', an ancestor of the McGoverns, who lived c. 650 AD) is a Barony in County Cavan in Ireland. The area has been in constant occupation since pre-4000 BC. Located in the northwest of the county, it has been referred to as Cavan's panhandle.[1][2]

Teallach Eathach (Irish)
Barony map of County Cavan, 1900; Tullyhaw is in the northwest, coloured peach.
Barony map of County Cavan, 1900; Tullyhaw is in the northwest, coloured peach.
Tullyhaw is located in Ireland
Coordinates: 54°9′N 7°45′W / 54.150°N 7.750°W / 54.150; -7.750
Sovereign stateIreland
 • Total363.62 km2 (140.39 sq mi)
Map of Breifne in AD 700; Tullyhaw is seen in the centre, near the Masraige territory.

In 1579, East Breifne, then part of Connacht, was made a shire. The shire was named County Cavan (Irish: An Cabhán) after Cavan, the area's main town. The administration remained in the control of the local Irish dynasty and subject to the Brehon and Canon Law.

In 1584, Sir John Perrot formed the shire into a county in Ulster. It was subdivided into seven baronies:[3]

The last one, Tullyhaw, encompassed the mountains bordering on O'Rourke's country, and was left subject to the ancient tenures and exactions of their Irish lord.[3]


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  1. ^ O'Raghallaigh, Tomás Bán (2010). Turbulence in Tullyhunco: Killeshandra, Kildallan, Arva, Gowan, Cornafean Before, During and After the Ulster Plantation (PDF). Harvestmoon Publishing Limited. p. 10.
  2. ^ "An Irishman's Diary". The Irish Times.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Cavan" . Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 5 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 572.