The origins and development of an Ulster Plantation town: Belturbet, County Cavan, 1610–1714

Authors

  • Brendan Scott

Abstract

Since the twelfth century, Belturbet, County Cavan, has been the location of some form of settlement, largely due to its location at a fording point on the River Erne. But it was not until the early seventeenth century, when, under the aegis of the Ulster Plantation, Stephen Butler, an English undertaker, settled and developed the town as we know it today. This essay investigates the origins of the town, and also how it developed along the classic Ulster Plantation lines, up the disasters of the 1640s. Also examined here is the building work which took place during the period under consideration, along with the contributions made to this town development, both by the corporation and the people there.

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Published

2022-05-27

How to Cite

Scott, B. . (2022). The origins and development of an Ulster Plantation town: Belturbet, County Cavan, 1610–1714. Irish Geography, 54(1), 31–49. Retrieved from http://irishgeography.ie/index.php/public_html/article/view/2