Featured Events

Cavan Family Fun Day

Cootehill Comprehensive School

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 10am – 4pm

We kick of our two-week festival with an energy packed family science day at St. Aidan's Comprehensive School in Cootehill, Co.Cavan. With a broad range of activities, there is something for the whole family to engage in and learn about science, technology, engineering, art and maths in a fun interactive way.

• Makermeet
• SEAI Energy Challenge Workshop
• Marine Science
• Cavan Civil Defence
• Brick4Kids
• Mad Professor
• Fire Brigade
• Lego Mindstorm
• Rural Adventure
• Planet Kidz
• Rory's Games
• Test Your Mind - The problem solving initiative

Concussion: Are We Adequately Addressing The Issue?

Johnston Central Library, Cavan

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 7 – 8pm

A talk with Dick Clerkin
The GAA recognises the importance of concussion and has strict guidelines in terms of how to recognise and deal with it. However, the organisation faces a challenge in getting the message across to the players themselves, says Dick Clerkin, chairman of GAA medical and scientific and player welfare committee.
A 2016 study found that a quarter of young GAA players aged between 13 and 25, admitted to playing on even though they knew they were concussed. The survey found that 40% of boys and young men playing hurling and football assumed that continuing to play would relieve the symptoms. “Doctors, management and coaches must support and educate the player not to play if we think the risk is too high,” says Clerkin

Monaghan Family Fun Day

Saturday, 23 November 2019, 12 – 5pm

Monaghan Institute, Armagh Rd, Monaghan

We have some of the best national and international scientists, creators and artists who will take you on a new road of discovery with hands on activities, workshops, shows, demonstrations, performances, exhibitions and build it make it area. And it is all for FREE.

Be prepared to stay all day!!

A café will be in operation on the day, to keep you fuelled up! So what are you waiting for, clear your diary for this Saturday 23rd November, you simply won’t want to miss this day!

Cavan Monaghan Science Festival, a regional Festival celebrating, exploring and promoting the wonders of science, technology, engineering arts and maths (STEAM) in our everyday lives. The festival is a Monaghan County Council and Cavan County Council initiative in partnership with Cavan Monaghan ETB, and generously funded by Science Foundation Ireland.

With events from astronomy to zoology, the festival wants everyone to come out to discover more wonders of science in our everyday lives. Science is very important in our lives. We all benefit from scientific knowledge from the food we eat, the air we breathe to how we sleep. Science and technology power our world, improves our health and can even entertain us. Everywhere you look, there is science!

We will have some of the best national and international scientists, researchers, speakers, creators and artists to take you on a new road of discovery from the Science of Superheroes to Nanotechnology, Science behind Baking to Crime Scene Investigation, Wonders of the Cosmos, Water for Wellness to the Mystery of Food Labelling or try your hand at Coding, Podcasting, 3D cad, Lego storyland, to dealing with serious topics such as Cancer, HPV, Autism, Dementia.

Discover! Be inspired! Science Festival Steering Committee

Cavan Monaghan Science Week Promotional Video