Templeport Lake, Bawnboy, Co. Cavan
Water, water everwhere. After a few days of very heavy rain Templeport Lake is well up and has flowed into the nearby fields. It makes for a very pretty picture when the sun is shining.
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 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
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-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