Publication of “St Mogue’s Island” Book-Monday 1st of August 2011
This year at The Bawnboy Festival 2011 sees the publication of a book about St. Mogue’s Island in Templeport Lake, and the opening of the new boathouse provided by Cavan County Council and Templeport Development Association. The new boathouse will be a safe home for the boat used by boatman Packie Joe Brady to transport coffins and mourners to St. Mouge’s Island.The publication of the book will coincide with the annual Boat Trips to St. Mogue’s Island on Monday 1st August, 2011 at 2pm .
St. Mogue’s Island, or Inch as it is sometimes known, is a very old burial place where funerals have been held since the 12th century. Its link with St. Mogue goes back to his birth on the island in 555 A.D. and, because of this link it was the burial ground for a number of families from Templeport and Corlough.
The book ‘St. Mogue’s Island’ not only gives a brief history of the island and of St. Mogue’s life, but also information on the people around Port Lake, on those who have helped with the island’s upkeep, on some of the people and families buried there and on deaths, wakes and burial traditions of a time gone by. There are also a number of articles dealing with life in Templeport parish, including the opening of Templeport Hall, the founding of St. Aidan’s Football Club, a ploughing match held in Bawnboy and a list of the people who lived in the townlands around the lakeshore in 1911.
The book contains a variety of pictures old and new. Some of these show people associated with the island, those who have looked after it and those who made a significant contribution to life in Templeport.
The launch of the book “St Mouge’s Island” ties in with Bawnboy Festival which attracts crowds to the village. The book will be widely on sale from the August Bank holiday weekend in Bawnboy, Ballyconnell, Ballinamore and surrounding areas and also in the Crannóg Bookshop, Cavan, price 12 Euro.
Bawnboy Community Festival 2011-July 27th to 1st August always a great family day out.
This year sees the publication of a book about St. Mogue’s Island inTempleport Lake, Bawnboy, Co. Cavan, and the opening of the new boathouse provided by Cavan County Council and Templeport Development Association. The new boathouse will be a secure home for the modern boat used by boatman Packie Joe Brady to transport coffins and mourners to St. Mouge’s Island.The publication of the book “St. Mogue’s Island” will coincide with the Annual Visitation Day on Monday 1st August to St. Mogue’s Island
Pictures of the 2010 Bawnboy Festival & Vintage Day, Trips to St. Mogue’s Island and Open Day at Jampa Ling Buddhist Centre are now available to view at Bawnboy.com.
Well done Bawnboy.com for posting so many images, it is a real joy to look at this years pictures and pictures of the Festival from years gone by.
Bawnboy 2010 Community Festival – In Aid of Friends of St.Luke’s Hospital, Dublin and Local Charities
Wednesday 28th July
9pm: Election of the 2010 Lord Mayor & the official opening of the festival.
Music: Kevin Logue in Keepers Arms
Thursday 29th July
7.30pm : Car treasure hunt.
8.30pm: Skittle competition
Friday 30th July
7pm: Pet Show, Skittle competition
9pm: Table Quiz in rocks of Bawn
10pm: Irish Music Gathering in Keeper’s Arms
Saturday 31st July
11am: Children’s Art Class, St. Aidan’s NS
2pm: Family Sports Day in St Aidan’s GFC Park
9pm: ‘Nite at the Races’ – Keepers Arms
Sunday 1st August
2pm: Festival Day in Bawnboy, vintage car and farm machinery, bouncing castle, Live Music, Fancy dress and more.
7.30pm: Sean Baxter Memorial Trophy football match
12am: Festival Barbeque in Keeper’s Arms
Monday 2nd August
12pm: Clay Bird shoot
2pm: Boat trip to St. Mogue’s Island. Last boat at 5pm
3.30pm: Sponsored Walk
10pm: Music: Kevin Logue in Keepers Arms