What's On in Cavan

GUIDE Plan your weekend

Padraic Colum Festival

WHERE: Longford

WHEN: Friday, May 13

WHAT: Padraic Colum Gathering opens at 7.30pm in Longford Library. The event will feature acclaimed writer John Connell.

Social Dancing

WHERE: Ballinagh Community Centre

WHEN: Saturday, May 14

WHAT: Dancing 9:30pm-12:30am, music by Colin Harney. Supper served. Come and enjoy a great night of fun, food and friendship.

Padraic Colum Festival

WHERE: Granard Library

WHEN: Saturday, May 14

WHAT: At 10.30am there will be two talks on Colum’s work in Granard Library. Lunch will be served at 1.40pm. This will be followed by a tour of North Longford with Sean O’Suilleabhain as tour guide. Pre booking for tour is essential; 043 3341124; charge of €5.

Roaring ‘20s Night

WHERE: Tullyvin Community Centre

WHEN: Saturday, May 14

WHAT: Tullyvin Musical Society will host a Roaring ‘20s Night on Saturday, May 14 in Tullyvin Community Centre at 8pm with Jazz Band and food served. Tickets €15. Best dressed competition. Come nd join in the fun.

Gaelic Coversation Group

WHERE: Cavan town

WHEN: Saturday, May 14, 11am

WHAT:, Farnham Arms Hotel, Cavan. Those who are fluent in Gaelic as well as those who would like to improve their conversational Gaelic are welcome. Glór Bhréifne: 087-6401682 glorbhreifne@gmail.com

Kilmore Central NS Summer Fair

WHERE: Kilmore Central NS

WHEN: Saturday May 14

WHAT: Kilmore Central National School Summer Fair will take place on Saturday May 14, from 2-4.30pm. Stalls, games, prizes and lots more. Come along for a great family afternoon.

McGahern play

WHERE: Townhall Cavan

WHEN: Saturday, May 14

WHAT: Aisteoirí Muinchille perform John McGahern’s The Power of Darkness in the Townhall Cavan on May 14 at 8pm.

This comes after their hugely successful performance in the Garage Theatre Monaghan where they played to a full house.


WHERE: Cavan town; Cootehill; Virginia

WHEN: Every Saturday at 9.30am.

WHAT: Parkrun takes place every Saturday morning at Con Smith Park, Cavan Town, starting at 9:30am. This is a free, timed 5K walk or run.

Cavan Birdwatching

WHERE: Belturbet

WHEN: Sunday, May 15

WHAT: Dawn chorus walk. Meet at 4.30am at Turbet Island Carpark, opposite Spar. As it is and early start warm clothes and some snacks are advisable. For further info please contact Michael on 086-8854989.

Virginia Ramblers

WHERE: Cootehill

WHEN: Sunday, May 15

WHAT: Walk around Bellmont Forest with Happy Feet walking club, meet at St Michael's Hall, Cootehill behind Supervalu H16 V278. Register at 9:50am, walk starts at 10am.

Granard Garden Club

WHERE: Granard

WHEN: Monday, May 16

WHAT: Meeting in Lus na Greine Hub opposite the Ulster Bank building.

Guest speaker is Susie from Abbeylara Garden Centre on perennials and Summer bedding.

Biodiversity week

WHERE: Shercock

WHEN: Thursday, May 19

WHAT: As part of National Biodiversity Week, Shercock will welcome Heather Bothwell to give a talk about what biodiversity is and give examples of it in Shercock on Thursday, at 7.30pm in St. Patrick's Hall. Come along and don’t forget to tell your friends and family.