The CAVAN LONDON ASSOCIATION is now over 60 years in existence and is one of the oldest Irish associations in London. I am sure you will find lots of interesting topics to peruse in the following pages covering forthcoming events, photos from the past, history of our association and more. I would like especially to extend my thanks to all our sponsors for their kindness and generosity down the years, without whom our association would not survive.
BEN CAHILL, Chairman


If you have any news you would like to announce, anniversaries, marriages, births, condolences for recently deceased, new businesses or old, graduations, good luck messages and so on, then do get in touch:
enquiries@cavanlondon.org.uk

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Cavan Association London formed in 1952, the first Irish county association in London was due to the forward thinking vision of its founders. In an effort to ease the growing economic situation in Ireland, emigration was high and newly arrived young emigrants were often vulnerable and alone. Friendship advice and financial assistance needed was freely given in those early days. Credit is due to those who worked unselfishly. Kilmore Dioceses provided priests as part of the Irish Chaplaincy Scheme Fr John Cusack , Fr. Pat Flynn R.I.P Fr. John Phair and Fr. Sean Mawn, Fr. Pat Carolan O.M.I who served in London Parishes, doing great work having a particular interest in supporting the many good causes initiated by Cavan association all of whom formed Cavan Association Committees.

Due to the untiring efforts and advice given by Fr. Paddy Sheridan, O.M.I R.I.P, a motion was passed in those early years. The Cavan association worked tirelessly raising funds for charity, benefiting needy causes in Cavan, at home and in the London areas annually. We certainly owe a debt of eternal gratitude to Fr. Paddy for his guidance and assistance during his years in the Irish Centre London and the Oblate parishes, Liverpool, Birmingham, Coventry and London.

I joined the association in 1974 and have held many official positions, currently Hon. Secretary. I owe a debt of gratitude to the many Chairmen, with whom I have shared the heights and lows of Committee life, to all the members for their generosity, patience and support.

The intervening years have seen many changes, the loss of special friends Fr. P.J. Flynn R.I.P Charlie Tully R.I.P, Nancy Kane R.I.P and others.

Now looking forward to the hopeful dream that we reach the ultimate goal in 2012 our Diamond Jubilee. In accepting new technology we look forward with hope and enthusiasm to upgraded changes in future years.

Maura Fitzsimons
SECRETARY of CAVAN LONDON ASSOCIATION




County Cavan is in the Province of Ulster and is part of the Border Region. It is named after the town of Cavan and is based on the historic Gaelic territory of East Breffny. Cavan County Council is the local authority for the county, which has a population of 76,092 according to the 2016 census.
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CAVAN LONDON ASSOCIATION always welcomes new members to our Cavan 'family' in London. For information of how to join and membership benefits, please do get in touch:
Pat Brady, MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY
enquiries@cavanlondon.org.uk

CAHILL, BEN
Chairman of CAVAN LONDON ASSOCIATION. Ben works closely with the CICA and actively promotes Irish culture and regularly participates in events such as the annual St Patrick's Parade in London. Ben works tirelessly promoting and raising monies for a number of charities. Ben is also the Chairman of the ANERLEY ACROSS charity. Golf and travelling are his great passions. Ben is married to Christina who is also actively involved in the Cavan London community and also does trojan work with a number of charities.

CROSSAN, MICK
President of London Irish Rugby. Leader of the consortium of London Irish businessmen who took over the club in December 2013. A successful businessman, he owns 85pc of UK-based recycling and waste firm, POWERDAY. He has also been officially recognised for his support and commitment to the London Amateur Boxing Association. He recently paid tribute to Bob Casey, Operations Director and then the CEO, who has left the club to return to Ireland in 2017.

FITZPATRICK, SEAN
Cavan native Sean Fitzpatrick has guided the VGC GROUP into a major provider of services. Previously a teacher at The Cardinal Wiseman in Greenford he is Chairman of the Board at Botwell School, and Trustee and Treasurer for the AP Taylor Trust and Harlington Hospice.

If you would like to submit a profile to be included, either from humble origins or claims to royalty, please get in touch:
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