Rory Makem and Donal Clancy play the Breffni Arms on Wednesday, April 6

What's on in Cavan

The following's a run down of what's on in around County Cavan over the next seven days... If you have an event for What's On, please email it to

Art exhibition

WHERE: Bailieborough Library event space

WHEN: Runs to April 9

WHAT: Paintings and prints by Eilish McCann from Belturbet has opened in the Event Space, Bailieborough Library. Exhibition is open library hours (closed Mondays). The figurative work presented combines acrylic, oil, monotype and screenprinted images.

Pickleball Taster

WHERE: Killeshandra Community Hall

WHEN: Thursday, March 31

WHAT: Open evening on, in from 7-9pm. Pickleball is an easy to learn fun game suitable for all age groups. Everyone welcome.

Cavan Fleadh launch

WHERE: Belturbet

WHEN: Friday, April 1, at 7.30pm

WHAT: Belturbet Comhaltas are preparing to host the Cavan County Fleadh on the June Bank Holiday weekend. The Fleadh launch will be on Friday, April 1, at 7.30pm with a ‘Ceol agus Prataì’ session on the Railway Platform and a special potato planting event for all on the evening at the newly developing community allotment adjacent to the Railway Station area. All welcome.

Craft and food fair

WHERE: Belturbet

WHEN: Saturday, April 2, 12-6pm

WHAT: Spring Traditional Craft and Artisan Food Fair in Railway Museum Complex (Goods Store and Railway Platform)

Bailieborough Walking Group

WHERE: Bailieborough

WHEN: Saturday, April 2

WHAT: Are hosting a walk in support of the ‘Climb with Charlie’ event on Saturday at 10am. Meeting at Bailieborough Business Centre (A82HH58) and walking around the Castle Lake forest. All donations raised will go to Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) and Pieta House, two worthy charities. All welcome.

Happy Feet Walkers

WHERE: Cootehill

WHEN: Saturday, April 2, 12pm

WHAT: Climb/ Walk with Charlie in aid of Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association and Pieta House on Saturday, April 2, 12pm. 14km hilly walk on a quiet country road with spectacular views of the countryside. Please bring water, snack and hi-viz vest. Registration at 11:30am, St Michael’s Hall, Cootehill.

‘Climb with Charlie Walk

WHERE: Bruce Mountain

WHEN: Saturday, April 2

WHAT: Climb with Charlie Walk on Bruce Mountain. Registration at Coronea school grounds from 11.30am and walk will be starting at noon from the school. Car parking at Coronea Church area only. Proceeds in aid of Motor Neurone Disease, contributions are voluntary. Please wear a hi viz vest.

Killen Dramatic Society

WHERE: Granard

WHEN: March 31 – April 2

WHAT: Killen Dramatic Society presents ‘Wake in the West’, a hilarious three-act comedy by Michael J. Ginnelly, directed by Vincent Kiernan, in Granard Community Centre, Thursday, March 31 to Saturday, April 2. Curtain up at 8pm. Tickets on the door. Adults, €10; children; €5. Family concessions.

Drive-in Bingo

WHERE: Lavey Community Centre

WHEN: Sundays at 3pm

WHAT: Over €2,000 in prizes to be won. Free three-panel book for any child with an adult.

Big Breakfast

WHERE: Gallonray House

WHEN: Sunday, April 3, from 9am

WHAT: Proceeds to Dernakesh National School, Dernakesh Parents Association, Little Rays Playschool and Little Rays Afterschool. All support greatly appreciated.

Bunnoe Bingo

WHERE: Bunnoe Community Centre

WHEN: Every Monday at 9pm

WHAT: Drung GFC Bingo. €2,000 in prize money on the night. €500 must go on game 9.

Swad Bingo

WHERE: Swanlinbar

WHEN: Every Monday, 8.30pm

WHAT: Bingo in Charlie’s Yard and St Mary’s Hall, Swanlinbar. Total potential prize fund is €14,000. On game 10, there is the usual €1000 to be won. Monday night’s winner was Brendan Kelly, Milltown.


WHERE: Kingscourt

WHEN: Tuesday, April 5

WHAT: Whist every Tuesday at 8.30pm in the Matt Talbot Hall.

Ballinagh Bingo

WHERE: Ballinagh

WHEN: Tuesday nights

WHAT: Bingo in Ballinagh Community Centre at 8.30pm.

Tea/Coffee Day

WHERE: Ballyjamesduff

WHEN: Tuesday, April 5

WHAT: Tea/Coffee Day in aid of Ballyjamesduff Cancer Support and Virginia Cancer Care in the home of Pat and Carmel Fitzpatrick on Tuesday, April 5, noon-10pm.

Makem & Clancy concert


WHEN: Wednesday, April 6

WHAT: Tickets are selling fast for the Makem & Clancy concert in the Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva, on Wednesday, April 6. They are sons of the late Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy and carry on a great tradition. Admission is €20 and doors open at 8pm.