Upcoming Events

Cootehill Drop-In Centre

Date and time: 07 April 2017 @ 00:00 to 01 June 2017 @ 00:00

Come along to the Drop-In Centre in Cootehill... Events are FREE!

The Cavan Older People's Council, along with support from Cavan County Council has organised a new Drop-In Centre for older people in the Cootehill area.

This will be open to all older members of the public to attend and no booking is required.  Each session is followed by refreshments and an opportunity to socialise.

For further information please contact Sinéad in the Cootehiill Library by email: smcardle@cavancoco.ie or telephone: 049 5559873

Day: Thursday mornings over the month of May 2017

Time: 11am to 12:30pm 

Where: Cootehill Library

List of Events


'Strolling Through Ulysses!'

Date and time: 09 May 2017 @ 00:00 to 02 June 2017 @ 07:00

Strolling Through Ulysses!

written and performed by Robert Gogan

Where: Cootehill Library

When: Thursday 1st June at 8.00pm

Cost: Free but Booking Essential

Strolling Through Ulysses! tells the fun-filled story of Bloomsday - June 16th 1904 - the iconic day around which James Joyce’s Ulysses is based.

Written and performed by Robert Gogan Strolling Through Ulysses! guides you through the curious events and quirky characters of Ulysses, in a humorous, entertaining and informative manner, with extracts from the novel which best illustrate the various aspects of Joyce’s writing - the comical, the descriptive and the complex – without compromising the integrity of the great book.

Joyce, speaking about Ulysses once famously declared, ‘there is not one serious line in it.’ Strolling Through Ulysses! certainly proves that!

Bawdy, irreverent and great fun!

Watching Robert Gogan's 'Strolling Through Ulysses' was a delight. Our audience had a thoroughly wonderful time and his enthusiasm and knowledge for James Joyce's novel shone through. This one man show is both inspirational and entertaining - I'd recommend it to everyone! Bob Johnston, The Gutter Bookshop, Temple Bar


Tai Chi Classes

Date and time: 28 May 2014 @ 00:00 to 30 June 2017 @ 00:00

Interested in Tai Chi? At Cootehill Library, we are running a programme of 6 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. 


Family Art & Craft Workshops

Date and time: 23 May 2017 @ 00:00 to 01 July 2017 @ 00:00

Art & Craft for You and Your Child.

 Free Workshops

Cavan Monaghan Education & Training Board

Cavan Adult Learning Centre

Venue Arva Library

Start Date:  Saturday 10th June for 4 Weeks

Time: 10.00am to 1.00pm

This Programme is to engage parents and children in learning together through  Art and Craft.


Booking Essential,

Contact  Arva Library 049-4335905 or email; rfegan@cavancoco.ie

Arva Library opening hours

Thur: 2.00-5.00pm & 6.00pm-8.30pm

Fri: 2.00-5.00pm & 6.00pm-8.30pm

Sat: 10.00am-1.00pm & 2.00-5.00pm


Bailieborough Library Craft Group

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


Parent, Baby and Toddler group

Date and time: 02 November 2011 @ 00:00 to 31 December 2017 @ 00:00

Weekly meeting at Bailieborough Library

Bailieborough Library Parent, Baby and Toddler Group has proven to be a vital life line for all stay-at-homeparents who may be new to the area and wish to get out of the house and make new friends. There is a huge range of toys for children to play with, while parents can enjoy a cup of tea and chat.

The group meets at the Library Arts space every Wednesday at 10.30am-1.00pm. Why not join their Facebook Group and keep up to date with news and events. 



The Lit Lab

Date and time: 28 October 2011 @ 00:00 to 31 December 2017 @ 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 on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 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!


Citizens Information Service

Date and time: 01 November 2011 @ 00:00 to 31 December 2017 @ 00:00

Outreach Service at Bailieborough Library                                                               

The Citizens Information Board is the national agency responsible for supporting the provision of information, advice and advocacy on social services and for the provision of the Money Advice and Budgeting Service.This service is available every Tuesday 1.00pm-2.30pm.



EmployAbility Service

Date and time: 06 June 2012 @ 00:00 to 31 December 2017 @ 00:00

Weekly Outreach Services at Cootehill Library

This service is by appointment only and will be available every Wednesday morning

To see more details on this service http://mcses.ie/


Cootehill Library Craft Group

Date and time: 01 January 2016 @ 00:00 to 31 December 2017 @ 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 please ask a member of staff. Free of charge! All Welcome.


Bridge Classes at Cootehill Library

Date and time: 01 January 2016 @ 00:00 to 31 December 2017 @ 00:00

Drop by Cootehill Library every Tuesday morning from 10.30am until 12.30pm for Bridge Class!

Learn the skills of this intriguing game with a friendly, relaxed group. Just came along & bring a friend too!


Craft Circle at Johnston Central Library

Date and time: 01 January 2016 @ 10:30 to 31 December 2017 @ 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, be it 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