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Children’s Corner

Website Quiz All the answers to this quiz can be found on the www.virginiatown.ie website. See if you can find them all? 1. Who originally designed and planted Deerpark Forest? 2. Name 3 types of fish that can be found in Lough Ramor? 3. How long is the replica trench...

November Reading 2019

   Do you know that you can add your own review at the end of this blog? The members of the Book Club would love to hear what you think. This month, we have chosen two books. Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer-Willam Kane and Abel Rosnovski are two men whose paths were...

Books for an Autumn Evening

If you are interested in reading a good book and then chatting about it with a lively group, then come along and join the Ramor Book Club. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month upstairs in the Ramor Theatre. Gatherings start at 11.00 am...

Ceiliúradh in Ramor Theatre

As their contribution to 'Bliain na Gaeilge' the Virginians will present 'Ceiliúradh'-a concert which celebrates Irish Language, culture and history in the Ramor Theatre, Virginia on Sunday 24th June at 8pm. Tickets cost 10 euro and can be purchased from the theatre...

Padraic Mc Intyre – theatre man

Padraic Mc Intyre – theatre man From the age of eleven, Padraig Mc Intyre knew that he wanted to be involved in theatre. He went to a Druid production of “The Playboy of the Western World” in a hall in Shercock and he was enthralled. Later he saw the cast leaving with...

The Virginians Drama Group

The Virginians Drama Group The Virginians came together quite informally some five or six years ago and performed some charity shows of music, song and drama. They provided much acclaimed entertainment in the Ramor Theatre for Culture Night in 2014 &...

The Virginia Brooch

The Virginia Brooch - A Short History The Virginia Brooch was discovered on Lough Ramor’s shore close to Woodward’s Island near Virginia, Co. Cavan early in the nineteenth century. It dates from circa 900 AD, making it over 1000 years old. Design It is described as a...


Looking forward to 2019

  Contributor: Mags Matthews Athbhliain faoi shéan is faoi mhaise daoibh. Happy New Year. Did you know that the month of January was named for the ancient Roman God Janus, the two faced God of beginnings. Janus looked simultaneously to the future and the past, a...

Virginia Town Team

Virginia Town Team The who? Another Virginia group? I know! But it may be a good thing. Let me explain. Cavan County Council (CCC), back in May 2016, sent out a meeting invitation to ‘have your say in shaping your towns future’. CCC were to establish a Town Team in a...

The Active Virginians

The Active Virginians
“Add life to the years that add years to life”

In 2003, a group of about thirty far sighted individuals put forward the idea of forming a Club called Active Virginians with the motto “Add life to the years that add years to life”. In 2004, the Club formally got going with 50 members growing to 130 and presently in 2018 we have 74 very active members.
The objectives of the Active Virginians are to reach out to all people through friendship and support. It’s key aims are to provide a focal point for active people of both sexes who have retired and are aged 55 plus to meet, engage in educational, cultural, sporting and social activities. Furthermore, it aims to promote the spirit of self-help, independence and to encourage members to use their energy, talents, skills, knowledge and experience to benefit each other and the community.

There is something for everyone in the Active Virginians Club.

• Dance and Movement – includes Line dancing, set dancing, Pilates, Yoga, Tai-chi and walking with the local Ramblers group.
• Games – Indoor Bowls, Pitch n Putt, Pickle Ball, Table Tennis and Walking football
• Art and Crafts: – Drawing and sketching, glass painting, quilting, knitting and crotchet.
• Talks: – a variety of practical and topical talks ranging from members describing interesting travel destination to fire and home safety.
• Courses: – include computer literacy, CPR training, languages and bridge.

In addition to the above, the Club organises a number of trips which have ranged from one day outings to the races or the Botanic Gardens to cruises to Africa and Iceland.

The Club meets every Tuesday in two venues.

1. Parish Hall in the grounds of the Church of Ireland – 2.30 pm for talks, games or exercise.

2. St. John’s Hall on the Oldcastle Rd – 7.30 pm for indoor bowls.

The club also have use of the Show Centre for meetings, Pilates, Yoga and Art Group.

If you are interested in joining, we would be delighted to welcome you.
Annual membership is 25 euros which gives complete insurance cover to members and 5 euro covers all day activities and two free weekly raffles.

Notice Board

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Virginia Town Team Plan Launched

Virginia Show centre was a hive of activity on Thursday, 23 November as Virginia Town Team launched their Town Team Development Plan to a full house. Plan Development The Virginia town team, comprising representatives of local development and community...