The Highstool Prophets launch their album in the Townhall Cavan on Saturday night

What's on in Cavan

Creative Hub

WHERE: Bailieborough Library

WHEN: Thursday, January 19, 7pm

WHAT: Meeting of Bailieborough Creative Hub. New members always most welcome.

Line Dancing Classes

WHERE: Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva

WHEN: Thursday nights

WHAT: Classes for beginners 8.30pm; more advancet 9.30pm. Enjoy a fun night.

Local Voices

WHERE: Cootehill Library

WHEN: Thursday, January 19, 7pm

WHAT: An event with Poetry, Chat, Music and Song to celebrate First Fortnight. Members of Aisteoirí Muinchille and Cootehill Writers Group will attend, while Tony McMahon and John Grogan will lift the roof with music. Free of charge and all welcome.

Gangster's conversion

WHERE: Diocesan Pastoral Centre

WHEN: Friday, January 20

WHAT: Catholic Evangelist and author John Pridmore, an ex London gangster, will give his testimony. He will share his journey from drug gangland to witnessing to Christ.

Men's social Walk and Talk

WHERE: Carrigallen

WHEN: Fridays at 7:30pm

WHAT: Hosted by Carrigallen GAA. Men’s social ‘walk and talk’ group for all ages and levels of fitness. Go at your own pace. Meet at the GAA park with a social cuppa after.

Social Dance

WHERE: Aughnasheelin Community Centre

WHEN: Friday, January 20

WHAT: Social Dance with music by Eamon Jackson. A night not to be missed.


WHERE: Four locations around Cavan

WHEN: Saturdays, 9.30am

WHAT: A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you! Con Smith Park (Cavan town), Halton's Amenity Park (Cootehill), Deerpark Forest Park (Virginia), and Edwin Carolan Community Park (Mullagh).

Gaelic Coversation Group

WHERE: Farnham Arms Hotel, Cavan

WHEN:  Saturday, January 21, 11am

WHAT: For those fluent in Gaelic as well as those who want to improve. Glór Bhréifne: (087) 640 1682

Album launch

WHERE: Townhall Cavan

WHEN: Saturday, January 21, 8pm

WHAT: Cavan's favourites, The Highstool Prophets, launch their live album 'Live at the Townhall Cavan' at the very venue it was recorded. Expect covers of The Dubliners, The Cranberries, and Christy Moore on their set-list brimming with crowd-pleasers.

Bruskey Bingo

WHERE: Bruskey Community Centre

WHEN: Every Saturday at 9pm

WHAT: Bingo with lots of top prizes.

St Michael’s Hall


WHERE: Cootehil

WHEN: Sunday, January 22, 12-3pm

WHAT: Open Day in St. Michael’s Hall to promote the campaign for the hall's redevelopment. Hugh O’Brien will give a presentation at 12.30pm. See page 9 for story.

Pollinator Plan Workshop

WHERE: Ballinagh Community Centre

WHEN: Monday, January 23, 12am-2pm

WHAT: Ballinagh Community Enterprise Association have organised the All-Ireland Pollinators Plan Workshop for Ballinagh. Guest speaker is ecologist Heather Bothwell who will discuss and advise on how we can create areas where pollinators can survive and thrive. Refreshments served.

Music and Irish lessons

WHERE: St Patrick's Hall, Ughtyneill

WHEN: Monday, January 23

WHAT: A new season of lessons commence in St Patrick's Hall, Ughtyneill on the main Kells-Kingscourt road. Tin whistle beginners at 6:30pm, Improvers at 7pm, Ciorcal Comhrá (Irish Conversation Group) at 7:30pm and and Céilí Dancing at 8:30pm. All welcome.

Irish Conversation classes

WHERE: Ballinamore Library

WHEN: Tuesdays at 8pm

WHAT: Free Irish Conversation classes (Ciorcal Comhrá). To book: 087 6821566.


WHERE: Town Hall Cavan

WHEN: Tuesday and Wednesday,

January 24-25, 8pm

WHAT: Directed by Aaron Monaghan, the acclaimed theatre company Livin’ Dred bring the hilarious and energetic play Danti-Dan back to the Townhall after 2021's fantastic production. Gina Moxley's play is brought gloriously to life by top-class actors. Tickets €18/€16. Booking on 049 4380 494.

Macra Meeting

WHERE: Jackie's, Ballinamore

WHEN: Wednesday, January 25, 8pm

WHAT: The first South Leitrim Macra meeting of 2023. Contact: Ciara, 087 1888082.