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Decluttering, social media and mental health, people pleasing - online workshops coming soon!

The New Year is a time for changes! To kick start our Healthy Ireland at your Library programme, we have invited psychotherapist Fiona Hall of @ConsciouslyClearing to get us all on track with 3 online workshops - 'Clutter Free Living – How to Declutter Successfully', 'Social Media & Its Impact on Our Mental Health', 'People Pleasing – When Everyone Else is Happy but You'. The workshops will premiere weekly at 7.30pm from Thursday 27 Jan here on our website or head over to facebook.com/CavanLibrary. You can also view the workshops at a later date if you miss one!

A Century of Change Recordings - now available to library members

Cavan Library Service is delighted to offer free access to the Irish Life and Lore History Collection, '1922-2022: A Century of Change Part 1&2'. This oral history project marks the centenary of the formation of the Irish Free State (Saorstát Eireann). It records and catalogues the testimony of individuals who themselves, or their immediate families, have helped to create the vibrant Ireland in which we live and work today. Contact archives@cavancoco.ie or ring 049 4378500 for details of how you can access this wonderful resource.

Drop In - Your Library is Open!

Cavan Library Service are putting out a call to the public to drop in, relax, explore, connect, work or learn at their local library. Whether you used to visit regularly, or you’ve never been, we’re urging everyone to drop in to their local library and discover what’s on offer. “Your library is one of the few places you can spend time without spending a penny. So, please enjoy the space and services, take time out with a book or a newspaper; look into events and culture; meet friends and family; catch up on work or study, use the computers and Wi-fi. Drop in!


Cootehill Library is striving to enhance its service for older people in our community.  With the support of Age Friendly Ireland, we would like to become an Age Friendly Library. We need your help… please fill out our Consultation Form. Think about… How can we make your visit to Cootehill Library better?  Do we need clearer signage, improved lighting, or seating?  Any suggestions are welcome! Pick up a form in Cootehill Library, download and print or ring us on 049555973 and we will post a copy to you.  Return to Cootehill Library or a pickup point can be arranged. You could also reply now using our quick online survey.
If you would like more information contact Sinead or Margaret at Cootehill Library.  Thank You!

Cavan Library Service is delighted to offer free access to the Irish Life and Lore Oral History Collection, '1922-2022: A Century of Change Part 1&2'. For information on how to access this invaluable resirce contact archives@cavancoco.ie or ring 049 4378500.




Cavan Library Service is delighted to announce that copies of 'County Cavan and the revolutionary years, 1918-22' are now available through your local library.  Originating in the successful online Centenaries Lecture Series 2020-2021, the essays in the book, edited by Dr Brendan Scott (Historian-In-Residence) provide many snapshots of Cavan during this period of great upheaval and change.  Copies of the book are free charge!


With so many items to borrow and space to read, relax, explore, work or learn at your local library, no wonder people are just dropping in! #DropIn


Revisit Cavan Monaghan Science Festival 2021 with this look back at the highlights!


In 2021 Cavan County Council’s Historian-in-Residence, Dr Brendan Scott has presented a very successful programme of webisodes, podcasts, exhibitions, school outreach, and published collection of historical essays as part of the ongoing Decade of Centenaries Commemorations. 

You can enjoy the Autumn 2021 Lecture Series and all other online events on www.facebook.com/cavancoco and online at www.cavancoco.ie/centenaries

The 'Cavan History' Podcast Series is available on Spotify, Acast and online at www.cavancoco.ie/centenaries


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