Bawnboy and Templeport History, Heritage and Folklore
Bawnboy and Templeport Local Genealogical and Historical Data
The 1901 and 1911 census of Ireland has created enormous intrest in genealogy in Ireland, but local Genealogical and Historical websites are also helping people to find information on their ancestors.
One such site is Bawnboy.com this sites contains a treasure trove of information on the people who lived in Bawnboy and Templeport in the years gone by.
On its page Bawnboy and Templeport Local Genealogical and Historical Data you can find information on: Templeport Baptisms 1836-1920, Templeport & Bawnboy Poll book 1761, Graveyard Headstones Inscriptions St. Peter’s Church Templeport……plus much more. This site will be of great help for people near and far to research their family tree.
There was a great turn out for the Templeport St. Aiden’s GAA Centenary Celebrations. Friday night in the Keepers Arms was filled with music, song and dancing. The Mc Govern family and friends started the night with traditional Irish music and singing, two of the Scor groups did ceildhe dancing, and at the end of the night even the men were up dancing.
Memorabilia was on display all weekend and it attracted a large number of people. Items on display included old Templeport jerseys, pictures of teams dating back to 1924 and medals from every decade.
Below are some pictures taken on the Friday night, more posted on Lake Avenue House’s facebook page http://www.facebook.com/LakeAvenueHouse?v=wall
Templeport St. Aidan’s G.F.C. has a long history of Gaelic football dating back to 1888 with the formation of the successful Bawnboy Gallowglasses. The current Templeport St. Aidan’s G.A.A Club was founded on 11th December 1910
Templeport St. Aidan’s G.F.C Centenary Weekend
Preparations are well underway for centenary weekend. A summary of the program is as follows:
Friday Night 12th November 7pm – 12.30 (or later) at Clubrooms
The highlight is the exhibition of memorabilia, workshops, story telling an odd tall yarn, interviews etc. followed by an Irish night in Marquee with local artists to end with a ceildhe and dancing or retire to the locals. The Sean Baxter Memorial will be played Templeport V Kildallan under the new floodlights at 7.30pm. Proceeds to Festival Fund St. Luke’s. Templeport ladies play at 6.30pm. Refreshments of all kinds will be available throughout the night. Centenary draw for fabulous prizes. 1st Prize Flat screen Plasma TV. Tickets 5.00EUR each or 3 for 10.00EUR on sale. Draw takes place at the Banquet on Saturday 13th
Saturday 13th November: St. Aidan’s Park, Bawnboy
10.00am – 1.00pm: U8, U10 & U12s boys and girls games
11.00am – 2.00pm: U14, U16 etc. games. Exhibition open 12 noon – 4pm
4.30pm: Masters Football V Derrylin
8.00pm: Mass for deceased members in St. Mogues Church, Bawnboy
9.00pm: Banquet in Slieve Russell Hotel *** special guest will be Micheal O’Muircheartaigh ***
Presentations to Newly Weds, Music & Dancing with “Me & Him”, Raffle, Auction of memorabilia & signed Jerseys, Balls etc. Mingle with all the guests from your era.
Tickets for the Banquet are priced at €30.00. Order from any Club member, committee or Martin Dolan on 0874152434
Sunday 14th November:
2.00pm: Sponsored walk/run 50 miles by Templeport underage in association with cancer care around the pitches. Only 16 sponsored cards out so please support. Exhibition open 2 pm – 6pm. Centenary Booklet on sale all weekend or from shops.
We would be delighted if you could attend for some or all of the events. Could you pass on this invite to your friends and family members as we would not be able to contact all who were involved or have represented Templeport as a supporter, member, in management or player at any level in the past. ANY MEMORABILIA PLEASE CONTACT Co-ordinator Martin Dolan on 0874152434 for items of note to be submitted on the Friday night before so we can allocate a place for them or contact any centenary committee member Aiden Rudden, Helena Mc Govern, Thomas Doonan, 0872247915 , Patsy Maguire & Margaret Mimna. Templeport St. Aidan’s G.F.C
If attending the centenary weekend why not stay at Lake Avenue House Bed and Breakfast for all your accommodation needs.
St. Mogue or St. Aiden, Bishop of Ferns as he later came to be known as, played a very important historical and religious role in this corner of West Cavan. The story of his birth is a beautiful one and this is why I have given it a page on its own-History of St. Mogue. St Mogue’s presence is still felt very strongly in Bawnboy with St. Mogue’s Island been the focal point. Our local church, schools, football team and football field are named after him. The name of our parish Templeport is also explained on the page – History of St. Mogue
As part of its fundraising activities for the coming year, the Development Association plans to produce a calendar for 2010 with a strong local and ‘people’ dimension.
2010 Calendar Launch
Robin of TV’s Fair City fame
will be launching the
Templeport Development Association
9 pm Saturday 14th November
Keeper’s Arms Bawnboy
All are Welcome!