Events in Your Library

Craft Sale and Display at Belturbet Library

Date and time: 18 October 2018 @ 00:00 to 17 November 2018 @ 00:00


Family Carers Support

Date and time: 06 September 2018 @ 00:00 to 20 November 2018 @ 00:00

Talk on Sleep Disorders

Date and time: 01 November 2018 @ 00:00 to 20 November 2018 @ 00:00


Author Event with John G. O'Dwyer

Date and time: 01 November 2018 @ 00:00 to 29 November 2018 @ 00:00


Cavan Monaghan Science Festival 2018

Date and time: 01 November 2018 @ 00:00 to 30 November 2018 @ 00:00



Welcome to the 2018 Cavan Monaghan Science Festival, a regional Festival celebrating, exploring and promoting the wonders of science, technology, engineering arts and maths (STEAM) in our everyday lives. The Festival will run from the 10th to 24th November.

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2016 was our inaugural year, with over 145 events and approximately 9000 participants from preschool children to adults attending across the two counties. The Steering Committee were overwhelmed with the response from the community wanting to engage in our first festival, so much so, that we have planned a more extensive festival in 2017 with over 200 workshops, hands on activities, interactive demonstrations, talks, discussions, film showings, exhibitions to artistic expression scheduled to take place. Indeed the festival last year sparked people's curiosity and awareness that is led to other STEAM and creative programming taken place since the festival. With 2017 being an even more successful collection of Science Events, 2018 promises to excel !

The festival is a Monaghan County Council and Cavan County Council initiative in partnership with Cavan Monaghan ETB, and generously funded by Science Foundation Ireland.

The counties of Cavan and Monaghan have been identified by research carried out by SFI as low intervention counties in terms of STEM participation. So taking this research on board, we developed this festival programme to stimulate interest, excitement and debate about STEM or indeed STEAM (Science technology engineering arts maths) through accessible and entertaining interactions with the public. We hope to engage and inspire people of all ages, and to promote awareness and understanding of the importance and relevance of STEM to everyday life.

With events from astronomy to zoology, this year's festival wants everyone to come out again to discover more wonders of science in our everyday lives. Science is very important in our lives. We all benefit from scientific knowledge from the food we eat, the air we breath to how we sleep. Science and technology power our world, improves our health and can even entertain us. Everywhere you look, there is science!

We will have some of the best national and international scientists, researchers, speakers, creators and artists to take you on a new road of discovery from the Science of Superheroes to Nanotechnology, Science behind Baking to Crime Scene Investigation, Wonders of the Cosmos, Water for Wellness to the Mystery of Food Labelling or try your hand at Coding, Podcasting, 3D cad, Lego storyland, to dealing with serious topics such as Cancer, HPV, Autism, Dementia.

To book your place at one of the open events, choose a county at the top of the page and select the event you wish to attend, and select the number of tickets you wish to avail of using Event brite.

We hope you enjoy our festival of discovery, learning and fun!

We appreciate your feedback by emailing sciencefestival@cavancoco.ie or upload your photos to our facebook page or twitter.

Discover! Be inspired! Science Festival Steering Committee

Cavan Monaghan Science Festival Steering Committee

Cavan Camera Club Annual Photographic Exhibition

Date and time: 30 October 2018 @ 00:00 to 02 December 2018 @ 00:00

Belturbet Library Craft Group

Date and time: 22 March 2018 @ 00:00 to 22 December 2018 @ 00:00

Belturbet Library Craft Group meet every Tuesday  morning from 10.00am - 12.00pm.

It's free of charge and this friendly group are keen to learn and share ideas with one another.  All welcome to come along. Ring 049 9522683 for further details.


Belturbet Library Book Club

Date and time: 22 March 2018 @ 00:00 to 22 December 2018 @ 00:00

Belturbet Library Book Club is held on the last Saturday of the month from 10.00am - 1.00pm. 

This club enjoys discussing a range of different types of books/genres and everyone is welcome join.  Note: no meeting on the Saturday of a Bank Holiday weekend.



Cootehill Library Tai Chi Classes

Date and time: 01 January 2018 @ 00:00 to 30 December 2018 @ 00:00

Taking a break for the summer.  Back in September 2018

Interested in Tai Chi?

At Cootehill Library, we host Tai Chi classes for adults with instructor Tony McMahon.  


Time: Every Friday from 12.15pm - 1.15pm                

Cost: €36 for six classes 

Contact Cootehill Library for further information. 


Cavan Library Irish Conversation Group

Date and time: 01 January 2018 @ 00:00 to 31 December 2018 @ 00:00

Weekly Irish Language Conversation sessions at Johnston Central Library

These free sessions take place every Tuesday from 1pm until 2pm. If you have basic conversational Irish and would like to improve it in a friendly setting come along. New members are always welcome!


Bailieborough Library Craft Group

Date and time: 01 January 2017 @ 00:00 to 31 December 2018 @ 00:00

Weekly Craft Group at Bailieborough Library

Member’s talents include knitting, crochet, cross stitch, embroidery, quilting and sharing of ideas with new friends. The group have so far gone through every craft book on the shelves, & are always looking for new ideas.

The meetings take place upstairs in the Arts space which is a relaxed, comfortable & spacious environment. The Group meets every Friday at 11am-1pm. There is no charge to join the group & new members are always welcome.


Bailieborough Library The Lit Lab

Date and time: 17 January 2018 @ 00:00 to 31 December 2018 @ 00:00

Forthnightly meeting at Bailieborough Library

Are you interested in writing? Would you like to see your work published?

The Lit Lab, initiated by the Arts Offices in Meath and Cavan, meets at Bailieborough Library fornightly on a Tuesday, and is made up of a group of writers who aim to challenge and support each other, while discovering their creativity and imagination.

New members are always welcome, contact the library for further information!


Cootehill Library EmployAbility Service

Date and time: 17 January 2018 @ 00:00 to 31 December 2018 @ 00:00

Outreach Services at Cootehill Library

This service is by appointment only.

For further details ring    Monaghan Employability Office 04772424

                                           Cavan Employability Office       0876354324


Cootehill Library Craft Group

Date and time: 01 January 2018 @ 00:00 to 31 December 2018 @ 00:00

Do you knit, sew, crochet? Are you good at embroidery or quilting? Would you like to share your ideas & learn from others?

Cootehill Library hosts a Craft Group that meets every Wednesday afternoon 2.30pm-4.30pm. If you are interested and would like to join just come along. Free of charge! All Welcome.


Cavan Library Craft Circle

Date and time: 01 January 2018 @ 10:30 to 31 December 2018 @ 12:30

Craft Circle in Johnston Central Library


Johnston Central Library invite you to the weekly meeting of the Library’s Craft Circle, which takes place every Thursday morning at 10.30am. All craft forms are welcome - knitting, crochet, embroidery, quilting, papercraft, card-making. This meeting provides an ideal opportunity for enthusiasts to share ideas and to learn from others. It’s free to join and all are welcome. Make sure to bring your particular craft with you. If you would like to find out more, please contact 049-4378500 or email library@cavancoco.ie



Cootehill Library Digital Skills Training

Date and time: 12 January 2018 @ 00:00 to 12 January 2019 @ 00:00

Returning September 2018

Are you struggling to use your smartphone or tablet?  Do you find using whatsapp or Facebook a daunting task?  Update your skills with Digital Skills Training at Cootehill Library.  For information on dates and times and booking a place ring Cootehill Library at 049 5559873


Bailieborough Library Reading Group

Date and time: 17 January 2018 @ 00:00 to 17 January 2019 @ 00:00

Bailieborough Reading Group meets on the last Thursday of every month at 6.00pm.  It's a relaxed group that likes to share the joy of books and chooses a different title every month to read.  For more information on joining the group contact Bailieborough Library


Cavan & Cootehill NCBI Coffee Mornings

Date and time: 18 January 2018 @ 00:00 to 18 January 2019 @ 00:00

Drop into our monthly  NCBI coffee morning in Johnston Central Library and regular meetings at Cootehill Library.  

This is an opportunity for people with a visual impairment to meet with others, share ideas, try out the Assistive Adaptive services in the library and to meet with the NCBI  Community Resource Liaison representative. All over a cup of tea/coffee of course! To find out more contact NCBI Cavan office at 049 4331369.


Cavan Library Reading Group

Date and time: 18 January 2018 @ 00:00 to 18 January 2019 @ 00:00

Cavan Library Reading Group meet on the 1st Wednesday of every month to discuss the shared read of the month or books they have enjoyed.  To enquire about joining the Reading Group ask at the library reception desk or contact Johnston Central Library at 049 4378500



Cavan Library Kid's Book Club

Date and time: 18 January 2018 @ 00:00 to 18 January 2019 @ 00:00

Talk about your favourite books... come along and make new friends... explore different kinds of books to read...  Join Cavan Library Kid's Book Club and delve into books and reading! 

When: 1st Wednesday of every month (September - June)

What time: 4.00pm

For more information ask at the library reception desk or contact Johnston Central Library at 049 4378500