Featured Events

Niamh Shaw is Walking (slowly) towards Space

Saturday 10th November at 7pm, Iontas Theatre, Castleblayney

In 2014 Niamh Shaw announced to the world that she wanted to go to space; and then she made a show about it. ‘To Space’ explored her impossible dream and the current state of the space industry. It’s now 2018 and where is she on her lifelong dream and how has it evolved in the past four years? ˜Walking slowly Towards Space” will see Niamh sharing her journey, illuminating the relevance of space in our society, her progress, her struggles and challenges, and explaining why she has devoted the remainder of her life to fulfilling a childhood dream. Photograph credit to Ros Kavanagh

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Family Fun Days

Saturday 17th November 11am – 4pm, Virginia Show Centre

Family Fun Day in Virginia Show Centre with various artists and entertainers.

No booking required – but come early to guarantee entry to the shows.

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Saturday 24th November 12-5pm, Monaghan Institute

No booking required – but come early to guarantee entry to workshops and shows.

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Sepsis – What can it mean for me and mine?

Tuesday 13 November at 7pm, Johnston Central Library, Cavan

Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection that can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. Normally our immune system usually works to prevent or fight infection – but sometimes, for reasons we don’t yet understand in fighting an infection it can attack our body’s own organs and tissues. Come along to this informative talk with Mary Bedding, Assistant Director of Nursing (Sepsis) for the RCSI Hospitals and member of the Irish National Sepsis Team.

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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