See what Virginia has to offer
THINGS TO DO DURING YOUR STAY
THINGS TO DO DURING YOUR STAY
Play 9 Holes
Whether you’re visiting Virginia, Co. Cavan for business or pleasure, make a round of golf one of your top priorities. Situated on Ireland’s Ancient East, Virginia is home to Lough Ramor, one of Cavan’s most picturesque lakes.
Our nine-hole golf course offers stunning views of Lough Ramor and features narrow tree-lined fairways which are a challenge to even the most experienced golfer. Virginia Golf Club is renowned for its friendly atmosphere and visitors are always most welcome.
- Weekdays & Weekends: €15
- Visit us with a Member: €10
Go to the Theatre
The Ramor Theatre was built as a Roman Catholic Church circa 1846. Since opening its doors in 1999 is has become the only professional performance space in County Cavan and is the central hub of cultural and artistic life for the county.
Today the theatre is home to Livin’ Dred Theatre Company, a member of the NOMAD network of venues. Livin’ Dred has worked in partnership with the venue to incubate, develop and produce top quality professional theatre to tour both nationally and internationally.
The Annual Virginia Show
The Annual Virginia Agricultural Show is a fantastic day out for the entire family. During the event visitor can enjoy a wide range of home industries, children’s classes and arts and crafts.
The Virginia Show features the Diageo Baileys Champion Dairy Cow Competition, which is widely acknowledged as Ireland’s leading dairy livestock competition. The show traditionally takes place on the penultimate Wednesday in August.
The Virginia Show Centre is the focal point of community activity in Virginia. It has a covered events hall, meeting rooms and a community kitchen and can be hired for events on an hourly or daily basis.
Stretch your legs
For walkers of all abilities, Virginia is surrounded by spectacular countryside with a rich variety of trails and walks within easy access of the town. Once you have experienced all Deerpark Forest has to offer, there is a wide range of walks to offer both fun and challenging nearby.
All within an easy drive from Virginia Town are:
- Castle Lake Loop Walk and Lough an Leagh, Bailieborough
- Dun a Rí Forest Park, Kingscourt
- Killykeen Forest Park, Cavan Town
- The lake of the cure, Mullaghmeen, Oldcastle
- Cuilcagh Mountain
- Legnabrocky Boardwalk Trail.
The Virginia Ramblers Walking Group extends a warm welcome to anyone wishing to join them.
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.
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...
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