Cuilcagh Lakelands UNESCO Global Geopark launches exciting programme of events 

Killykeen Boathouse

Cuilcagh Lakelands UNESCO Global Geopark has launched an exciting programme of events for January to July 2023. 

The aim is to host a wide variety of events to suit all ages which will encourage people to engage with the Geopark including its unique landscapes, geology and stories. 

The programme includes a number of key highlights including Dark Skies with Armagh Observatory and Planetarium on Saturday 18 February 2023. Enjoy a planetarium show as Armagh Planetarium brings a star dome to Belcoo Community Centre.  Experience spinning galaxies, swirling nebulae and shooting stars and then join Geopark Staff to learn about meteorites and take part in a meteorite experiment!  To complete what will be a memorable experience, have fun making space themed arts and crafts creating a souvenir of the day. 

Enjoy a wide range of activities at the Killykeegan Fun Day on Sunday 19 March 2023 in Killykeen Forest Park.  Go on the hunt for Minibeasts and fossils, learn more about the forest on a guided walk or explore the area by bike or canoe / kayak from Cavan Adventure Centre. 

Celebrate World Heritage Day on Saturday 15 April 2023 at Cavan Burren Park Family Fun Day with nature arts and crafts, guided tours and fossil activities for children. 

As part of European Geoparks Network Week, the Geopark is hosting a Family Fun Day at Killykeegan Nature Reserve on Saturday 27 May 2023.  Explore the outdoors with a guided walk and then relax indoors by the fire with storytelling and tea/coffee/hot chocolate.  To end the day, children can have fun making arts and crafts while the adults can learn more about the history of the area on a guided tour of the site. 

The events programme commences on Saturday 28 January 2023 with other events including a Leave No Trace Certified Awareness Course, Saint Brigid’s Rush Gathering and Cross Making Boat Tour, Full Snow Moon Walk, Introduction to Beekeeping and Honey Tasting Experience, World Wildlife Day Detectives, Willow Weaving Workshops, Foraging at Tully Castle, Tree Walk for Tree Week, Easter Selfie Scavenger Hunt and various canoeing / kayaking events to name but a few. 

For more information and to book your place on any of the events, visit or telephone 00353 71 9853692.