2017's Science week starts Sunday 12th November until Saturday 19th November. Science Week Ireland is an annual event which first took place in 1996 and has grown to a programme of over 800 events scheduled across the country.

Welcome to the Cavan Monaghan Science Festival 2017.

Science Week Ireland is an annual event which first took place in 1996 and has grown to a programme of over 800 events scheduled across the country. It is funded through Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and it aims to make science more interesting and accessible to everyone - children and adults alike. It highlights how science, technology and engineering are hugely relevant to us all in our everyday lives, lead to interesting and exciting career options and develop creativity in our children.

Now in It's second year the Cavan Monaghan Science Festival, is lead by Monaghan County Council in partnership with Cavan County Council and funded by SFI. A weeklong innovative festival with over 140 events planned to take place across the two counties in libraries, museums, schools, community centres, art centres for everyone to take part in.

The counties of Cavan and Monaghan have been identified by research carried out by SFI as low intervention counties in terms of STEM participation. So with this in mind, we have developed a festival programme to stimulate interest, excitement and debate about STEM or indeed STEAM (Science technology engineering arts maths) through accessible and entertaining interactions with the public.  We hope to engage and inspire people of all ages, and to promote awareness and understanding of the importance and relevance of STEM to everyday life.

According to international research, over the past 10 years growth in STEM jobs is three times as fast as in non-STEM jobs. STEM workers are also less likely to experience joblessness than their non-STEM counterparts. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics workers play a key role in the sustained growth and stability of the economy.

This inaugural festival will have some of the best national and international scientists, researchers and speakers, who will demonstrate, showcase and discuss on a broad range of subjects – from the Science of Golf to the medicinal benefits of honey to finding out if Shakespeare can make you fall in love. There is literally something for everyone to join in at some stage during the festival week.

To book your place at one of the open events, go to Public Science Events at the top of the page and select the event you wish to attend, and select the number of tickets you wish to avail of using Event brite.

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Cavan Monaghan Science Festival Steering Committee