The summer is officially here and we've compiled a jam packed list of what's on in Cavan this bank holiday weekend!
The Cripple of Inis Meáin
Where: Mullagh Hall
When: Thursday, May 1, Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3, 8pm
What: Millrace Drama presents the Cripple of Inis Meáin by Martin McDonagh and directed by Conor Shaffrey. Booking Office 087 0508 893.
Zero 14 Show
Where: Killydoon Hall
When: Friday, May 2 and Sunday, May 4 at 9pm.
What: Mullahoran Drama And Variety Group presents The Zero 14 Show; Doors opens at 8.30pm. Plenty of Music, Song, Dance and Comedy Guarnteed
(Learn how to woo the women!)
Night Ramble Under the Stars
Where: Dartrey Forest, Cootehill
When: Friday, May 2, 8.30pm
What: An exciting challenge for walkers looking for a different experience in the great outdoors. Registration St Michael’s Hall, Cootehill 8.15pm. Walk will be followed by a Blue Grass session. Strong walking shoes/boots and a working torch needed! All inclusive for only €5. Part of Cavan Walking Festival.
Comhaltas Beal Tairbirt
Where: Flynn’s Bar, Kilconny
When: Friday, May 2, 9.30pm
What: Adult music session. All musicians and singers, story tellers from beginners to experienced, are welcome.
Where: Reasons, Ballyjamesduff
When: Friday, May 2, 9pm
What: Quiz organised by Ballyjamesduff Tidy Towns Committee to fund the purchase of a defibrillator for Ballyjamesduff. Table of four €40.
Where: Seven Horse Shoes, Belturbet
When: Friday, May 2 10pm-12.30am
What: Social dancing. Music by the Oaklanders. Tea served, admission €10.
'Gene Clarke’ Memorial Quiz
Where: Nixy’s, The Square Bar, Bailieborough
When: Friday, May 2
What: The Gene Clarke Memorial Table Quiz in aid of the Bailieborough Cancer Care. Doors open 9pm, lots of prizes on offer and entry fee is €40 for a table of four.
Round Table Quiz
Where: Copper Kettle, Kilnaleck
When: Friday, May 2, 9pm
What: Annual Charity Cycle from Croagh Patrick to Ballinagh, are having a round table quiz. All funds raised are in aid of Autism Ireland, Chnoic Mhuire Cootehill, Templestreet Hospital and SoSad charities. Tables are €40.
Patsy Lee Commemorative Concert
Where: Crosskeys Resource Centre
When: Saturday, May 3, 8pm
What: The local Kilnleck-Crosskeys branch of Comhaltas honour the late great fiddle player Patsy Lee by putting on a weekend of traditional music entertainment commencing with a special commemorative concert. Everyone welcome! See page 44 of The Anglo-Celt for more details
Swad Country night
Where: Swanlinbar festival
When: Saturday, May 3
What: Country night music by Michael English and his band
Benefit Soccer Match
Where: Langtry’s Ballyjamesduff
When: Saturday, May 3, 3pm
What: Match at the soccer pitch, Oldcastle Road followed by Race Night at 8pm
All in aid of the family of the late David Moynihan.
Cancer Society Fundraising night
Where: Killeshandra Community Hall
When: Saturday, May 10, 8.30-11.30pm
What: American Tea Party in aid of Cancer Society with music by Lip Gloss. Anyone wishing to host a table on night please contact Lally on 086 1500 245 minimum 10 people per table.
When: Sunday, May 4
What: 2pm family sports/fun day; 7pm guest tea party; and 10pm country night with music by local singer Philomena McGovern and Michael O’Brien.
Where: From Drumavaddy Community Centre
When: Sunday, May 4, 1.30pm
What: Driver only allowed on tractor. Proceeds in aid of Drumavaddy Community Centre Renovation Fund and a donation will be given to sosad.
Annual ice cream party!
Where: Karen Bannon’s house in Maudabawn
When: Sunday, May 4, 11am-5pm
What: In aid of Down Syndrome Ireland. Please call and support this very worthy cause. Plenty of tea, coffee, buns apple tart and, of course, ice cream and loads more to go round.
Cavan Ploughing Championships
When: Monday, May 5
What: By kind permission of Gerry Galligan the Cavan Ploughing Championship will be held in Carrick, Ballymachugh. Proceeds will go to Ballymachugh Church Renovation Fund and to St Paul’s Church of Ireland, Ballymachugh.
When: May 2-4
What: Festival kicks off Friday with a murder mystery style treasure hunt.
Sunday features a fair day on Main Street and Sunday night will see 'Singing down the Decades’ in the hall followed by Voice of Ireland star Brendan McCahey and band till late.
When: Bank Holiday Monday, May 5
What: Fair opens at noon. Special attractions ceili dancing at the crossroads, dog show, hen race, raffle for calf, spring lamb and laying hen on the day. Prizes for best dressed lady and best dressed man. There will be demonstrations, craft fair, competitions, vintage cars, cattle, poultry and lots of free entertainment for children. Come along and have a great time at Tullyvin Fair. See page 46 for more.
Where: Hunt Hall, Castle Street, Mohill
When: May 2-4
What: Friday May 2 'Big Maggie’, Saturday May 3 'Re-enactment of court case between Percy French and the West Clare Railway and a short performance by 'Sweet Spirit Gospel Choir’, Sunday, May 4: Percy, his jarvey Paddy Reilly and the great Stephen Foster of 'Hard Times Come Again No more’ and 'Way Down upon the Swanee River’ fame will present a Gala Show.
Weekend value for money ticket for all events €20 by contacting 086 1723 178. All events commence at 9pm in the Hunt Hall, Castle Street, Mohill (opposite library). Refreshment will be served.
Where: Cloverhill Auction Rooms
When: Monday, May 5, 2pm
What: A vintage and collectibles auction extravaganza is the perfect place to spend your bank holiday Monday. The auction takes place on Monday, May 5, at 2pm. This upcoming auction boasts automobiles and 20 vintage motorbikes spanning from the 1920s to the late 1970s, bicycles, motoring advertisements, horse drawn vehicles and their usual selection of collectibles, with clocks including a Goulding’s Manure wall clock.
Viewing takes place from Friday, May 2, to Sunday, May 4, 11am-6pm and on Monday, May 5, from 10am onwards. The auction commences at 2pm. www.cloverhillauctions.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Paul Myles Memorial Run/Jog/Walk
Where: Starting Drumalee Cross, Cavan Town beside Orchard Bar
When: Monday, May 5 at noon
What: Proceeds to 'Alzheimers Society Day Care Cavan’ and 'Friends of Lisdarn’.Register on morning of run or pre-registration evening on Thursday, May 1 5-8pm in Orchard Bar.
Where: Ballinamore Library
When: Tuesday, May 6 at 7pm
What: As part of the Bealtaine Celebrations Ballinamore Library is showing a series of old Crafts and Customs videos starting with “Making Mud Turf”. All films have been filmed in Leitrim. Admission free; all welcome.