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Local History Lectures 2020-2022

Cavan placenames origins and meanings a lecture by Aogán Ó Fearghaíl

Date and time: 06 May 2021 @ 00:00 to 31 December 2022 @ 00:00

 

On 4th May 2021 as part of Bealtaine Festival 2021,  Cavan Library Service invited

Aogán Ó Fearghaíl to give his lecture 

'Cavan placenames origins and meanings'

This event was presented online via Zoom and was recorded so you can now enjoy this fascinating lecture HERE or click on the image below.

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‘Folklore collecting in County Cavan and the changing nature of folk traditions' with Dr. Mícheál Briody

Date and time: 06 May 2021 @ 00:00 to 31 December 2022 @ 00:00

 

On 18th May 2021 as part of Bealtaine Festival 2021,  Cavan Library Service invited

Dr. Míchéal Briody to give his lecture 

'‘Folklore collecting in County Cavan and the changing nature of folk traditions''

This event was presented online via Zoom and was recorded so you can now enjoy this fascinating lecture HERE or click on the image below.

This lecture explores some of the great Cavan collectors; Micheal J. Murphy, PJ Gaynor, Jim Delaney and their legacy with reference to the School Collection and its importance and the Irish language and where it was prevalent in County Cavan.

Dr. Mícheál Briody is a retired lecturer from the University of Helsinki. His monograph The Irish Folklore Commission 1935-1970: History, Ideology, Methodology was published in 2007. He has written numerous articles in Irish, English and Finnish on folkloristics, the history of the Gaelic League and has edited two volumes of his father’s memoirs: Thomas Briody, The Road to Avondale ( 2009) and In the Service of the State (2012).

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‘The formation of the Poor Law Union and the establishment of the Workhouse at Cootehill’ a lecture by Jonathan Smyth of Cavan Library Service.

Date and time: 17 August 2021 @ 19:30 to 31 December 2022 @ 20:15

 

‘The formation of the Poor Law Union and the establishment of the Workhouse at Cootehill’ a lecture by Jonathan Smyth of Cavan Library Service.

The workhouses of Ireland tell a sad tale of the hopelessness and destitution of those who had no other choice.  Cootehill was home to a workhouse and this lecture by Jonathan Smyth of Cavan Library Service entitled ‘The formation of the Poor Law Union and the establishment of the Workhouse at Cootehill’ looks at how it all began. In celebration of National Heritage Week 2021 the event goes live on Cootehill Facebook page and on www.cavanlibrary.ie/events at 7.30pm on Tuesday 17th August.  

 

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Book Launch - Cumman Seanchais Bhreifne

Date and time: 19 October 2021 @ 19:30 to 31 December 2022 @ 20:30

 

Cavan Library Service in conjunction with Cumann Seanchais Bhreifne will celebrate the launch of

'Henry Jones' account of the 1641 rising: plantation and war in County Cavan'

by Dr Brendan Scott

on Tuesday 19 October at 7.30pm.

To view see link below or www.facebook.com/CavanLibrary  Available for viewing ongoing after 19 Oct.

Dr William Roulston in conversation with the author will mark the launch so tune in for this very interesting introduction to the topics covered in the book. 

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''The First Fatality of the Land War; Philip Meehan 1845-1880' by Monsignor Liam Kelly

Date and time: 11 December 2021 @ 00:00 to 31 December 2022 @ 00:00

 

Cumann Seanchais Breifne presents another fascinating lecture with Monsignor Liam Kelly speaking about ''The First Fatality of the Land War; Philip Meehan 1845-1880'.  This lecture is about the shooting of Philip Meehan, a tenant farmer from the County Cavan townland of Corraleehanbeg which is situated on the Cavan/Leitrim border. He was shot by Henry B. Acheson, a young landlord from Croghan in County Roscommon, on 14 June 1880. This event took place against the backdrop of the Land War and it was Michael Davitt, the leader of the Land League, who described Philip Meehan as the first fatality of the Land War. Available here on our website or on Cavan Library Facebook page at facebook.com/CavanLibrary

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Lecture - 'A Bishop For The Shortest Time Bernard Finegan (1837-1887)'

Date and time: 08 February 2022 @ 00:00 to 31 December 2022 @ 00:00

 

'A Bishop For The Shortest Time Bernard Finegan (1837-1887)' online at 7.30pm

About this lecture by Monsignor Liam Kelly

This lecture is about Bernard Finegan, a native of Corlurgan just outside Cavan town, who was bishop of Kilmore for a mere seventeen months when he died, at the age of fifty, in November 1887. He was ten years old when the Great Famine struck, old enough to see the poverty, starvation and death that it left in its wake.

This experience had a profound effect on him. He taught in the Kilmore Academy in Cavan town before going to America to fundraise for the new St Patrick’s College in Cavan. He was the last President of the Kilmore Academy and the first President of St Patrick’s College. He involved himself in the Land League and Home Rule politics in order to improve the lot of tenant farmers and he, along with Church of Ireland clergymen, promoted temperance.

He was in poor health when he was ordained bishop of Kilmore in June 1886 and he died of pneumonia in Cullies House, Cavan, seventeen months later on 11 November 1887.

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Cavan Library Service in conjunction with Cumann Seanchais Bhreifne will celebrate the launch of

'Henry Jones' account of the 1641 rising: plantation and war in County Cavan'

by Dr Brendan Scott

on Tuesday 19 October at 7.30pm.

To view see link below or www.facebook.com/CavanLibrary  Available for viewing ongoing after 19 Oct.

Dr William Roulston in conversation with the author will mark the launch so tune in for this very interesting introduction to the topics covered in the book. 

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2020 Decade of Centenaries Lecture Series

Cavan Library service is delighted to present this Centenary Lecture Series which was originally showcased in September/October 2020.           

Speakers include Dr Sinéad McCoole, Dr Brian Hughes, Fr. Ultan McGoohan, Dr Darragh Gannon, John Dorney and Dr Mary McAuliffe.

You can still access the full lectures below at any time.  Share details with friends and colleagues too!                                                                                                  

This lecture series forms part of Cavan County Council’s Decade of Centenaries 2020 programme and is supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 Initiative.

Lecture 1 

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Lecture 2 

 

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Lecture 3 

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Lecture 4 

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Lecture 5  

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Lecture 6  

 

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2021 Decade of Centenaries Lecture Series

 

Lecture No.5

‘The Incorporated Law Society of Ireland 1922-1923’

by John Garahy  

 

Lecture No.4

'How long shall we be able to remain here': Major General

Oliver Nugent in Cavan, 1922.

by Nick Perry

Major-General Oliver Nugent, of Mountnugent, County Cavan, led an important role in the formation and training of the UVF in Cavan, and led the Ulster Division on the Western Front from 1915-18. Nugent returned to Cavan and an Ireland convulsed by revolution and civil war. In this talk, Nick Perry discusses Oliver Nugent, and his life in Cavan following the formation of the Irish Free State. 

 

Lecture No.3

‘Introduction to the Military Archives, its history and collections relating to Cavan and Monaghan during the Decade of Centenaries'

by Commandant Daniel Ayiotis, Officer-in-Charge, The Military Archives  

 

Lecture No.2 

'In this country it does not pay to be loyal': Cavan Protestants and partition

by Dr Daniel Purcell

In this talk, Dr Daniel Purcell examines the many different ways that loyalists in Cavan attempted to resist independence by asserting their position in a wider Ulster Unionist movement. It then goes on to look at how they adapted to live in the Free State after their 'betrayal' by six county Unionists.

Lecture No.1 

‘The will of the people today: Cavan and the Anglo Irish Treaty’ by Dr Mel Farrell 

'The Anglo-Irish Treaty was signed on 6 December 1921. This Treaty led to a split in the Nationalist camp, leading eventually to Civil War. This  talk discussed how the signing was received in Cavan and the county's contribution to the debates for and against the ratification of that Treaty'.  

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Christmas 2022

A Christmas Wish from Cavan Library Service

Family Storytime

 

 

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Club Leabhar an Chabháin ag caint leis an údar Catherine Foley

 

Ba é seo an chruinniú deireanach le Club Leabhar an Cabháin (as Gaeilge) roimh an tsamhraidh 2021 ar zúm.

Cuireadh fáilte ollmhór roimh an údar cáiliúil Catherine Foley inniu.  Tá sí ina cónaí i nGaeltacht na nDéise, ba thuairisceoir í leis an bpáipéar the Irish Times ar feadh fiche bliain. Thar na blianta scríobh sí trí nóibhille Ghaeilge, Sorcha sa Gailearaí (2003), An Cailín Rua (2004) agus Samhradh an Chéasta (2010). D’fhoilsigh sí leabhar darbh ainm Beyond the Breakwater: memories of Home i 2018. Chuir sí bailiúchán filíochta, Ag Marú Maicréal agus an leabhar seo Cuisle an Chósta ar fáil i 2019. San cruinniú seo labhair sí faoin a leabhar Cuisle an Chósta, léigh sí roinnt dáin agus bhí díospóireacht deas againn léi. Bain sult as!

 
 
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Cheiliúrtha Fhéile Pádraig - ceol agus damhsa le Martin Donohoe, NYAH, Philip Clarke agus a chairde.

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Tugtar cuireadh duit a bheith i láthair ag Cheiliúrtha Fhéile Pádraig le Seirbhís Leabharlainne an Chabháin comhpháirteach le Seirbhís Leabharlainne Mhuineacháin. Ta ceol agus damhsa le Martin Donohoe, NYAH, Philip Clarke agus a chairde.  

You are cordially invited to enjoy a celebration of St. Patrick and our Irish  Heritage as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge 2021. Cavan Library Service in partnership with Monaghan Library Service is delighted to present Martin Donohoe, NYAH, Comhaltas, Philip Clarke and a host of talented dancers, musicians and singers.

This spectacular concert premiered on 16th March but you can continue to enjoy and share the music, song and dance HERE on our website.  Watch NOW

 
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Storytime with Chris Thompson

Storytelling for 4-7 yr olds

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Spring/Summer Storytime for Families 2020

Storytime 2020!

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Interactive Sensory Storytimes at Dusk celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2020

Sensory Storytimes at Dusk

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2020 Halloween Storytime

Halloween Storytime

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Art Exhibitions Revisited

ART EXHIBITIONS

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Poetry Readings by Heather Brett celebrating Poetry Day Ireland 2020

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