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What's on for the weekend

Friday, 1st December, 2017 4:55pm

What's on for the weekend

Shane Owens is among the stars on the bill for the Lavey Inn this Monday night.

Wondering what to do for the weekend? Check out The Anglo-Celt What's On Event Guide. Highlights include Country stars at the Lavey Inn, as well as craft fairs all over the county and Christmas light switch ons...


Lavey Inn hosting Keltic TV Country mega gig

The Lavey Inn is the place to be on December 4 if you are a country music fan. The recently refurbished venue is hosting a galaxy of Keltic TV’s country stars encompassing the veterans of Ireland’s country scene right up to the current new kids on the block.

Host for the evening is Gary Gamble. Apart from performing as himself will be treating the audience to his now infamous Daniel O’Double act impersonating Daniel O’Donnell. Classic acts, Gloria and Brian Coll will be peforming in what promises to be a gala evening in the Lavey Inn. The newer acts on the bill for the Keltic TV gig include Cavan’s Own Eamonn Jackson and Shane Owens, Tyrone’s Emaon McCann, Ray Montana, Paul Kelly from Pettigo and Limerick born Eddie Carey. Music on the night is provided by The pure country band.
Seamus Farrelly of the Lavey Inn says the concert is sure to be popular and he is expecting a full house on December 4. He promises great entertainment for all at the venue which is synonomus with country music in Cavan. The Lavey Inn show starts at 7.45 with doors open from 7pm, tickets for the gig are currently on sale at €20 and are also available at the door on the night.



WHERE: Flynn’s Bar, Belturbet
WHEN: Friday, December 1, 9.30pm

WHAT: Enjoy a night of craic and ceol, with traditional music. The Christmas Night boasts musicians, singers, storytellers and everyone all welcome.


WHERE: White’s, Gowna
WHEN: Friday, December 1
WHAT: Fundraiser for Cavan/Monaghan Palliative Care in memory of Roseanne Kelly. Sponsored shave of beards/tashes and wax of some hairy bits to raise much needed funds for this vital community service that has hit many homes. Raffle and auction. May also be a few twists.


WHERE: Drumavaddy Community Centre
WHEN: Friday, December 1
WHAT: Christmas Dance. Music from 9.30pm to 11.30pm by Tiny Tunes. Commence your Christmas Festivities early.


WHERE: Mullagh Hall
WHEN: Friday, December 1, 8.30pm
WHAT: Michael Harding premieres “Talking through His Hat”, an evening with Jonathon Swift. Tickets €15 from St Kilian’s Heritage Centre 046 9242433. Admission by ticket only. Limited tickets still available.


WHERE: Goods Store Community Hall, Belturbet
WHEN: Saturday, December 2, 10am-3pm

WHAT: Children’s Christmas fair with a Christmas disco, Sports activities, Christmas games/stories, arts and crafts and more. All proceeds to ‘Make a Wish Foundation’. Cost €15. Enquiries: Tara 085 3257 206 or email


WHERE: St Kilian’s Heritage Centre, Mullagh
WHEN: Saturday, December 2, 11am
WHAT: Opening of Exhibition of rare German illustrated editions of Gulliver’s Travels. There is then a Guided walk at Quilca, where Gulliver’s Travels was imagined and much of it was written. Meet at the Heritage Centre at noon to drive to Quilca.


WHERE: Bailieborough
WHEN: Saturday, December 2
WHAT: Christmas Lights will be turned on at 5.30pm at the Market Square. Santa and his Elves at his newly constructed grotto. New Crib, local carol singers, and newly installed lights will be switched on.


WHERE: Kilinkere
WHEN: Saturday, December 2
WHAT: Annual Christmas Parade of Lights Tractor Run and Family Fun Day with special guests ‘Grassmen’. Proceeds for the Children’s Ward in Cavan General Hospital. Starting from Killinkere Leisure Centre at 4pm. The route is 51km long and it will take just over 2 hours to complete. Registration €20 from 11am on the day. Kids Pedal Tractor Parade at 3pm/Raffle on the day. Contact: Floyd McNeill 086 873 9323


WHERE: Bawnboy
WHEN: Saturday, December 2
WHAT: Bawnboy Christmas Craft Fair. The Keepers Arms hosts the third Craft Fair, from Jimmy Devine’s beautiful wood turned lamps, Lorna’s delicious cakes, Mary’s Way skin care range, Sinead’s Aloe Vera, Bernie fabulous cartoon knitted creations, Eleanora’s wonderful jewellery, and so much more. Raffle on the day for Templeport Social Services. Open from 11am to 6pm.


WHERE: Bailieborough
WHEN: Saturday, December 2
WHAT: Bailieborough Church of Ireland Annual Sale – in the Church Hall, doors open at 2pm. Lots of bargains. All the usual stalls and more.


WHERE: Lavey
WHEN: Sunday, December 3
WHAT: Magical Floating Christmas Tree on Lavey Lake on Sunday, December 3. Experience the warmth and festive charm with carol singing at 4pm. All welcome.


WHERE: St Marys Hall, Tierworker
WHEN: Sunday, December 3, 10.30am-1.30pm
WHAT: Ballinamoney Parents' Association are holding a Christmas Craft Fair and Cake Sale. Guest appearance by Santa.


WHERE: Bailieborough
WHEN: Sunday, December 3, 3pm

WHAT: The Lakelands Arch Club are holding their ‘Santa Day’ at the BDA Centre, Shercock Road. All welcome.


WHERE: Mountnugent
WHEN: Sunday, December 3, 6.30pm
WHAT: Carol service in St Bride's Church Mountnugent. All welcome to attend.


WHERE: Slieve Russell, Ballyconnell
WHEN: Sunday, December 3, 12-5pm
WHAT: Christmas craft and gift fair. Free Admission. For more information visit or phone 049 436 4877.


WHERE: Shercock
WHEN: Sunday, December 3
WHAT: Shercock Christmas Lights Committee and Shercock ICA welcome everyone to St Patrick’s Hall on Sunday next, December 3 to come and enjoy the craft and trade fair from 2-6pm. Santa’s Grotto will be open from 3pm. Santa will be returning to the North Pole at 5pm so people are asked to come early. Refreshments served.


WHERE: Shercock
WHEN: Sunday, December 3
WHAT: Shercock senior players are holding a 5k run on Sunday next starting from the hall car park at 1pm. Registration from 11.30am. Adults €10, under 16s €5, family €20.


WHERE: Shercock
WHEN: Sunday, December 3
WHAT: Shave, wax or dye in MCs Bar this Sunday from 6pm. All proceeds to Cavan-Monaghan Palliative Care and the Irish Cancer Society Night Nurse Services. 25 volunteer. Draw for Bumper Hamper.


WHERE: Killeshandra
WHEN: Sunday, December 3
WHAT: Killeshandra Pike Anglers will host a Pike fishing competition on Tullyguide Lake. Start time 10am.


WHERE: The Hideout Bailieborough
WHEN: Sunday December 3
WHAT: Dancing to Footsteps. Supper Served.


WHERE: Belcoo
WHEN: Sunday, December 3
WHAT: Belcoo annual Christmas Charity Craft Fair from noon to 4pm in the Community Centre Belcoo.


WHERE: Mountnugent
WHEN: Sunday, December 3
WHAT: Carol service in St Bride’s Church Mountnugent next Sunday, December 3 at 6.30pm. All welcome to attend.


WHERE: Swanlinbar
WHEN: Sunday, December 3
WHAT: Switching on the Christmas lights in the town at 5pm on Chapel Square. Santa will then go to Trivia House. Please enquire in Swanlinbar Post Office or Trivia House office 087 090 3253 for Santa's gifting policy. Upper age limit of 6th class to visit Santa.


WHERE: Bailieborough
WHEN: Monday, December 4
WHAT: Public meeting on Rural Crime in Bailie Hotel at 7.30pm with Niamh Smyth TD, FF justice spokesperson Jim O'Callaghan and gardaí.

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