Cavan (county)

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Arms (crest) of Cavan (county)

Official blazon


The themes represented in the arms of are the local lordships in Gaelic times of the O'Reillys and the O'Rourkes. The rampant lions are from the arms of O'Reilly and the lion passant from the arms of O'Rourke.

Physical feature of the county, that is its many lakes, is represented by the inclusion of two heraldic roundels indicating water. The motto is from an old motto associated with the O'Reilly.

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