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Tracht 2015 Released

Enda Mongan delighted to announce the latest Tracht magazine 2015 is available to download free of charge.

“2008 seems like such a long time ago. A lot of events have occurred locally since then. The last edition of Tracht had a cover which pictured the protests on Seamount College’s imminent closure and we are all now happily living the dream that was subsequently realised in the reversal of that closure decision. Tracht 2015 is a fresh compilation of reviews and updates from local clubs, groups and societies which are the lifeblood of any community coupled with updates on issues that are still present since the last edition. It also contains a fresh mix of short stories and poetry to reflect on the literary skills that abound in Kinvara. The contribution from the local schools in particular shows the talent that exists and bodes well for the future. To those who provided us articles from afar, we thank you. These give a viewpoint from outside local boundaries and happily reflect well on those of us that dwell in Kinvara. The photos of the various events held in the last year portray the vibrancy that exists in our community. The team would like to thank all those who took the time to submit articles and photos for this edition. It is hoped that the digitalisation of this magazine will make it a lot easier to generate more frequent updates going forward. We are lucky to have a team of people locally who are able to bring their expertise in proof reading, graphic design, editing and many other areas all of which show in the end product. The team would also like to thank Kinvara Community Council for their assistance in the promotion of the magazine throughout the community. It isn’t now that these productions are important. It is in twenty years’ time when we look back that the joy of what was going on around us now can again be experienced.”
Ar aghaidh le chèile Enda Mongan (on behalf of the Editorial team)

  • Enda Mongan
  • Dolores Madden
  • Richard Broad
  • Cormac Liddy
  • Irene Doyle
  • Stan Mac Eoin
  • Garret Byrne
  • Roland Keane

Front Cover Photo by: Ger Ryan Photography, Kinvara, Co. Galway. email:

Click here to get link to download Tracht 2015.

Quiz Night to Support Heritage flyer

We are asking you for two things:

  1. Please give us your feedback of the draft limited edition flyer now, and this is your chance to be part of this wonderful community project. So if you spot any errors or have suggestions as to how it might be improved please contact us. Send comments relating to the text to Richard Broad at For points about the pictures and layout contact Ger Ryan at
  2. Please come and support a quiz night on the 21st of November at 9.00pm in the Merriman hotel. Please pre-book a table of  4 at €10 euro a head, by phoning Merriman Hotel on 638222.

Once we get all the feedback, we will proceed to stage 2 … incorporate your feedback of the draft, create a revised version and do a large print run of 5,000 copies for general distribution in Spring 2015. These will be distributed free to Kinvara Tourism Office, local businesses, B&B’s, hotels and other appropriate outlets.