Wildlife Walk To Brackley Lake
Date & Times: 26 August : 17:00 – 19:00
Admission: No Charge
Event Description: Wildlife Walk to Brackley Lake, Bawnboy. Wonderful wildlife walk led by Heather Bothwell of Blue Damsel Discovery. Departing from Bear Essentials and taking in Brackley Lough. High visibility jackets and stout footwear recommended.
Event Organiser/Organisation: Cavan County Council Heritage Office
Venue: Bear Essentials
Bear Essentials, Corlough
Suitable for Children: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Partial
Car parking Available: Yes
Event Category: Wildlife
Organiser Name: Anne-Marie Ward
Contact Address: Cavan County Council Farnh
Farm Harness: The Craft Of The Harness Maker
Date & Times:25/26 August : 11:00 – 18:00
Event Description: This exhibition highlights the design & making of farm harnesses with hand-stitching demonstrations. This privately run museum offers an insight into one of mans oldest crafts with exhibits from Egypt, Morocco, S. America, Switzerland & Vienna. Exhibits include horse drawn farm machinery. To visit the exhibition on other dates, please contact the museum.
Event Organiser/Organisation: Museum Of The Master Saddler
Venue: Museum of the Master Saddler
Corlough, Co. Cavan.
Suitable for Children: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Partial
Car parking Available: Yes
Any Other Details:
Event Category: Traditional Skills
Organiser Name: Rob Steinke
Contact Address: Museum of the Master Saddler, Corlough, Co. Cavan.
Telephone: 086 3946467
Visit http://www.heritageweek.ie/index.php/whats-on/event-search for more information
Create marvellous family memories by enjoying an afternoon at the charming Silver Bear Centre when Mammy, Daddy and all the family create their own individual teddy bear from start to finish including designing their own Teddy Bear outfits for their own precious creations to bring home with them. This unique family experience is in one of Ireland’s best-kept secrets – West Cavan. The unspoiled landscape has something for everyone, whether it’s rest, relaxation or a family activity for all to enjoy. Come spend time at Lake Avenue House B&B and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Irish country side while you create your own Teddy Bear!
Rates are per person sharing and include a full breakfast and afternoon at The Sliver Bear Centre
1 Night B&B
Family of 5 €220 (2 adults + 3 children 12 years of age or younger)
Family of 4 €190 (2 adults + 2 children 12 years of age or younger)
Family of 3 €170 (2 adults + 1 children 12 years of age or younger)
2 Nights B&B
Family of 5 €310 (2 adults + 3 children 12 years of age or younger)
Family of 4 €270 (2 adults + 2 children 12 years of age or younger)
Family of 3 €240 (2 adults + 1 children 12 years of age or younger
For more information contact Lake Avenue House
First Ever All-Ireland Mushroom Festival at Killegar House, Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim-25th September, 2011
All-Ireland Mushroom Festival at Killegar House
25 September, 2011.
Have you ever walked through fields and woodlands during Autumn and wondered which of the mushrooms you see growing would be safe to eat and which are best avoided? Here is your chance to find out! You can be part of the first ever, All-Ireland Mushroom Festival to be held in the grounds of the enchanting Killegar House, Carrigallen, CountyLeitrim, on 25 September, 2011.
Specialists from the Irish Mycologists’ Society and the Northern Ireland Fungus Group (NIFG) will lead small groups on guided forays throughout the day. Experts will share their knowledge not only of mushrooms but of the woodlands, local flora, the birdlife and wildlife that is found in the area. Monaghan Mushrooms, Ireland’s largest producer, will have a display of mushrooms at different stages of cultivation.
Bear Essential’s travelling Teddy Bear hospital will be on hand to tend ailing teddies. Curators Rob and Moira Steinke from the Museum of the Master Saddler, the only museum in the world dedicated to the ancient craft of saddlery and harness making, will exhibit traditional hand-stitching, harness-making techniques and their two miniature Shetland ponies,
Heather Bothwell will set up a moth trap (moths and weather permitting) and Aidan Brady, of the Cavan Bee Keepers Association, will bring his glass observation bee-hive to demonstrate and discuss bee-keeping. Vivienne Mayne of Jera Baskets will demonstrate how to weave baskets. Vivienne will give three workshops for children throughout the day.
Various lectures throughout the day include: The Wonderful World of Mushrooms, The Edible Assassin, Fairy forts, A Mushroom a Day Keeps the Doctor Away??, Nature’s Way
Gates open 09.30 – Close 18.00. Ticket prices: Entry Fee €15 per person, €5 students/OAPs/unwaged. Family tickets €35 (two adults and two children). Guided forays (places strictly limited) are an additional cost of €15 per person, €5 students/OAPs/unwaged. Family tickets €35.
You can book your ticket and your place on a guided foray in advance by email.
Advance ticket purchase will soon be available on-line. Check website for details.
National Heritage Week 2011, 20th-28th of August
National Heritage Week 2011, 20th-28th of August lots to do and see around Bawnboy, County Cavan
- Beautiful Bogs – Location: Bear Essentials & Silver Bear Centre, Tirnawannagh, Bawnboy, County Cavan
- Guided Tour of Bawnboy Workhouse – Location:Bawnboy Workhouse, Bawnboy, , Cavan
- Birdwatch Ireland heritage Week Event – Location: Templeport Lake, Bawnboy, County Cavan Date : Sun 28th contact 087 6699681
- Lughnasa Barn Dance – Location:Ballyhugh House Cultural Centre, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan., Cavan Date:24 August
- Burren Heritage Walk – Location:Burren Forest, Blacklion, , Cavan
Woodford River Walk, Ballyconnell, County Cavan
Terrain: Forest path
Approximate Time: 1 hour 20 mins
Start at the Shopping Centre/Petrol station car park at the bridge in Ballyconnell and cross the road to a small amenity park. Walk along the canal for 200m passing a footbridge. Continue on the path along the river. Eventually you emerge into the open countryside with the river on your left and open field on your right.
Continue walking along the bank. After approximately 45 minutes you will approach Annagh Woods. Enter the woods following the path. After 300m keep right at the fork in the path. Follow the path until emerging from the forest. Follow the path for 200m. Take a right turn onto a small downhill path to your right. At the bottom of hill, upon meeting the canal, turn left for home.
Facilities: Picnic tables; Café in Realta Shopping Centre (outside tables overlooking Woodford River)
Nearby Attractions : Slieve Russell Championship Golf Course; Ciúin Spa at the Slieve Russell Hotel; Ballyhugh Arts & Cultural Centre, Ballyconnell; ODD Outdoor Activity Gamespark, Brackley Lake; Bear Essentials Visitor Centre, Bawnboy.
For more Walks in County Cavan please visit Cavan Tourism
Bear Essentials Workshop & Showroom, Bawnboy, Co. Cavan
Magical Irish Tree Day in partnership with Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark
Date: Sunday 22nd May – part of Biodiversity Week
Time: 2- 5pm
Enjoy a nature walk, arts and crafts, games and refreshments.
Strictly limited, pre booking essential
National Heritage Week is almost upon us and it promises to be a week of wonderful fun and activity, with a range of very unique events to get involved in this year. The interest and creativity of so many people is on display in this years programme of events. With 1100 events taking place around the country there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Saturday the 21st of August is Wild Child Day when many of the activities will encourage families and children to get outdoors and interact with the natural world and think about science.
Cavan is well represented with a host of events and activities taking place over the week, events closest to Bawnboy are:
Cavan Wild Child Day
28 August : 14:00 – 17:00, Bear Essentials, Silver Bear Centre, Discover bugs, bees, birds, butterflies & the beauty of our natural heritage. Make your own nature crafts and have your face painted!!
Granny’s Bunch Of Thyme,
28 August : 14:00 – 18:00, Ballyhugh Arts & Cultural Centre, Ballyhugh,Cavan.049 9526044 –Traditional Skills Natural Health and Living – rediscover grandmothers remedies drawing on the precious secrets of her green guide to health. A green guide to health handed down by our distant ancestors.
Saddles Through The Ages: A Photographic Display,
23 August : 11:00 – 18:00 ,24 August : 11:00 – 18:00 , Museum of The Master Saddler, Corlough, Co. Cavan – Photographic display of how riding saddles have developed throughout time. Includes a tour of the museum and a workshop demonstration. The display is open at the stated times. To visit on other dates, please phone as this is a private museum.