Geopark Events in May 2019

GEOPARK MAY EVENTS 2019

 

 

Cavan Walking Festival 3rd to 10th May – Geopark Walks

 

Friday, 3rd May – Cavan Burren Park: A Prehistoric Park

7pm – 9pm                 Meet at Interpretative Centre, Cavan Burren Park, Blacklion, GPS: 54.25, -7.81.  Distance approx. 5km. 

 

Saturday, 4th May – Experience the Cavan Way – Shannon Pot to Blacklion

11am – 5pm                Register at the Market House, Blacklion, GPS: 54.29, -7.87.  Pre-Registration essential.  € 15pp.  Distance approx. 13km.

 

Sunday, 5th May – Experience the Cavan Way – Dowra to Shannon Pot

11am – 4pm                Register at the Market House, Blacklion, GPS: 54.29, -7.87.  Pre-Registration essential.  € 15pp.  Distance approx. 13km

 

Sunday, 5th May – Geopark Wildflower Walk

2pm – 5pm                 Meet at Doobally Church, Dowra, GPS: 54.21, -7.87.  Distance approx. 3km.

 

Monday, 6th May – Ballyconnell Woodford Walk

3pm – 5pm                 Meet at Playground, Ballyconnell, GPS: 54.11, -7.58.  Distance approx. 6km.

 

Wednesday, 8th May – Garvagh Lough Loop

7pm – 9pm                 Meet at Gowlan Church, Blacklion, GPS: 54.25, -7.89.  Distance approx. 6km

 

Friday, 10th May – Moneygashel Cashel

7pm – 9pm                 Meet at Gowlan Church, Blacklion, GPS: 54.25, -7.89.  Distance approx. 4km.

 

For further details on all walks see www.cavansportspartnership.ie or www.marblearchcavesgeopark.com

 

 

 

Saturday, 4th May

10.30am – 4.30pm     A Day with Ven Rinpoche at Jampa Ling Tibetan Buddhist Centre (GPS: 54.10, -7.70)

Come and spend the day with Ven Rinpoche, Spiritual Director at Geopark Site Jampa Ling Tibetan Buddhist Centre.   Ven. Rinpoche teaches regularly in Ireland and has travelled and taught in Europe, North America and the Far East. This one day event should not be missed.

Cost: €60
Vegetarian lunch included.

Booking Essential contact Jampa Ling on +353 (0) 49923448.

 

Sunday, 5th May

2pm – 5pm                  Geopark Wildflower Walk

Meet at Doobally Church, Dowra (GPS: 54.21, -7.87)

Join local Geopark Guide Andy King to explore some of the stunning wildflowers of the Geopark.  Learn more about how our flora is linked to the landscape around us.  This event is suitable for all the family and all children must be accompanied by an adult.  Please wear sturdy footwear and bring warm waterproof clothing.

Free event.  For more information please contact +353 (0) 49 9526121 during office hours.

 

Sunday, 12th May

1pm – 4pm                 Bee Keeping Practical Workshop

Meet at Ballyconnell Recycling Centre (GPS: 54.11, -7.58)

Join us for a very special Beekeeping Information and Practical Event.  Local Geopark Guide Aidan Brady of Cavan Beekeepers Association will inform participants on beekeeping and honey making.  This is an excellent opportunity to discover more about this important creature and will give an opportunity to all who attend to learn about keeping their own bees.

Free event.  Booking is essential.  For bookings and more information please contact Aidan on +353 (0) 87 690 5898.

 

 

Saturday, 18th May

11am                           Vesak Saga Dawa

Meet at Jampa Ling Tibetan Buddhist Centre, Bawnboy (GPS: 54.10,-7.70)

Join in the celebration of Buddha’s birthday, enlightenment and entering Nirvana at Geopark Site Jamp Ling Tibetan Buddhist Centre.

Free event.  For more information please contact Jampa Ling on +353 (0)49 9523448.

 

Saturday, 25th May

10am – 12pm

&                                    On the Trail of Martel Wild Caving Event

2pm – 4pm                      Meet at Marble Arch Caves Visitor Centre (GPS:54.25, -7.81)

                                      Delve off the beaten track to explore “wild” caving deep inside the Marble Arch Caves System.  Meander through cave passages, climb through boulder chambers and squeeze through our famous flyover to emerge into the Marble Arch Showcave, before making your way out muddy but proud!

This event is not suitable for children under 18 years old or those with limited mobility.

All participants must be of moderate level of fitness and reasonably agile.  Wear old clothes and wellies.

£ 15.00pp. Weather dependant.  On-Line Booking essential.

Please contact Marble Arch Caves Visitor Centre for more information on +44 (0) 2866348855.

 

Sunday, 26th May

9am – 6pm                  Geopark Gourmet Tour

Experience a unique taste of the Geopark with an amazing opportunity of a guided “highlights” tour of the Geopark showcasing the best of what the area has to offer.  This popular event includes a tour of the famous Marble Arch Caves as well as a guided walk around Cavan Burren Park.  Also included in the event is a sumptuous lunch in the amazing MacNean Restaurant, home to award winning Chef Neven Maguire.

Cost is € 45 adults/€ 25 children.  Places are limited.

For bookings or more information please contact +353 (0) 49 9526121 during office hours.

 

 

   Email: macgeopark@cavancoco.ie or visit www.marblearchcavesgeopark.ie or www.cavanburrenpark.ie     

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