Talk by Kirstin Lemon kicks off Cathal Buí 2018 on Monday 25th June

Kirstin Lemon of the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland kicks off Cathal Buí 2018 on Monday 25th
June with a talk and presentation entitled ‘UNESCO Global Geoparks and Landscape Tourism’ in the
Market House, Blacklion at 8pm.

Kirstin, who holds a doctorate in Geological Sciences, is an advisor to and assessor of UNESCO Global
Geoparks and aspiring UNESCO Global Geoparks. She previously worked with Marble Arch Caves and
Cavan County Council as Geopark Geologist, helping to make this the world’s first cross-border

Kirstin is passionate about geology and geoparks, relating the latter to the people who inhabit them.
She also possesses the rare ability to communicate and transfer this enthusiasm to captive
audiences throughout the UNESCO Global Geopark network.

Date Change – Festival now starting on Monday 25th June

Please note we are now starting on Monday 25th June (not 27th) and will have events right through to Monday 2nd July..

Our first ever “Sing Together Playshop” event confirmed for 2018 Festival.

Find your voice in our first ever “Sing Together Playshop” event facilitated by Sarah Garden, Community Musician based in Co. Leitrim. This is a taster singing session open to all ages and abilities, so if you love singing in the shower this is for you. Nobody sings on their own. The session will include songs from a variety of genres including some “as gaeilge”. Everyone welcome!

Young Poets Competition 2018

Maybe we’ll see A new Bonnán Buí!

Could YOU be a poet But, as yet, you don’t know it?

Bígí ann – Cuir chugainn dán!

From the contest this year Might there arise a Shakespeare?

Young Poets’ Competition

Young writers resident in Cavan, Leitrim and Fermanagh are invited to submit up to six poems on any theme.

For more information please click here

Program of Events 2018 Coming Soon

Program of events for 2018 coming soon.

The Cathal Buí Communitty Arts and Heritage Festival Returns to Blacklion from June 27th to July 2nd 2018

There will be lots of fun activities including a Geopark Safari, Table Quiz, Treasure Hunt, Workshops, Guided Walks, Live Music and much more !

We are currently working on finalising this years program and updating our website.

Please keep an eye on our blog for the latest updates and check back soon for more information.