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Free Workshops - Booking Essential

We have succeeded in providing a wide range of scientific workshop that are open to the public. As a public service, all the workshops are FREE but will need to be booked in advance to ensure your place at the work shop. From the Everyday Energy workshop, to the Science of the Circus our full range of workshops will show you all how science is an active part of our everyday life. 

Schools Programme

During the festival we will deliver a dedicated STEAM educational programme to preschools, primary and secondary schools. A comprehensive programme of hands on activities, interactive workshops, demonstrations and shows will be facilitated by some of the best scientists, creators and artists along with County Council staff. From STEM storytelling and literacy, to coding, geology, renewable energy, robotics, arts and music, all schools will be given the opportunity to book a workshop.

LEGO building competition

Calling all young Lego building enthusiasts, or future architects to show off your skills in the 2017 Cavan Monaghan Science Festival ‘Design & Build your ideal STEAM school’ competition.

Age Categories

  • 7 year and under
  • 8-12 years

Entries can only be submitted with entry form by November 1st 2017 Choose your county application form below and submit at any Library in County Monaghan or County Cavan.

       

(Late Entries are not accepted) Winners will receive an awesome LEGO prize

Reading about Science

The more you read, the more things you know, the more that you learn, the more places you'll go” (Dr Seuss). This couldn't be more true...diving into a good book opens up a whole world of discovery and knowledge at any age. With this in mind, the library service will have a broad range of titles on STEAM for both adults and children to borrow from your local library. You can find out more details from your local library.

  • Bookclubs - we encourage our local book clubs to read a science themed book during our festival. Ask a member of staff in your local library about reserving titles.
  • Women in Science - this year we want to particularly promote and advocate for Women in Science, and therefore we have purchased an extensive range of titles on this subject, which will be available to borrow.

Billboard Poster Competition

The Environment sections of both county councils are running a poster competition with schools to raise awareness of ‘science and the environment’. The two county winners will be announced before the festival and their winning poster will be displayed on a billboard in both counties during the festival.

STEM in the Classroom

7pm – Monaghan Education Centre, Armagh Rd, Monaghan

For Primary School Teachers: The Royal Society of Chemistry is a charity and we have lots of free resources for your science class.

DKIT School of Engineering Showcase, Tue, 14 Nov. Carrickmacross

10am – 3pm @ Carrickmacross Library

Engineering is the creative application of scientific principles to design or develop structures, machines, apparatus, or manufacturing processes that safely realize solutions to the needs of society.

The Science of the Circus,  Sun 12 Nov. Garage Theatre Monaghan

6pm - Garage Theatre, Monaghan

Roll up, roll up and explore the science behind the thrills and spills of the circus. 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 unicyclists need to keep moving to stay still. It’s science but not as you may know it!!!

Science of Good Food

5-6pm, The Oriel Room in The Lodge

Nestled on 1,000 acres of undulating Irish countryside, dotted with ancient woodland and glittering lakes, Castle Leslie Estate is one

Starting from Scratch: Parents Workshop

11am-1pm Clones Library

Keeping up with the kids can be hard these days.  Growing up with technology they have no fear of clicking a button 

Starting from Scratch: Parents Workshop

3.30pm Clones Library

Calling all kids - find out how to make a cool computer game using the scratch coding programme.

Science of Love, 17 Nov. Clones

7.30pm, Hilton Park, Clones

Are you single and ready to mingle?  Looking for the love of your life or wondering how to get a bit of Chemistry going across a crowded office? 

Science of Gin, 18 Nov.  Carrickmacross

6pm – Old Carrick Mill Gin Distillery, Carrickmacross

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,

BrightClub Science Comedy Night

9pm – McKenna’s Bar, Dublin Street, Monaghan

Usually found in Dublin, Cork & Galway – Bright Club is coming to Monaghan.  Bright Club is a variety night for lateral minds,

Why fishing is not catching and how getting ‘hooked’ on Citizen Science could help,

8pm – Emyvale Hub, Riverside, Emyvale, Monaghan

River runner is a film narrated by salmon angler Alan Nolan and ecologist Kevin Corcoran and produced by Declan O’Mahony

Sensational Space Children’s workshop

4pm – Carrickmacross Library

The Rediscovery Centre in Dublin is a creative space connecting people, ideas and resources. They bring together the skills and expertise of artists,

GSI Underground: Underground Water Wonder

4pm – Carrickmacross library

Water, water, everywhere….. Did you know that there are billions of litres of water beneath your feet? How does it get there?

After School Science Fun

2-4.30pm Clones Library

Drop into the library after school on Thursday to try out some science toys, games and complete a challenge.

Junior Einsteins

4pm – Carrickmacross Library

Junior Einsteins Science Club is passionate about bringing a love of science and learning to primary school aged children.

Calculating your Tax Entitlements

7pm – Monaghan Library

This workshop will cover what you can earn at 20% and what tax credits you are entitled to in order

Astro-Photography

7.30pm – Market House, Monaghan

Tom O’Donoghue has been interested in Astronomy since picking up his first edition of Astronomer Magazine as a teenager. 

Lego Storyword

4pm – Ballybay Library

Love Lego?  Fancy turning your Lego creation into a Comic Strip Story?  Join us as we combine Engineering

Science of Baking

10am – Monaghan Institute

Learn about the science of baking, the wonders of eggs and raising agents.

Science of Baking

7pm – Largy College, Clones

Learn about the science of baking, the wonders of eggs and raising agents.

You, Your Dog and Arthritis: Dog Physio Workshop

10am – Monaghan Institute

'You, your dog and arthritis' An anatomical and physiological background to the causes of arthritis

The Science of Renewable Energy

7:30pm - Market House, Monaghan

How does a heat pump work? Is Air Tightness important in your home? Are Solar panels really worth having?

Wonders of the Cosmos

7pm – Clones Library

The universe as seen by the telescopes of the European Southern Observatory. This talk will be a visual feast of some of the wonders of

Introduction to 3D CAD

7pm – Ballybay Enterprise Centre

Are you an aspiring architect, maybe a future game designer, want to work in design manufacturing or perhaps an engineer,

Monaghan CSI, facts explored and myths debunked

7pm-9pm  – County Museum, Hill Street, Monaghan

This fascinating event looking at real life crime scene investigation will involve the opportunity to get involved with CSI

The Science behind Sourdough

7pm - Matilda’s Bakery, Carrickmacross

Baking is a science as well an art, and the key to better baking is understanding the chemical forces at play. 

 Coderdojo Introduction to Scratch

6pm – Carrickmacross Library

Scratch is a programming language and an online community where children can program and share interactive

 Water for Wellness

Clones Library 10.30am

Monaghan Library 1pm

Ancient civilisations through time have used water for meditation, therapy and cleansing,

Science of Organic Fruit Growing

10am – Carrickmacross Library

Learn how to grow your own organic fruit and vegetables and the benefits of living an organic lifestyle has on your health and well-being.

Science of Organic Fruit Growing

7pm – Castleblayney Library

Learn how to grow your own organic fruit and vegetables and the benefits of living an organic lifestyle has on your health and well-being.

he Physics of Busking - Carrickmacross Library - 11:00 – 2:00pm

Carrickmacross Library - 11:00 – 2:00pm

The concept of “Physics Busking” was established in Ireland in 2005 by the Irish Science on Stage team through

12-5pm – Monaghan Institute, Armagh Road, Monaghan

Everyone is invited to join us at our FREE FAMILY Fun DAY with hands on activities, shows, demonstrations, workshops and no booking is required.

Science of Good Skincare

7pm –  Castleblayney Library

Knowing what products work together, how they benefit your skin, and the order in which to

Science of Good Skincare

10am –  Carrickmacross Library

We will explore the science of your skin followed by analysis of skin types and a practical guide to caring for the skin on a daily basis.

Science of Good Skincare

7pm –  Clones Library

We will explore the science of your skin followed by analysis of skin types and a practical guide to caring for the skin on a daily basis.

Science of Good Skincare

7pm –  Monaghan Library

Knowing what products work together, how they benefit your skin, and the order in which to

Call of the Forest:

 The Forgotten Wisdom of the Trees, 7pm Clones Court House

‘Call Of The Forest – The Forgotten Wisdom Of Trees’ is a documentary

Science of Cancer

7pm - Clones Court House

It's become one of the most widely covered diseases in the world, from movies like ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ to the annual ‘Daffodil Day’

How to solve a problem like a Murder

 7 - 9pm – County Museum, Hill Street, Monaghan

How does Forensic science help to piece the jigsaw together to solve crime. Marce Lee Gorman a forensic scientist from Forensic

Careers in Science

7pm – Ballybay Enterprise Centre

This information session will allow learners/potential students to explore careers in the science field. Guidance counsellors will give

Careers in Science

10am – Carrickmacross Library

This information session will allow learners/potential students to explore careers in the science field. Guidance counsellors will give

Careers in Science

10am – County Museum, Monaghan

This information session will allow learners/potential students to explore careers in the science field. Guidance counsellors will give

HPV: the whole story, warts and all

7pm – Carrickmacross Library

There has been much debate in the Irish media about the HPV vaccine recently.  Cervical cancer and some other forms of cancer

Autism – The Science & The Practicalities

 & The Practicalities 7pm – Carrickmacross Library

The World Health Organisation estimate that 1 child in 160 has an autism spectrum disorder.  There is no known single cause

Secrets of Superhero Science

7pm – Iontas Theatre, Castleblayney

What science did Tony Stark need to develop the incredible Iron Man suit? What is the science behind Sue Storm's power of invisibility?

Alien species, an Irish nightmare in the making?

7pm – Gate Lodge, Castleblayney

Invasive Species – A Real Threat to Your Waters and your Angling; Japanese Knotweed, Himalayan Balsam, Zebra Mussels, Asian Clams and many

Science of Cyber-bullying

7pm – Clones Library

Parents will gain an understanding around the dangers of using the internet and what measures they can take to keep children safe.

Science of Cyber-bullying

7pm – Monaghan Library

Parents will gain an understanding around the dangers of using the internet and what measures they can take to keep children safe.

Science of Cyber-bullying

7pm – Castleblayney Library

Parents will gain an understanding around the dangers of using the internet and what measures they can take to keep children safe.

Science of Cyber-bullying

10am – Carrickmacross Library

Parents will gain an understanding around the dangers of using the internet and what measures they can take to keep children safe.

The Science behind your Smartphone

10am – Ballybay Library

This 3 hour workshop gives attendees an introduction

The Science behind your Smartphone

10am – Carrickmacross Library

This 3 hour workshop gives attendees an introduction to SmartPhones and Tablets, as well as popular operating systems

The Science behind your Smartphone

10am – Monaghan Library

This 3 hour workshop gives attendees an introduction

Top Tips for Maths

7pm - Ballyjamesduff Adult & Community Education Centre, Cavan

Top tips for maths is aimed to help parents of school going children get to grips with some recurring mathematical problems and discuss how best to access help with particular issues.

Science of Birdwatching

7pm - Johnston Central Library, Cavan

BirdWatch Ireland are involved in many conservation projects which aim to protect Ireland’s birds and their habitats.

Exploring Careers in STEAM for parents and Students

7pm – Bailieboro Library

This information session will allow learners/potential students to explore careers in the science field. Guidance counsellors will give a broad overview

Water for Wellness, Wed 15 Nov. Cavan

7pm – John Sullivan Centre, Cavan

Ancient civilisations through time have used water for meditation, therapy and cleansing, this talk explores how we might acquire

Cavan Family Fun Day

Saturday 18th November: 11:00 – 5:00pm  - Various locations, across Cavan Town

Everyone is invited to join us at our FREE FAMILY Fun Day with hands on activities, shows, demonstrations, workshops and no booking is required.

Astronomy on the Burren

7pm - Geo Park, The Burren, Cavan

About 3km south of Blacklion and northwest of the Cuilcagh mountain lies a remarkable limestone plateau at an altitude of

Science of Beer

7pm - Johnston Central Library, Cavan

One of the first breweries to open in Cavan in many years, Ó Cléirigh Brewing Co, will facilitate an interesting

Science of Good Skincare

7pm – Tullacmongan Resource Centre, Cavan

Knowing what products work together, how they benefit your skin, and the order in which to

Science of Sleep Apnea

7pm – Johnston Central Library, Cavan

Insomnia, we can all identify with the odd sleepless night particularly in times of stressful events. For most of us

Safety Around Farm Machinery

7pm – Bailieboro Library, Co. Cavan

Farmers should be happy to see health and safety inspectors: "These people are there to save your life

The Science behind Alzheimers & Dementia

& Dementia 7pm – Cootehill Library, Cavan

Dementia is a term which describes a range of conditions which cause damage to our brain. This damage affects memory,

The Mystery of Food Labelling

7pm – Belturbet Civic Centre, Cavan

Would you like to use the science of food labelling to help you to make healthier food purchases?

IT for Farmers Workshop

7pm – Ballyjamesduff

Adult & Community Education Centre, Cavan Digital literacy is a necessary skill into the future.

IT for Farmers Workshop

7pm – Killeshandra Family Resource Centre

Adult & Community Education Centre, Cavan Digital literacy is a necessary skill into the future.

The Science of the Honey Bee & Why Keep Bees

7pm – Belturbet Civic Centre, Belturbet

It's a great time to keep bees. There's more clover with nitrates restricted, more oilseed rape grown for fuel.

Get Your Brain in Shape

8.30 pm – Johnston Central Library, Cavan

Mental stimulation is the secret ingredient to staying young in mind. This involves challenging your brain, getting it

Science of Mindfulness

7pm – Drumavaddy Community Centre, Cavan

Over the last few years as scientists learn more about the human brain there’s been an enormous  amount of research into

Science of Mindfulness

7pm – Belturbet Civic Centre

Over the last few years as scientists learn more about the human brain there’s been an enormous  amount of research into

Science of Mindfulness

2pm – Bailieboro Library 

Over the last few years as scientists learn more about the human brain there’s been an enormous  amount of research into

Nanotechnology: A Novel Chemotherapeutic Therapies

7pm – Johnston Central Library, Cavan

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, with the number

Science of the Circus

Drumavaddy Community Centre - 12th November at 2pm

Roll up, roll up and explore the science behind the thrills and spills of the circus. Dr Ken takes you on a voyage of discovery

for parents and Students: 7pm – Belturbet Civic Centre

This information session will allow learners/potential students to explore careers in the science field. Guidance counsellors will

The Science behind your Smartphone

10am – Johnston Central Library, Cavan & Ballyjameduff Education Centre

This 2 hour workshop gives attendees an introduction to SmartPhones and Tablets, as well as popular operating systems

The Science behind your Smartphone

10.30am - Killeshandra Family Resource Centre, Cavan

This 3 hour workshop gives attendees an introduction to SmartPhones and Tablets, as well as popular operating systems

The Science behind your Smartphone

10.30am - Bailieboro Library, Cavan

This 3 hour workshop gives attendees an introduction to SmartPhones and Tablets, as well as popular operating systems

Equine Kinesiology

7pm – Cootehill Library

Kinesiology is an energetic and holistic treatment, which looks at the horse as a whole,

Science of Politics

1-2pm – Johnston Library,

Political Science, how does your vote play out in an election, does its value increase as candidates are eliminated.

Wonders of the Cosmos

7pm – Tullacmongan Resource Centre, Cavan

The universe as seen by the telescopes of the European Southern Observatory

The Science behind your Smartphone

10.30am - Cootehill Library, Co. Cavan

This 2 hour workshop gives attendees an introduction to SmartPhones and Tablets, as well as popular operating systems

Equine Kinesiology

7pm – Drumavaddy Community Centre

Kinesiology is an energetic and holistic treatment, which looks at the horse as a whole,

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Booking Essential

We have a wide selection of events here in Co. Monaghan. Our science festival events were a great success last year. Places are limited so, make sure you book a place in the events you are interested in.  We use Eventbrite Ticket booking system which will require that you register your email address in order that receive the Electronic ticket. If you do not have an email address or you would prefer not to register, come down to your local Library and we will be able to assist you get a ticket.

How to use this site

All events are primarily categorised by Location, You have chosen the Co Monaghan Location and Date.  On the Right hand side of the screen you can click a town name that will show only events in that town. We have also added the ability to qualify your search by Subject Matter, for instance,  we have many events that can be referred to be about "Health" in subject matter. If you are browsing any health event,  all health events will be shown when you click the button "Health" below the ticket. This search result will show all "Health" related events in both counties Cavan and Monaghan

Booking Essential

We have a wide selection of events here in Co. Cavan. Our science festival events were a great success last year. Places are limited so, make sure you book a place in the events you are interested in.  We use Eventbrite Ticket booking system which will require that you register your email address in order that receive the Electronic ticket. If you do not have an email address or you would prefer not to register, come down to your local Library and we will be able to assist you get a ticket.

How to use this site

All events are primarily categorised by Location, You have chosen the Co Cavan Location. On the Right hand side of the screen you can click a town name that will show only events in that town. We have also added the ability to qualify your search by Subject Matter, for instance,  we have many events that can be referred to be about "Health" in subject matter. If you are browsing any health event,  all health events will be shown when you click the button "Health" below the ticket. This search result will show all "Health" related events in both counties Cavan and Monaghan

Get in Touch Cavan

Telephone: (049) 437 8506 
Email: sciencefestival@cavancoco.ie
Website: www.cavanmonaghansciencefestival.ie

Johnston Central Library, Farnham Centre,
Farnham St. Cavan

Get in Touch Monaghan

Telephone: (047) 74700 
Email: sciencefestival@monaghancoco.ie
Website: www.cavanmonaghansciencefestival.ie

The Library, 98 Ave.,
Clones, Co. Monaghan