Upcoming Events

History Lecture on Earl of Bellamont

Date and time: 07 September 2017 @ 00:00 to 27 September 2017 @ 00:00


Stop Food Waste Challenge

Date and time: 19 September 2017 @ 00:00 to 29 September 2017 @ 00:00

The Stop Food Waste Challenge

The Stop Food Waste Challenge, a community based campaign, brings people together to share ideas about reducing food waste. As we all waste food for different reasons, there will be different ways for each of us to reduce food waste at home.

Taking this challenge will start you on the road to less food waste and could save you as much as €60 each month. The Challenge consists of four 1-hour meetings run by Stop Food Waste or local trained facilitators. The meetings cover the main steps to reducing food waste in the home. 

The Stop Food Waste Challenge is coming to County Cavan in September 2017, with four week challenges being held in

Cavan Library at 7pm on Tuesday evenings                                    

5th, 12th, 19th & 26th September 2017

Bailieborough at 7pm on Thursday evenings                            

7th, 14th, 21st & 28th September 2017.

Register your interest today by e-mailing info@cavancoco.ie


Bailieborough Poetry Festival

Date and time: 19 September 2017 @ 00:00 to 07 October 2017 @ 00:00

Bailieborough Library is delighted to be at the heart of the 2017 Bailieborough Poetry Festival. To see a list of all events for the festival check out


The events at Bailieborough Library are:

THURSDAY 5th October-Bailieborough Library 7pm.

Official opening of Poetry Festival AND visual art exhibition by Michelle Boyle in the Library Arts space.
This event will include a selected reading by members of the LitLab collaborating with the artist and her work.

SATURDAY 7th October- Bailieborough Library

Bailieborough Library
10am-1pm. Poetry workshop by American poet Linda Opyr.

Bailieborough Library
2.30pm. Bailieborough Poetry Prize presentation by poet Patrick Chapman, followed with readings by winning poets.
3.30-4pm. Tea break
4pm. Reading by Patrick Chapman.
4.30-5pm. Open mic


Children's Reading Festival!

Date and time: 22 September 2017 @ 00:00 to 10 October 2017 @ 00:00

Events in Cavan Libraries this October include:

Pignut Productions - The Trouble with Fairies:

You never know where you might find fairies or what kind of mischief they might get up to. Join Jay Ryan on a daring adventure for 3-5 year olds and their families. Founded in 2003, PigNut Productions is a children’s theatre company, with a mission to create original performances for younger audiences using physical theatre, clowning and puppetry. Appearing at Johnston Central, Bailieborough and Cootehill libraries.

Author A.B. Crowe

Books were always an important part of Anita's home-life and the desire to write a book was always there. ‘The Protectors of Dromgoon, The Crossing’ is a fictional book by Cavan based author Anita Brady Crowe designed for children aged eight and over. Anita lives just outside Arva and drew upon her surroundings for the fictional place of Dromgoon. Anita will read from her book and answer questions in Johnston Central, Bailieborough and Cootehill Libraries.

Author Juliette Saumande

Juliette Saumande is officially obsessed with children’s books: she reads them, writes them, translates them, reviews them, recommends them and has been known to talk about them in her sleep. She is a French writer and translator of children’s books living in Dublin. She has over 30 titles to her name, available in French and English. She will read to children at Johnston Central Library

Author/screenwriter Richie Conroy

Richie is a children’s author and screenwriter. He has written and directed television for Disney, RTE, BBC, TG4 and Setanta Sports. Specialising in comedy and animation, some of Richie’s credits include Fran, Fair City, Roy, Zombie Hotel and The Ugly Duckling and Me. His workshops connect with children in a fun and informative way. He will visit Cootehill and Bailieborough libraries.

Storyteller Pat Ryan

Pat Ryan has worked as a storyteller, writer and teacher for over three decades now. His practice has developed through the influences of family and friends in America, Ireland and Britain where I have collected stories and studied storytelling all that time.  He draws on traditional stories and storytelling content, and the nature of his storytelling is conversational, informal, thoughtful, educational and always a joy.  Pat will tell his stories in Johnston Central Library

Storyteller Steve Lally

Steve Lally has worked as both an artist and storyteller throughout Ireland for over 15 years. He writes his own material along with telling folk tales from Ireland and around the world, recitations, myths, legends, story songs, participation stories and arts based workshops. He will entertain at Johnston Central, Bailieborough and Cootehill libraries.




Painting Classes for Beginners

Date and time: 21 September 2017 @ 00:00 to 18 October 2017 @ 00:00


Chess Classes at Cootehill Library

Date and time: 06 September 2017 @ 00:00 to 20 October 2017 @ 00:00

Noo need to book.  Just come along to Cootehill Library to start your chess adventure!


The Story of the Reformation

Date and time: 20 September 2017 @ 00:00 to 26 October 2017 @ 20:00


X-PERT Diabetes Programme in Bailieborough Library

Date and time: 13 September 2017 @ 00:00 to 31 October 2017 @ 00:00


Tai Chi Classes

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

Interested in Tai Chi? At Cootehill Library, we are running a programme of 6 classes for adults with instructor Tony McMahon.  Join us again from 15th September 2017



Time: Every Friday from 12.15pm - 1.15pm                

Cost: €36 for six classes 

Contact Cootehill Library for further information. 


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.


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.


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



Social Bridge and Bridge Classes

Date and time: 21 September 2017 @ 00:00 to 21 June 2018 @ 00:00


Mother and Toddler group

Date and time: 02 November 2011 @ 00:00 to 31 December 2018 @ 00:00

Weekly meeting at Bailieborough Library

Bailieborough Library Mother and Toddler Group has proven to be a vital life line for all stay-at-home parents who may be new to the area and wish to get out of the house and make new friends. 

The group meets at the Library Arts space every Wednesday at the earlier time of 10.00am. Why not join their Facebook Group and keep up to date with news and events. 

 All parents, minders, toddlers and babies welcome! Lots of toys and tea! No charge.