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Bat Conservation Ireland

Needs your help to survey your local waterways this summer

Bat conservation

Daubenton’s Bat Waterway Training Course
Will be held at:

The Standing Stone Hotel
High Street - Ballinamore
Date - 05/07/2016
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

We need you to survey your local waterway this summer! Join us for a free training session to learn how to survey for Daubenton’s bats. The training consists of a one hour presentation, one hour discussion of sites and a visit to a local waterway to demonstrate the survey method. Wear suitable clothing for night time outdoor work and sturdy footwear. Bring a torch and a bat detector if you have the use of one. All welcome.

Bat Conservation Ireland,
Ulex House,
Co. Cavan

Launch of the Templeport & Ballymaguaran Tourist Information Leaflet
Images of the pages of the leaflet can be found at:

Front cover and map
Inside pages

Invitation to the launch of the TDA tourist information leaflet

Templeport Development Association
Cordially invite you to
Jampa Ling,
Tibetan Buddhist Centre,
Bawnboy, Co. Cavan
on Friday 20th May, at 12 noon
the Launch of
Templeport & Ballymaguaran
Tourist Information Leaflet
Light refreshments will be served.

The photographs taken at this event are now available here


Please help clean up our area!
Meet at Templeport Resource Centre on Saturday 16th April at 10am

Crime prevention
Security Awareness Special Presentation
Templeport Resource Centre
Tuesday 20th October at 8.30pm
by Sergeant Noel Harraghy
Garda Bernard Gallagher

Home and Farm Security Advisors

Local Councillors

All welcome. No charge
Organised by Templeport Development Association

You at at the centre of security

The Dalai Lama
Sunday 5th July

H.H. The Dalai Lama's Eightieth Birthday

Every year at Jampa Ling the Dalai Lama's Birthday is celebrated and this special year everyone is invited to come and celebrate with prayers for his long life and good health. Starts at 10.30 a.m.   If you are a musician please bring your musical instrument.   Please bring lunch to share.

For more details please visit the Jampa Ling web site at: http://www.jampaling.org/event-items/h-h-the-dalai-lamas-birthday

The Annual General Meeting
of the
Templeport Development Association
is to be held at the
Templeport Resource Centre
on Wednesday 24th June at 9 p.m.
All are welcome.

The Concert
has been cancelled due to weather conditions

Friday 30th January at 9pm
Templeport Resource Centre

Kevin Logue,
Lorraine Spotten
Swanlinbar Comhaltas.
musical notes

Refreshments served / Raffle on the night
Admission €10 adult Children Free!

McGovern Coat of Arms

The McGovern Clan Weekend

Friday 22nd August 8.30pm
Life & Times of McGovern Clan by Fr Liam Kelly
Templeport Resource Centre
Followed by Music: Swanlinbar Comhaltas, Ériu, Lough Oughter Céilí Band & Guests
Refreshments Served: Adm €10
(Transport from Glangevlin Hall 7.45pm via Swanlinbar Trivia House 8pm Booking Essential)

Saturday 23rd August 2.00pm
McGovern Day 1: Assemble at Ballymagovern
Lisnover/ Corneen / Bawnboy / Corlough / Ballymagovern.
Geo-park Guide Oliver & Aidan Brady.
Refreshments Ballymac Inn on Return: Adm €10

Weekend Masses will be offered for all deceased McGoverns
Corlough / Glangevlin / Swanlinbar / Derrylin / Templeport


Sunday 24th August 1.30pm
McGovern Day 2: Assemble at St Mogues Church Bawnboy /
Swanlinbar (Mill Rd) / Tullydermot / Blackrocks Glangevlin (Old Brian Boru Rd) Shannon Pot / Burren / Blacklion / Redlion / Lough McNean / Tober Glangevlin.
Geo-park Guide Oliver & Aidan Brady
Refreshments Glangevlin Hall on Return: Adm €10

Booking Essential for Each Bus – Please Call 0873488108 to Reserve Space

This Event is organised by: Bawnboy Heritage with the Assistance of Cavan County Council for Heritage Week.

The next meeting
of the
Templeport Development Association
is to be held at the
Templeport Resource Centre
on Wednesday 16th July 2013 at 9 p.m.
All are welcome.

Car Boot Sale

Bawnboy Festival Fundraising in aid of St Luke's Hospital and local charities
Car Boot Sale on Saturday 26th July 2014   10am - 5pm
Templeport Football Field
Vehicles €10 All Welcome
Sellers arrive from 9am -- Book your space now
For more information contact Sheila 0874115717
Bawnboy Community Festival

Geopark Events

St Mogue’s Day - 31st January
St Mogue

St Mogue’s Day Events on Friday 31st January are:

Mass will be held at 8pm in St Mogue’s Church Bawnboy.

It will be followed at 9 pm by an illustrated talk on
"The Life of St Mogue"
by Dr Brendan Scott in Templeport Resourse Centre.
Refreshments will be served.

St Mogue's Station
St Mogue's Station can be done throughout the day
(copies of Station available in church porch)

Boat Trips to St Mogue's Island
Boat trips to St Mogue’s Island on Saturday 1st February will start at 11am weather permitting and continue until last boat at 3pm.
Templeport Historical Tour of Religious Sites
There will be a tour of Templeport Historical Religious Sites on Sunday 2nd February starting at 2 o'clock at St Mogue’s Church Bawnboy first to Jampa Ling, then Holy Trinity Church Kildoagh, St Peter's Church Port, and finally to St Patrick's Church Kilnavart.

Templeport Development Association header

Templeport Development Association 2014 Calendar sales

The Templeport Development Association have published their 2014 Calendar which this year is to support SOSAD (Save Our Sons And Daughters) the charity which supports families and others affected by suicide. They also have counselling services for depressed people. All their workers are volunteers and they receive no support from any government agencies. Please help them and buy a Calendar or two if you see them on sale. They are only €5 and should be found in the shops in Ballyconnell and Bawnboy!

The Calendar should be on sale at these locations

Templeport Development Association Calendar front cover

Keepers Arms, Bawnboy
Rocks of Bawn, Bawnboy
Ballymac Inn, Ballymagovern
Maguire's Newsagent, Bawnboy
Maguire's Newsagent, Ballyconnell
Super-Value Bookshop, Ballyconnell
Ronnie's Vegetable shop, Ballyconnell
Cassidy's Service Station, Ballyconnell

A Meeting
of the
Templeport Development Association
is to be held at the
Templeport Resource Centre
on Wednesday 27th November 2013 at 9 p.m.
All are welcome.

Activities to Celebrate European Geopark Fortnight

Satutday 1st June: take a boat trip to St. Mogue’s Island
From 2pm to 4pm you can explore the Island in the company of Geopark guides Oliver Brady and Aidan Brady and learn about the geology, history and folklore associated with the island.

Monday 3rd June: Geopark guide and local historian Oliver Brady will take you on a fascinating tour of the Bawnboy workhouse. The meeting point is the Workhouse, Bawnboy, Co. Cavan at 12 noon.

A Meeting
of the
Templeport Development Association
is to be held at the
Templeport Resource Centre
on Wednesday 5th June 2013 at 9 p.m.
All are welcome.

The Annual General Meeting
of the
Templeport Development Association
is to be held at the
Templeport Resource Centre
on Wednesday 8th May at 9 p.m.
All are welcome.

Fundraising For Templeport Development Association

The Mobile Cinema came to
Templeport GAA Grounds Bawnboy
on Sunday 28th April at 6 pm

We are pleased to announce thatr €143 was collected for thye TDA

Some of the audience who caqme to the film show to support the TDA
Some of the audience who came to the film show to support the TDA
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The Runway

The citizens of Ireland's County Cork come to the aid of a South American pilot who has crash landed near their town. Stars: Demián Bichir, Kerry Condon, James Cosmo
Primary School €3.00 / Post Primary & Adults €5.00


Gada station closes after ninety years in Bawnboy

On Thursday 31st January 2013 the garda station in Bawnboy closed. The New Garda Station was opened in 1984 whan Garda Frank Coll and his family moved there from the older station across the road and slightly nearer the village. The previous Garda station had been opened in 1923 having formerly been at Airmount.

Garda station closed
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Workhouse Tour

On 1st January Oliver Brady guided over seventy visitors and local people around the perimeter of the Workhouse and up to the graveyard known as 'Bully's Acre'

workhouse tour   Workhouse tour
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Cavan Event Winners

Templeport Development Association has just won Cavan County Council Golden Mile award in the safety & litter free category - from Tonyhallagh (beside Killycluggan Cross) to Bofealon.

Jampa Ling also won the best Natural Heritage Mile in the same competition.

A New Bawnboy Walk Officially Opened

The walk has been developed in co-operation with Coillte (The Irish Forestry Service)
A map and details may be found on this page
Photos of the opening ceremony are here


Templeport Book Front coverTempleport Book Sale

The Templeport Book is now on sale.
Please click Sales for more information

Workhouse Tour

There will be a guided walk around Bawnboy Workhouse on Friday 1st January by Oliver Brady at 2pm. Everyone will be welcome.

The next T.D.A. meeting will be held on Wednesday 24th October 2012 at 8.30pm.

New Bawnboy Walk

Templeport Development Association is delighted to announce that the official opening of The Bawnboy looped walk will take place on Saturday 8th September 2012 at 12.00 noon. All are welcome to the opening.We hope locals and tourists alike will enjoy this walk for many years to come.
The start of the Bawnboy looped walk is located approx 1 kilometre from Bawnboy on the right as you head towards Brackley Lake.
Parking is available at the entrance to the walk.

The next T.D.A. meeting is to be held at the Templeport Resource Centre on Tuesday 15th June at 9 pm
The next T.D.A. meeting is to be held at the Templeport Resource Centre on Tuesday 15th May at 9 pm

Annual General Meeting - Bawnboy Workhouse Ltd

The Bawnboy Workhouse committee annual general meeting will be held at 8.30pm on Tuesday 3rd April 2012 . Please will all committee members and directors of Bawnboy Workhouse Ltd attend.   This is an important meeting!

T.D.A. General Meeting

A meeting of Templeport Development Association will be held in the Templeport Resource Centre at 9.30 pm on the same evening, Tuesday 3rd April 2012.
All members are requested to attend.
New members are always welcome.

Annual General Meeting 2012

The Annual General Meeting of the Templeport Development Association will be held on 23rd February at 8.30 pm in the Templeport Resource Centre. The A.G.M. will be preceded by an ordinary meeting beginning at 8'oclock to discuss damage to the chapel ruin on St Mogue's Island, finalise the boathouse accounts and deal with any other outstanding business.
Anyone with an interest in the future of the Templeport and Bawnboy area would be most welcome to come along.


(Loughs: Allen, Oughter, Erne Upper and Lower.)

Will hold a public consultatiion meeting on the
Shale Gas ‘project’ in this area
at Templeport Resource Centre on Friday 9th September 2011 at 8pm

All Are Welcome To Engage With A Variety Of Speakers
On The Life Sustaining Issue:


Templeport Lake Boathouse Opening Invitation
Invitation to opening of new bopathouse

The text on the above image reads:
The Templeport Development Association
Request the pleasure of your company
At the official Opening and Blessing
of the New St Mogue’s Boathouse
at the shore of Templeport Lake
at 1.30 in the afternoon of
Monday 1st August 2011
R. S .V. P.
Sheila McKiernan
Telephone: 087 4115718
Email: tda@templeport.ie
Johnny McKiernan Gold and Bronze medal winner at the Special Olympics in Athens will perform the official opening.
The ceremonies will be followed by a short talk by
Oliver Brady about St Mogue and the history of the area
Boat trips to the Island will be available all afternoon.

St Mogue's book front cover

Bawnboy Workhouse Meeting

Templeport Development Association is holding a meeting on Wednesday 5th May 2010 at 9pm in the Templeport Community Centre to set up a committee for the restoration of Bawnboy Workhouse.
We hope to elect a committee and to make contacts with grant funding agencies both in Cavan and Cross Border to see what the possibilities are to restore some or all of the Bawnboy Workhouse.
Everyone is welcome..

Niamh, Orlaith & Isabel at Bawnboy workhouse
Niamh Shaw, Orlaith Rafter & Isabel Rofé at Bawnboy workhouse on 15th November 2009.

2010 Templeport Development Association Calendar

Buy your 2010 TDA Calendar where you see this sign
Calendar on sale here poster
The calendar is on sale in Bawnboy, Ballyconnell, Ballinamore, Ballymcgovern, Templeport and Swanlinbar.

2010 Calendar Launch

Orlaith Rafter
Robin of TV’s Fair City fame
will be launching the
Templeport Development Association
2010 Calendar
9 pm Saturday 14th November
Keeper’s Arms Bawnboy

All are Welcome!

Photos of the event may be found here

Orlaith Rafter

Annual General meeting

The annual General meeting of the Association is to be held on Thursday 29th October 2009 at 8.30 pm in the Templeport Resource Centre. New members would be welcome to join the association which has already made a most significant positive impact on the area.

St Mogue's Island & Templeport Lake

TEMPLEPORT DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION is convening a public consultation meeting regarding St. Mogue’s Island in Templeport Resource Centre on Tuesday 28 July 2009 at 8:30p.m. sharp to which all with a particular interest in the island are welcome to attend.

Pictures of the visit of Anglo Celt reporter Sean McMahon may be found here

Cake Sale

Many thanks to all who supported the Fundraising Cake Sale in St. Aidan’s National School, Bawnboy on Sunday 24th May 2009.

Mongolian visitors Mongan and Padma at Bawnboy National School on Monday 23-03-09
Mongolian visitors to Bawnboy National School Mongolian visitors to Bawnboy National School
Mongolian visitors to Bawnboy National School Mongolian visitors to Bawnboy National School
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Regrettably the photos which include children at the school can not be published on this site.

George Hamilton IV Gospel Concert

Sincere thanks are due to everyone who came along on the evening of 14th February to Templeport Community for our Country Gospel Concert with George Hamilton IV. George was so gracious in his manner and delighted us all with a selection of good old fashioned country numbers, gospel songs and favourite hymns.
What a man, and what a blessing to us all. The evening was organised at extremely short notice as George had a spare night in his itinerary which cropped up unexpectedly.
Through his willingness to serve and your generosity we were able to raise just over €1,125 for St Christopher’s Hospice, Cavan. Thanks are also due to the team of volunteers who helped out in preparation for the evening.

George Hamilton IV George Hamilton IV and Geoff presenting cheque

There are lots more pictures taken at the concert at:
www.swanlinbar-kildallon.kilmore.anglican.org/group-news/george-hamilton Clicking on this link will open the George Hamilton IV concert photo index page in a new window.

Thank you to all those who supported our fundraising 70’s/80’s/90’s Adult Disco in Templeport Resource Centre on 28th December 2008.  Your support was much appreciated.





Last update: 20 February, 2017 12:06