Mindful Moments in Belturbet” a photographic exhibtion

PROJECT Belturbet is starting the week with another invite!! “Mindful Moments in Belturbet” a photographic exhibtion launching in Belturbet Library. Part of PEACE IV, Turbet Island Project. Locals took out their cameras and took some great shots under the guidance of Colm Mullen – Cinematographer. This project is supported by the EU’s PEACE IV Programme managed by the Special EU Programmes Body. Please come along and support this event on Thurs 12th March at 7pm in Belturbet Library.

Se√°n √ď S√© An Poc ar Buile is coming to Belturbet Fleadh

Se√°n √ď S√© From Ballylickey in West Cork to the Fleadh in Belturbet An Poc ar Buile is coming to Belturbet Civic Centre Sunday 2nd June 2019
The life and times of Cork Singer & Storyteller Se√°n √ď S√©
A Night of stories ,songs & music that traces the way Se√°ns his best-known song ‚ÄėAn Poc ar Buile‚Äô, which was recorded in 1962, has been his passport to the world and gifted him with a singing career which has spanned six decades. ‚ÄúIt has been great to me and brought me all over the world,‚ÄĚ Se√°n said. Everyone Sing along ,Aillili√ļ, puillili√ļ, aillili√ļ t√° an puc ar buile!.
Se√°n had a long association with Se√°n √ď Riada, which began with their recording of An Poc ar Buile for Gael-Linn. He sang with √ď Riada on several radio and television programmes, most notably Fleadh Cheoil an Radio. He is featured on many of √ď Riada‚Äôs recordings including √ď Riada sa Gaiety and the film music of Rhapsody of a River and Kennedy‚Äôs Ireland.
In recent years he has toured in America, the UK and Moscow Shanghai and Havana.

All Star Cast ,Gary Lynch Fermanagh Fiddle. Aishling O Reilly Fermanagh Flute/Whistle .Nadia Markey Monaghan Harp.Dean Warner Leeds UK Piano Accordion .Brigid & Padraig Sinnott Wexford Accordion /Uileann Pipes .
Fintan Mc Manus Fermanagh ,Guitar . Cathal Lynch Tyrone Singer .
Seamus Fay Lilter ,Eamon Maguire Storyteller.
Se√°n will be joined for two selections by Members of the Talented Belturbet CCE Youth who have been joining us for our Monthly Widows Bar Sessions.
Local friends of Se√°n & NYAH CCE , Philip Clarke ,Zoran Donohoe , Barry Conaty, Ellen & Jack Grant , Hannah , Charlie & Emily O Reilly ,Aoife, Sean & Niall Curran .Shane, Ryan & Dylan Duffy ,Paul & Oisin Mc Corry and Padraig Conroy will be the House Band for the Show ,

Doors Open 7.30pm Start Time 8pm Two Hour Show .
Limited Seating due to Show being Recorded . First Come Basis
‚ā¨10 Tickets will be available at Venue if Not Sold Out.
Or Book Tickets in advance From 0868173153 Text /Call.
Tickets on Sale in Widows Bar Belturbet & Multisound Cavan

Se√°n √ď S√© Singer Photo with thanks to Lorraine Teevan Photography.
Míle Buíochas
Funded by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon the National agency for funding, developing and promoting the arts in Ireland
Traditional Arts Project Award supports initiatives in the field of traditional music, song, dance and the oral arts. The purpose of this award is to support stand-alone projects which enrich the traditional arts landscape by facilitating artists in bringing creative, ambitious and high-quality projects to audiences.
Concert Assisted by Cavan County Council Arts Office .
The Arts Development Award for Community and Arts Development
Dr Labhr√°s √ď Murch√ļ Ardsti√ļrth√≥ir of Comhaltas Ceolt√≥ir√≠ √Čireann & The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Major new youth service announced for Belturbet

Major new youth service announced for Belturbet

A major new youth service has just been announced for Belturbet in County Cavan.

It’s an extension of the Bounce Back Youth Service which currently operates in some towns throughout the county, and is managed by Youth Work Ireland and the ISPCC. Belturbet has been identified as having a lack of dedicated youth services and support workers, and a dedicated youth drop-in cafe or youth space.

Under the new project, three youth workers will be based in Belturbet to provide services which support young people experiencing difficulties with drug and alcohol abuse, anti-social behaviour and mental health.

The project will also involve the development of a Youth Resilience Group Work Programme to help young people cope with the challenges of life today.

Maureen McIntyre, who is the Youth Officer with Cavan Monaghan ETB who are administering the project, says a number of concerns were raised about the lack of youth services in Belturbet in the past.

New Belturbet Foróige Youth Club

New Belturbet Foróige Youth Club

Breffni Integrated is working with Belturbet Community Development Association and Foróige to try and start a Foróige Club Youth Club in Belturbet.  There are huge benefits for young people and for the town in setting up a new club.  Breffni Integrated will be holding an initial meeting in Belturbet on Wednesday 8th June from 8pm-9pm in the Town Hall for new leaders

We will be looking for people who are willing to train with a Foróige Development worker to be leaders of the club.  Training is provided free of charge and becoming a leader can also help leaders gain new skills and work experience.

To find out more about Foróige see To find out more or to register your interest in becoming a leader contact Sandy Holland Tel: 071 9853321 or check out

There are a number of ways that a For√≥ige club can be set up and these are outlined below.  We will be considering what is the most appropriate type of club for Belturbet at our first meeting.