Tag Archive | St. Mogue’s Island

St. Mogue’s Burial Place-Rossinver, Co. Leitrim

St. Mogue’s Burial Place-Rossinver, Co. Leitrim 

We had a guest staying at Lake Avenue House B&B who had an interest in St. Mogue, after a visit to St. Mogue’s Island on Templeport Lake he visited St. Mogue’s burial place in Rossinver, Co. Leitrim below are some picture he took and sent back to us.

Boat Trips to St. Mogue’s Island August/September 2011

Boat Trips to St. Mogue’s Island 2011

Boat Trips to St. Mogue’s Island, Templeport Lake, Co. Cavan will take place on Sunday 21st of August, Sunday 28th of August and Sunday 4th of September starting at 3.00pm and finishing at 6.00pm. All welcome.

Contact Packie Joe Brady on 087 2926806

Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark-What’s On Guide 2011-Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann

Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann-13th to 22nd August, 2011

The Geopark is contributing to this magnificent celebration of Irish heritage through a number of specially organized events throughout the area.

  • The Tullyhaw Trail, following the McGovern Clan

Saturday 13th August 2011 from 10:00 to 17:00  Location: Ballyhugh Arts and Cultural Centre

Admission: The cost of this event is €10 and includes a light lunch, refreshments and all entertainment.  Places are strictly limited for this event so booking is essential.

Join local historian Oliver Brady as he follows in the footsteps of the McGovern Clan, visiting many of the archaeological and historic sites of the Geopark in West Cavan. The tour begins at Ballyhugh Arts and Cultural Centre at 10am and will take in sites including Drumlane Abbey, St Mogue’s Island, Maguire’s Chair, Tullydermot Falls and the Shannon Pot. The day will finish with some light refreshments and entertainment at Ballyhugh Arts and Cultural Centre.

  • Family Friendly Day at Con Smith Park        

14 August 2011 from 14:00 to 18:00  Location: Con Smith Park, Cavan

Admission: Free.  Join Geopark staff for an arts and craft event as part of the Family Friendly Day in Con Smith Park, in Cavan town. Have a go at fossil rubbing, and learn how to make your own fossils whilst soaking up the atmosphere of the Fleadh. The event will take place from 2pm until 6pm, beside the Cavan Institute in Cavan Town.

  • Historic tour of the Kilmore and Clogh Oughter Area

Tuesday 16th of August, 2011

  • Storytelling at Clogh Oughter Castle

Wednesday 17th August, 2011 Costs €5

For more information of these and more events please go to Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark website

Templeport-St. Mogue’s Island Book

Templeport-St. Mogues Island Book is now on sale at Lake Avenue House B&B, local shops in Bawnboy and Ballyconnell or enquires can be made through www.templeport.ie books are €12.00 each (postage and packaging may apply)

2011 Annual Boat Trip To St. Mogue’s Island

2011 Annual Boat Trip To St. Mogue’s Island

A lovely day was had at the St. Mogue’s annual boat trip. All the usual day trippers were there as well as plenty of new faces. The trip in previous years had proved to be very popular however this year its popularity was brought to a new level. Queues reached right back to the fences, and each boat that set sail was full to the brim. It’s not usually this busy, believe me, I have been going for several years now. However this year was different, the new boat house that had just after been finished was opening and the official launch of a new book on St. Mogue and the Island was being launched. Several speeches were made and prayers were said by candidates of Catholic, Buddhist and the Church of Ireland communities. All this was followed by the official opening, where Johnny Mc Keirnan, special Olympic gold medalist cut the ribbon.

The boats then began ferrying people out to the Island where prayers were said at the graves of loved ones and St. Mogues clay, thought to have special protecting powers, was scraped out of the ruins of the church that St. Mogue had built all those years ago.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         As we crossed back over to the boat house we saw just how many people had turned out for the day. The queues had gotten even larger and cars were still coming down the lane.

All in All a good day was had by everyone

~to see more pictures of the day please follow the link to Lake Avenue House  facebook page

Painting of St. Peter’s Church, Templeport, Bawnboy, Co. Cavan


St. Peter’s Church, Templeport Lake, Bawnboy,Co. Cavan

My uncle David Seamer who lives in England painted this picture of St. Peter’s Church and Templeport Lake from a photo we sent over. We love it, he even put our house in the picture, just to the left of the Church.

Monday the 1st of August is the annual boat trip to St. Mogue’s Island on the lake, there is always a large crowd and I think from the picture a person can see why people love to come to the shores of Templeport Lake. More information on Bawnboy, Templeport and St. Mogue can be found on www.bawnboy.com


Publication of “St Mogue’s Island” Book-Bawnboy Festival 2011

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

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

2010 Bawnboy Festival Photo’s

Images of the  2010 Bawnboy Festival and boat trip to St. Mogue’s Island can be found on Facebook on Templeport Parish page.

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