Thursday 29 December 2011

8th Annual Charity Horse & Pony Fun Run were out on the windy country roads around Crossdoney to record the 8th Annual Charity Horse & Pony Fun Run. The Fun Run was organised by the O'Hanlon Family, Drumora Lodge Stables Crossdoney and Mr Liam Murphy. Mel thanked the large attendance in both the Adult and Junior sections. Mel also thanked the Gardai, Road Marshals, Sponsors and Volunteers who gave freely of their time for the fundraising Fun Run. also recorded the Prize giving in The Shantully Inn Crossdoney which took place after the Horse and Pony Fun Run. Martina thanked the Shantully Inn for providing the excellent Food and facilities for the Presentations and all those who took part in the fundraising event

Wednesday 28 December 2011

The Raglans

The Raglans had the audience in the palm of their hands from the first note @ The Cafe Sessions in Chapter 1 on Thursday Night. Their combined music and lyrics was rapturously applauded by the largest ever attendance at Chapter 1 and the mood was very much in keeping with the festive spirt on the last session in 2011

Tuesday 27 December 2011

Katie and the Carnival

Katie teamed up with some of the best people on the Music scene to form Katie and the Carnival. They had the Audience rivitted to their seats as they played some of their latest and best material. Inspired by love, loss, bitterness, heartache and the dark depths of the imagination Katie and the Carnival tell stories and sing songs that display sensibilities both vulnerable and powerful. With an extensive background in choral music, Katie's songs are harmony driven with touches of the jazz, roots and blues music she grew up on. Add a contemporary twist, a few toy shop instruments and a healthy dollop of theatrics and there you have it! Their CD's are available from all Music Retail outlets

Monday 26 December 2011 were in PJ Duke Park Stradone for the Annual Novelty Football Match in aid of Local Charities was in PJ Duke Park Stradone for the Annual Charity Football Match. This year it was in aid of the Oncology Unit at Cavan General Hospital. Sean Kelly organised this Sporting Extravaganza and it was supported by players from Laragh United GAA Football Club. Despite some rough play and bad language the game went off without controversy with no Yellow or Red Cards produced. The Referee Padraic Rudden was outstanding (in the middle of the Pitch only) in the role and overlooked some dodgy tackles and used very little wind in his whistle. The Game ended in a draw which was a fair result considering the effort made by each team. Please contact Sean Kely, Kilnagarbet, Stradone Co Cavan if you wish to make a donation to the Oncology Unit at Cavan General.

Sunday 25 December 2011

Cavan Ice Breakers 44th Annual Christmas Swim 2011 recorded Cavan Ice Breakers brave the windy conditions for their 44th Annual Christmas Swim on Annagh Lake Butlersbridge.Co Cavan Ireland. This year the Air Temperature was +6C and the Water Temperature was reported to be +10C. Their was a magnificent turn out despite the inclement conditions. Sean Walsh who has attended all 44 events stated he was delighted with the turnout and was looking forward to the record breaking 45th Annual Swim in 2012. Drumlinmedia spoke with Mr Jim Burke President of the Cavan Chamber of Commerce, Mr Sean McKiernan, Chairman of Cavan County Council, The Civil Defence who provide support to the swimmers during the Swim and the Honda 50 Fundraisers who support the event every year, We regret that due to the gale force winds the quality of the audio on some of the Interviews are not upto broadcast quality

Andrew Molloy

Andrew Molloy starred as support artist in Chapter 1 Café Sessions on Thursday 22nd December 2011. Andrew has trained as a classical Violinist from the age of 4 and has performed on the Local, National and International stage

Sunday 18 December 2011

Xmas Greetings

  • Seamus Smith, Proprietor, "The Top of the Town", Connolly Street, Cavan sends a Christmas and New Year greeting to all his customers whever they may be and to thank them for their business in 2011. Seamus also sent a greeting on behalf of his Wife and Family 
  • Andy Slowey, Slowey Electrical Main St Cavan wishes his customers a happy Christmas and looks foreward to seeing them all in 2012
  • Crannog Bookshop, Board Gas Energy IRISH BOOKSHOP of the YEAR 2011 send Christmas and New Year greetings to their Customers and a special thanks to all those who voted for them in the Irish Bookshop of the Year Awards 
  • Eddie Sherriff , Proprietor 3 Mobile Phone Store Cavan sends all his Customers a Christmas Greeting. Call to see their Special Christmas Offers on Apple iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S ll
Cavan Town Traders take this opportunity to wish all their Customers a very happy Christmas and thank them for their business in 2011 and look forward their continued support in 2012

Tuesday 13 December 2011 recorded the final concrete span on the Ballyconnell Inner Relief Road Bridge. An Media Group Production member of the Media Group recorded the progress of the final beam of Four used in the construction of the Bridge over the Woodford River forming part of the new Inner Relief Road bypassing the centre of Ballyconnell. The Video shows the progress through the acute bends in Belturbet and eclipising the landmark Slieve Russel Hotel and on to its final resting place on the banks of the Woodford River. The single span of 39Mts(128ft) is one of the longest ever used in Ireland and weighting in at an astonishing 100 Ton. The Crane used was also one of the largest ever used in Ireland with a capacity of 800 Ton. The project is due for completion mid 2012

Sunday 11 December 2011

BackYard Craft Fair Cavan 2011 talks to Terry Crowe propreiter of "The Backyard" Moynehall House Moynehall Cavan who hosted a very successful Craft Fair on Saturday 10th December 2011. The range of handcrafted material was outstanding and the choice of presents available for Christmas was bewildering. The weather was much better than 2010 and may have been the reason the public flocked to the day long event in their droves. The Backyard is available all year round and enquiries should be directly to Terry or log on their website for further details

Cavan Camera Club

If you didn't manage to get along to the Cavan Camera Club photo exhibition on Ashe Street this weekend checkout this video compilation from local photographer Conor Conlon (check Conor out on facebook)

George Cartwright Author of BREIFNE ABU!

Owen McConnon Sports Correspondent talks to George Cartwright Author of BREIFNE ABU! a comprehensive collection of Cavan GAA Records 1886 - 2011. The launch was a magnificient success and the large attendence was testiment to George and the exaustive research he carried out to produce a book of such calibre. Tributes were paid to George by the Chairman of the Cavan County Board GAA, Mr Tom O'Reilly and Ulster Council representitive Oliver Galligan. Decland Woods was MC for the launch and he also paid tribute to George's publication. The Book was published by Cavan County Board GAA and is now available in all Bookshops.

Saturday 10 December 2011

Gillian Tuite

"Gillian Tuite is an emerging artist from Oldcastle, Co. Meath, whose fingerstyle guitar playing, soaring vocal melodies and heartfelt lyrics have already earned her a reputation for captivating a live audience. She is currently recording her debut EP with a number of established Irish musicians and will showcase her beautifully crafted songs at The Café Sessions."

Sunday 4 December 2011

Without a Shadow of a Doubt

The legendary Joe Kernan who brought the Sam Maguire to Armagh in 2002 reveals all in his Autobiography "Without a Shadow of a Doubt". His record with Armagh and also as a Manager and Player is unequaled and his book will make a magnificent Christmas present for all those with an interest in Sport and GAA in particular. Owen McConnon, Sports Correspondent met up with Joe during his Book Signing in EASON Cavan on Saturday 3rd December 2011

Friday 2 December 2011

Cavan GAA Football Awards 2011

Cavan GAA Football Awards 2011 sponsored by King Communications, Vodafone & The Anglo-Celt were held in The Kilmore Hotel on Friday 25th November 2011. This annual event has grown to be the foremost GAA Social event of the year and all those attended had a very enjoyable night, as the GAA Community and the Cavan Clubs celebrated their success in the 2011 Club Football season.

2011 was a historic year for Cavan as the Minor & Under 21 teams captured Ulster Championship titles and brought silverware and pride back to the County. Cavan County Board honoured both panels and their respective management teams on Friday night as they receive their Ulster Medals.