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Culture Night with Cavan Libraries. Come Together Again!

We're celebrating Culture Night 2021 on Friday September 17th with host of events - some online and some in-person/in-library events! Bailieborough Library will host ‘Cherished Captures’, a photographic exhibition by local photographer Oliver Gargan. Cootehill Library will have a live demo with sculptor Marie Smith focusing on her now famous sculture 'The Hug'. Cavan Library Service has two online events planned - Bilingual talk / Léacht dhátheangach le Aogán Ó Fearghaíl on “Ardscoil Bhreifne Glangevlin” and "The Mummers Lines" – a bilingual poetry & music performance by the Armagh Rhymers. Find out more on our events pages or at www.culturenight.ie

Poetry Towns for Bailieborough and Cootehill - 10th-18th September

@Poetry Ireland is underway for both Cootehill and Bailieborough! As part of the initiative, Poetry Ireland, together with its local authority partners, has appointed a Poet Laureate for each town - Noel Monahan for Cootehill and Mairéad Donnellan for Bailieborough and their poems are now available to view at cavanarts.ie or here on our website!

Decade of Centenaries Historian-in-Residence programme

Cavan County Council’s Historian in Residence, Dr Brendan Scott has been appointed to draw a Cavan based focus on the Decade of Centenaries. History lectures, podcasts, exhibitions, school outreach, and a published collection of historical essays are among the range initiatives planned as Dr Scott charts this tumultuous period in Irish history. All content can be found on www.cavancoco.ie/centenaries and on facebook.com/cavancoco



Culture Night with Cavan Library Service

Let's come together again


Poetry Town!

Poetry will be the beating heart of community life in in Cootehill and Bailieborugh this September 10-18.

The people and communities of both towns will celebrate poetry in their everyday lives and surroundings, create communal experiences, and celebrate the pride, strength and diversity of each town.

Cootehill and Bailieborough

Noel Monahan, Poet Laureate for Cootehill

View Cootehill Town Poem

View Bailieborough Town Poem



Cavan County Council’s Historian-in-Residence, Dr Brendan Scott will present a programme of webisodes, podcasts, exhibitions, school outreach, and a published collection of historical essays in the coming months as part of the ongoing Decade of Centenaries Commemorations. 

Events will premiere on Cavan County Council’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/cavancoco and online at www.cavancoco.ie/centenaries

The new 'Cavan History' Podcast Series is available on Spotify, Acast and online at www.cavancoco.ie/centenaries. Tune in fornightly on Thursday evenings from 22 July for new episodes!



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Cavan Library Service publishes 'The Bookmark', a monthly newsletter which features up-to-date information on all Cavan libraries, our events and general library news.

View this months issue of The Bookmark here







The ‘Mind Yourself’ reading guide contains reviews and recommendations of over 400 books for children and young people from birth to age eighteen and is designed as a ‘first-aid kit’ for worries, sadness, loneliness, anxiety and any number of feelings that a young person may want to explore during these anxious times of COVID 19!

The guide contains mental health and wellbeing information from Jigsaw and ISPCC Childline, including tips and coping strategies for young people and advice for adults on supporting children to build resilience.

The guide is available free of charge at your local library, and may be picked up free of charge when libraries re-open. In the meantime it may be downloaded HERE

Take a look at the CBI BOOKS MAKE THINGS BETTER guide too!



A great way to keep in touch with Cavan Library Service during the COVID-19 restrictions is to follow us on Facebook.

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