Featured Events

Big Bear Planetariums Dome

Johnston Central Library, Saturday, 18 November 2017

We are delighted to introduce our state-of-the-art mobile planetariums using Fulldome 360-degree 3D digital projection technology, which have stunning graphics and advanced computer simulations.
A fully interactive learning environment which is educational and fun. Discover the many fascinating facts about our Universe and learn from our fully qualified Astro Officers.

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Science of the Circus

Drumavaddy Community Centre, Sunday, 12 November 2017, 2 – 4pm

Dr. Ken takes you on a voyage of discovery investigating how performers make use of many scientific principles in their tricks and stunts. Find out why jugglers love gravity, how clowns use the force like a Jedi and why uni-cyclists need to keep moving to stay still. It's science but not as you may know it!!

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Da Vinci, Art and Science

Monaghan Library, Saturday, 11 November 2017, 11am – 1pm

Leonardo da Vinci was a painter, sculptor, architect, inventor, military engineer and draftsman – the epitome of a Renaissance man. With a curious mind and keen intellect, da Vinci studied the laws of science and nature, which greatly informed his work. Come along to these Leonardo inspired drawing classes where participants will get the opportunity to develop their drawing skills, by using the anatomy to draw. Participants must be available to commit to 3 x 2 hour workshops.

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You, Your Dog and Arthritis: Dog Physio Workshop

Monaghan Institute, Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 10am – 12pm

An anatomical and physiological background to the causes of arthritis and some basic interventions that people can use for their own joints and their dogs joints.

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Science of Gin

Old Carrick Mill Gin Distillery Carrickmacross, Saturday, 18 November 2017, 6 – 7:30pm

According to the Royal Society of chemistry it is believed that ‘mother’s ruin’ was first made as a medicinal tonic in the early 17th century, and the gin and tonic was developed in the 19th century as a way to make quinine more palatable for British officers at risk of catching malaria in India. A G&T remains the most popular way to drink gin, but its use is also surging in cocktails and – like whisky – as a neat drink served over ice. But did you know it’s all about the Ethanol, H2O and Flavour Molecules at the end of the day?

Join us as we tour the Distillery of Old Carrick Mill Gin and taste the results of good Science. Strictly over 18’s only.

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Gastronomy @ Castle Leslie - Science of Good Food

The Oriel Room in The Lodge, Castle Leslie, Sunday, 19 November 2017, 5 – 6pm

Attendees to the Castle Leslie Estate food demonstration can look forward to an arrivals drinks reception, followed by the Head Chef Darragh Dooley's presentation of dishes including a selection of appetisers, starters, main courses and desserts.

He will explain the techniques he uses to prepare these dishes and some will incorporate a molecular element. In addition, guests will get the opportunity to sample his food creations followed by Questions and Answers.

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Now in It's second year the Cavan Monaghan Science Festival, is led by Monaghan County Council in partnership with Cavan County Council, Cavan Monaghan ETB and funded by SFI. A weeklong innovative festival with almost 200 events planned to take place across the two counties in libraries, museums, schools, community centres, art centres for everyone to take part in.

The counties of Cavan and Monaghan have been identified by research carried out by SFI as low intervention counties in terms of STEM participation. So with this in mind, we have developed a festival programme to stimulate interest, excitement and debate about STEM or indeed STEAM (Science technology engineering arts maths) through accessible and entertaining interactions with the public.  We hope to engage and inspire people of all ages, and to promote awareness and understanding of the importance and relevance of STEM to everyday life.

According to international research, over the past 10 years growth in STEM jobs is three times as fast as in non-STEM jobs. STEM workers are also less likely to experience joblessness than their non-STEM counterparts. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics workers play a key role in the sustained growth and stability of the economy.

This inaugural festival will have some of the best national and international scientists, researchers and speakers, who will demonstrate, showcase and discuss on a broad range of subjects – from the Science of Gin to the medicinal benefits of honey to finding out if Shakespeare can make you fall in love. There is literally something for everyone to join in at some stage during the festival week.

Visit our website to book your place at one of our open events.

We hope you enjoy the festival. All feedback is welcomed by email or upload your photos to our Facebook page or Twitter.

Cavan Monaghan Science Festival Steering Committee

Cavan Monaghan Science Week Promotional Video