Creative Cavan Plan launch

Creative Cavan Plan launch

The official launch of the Creative Cavan Programme 2017 will take place in St Kilian’s Heritage Centre, Mullagh on Friday, 16 June at 7.30pm.

Published on: 16 Jun 2017

The plan was launched nationally by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys at a ceremony in Dublin Castle recently, and Minister Humphreys will join incoming Cathaoirleach of Cavan County Council, Councillor Paddy McDonald in launching the event locally.

The evening will feature poetry, arts and craft, audio-visual displays and music, including a performance by the renowned Castletown Accordion Orchestra. There will also be historical talks on the rich heritage of Mullagh and the surrounding area. All are welcome to this free event.

Also taking place this week as part of the Creative Ireland programme is a rehearsed reading of John McManus’ new play ‘The Determinator’ by renowned actor Aaron Monaghan at Townhall Cavan on Saturday, 17 June at 8pm.

In ‘The Determinator’, Aaron Monaghan, will portray a young man from Dowra who only realises that he is still in love with his ex-girlfriend when he reads in The Anglo-Celt that she is to wed the next day. See for details.

Also on Saturday, 17 June, actor and raconteur Paraic Breathnach, best known as Jacksie from ‘Killinascully’, performs his new ‘Straight  Outta Connemara’ at the Ramor Theatre, Virginia.

Breathnach comes from a long line of story tellers, brought up in South Connemara he was immersed in the seanchaí tradition at an early age and he uses the traditional format to tell modern stories, tales and yarns about growing up in the West.

Individuals or groups who wish to make a submission on Cavan’s Culture Plan 2018 may do so my email to or by post to: Culture Team Coordinator, Johnston Central Library, Farnham Street, Cavan Town by Friday, 30 June at 4pm.

Caption: Pictured at the national launch of the Creative Cavan Plan 2017 are Tommy Ryan, Chief Executive, Cavan County Council; An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny; Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys; Eoin Doyle, Director of Services, Cavan County Council; Cathaoirleach of Cavan County Council, Cllr Fergal Curtin, and Tom Sullivan, Cavan Culture Team Co-ordinator. Photo: Reg Gordon.