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What you've missed so far in 2014
Social Night - Saturday 13th September
McCauls pub has become our "go-to" place after our meetings or on a Saturday night, for a relaxing night out with drinks and bit of craic. It's a great spot...
SOSAD Community Information Day - Monday 8th September
SOSAD (Save Our Sons And Daughters) Cavan hosted a community information day on Monday 8th September in The Farnham Arms Hotel from 12 - 3 pm. The aim was to help promote the different agencies and groups in the
town who work to help others. This event coincided with World Suicide Prevention week to get people talking openly about mental health in 2014.
There are many local agencies all working to help others from the area and the hope is that this event will be the start of further and better collaboration between all local groups and charities. The event helped highlight exactly what each group or agency does to help others and hopefully will build a better and stronger network of agencies in the community.
This was a wonderful opportunity for people to come and visit the showcase and see what all local agencies do and how they support local people.
LGBTinC were delighted to have a stand at the event and we would like to thank the SOSAD team for inviting us and for organising the day.
If you would like to find out more about SOSAD go to their website.
Summer BBQ - Sunday 27th July
To celebrate Pride season, LGBTinC hosted a Summer Barbecue Event at the Cavan Canoe Club.
It was a joint event with the Wet & Wild LGBT Sports Group. We spent four hours kayaking around the lakes. The guided tour was really informative and interesting and we got to paddle through some beautiful scenery. When we made it back to shore we were starving for the BBQ. Special thanks to our mega chef Gerard for the fantastic food as always and for supplying the bbq equipment, tables, chairs and sound system. Also, a big thank you to Sean and Anthony for all of their help and coordination and for welcoming the guests while we were out on the water. Thank you to everyone else who helped with the set up and clean up. It was a team effort, but a very special thank you has to go to Vincent for organising everything so brilliantly, adding flair and making the day really successful and memorable. Finally, a big thank you to everyone at the Cavan Canoe Club, for their warm welcome and for the use of their excellent facilities. We look forward to going back for more kayaking very soon!
Social Night - Saturday 29th March
LGBTinC met for drinks in McCauls pub. Great turnout.
What you missed in 2013
Christmas Drinks on Friday December 20th
LGBTinC met up for a Christmas drinks on Friday December 20th. There was a great turnout and everyone had a really good night.
Summer BBQ on Sunday June 16th
LGBTinC had a summer BBQ to celebrate Pride season. We had great food, good craic and even decent weather!
Thanks to everyone who attended. It was a great turnout.
Bowling on Thursday May 30th
Instead of our regular meeting we went bowling again, followed by few drinks...
Eurovision Party on Saturday 18th May
LGBTinC had a Eurovision party again this year in our new venue The New York Bar, followed by a disco.
Ireland may have received "null poin" in the competition, but we had a very good night. Well done to our competition winner, who correctly chose Denmark as the best song entry. The prize was a magnum of champagne. Thanks to all the staff in The New York bar for their wonderful hospitality. It was a great venue and we're looking forward to going back.
Gay Men's Health Night on Thursday April 25th
We had a great information night on gay men's health with our guest speaker David Carroll from BelongTo, on Thursday April 25th.
This was a very informative evening and was well attended. Many thanks to David for making the trip to Cavan to meet with us. Everyone who attended got a lot out of the evening.
LGBT Support Booklet Launch on 18th April
LGBTinC hosted Dundalk Outcomers' launch of a new booklet called Young People Speaking Out. This is a support resource for
young LGBT peope, their peers and the people who work with them. The launch was held in the Beckscourt Centre, Bailieborough. Thanks to everyone who attended.
Disco on Saturday 9th March
Our first disco of 2013 was in The Sibin and we had a good turnout. A few new faces mingled with our regulars. Thanks to everyone who was there.
Bowling on Thursday 7th March
Our bowling nights are proving to be quite popular. Maybe we should start a league...
Thursday 7th February
LGBTinC travelled to Longford to attend the Longford LGBT group's fundraiser pub quiz. It was great to meet and socialize with the Longford group and
we look forward to having them over to us in Cavan soon.
You can see a full list of our past events here.
The Gay Health Network is raising awareness that Gonorrhoea infections have increased significantly among men who have sex with men (MSM).
They have produced a leaflet and a poster to assist in raising awareness about Gonorrhoea, possible symptoms and where to get tested.
If you are sexually active, or have been with many partners, it is recommended that you get tested for STIs. For free STI testing contact Monaghan General Hospital, GUM Clinic, Outpatients Department, Monaghan Town
Telephone: (086) 824 1847
By appointment only: Tuesdays 9:00am to 12:30pm
This clinic is free of charge. It offers a confidential service and a full range of HIV, STI and hepatitis tests. Get tested now!
Find out more at www.ghn.ie: for details about the Gay Health Network and www.man2man.ie: HIV and sexual health information website for men who have sex with men (MSM).
Cavan Community Radio
Following our training with Cavan Community Radio, we will be producing four radio programmes on LGBT life in Cavan, which will be broadcasting over the summer and following months.
It should be an interesting experience and a lot of fun!
We'll keep you updated on our progress, so watch this space!
You can find out more about Cavan Comunity Radio on their website.
Check out our Interactive Calendar for some of the LGBT events happening in Cavan and nationwide. Just click on any event to find out more information about it.
If you know of any big LGBT event that we have missed, please contact us to let us know.
On December 1st 2010 The Anglo Celt ran a feature on LGBT inC and some of its members. A full page spread was dedicated to our group in the Cavan Living Section of the paper, and it included accounts from some of our members, about what it's like for them to be LGBT and living in Cavan.
It was wonderful to see LGBT people represented in the local paper and we have received a lot of positive feedback regarding the piece.
Hopefully it will encourage new members to join LGBT inC and become part of our growing community.
Click here to view the full article.