Culture Night 2015











Cavan Culture Night... 29 Events in 21 Venues



Culture Night is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. Special and unique events and workshops are specifically programmed at participating locations and everything is available free of charge. This year there are 29 individual events scheduled to take place in Cavan on Culture Night. Download events programme here.


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18 September is a day for us to celebrate our culture and get involved locally.  YouthReach working with the artist Kim Doherty invite the public to their space in Moynehall, Cavan to view their work at 11am in the morning!   Just down the road the Traveller Women Primary Health Care Team open their craft work at the Bungalow, Moynehall from noon to 2pm.    The Backyard will host ‘A Spectrum of Dance and Music’ including Cavan Filipino Community, Sean Nós, Set, Irish and Ballet Dance and music from Cavan Academy and the Junior Violin Ensemble.   The Webber School of Dance provides a display at the Market Square Cavan after school.  


Cavan Library hosts a full programme: including access to the genealogical sources at Cavan Genealogy, an exhibition of line drawings by Sally O Dowd from Culture Nights past, followed by a bi-lingual lecture with Críostóir Mac Cárthaigh on Cavan folklore, accompanied by Comhaltas musicians.   Take delight in the visual arts with a visit to The Moth Studios and meet the artists at 77 Church St.   Living Thing is an exhibition by textile artist Jackie O Neill and Joe Doherty wood worker inspired by recurring patterns in nature with music by the harpist Kavan Donohoe.   Time and Narrative is a digital projection by Marilyn Gaffney, combining still and moving images and sound projected onto Thomas Ashe St after dark.   In the serene setting of St Clare’s Chapel, Cavan Town Comhaltas will perform traditional and classical music.  Townhall host Tapas Theatre, tiny plays from Theatre Lab performed with live music from Cavan Sinfonia Orchestra.   Townhall late night will include music from Cormac Mac Cann, screenings and a performance by Philip Doherty, following the success of Pilgrim at the Edinburgh Fringe.  A fringe event is added with the launch by Púka of their new album at Blessings Bar.  


Kilmore Cathedral provides the inspiration for Cavan Heritage Office to present poetry from Cavan’s leading poets Noel Monahan and Heather Brett, (who are also visiting schools in the week of Culture Night), songs from the Kilmore Choir and a historical walk with Wendy Swann.   Drumlane Community present a walk to Drumlane Abbey with local historians Oliver and Aidan Brady and music from Milltown Comhaltas at the Centre and late night at the Drumlane Bar.   In West Cavan, Dowra Courthouse provides a hand built pottery workshop with artist Jim Fee.   This will be an exhibition of work created locally in recent months.   The Orange Lodge NYAH Session takes place at Mullaghboy Hall, Drung with the Mullaghboy Band, Martin Donohoe and friends building on the musical friendships forged through the work of the Peace programmes.    Up the road at Gallonray House a taste of the Ed Reavy festival can be found with traditional music from the extensive Reavy collection.  Castletown Accordion Orchestra performs a concert of classical and contemporary music at Mullagh Hall, Mullagh.  


At Ballyjamesduff, Cavan County Museum host a solo show by Imelda Bradley, the award winning artist, entitled Connections.   The artist’s work examines the psychological, sacred and mystery.   Museum visitors can experience Fiona Maria Fitzpatrick and the Darling Buds of….with Orlaith Fitzpatrick and Niamh Currid providing song and harmony on the top floor.   Just down the road in Kilnaleck at the Realtóg Centre Kilnaleck and Crosskeys Comhaltas remember their musical heritage with a night of tunes and recollection.    In Virginia, Ramor Theatre present a Fáilte Isteach to all with their show entitled Paint me a Picture of Ireland, on the theme of emigration.   The local Virginians, with director Vincent Lee host the show and include a selection of local talent including the Tracey Taafe Dancers and the 6th class from St Mary’s National School.      Through song, story, music and dance the audience will journey from Ireland to Chicago and far flung Australia.   Tá failte isteach.


All Culture Night Events are Free for more info  or #loveculturecavan


Culture Night...

  • Encourages more people to visit cultural venues and experience culture in their locality
  • Reminds us all about the fantastic cultural facilities and resources that we have locally and nationally
  • Raises the profile of cultural organisations, activities and facilities
  • Encourages people to try new things and to get into the habit of going more often to cultural venues and activities in their locality
  • Makes it easier for people to play a role in their local cultural scene
  • Helps create a sense of community and belonging.


For further information contact the Arts Office +353 (0)49 4378548




Date and time:

17 September 2015 to 18 September 2015

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