John Joe Festival

Every March Swanlinbar, County Cavan plays host to the John Joe Maguire Memorial Weekend Music Festival. This is a weekend of Irish music, song and dance named after the man who did so much to promote music in the area.

This year the Festival takes place from Friday 26th Feb – Sunday 28th March 2016.

An opening Traditional music concert will take place in St Mary’s Hall on Friday 26th February featuring the best of trad music in Co Cavan with All-Ireland winners and local branches in Co Cavan

Swanlinbar CCÉ is very aware of the traditional Irish musical heritage of its town and  has organised a fabulous weekend full of ceol agus craic, story telling, workshops and local crafts to entertain visiting musicians and tourists alike.