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Robin James Hurt in Concert

Date and time: 20 April 2018 from 20:00 to 00:00

A night of music from internationally acclaimed guitarist and vocalist, Robin James Hurt

Admission €10

Road to War - Path to Reflection

Date and time: 23 March 2018 @ 15:00 to 24 March 2018 @ 17:00

Over the course of the First World War between 35,000 and 49,000 Irish people died, whilst countless others were wounded. These were people from all communities within Ireland. To mark the centenary year of the end of the First World War, Cavan County Museum is launching a dual walkway in its grounds to commemorate those lost in the conflict.


‘Road to War; Path to Reflection’ tells the story of 15 people who died as a result of their part in the First World War. The exhibition details the lives of a number of Cavan men from different religious backgrounds who died on the same day, and often in the same battle. It also tells the story of a German prisoner of war who died in nearby County Meath and a female nurse from County Roscommon.


‘Road to War; Path to Reflection’ serves as a means to reflect on the fact that the loss associated with conflict has no religious, community, or gender boundaries and reaches out to touch us all.


The end of the walk provides a space to reflect on the inevitable loss that accompanies all conflict. By journeying down this tree lined walk, visitors will arrive at the Peace Garden’s reflective space. This quiet spot is dedicated to the inevitable loss that accompanies all conflicts.


The new installation opens on Friday, 23 March at 3pm, with Minister for Business, Research and Enterprise, Heather Humphreys TD, joining Bishop Leo O’Reilly, Archdeacon Craig McCauley and Cllr Paddy McDonald, Cathaoirleach of Cavan County Council, in officially opening the event.


As part of this opening ANU Productions will perform a new drama, ‘Zero Hour’, specially written for the exhibition – there will be performances on the Friday and ANU will also perform ‘Zero Hour’ a number of times throughout the day on Saturday, 24 March.

Caption: A scene from ‘Zero Hour’, the new piece by ANU, specially commissioned for the launch of Road to War – Path to Reflection at Cavan County Museum. Photo: Pat Redmond


Noel Monahan, Poet and Playwright in Conversation

Date and time: 07 December 2017 from 20:00 to 22:00

An evening of conversation with .... Noel Monahan.

Elizabeth Laragy, Radio Producer RTE talks to Noel

The evening will include Poetry, Readings and Music Recital from Students from St. Clare's College, Ballyjamesduff

Chambers Ireland Awards Cavan County Museum

Date and time: 24 November 2017 @ 00:00 to 24 December 2017 @ 00:00



Cavan County Museum delighted to win Chambers Ireland Award for Commemorations and Centenaries 2017  

Chambers Ireland’s Corporate Social Responsibility Awards seek to recognise the outstanding work of businesses that are committed to having a positive impact on the communities in which they operate.

House Plays by Mina Tenison

Date and time: 19 September 2017 @ 00:00 to 13 October 2017 @ 00:00

House Plays Presents


House Plays written and directed by Mina Tenison at Cavan County Museum on 13 October 2017 at 8pm
Clare leads the enviable life of big houses and privilege, or so it seems…Raised in a big Georgian house in Ireland in the lap of privilege, Clare is finding that her enviable life is breaking apart at the seams.
Welcome to the world of pop-up plays, where drama erupts just when you least expect it. The whole world's a stage and all the men and women merely players, as the bard poet declared. Follow us in the journey of Clare's story as she makes Cavan County Museum her home and the audience her guests.
Fancy a different night out.   Funny! Humorous, bittersweet and a little tragic, the story has the audience laughing throughout the show.
The Reviews:
“Great performers. Great venue and thoroughly great fun! ” - Sara & Nick Nicholson
“A fabulously play by a truly gifted playwright - a story that is a journey of emotions, reality, success, failure, fear,, misconceptions, shock and loyalty.” - Sinead Trainor
The Writer:   Mina Choi Tenison


Mina Choi is a writer based in China and Ireland.   Prior to her move she lived in Los Angeles where she wrote screenplays.   She graduated from Yale University with a degree in Literature.  In addition to her short stories, essays, stage and screen plays Mina works as a freelance writer.   She has written for The Wall Street Journal, The Financila Times, Women's Wear Daily NYC, South China Morning Post, That's Shanghai, China International Business, and Oriental Outlook.   She is married and has two children.

Ken Fletcher (TOM/HENRY/JAMES): Ken’s recent film work includes roles in ‘Jack’ in 'All Good Things' (M.U.I Media); 'Derek' in 'The Drummer And The Goalkeeper' (Irish Film Board) and The Detective in 'Guilty' (Undoubtedly Guilty Prods) Winner Best Actor in 48Hour Film Awards 2015; 'Fr.Sean' in 'A Good Friday' (London Film School); notable TV credits include a reprised 'Paddy Coyle' (Fair City RTE) and 'Gerald' (Game of Thrones Season II HBO).
ROISIN ROONEY (CLARE): Roisin trained at the Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College Dublin and at Wolverhampton University. Roisin has worked and toured around the country with TIE, O'Casey Theatre, Blue Raincoat Sligo and the Dublin Fringe Festival. She also set up her own speech and drama school where she teaches and directs. After taking a few years away from performing to raise her three daughters she returned to the Axis with "The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning” and has been a part of MAMS and their Abbey Theatre show "Observe The Son of Ulster.”
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House Plays is a production of House Plays Monaghan, a non-profit organisation founded in 2015 to promote theatre in unusual venues in digestible and entertainiing bites. 
This event is co promoted by Cavan County Museum and Cavan County Council arts office.

Booking Advisable to Cavan County Museum  049 8544070. Price €15