Culture Night

Culture Night

Locals and visitors across the island of Ireland annually enjoy the unique experience of Culture Night, a free night of entertainment, discovery and adventure taking place in 34 towns, cities, counties and islands in Ireland.

An embarrasment of riches for Culture Night in Cavan this 20th September 2013. Museums, historic houses, artists’ studios and cultural centres open their doors into the evening.

Click here for Culture Night booklet of events or visit Cavan Arts website for further info.

Culture Night Events - Friday 20th September

Art Investigates with Kim Doherty: In the lead up to Culture Night, Kim Doherty will work with local pre and after school groups to investigate what art means to young people in Cavan. Kim will visit 4 pre-schools and 2 after-schools. On Culture Night the children will visit work from the County Collection at Cavan County Council Offices. Art Investigates at the Courthouse Cavan  pre school group 11am to 12pm and afterschool 2pm to 4.30pm (Big Steps Afterschool and Stepping Stones)

Book lovers will love the launch of the '100 Books with a Difference'. Each book gives an insight into the wisdom of celebrating wisdom. The much acclaimed Belfast-born writer Bernard MacLaverty will be here. Date: 20 Sept. Venue: Johnston Central Library Time: 7pm t: 049 4378505 Click here for more info on this eagerly anticipated event

Open Evening at the Backyard Arts Centre, Moynehall. Bee Creative Arts & Craft Workshop Time: 6pm - 7pm

Short Film: Irish Wheelchair Association and Little Butterflies directed by Padraic Conaty and produced by Maura Williamson Time: 7pm followed by Cavan Sinfonia in concert Venue: Backyard Arts Centre, Moynehall

Cavan Genealogy - 'Accessing the Sources' workshop Date: 20 Sept Venue: Cavan Genealogy, Farnham Centre, Cavan Time: 6pm - 8pm

A Taste of Cavan's Architectural Heritage - a tour of Cavan. Date: 20 Sept Departs Keadue Lane Time: 6pm Booking essential t: 049 8544 070 or e:

Corravahan House
Corravahan House - one of the destinations on the heritage tour

Irish Traditional Herbal Remedies. Get in touch with nature and rediscover the ancient healing legacy of native Irish plants, trees and wildflowers Venue: Ballyhugh Arts & Cultural Centre, Ballyconnell Time: 8pm - 10pm Bookings: e:

Windows Publications 21st Gathering Event Extravaganza! Heather Brett reading / workshop Venue: Bailieborough Community School and Loreto College and Noel Monahan reading / workshop at St. Clares School, Ballyjameduff. (Readings at Bailieborough Community School with Heather Brett 10 am - 2pm. Readings at St Clare’s College Ballyjamesduff, 10 am - 12pm)

Magic and Music at the Museum - Horrible Histories Magic Show for children Venue: Cavan County Museum, Ballyjamesduff Time: 6pm Galway band Vickers Vimy will perform at 8pm

Vickers Vimy will perform at Cavan County Museum

The Dark Palaces of Cavan by Ruth McDonnell. Exhibition of drawing of the former cinemas of County Cavan - can be viewed during museum opening hours t: 049 854 4070

Paul Galligan Studio Open Evening Venue: Paul Galligan Studio, Killykeen, Cavan Time: 6pm - 8pm

Music, Ghosts and Stories at the Courthouse with music and local storytellers. Live drawing from Sally O Dowd. Venue: Courthouse, Cavan Time: 10pm - 11pm *NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE* This event will run outside the front of the Courthouse, not at the Green Lake as was originally mentioned. 

Open Studio at Maria Bagnoli and Jim Fee's - Printing demonstrations, conversation and refreshments. Venue: Garvagh, The Barrs, Blacklion Time: 6pm - 8pm

Launch of Moth Magazine Autumn Issue and exhibition by Pawel Kleszczewski Venue: The Moth, 81 Church St, Cavan Time; 7.30pm t: 049 4362677

Exhibition at The Moth

Exhibition of work by Pawel Kleszczewski will take place at The Moth 

Beckett - Rehearsed Readings from  'ENDGAME' Venue: Touchline Theatre, Rugby Club, Swellan, Cavan Time: 7pm  t: 049 4378 548

Ramor Theatre celebrates Culture Night with Exhibition and Concert presented by Ramor Book Club and friends Venue: Ramor Theatre, Virginia Time: 8pm t: 049 854 8270

Readings by local playwrights performed by The Moogles Theatre Group Realtog Centre, Kilnaleck t: 085 1555 075 e:

Other Events Taking Place before and after Culture Night

Building Peace through the Arts - Re-imaging Communities Programme - information session on funding programme to support communities in NI and the border counties. Date: 19th Sept Venue: Johnston Library Time: 6pm

Building Peace through the Arts

Building Peace through the Arts Re-imaging Communities Programme

Art meets History meets Music meets You - Art exhibition and history talk Venue: Gaffneys Shop, Main St, Killeshandra Date: Sat 21 Sept Time: 3pm Music in Minnies Pub from 10pm. Exhibtion is also open on Friday 20 September and Sunday 22 Sept 3pm - 7pm

Uncommon Wealth - a developing performative work with song, chat and spoken word - a work which springs from Good Works by John Bryne  with Brian Keenan and Kevin McAleer Date: 21 Sept Venue: Cavan County Museum, Ballyjamesduff Time: 8pm t: 049 8544 070

Windows Publications 21st Gathering Event Extravaganza!
20th September: Heather Brett Reading / workshop at Bailieborough Community School and Loreto College. Noel Monahan Reading/ Workshop at St Clare’s School, Ballyjamesduff.
Readings at Bailieborough Community School with Heather Brett 10 am - 2pm
Readings at St Clare’s College Ballyjamesduff, 10 am - 12pm

22nd September: Windows Masterclass in Poetry and Wordfarming Workshop with Noel Monahan 12 - 2pm. All Enquires 0870534737
Celebrating 21 years! Windows Publications Awards Ceremony & Gathering Event with International Contributors. 5pm - Cavan Crystal Hotel, Dublin Road, Cavan
Guest speaker Jack Keyes (Cavan County Manager), Guest poet Terry Mc Donagh (Hamburg), Hosted by editors Heather Brett & Noel Monahan.
Art exhibition with international artists James Brady (Monaghan), Elena Duff (Berlin), Anne Petersen (Galway) and Pauline Halton (Cavan).
Readings from workshop participants Windows Student Poetry Awards with over 30 prizes.
Music by local musicians. Finger food and refreshments courtesy of Cavan Crystal Hotel.


For information on Culture Night contact
Cavan Arts Office
Cavan County Council, Farnham Centre
Farnham Street, Cavan

T: +353 49 4378548 e:

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