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Kinvara Community Newsletter November 2016

 

 

Kinvara Community Council 

The next Community Council meeting will take place on Wednesday 23rd November at 8.30pm in the Community Centre. All are welcome.

 

 

KAM: Kinvara Area Music

The Whileaways play Kinvara!                                                                        

 

The Whileaways see three distinct voices combining to weave a beguiling tapestry of harmonies and beautifully crafted original songs. They play their first Kinvara concert on Saturday 12th November in The Gig Room at Kinvara Community Centre, promoted by Kinvara Area Music. The Gig Room has the feel of a performing arts facility, but with a warm, inviting ambience that works well for intimate listening concerts.

Doors: 8 p.m.    Admission: €12/€10 (conc.). Tickets are available at the door.

For a taste of the Whileaways see: www.thewhileawaysmusic.com

For further info: Contact KAM co-producers:

Eilish O’Connor (087-6992882) or Josephine Boland (087-2314813)

Details of other KAM events: www.kinvaramusic.com

 

St. Coman’s Church    

A public meeting is being held on Monday 14th November 2016, 8pm at the Courthouse to inform Kinvara Community on the current situation of St Coman’s Church, often referred to as Kinvara’s ‘hidden’ church. This meeting will have guest speakers, Marion Coady, St Coman’s Mapping Project, Anne Carey, Archaeologist and John Britton, Civil and Structural Engineer. All persons interested in St Coman’s are invited to attend. Tea & biscuits provided.

Following on from the successful mapping project of St Coman’s by Marian Coady 2004-2007, an updated ‘Structural Conservation Engineering Report’ has been voluntarily prepared by John Britton on behalf of the Community Councils heritage subgroup. This report has highlighted some serious concerns regarding the condition of this medieval ‘hidden’ church and raises issues surrounding its collapse if neglected. A call to attend the public meeting is intended to give everyone a chance to understand the significance of this early medieval church, recollect those buried in the graveyard around its walls and decide if this is worth saving for future generations. Please attend this meeting on Monday 14th November at 8pm, Kinvara Courthouse.

Kinvara’s hilltop church is traditionally identified with St. Coman (or Caimin), a saint who is said to have flourished in the mid-7th century. St. Coman’s Church, Kinvara’s ‘hidden’ church, is closely linked to the history and development of the town and its graveyard contain the graves of at least 53 Kinvara families.

Marian Coady with an earlier group successfully received funding from the Heritage Council in 2005 to map the Graveyard and record the graves.

Over the last 2 years the Community Council has set up a Heritage subgroup to focus on saving St. Coman’s church. John Britton Engineering surveyed and prepared a written report on the present state of the church of St. Coman’s which is a designated Monument with all 4 walls standing but is roofless for hundreds of years.

We have now received John’s report which he spent many hours on voluntarily and which we are indebted to him for.

The report is very detailed and has been read by some of the members of this group. The report states that the East Wall of the church is in immediate danger of collapse.

We would like to get started on putting an application together for a project to conserve this ancient building which apart from its historical and archaeological interest is also of potential economic and tourism value to Kinvara situated as we are on the Wild Atlantic Way.

The Heritage group is a subgroup of Kinvara Community Council and welcomes new members.

 

TyreAware 

TyreAware would like to offer the community a free tyre safety check and an alignment check, the work has a value of €20 (mainly the diagnostics on the alignment machine), this might be appropriate as the winter weather is starting to set in. This is valid until 30th November, 2016.

Phone: 087 3522920         E-mail: info@tyreaware.ie

 

Kinvara Christmas Fair

This year the fair will take place over 2 weekends – 3rd & 4th and 10th & 11th December from 11am-6pm in the Community Centre. As usual there will be a wide range of local crafts, hot food, mulled wine and mince pies, baking and music. If you’re looking to spend some time in good company while doing your Christmas shopping, drop in and see us. You’ll be very welcome!

 

Doorus Community Montessori

We are having a New and Used Clothing Collection on Wednesday, November 30th. Items for Recycling: New & Used Men’s, Women’s & Children’s Clothing, Shoes, Belts, Handbags, Ties, Linens, Household Textiles, Stuffed Toys, etc.

Laptops (must be intact with lead) Mobile Phones (under 4 years old)

(Please keep separate for collection)

Proceeds will go to improving the outdoor play area at the Montessori. Contact: 091 638927

 

Christmas Lights Event 

Christmas Lights Event will take place this year at 6pm on Saturday 3rd December. Lots of new lighting as well as old favourites performing. Fun for all the family.

 

KINVARA AREA VISUAL ARTS

KAVA’S ANNUAL POSTCARD EXHIBITION  

Last December KAVA celebrated its new home, the Courthouse, with a Postcard Exhibition. It was highly successful and enjoyable and KAVA members exhibited postcard size work which was sold anonymously and all at the one price. To coincide with the Kinvara Christmas Craft Fair and the turning on of the Christmas lights at the pier the exhibition will be officially opened on Friday evening the 2nd December and will be open all day Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th.

STORYTELLING

Tommy Baker, storyteller will host another evening of storytelling on 17th November from 7.30pm to 9.30pm in the Courthouse.  The evening is really fun and enjoyable something different! If you feel like listening to a good story or indeed telling one come along.

 

‘Items in this Newsletter are not edited and do not reflect the opinions of the Community Council unless specifically stated.’

 

KINVARA COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER

November  2016

 

Kinvara Community Council 

The next Community Council meeting will take place on Wednesday 23rd November at 8.30pm in the Community Centre. All are welcome.

 

 

KAM: Kinvara Area Music                                                                                                      

The Whileaways play Kinvara!                                                                        

The Whileaways see three distinct voices combining to weave a beguiling tapestry of harmonies and beautifully crafted original songs. They play their first Kinvara concert on Saturday 12th November in The Gig Room at Kinvara Community Centre, promoted by Kinvara Area Music. The Gig Room has the feel of a performing arts facility, but with a warm, inviting ambience that works well for intimate listening concerts.

Doors: 8 p.m.    Admission: €12/€10 (conc.). Tickets are available at the door.

For a taste of the Whileaways see: www.thewhileawaysmusic.com

For further info: Contact KAM co-producers:

Eilish O’Connor (087-6992882) or Josephine Boland (087-2314813)

Details of other KAM events: www.kinvaramusic.com

 

St. Coman’s Church 

A public meeting is being held on Monday 14th November 2016, 8pm at the Courthouse to inform Kinvara Community on the current situation of St Coman’s Church, often referred to as Kinvara’s ‘hidden’ church. This meeting will have guest speakers, Marion Coady, St Coman’s Mapping Project, Anne Carey, Archaeologist and John Britton, Civil and Structural Engineer. All persons interested in St Coman’s are invited to attend. Tea & biscuits provided.

Following on from the successful mapping project of St Coman’s by Marian Coady 2004-2007, an updated ‘Structural Conservation Engineering Report’ has been voluntarily prepared by John Britton on behalf of the Community Councils heritage subgroup. This report has highlighted some serious concerns regarding the condition of this medieval ‘hidden’ church and raises issues surrounding its collapse if neglected. A call to attend the public meeting is intended to give everyone a chance to understand the significance of this early medieval church, recollect those buried in the graveyard around its walls and decide if this is worth saving for future generations. Please attend this meeting on Monday 14th November at 8pm, Kinvara Courthouse.

Kinvara’s hilltop church is traditionally identified with St. Coman (or Caimin), a saint who is said to have flourished in the mid-7th century. St. Coman’s Church, Kinvara’s ‘hidden’ church, is closely linked to the history and development of the town and its graveyard contain the graves of at least 53 Kinvara families.

Marian Coady with an earlier group successfully received funding from the Heritage Council in 2005 to map the Graveyard and record the graves.

Over the last 2 years the Community Council has set up a Heritage subgroup to focus on saving St. Coman’s church. John Britton Engineering surveyed and prepared a written report on the present state of the church of St. Coman’s which is a designated Monument with all 4 walls standing but is roofless for hundreds of years.

We have now received John’s report which he spent many hours on voluntarily and which we are indebted to him for.

The report is very detailed and has been read by some of the members of this group. The report states that the East Wall of the church is in immediate danger of collapse.

We would like to get started on putting an application together for a project to conserve this ancient building which apart from its historical and archaeological interest is also of potential economic and tourism value to Kinvara situated as we are on the Wild Atlantic Way.

The Heritage group is a subgroup of Kinvara Community Council and welcomes new members.

 

TyreAware

TyreAware would like to offer the community a free tyre safety check and an alignment check, the work has a value of €20 (mainly the diagnostics on the alignment machine), this might be appropriate as the winter weather is starting to set in. This is valid until 30th November, 2016.

Phone: 087 3522920         E-mail: info@tyreaware.ie

 

Kinvara Christmas Fair

This year the fair will take place over 2 weekends – 3rd & 4th and 10th & 11th December from 11am-6pm in the Community Centre. As usual there will be a wide range of local crafts, hot food, mulled wine and mince pies, baking and music. If you’re looking to spend some time in good company while doing your Christmas shopping, drop in and see us. You’ll be very welcome!

 

Doorus Community Montessori

We are having a New and Used Clothing Collection on Wednesday, November 30th. Items for Recycling: New & Used Men’s, Women’s & Children’s Clothing, Shoes, Belts, Handbags, Ties, Linens, Household Textiles, Stuffed Toys, etc.

Laptops (must be intact with lead) Mobile Phones (under 4 years old)

(Please keep separate for collection)

Proceeds will go to improving the outdoor play area at the Montessori. Contact: 091 638927

 

Christmas Lights Event

Christmas Lights Event will take place this year at 6pm on Saturday 3rd December. Lots of new lighting as well as old favourites performing. Fun for all the family.

 

KINVARA AREA VISUAL ARTS

KAVA’S ANNUAL POSTCARD EXHIBITION   

Last December KAVA celebrated its new home, the Courthouse, with a Postcard Exhibition. It was highly successful and enjoyable and KAVA members exhibited postcard size work which was sold anonymously and all at the one price. To coincide with the Kinvara Christmas Craft Fair and the turning on of the Christmas lights at the pier the exhibition will be officially opened on Friday evening the 2nd December and will be open all day Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th.

STORYTELLING

Tommy Baker, storyteller will host another evening of storytelling on 17th November from 7.30pm to 9.30pm in the Courthouse.  The evening is really fun and enjoyable something different! If you feel like listening to a good story or indeed telling one come along.

 

‘Items in this Newsletter are not edited and do not reflect the opinions of the Community Council unless specifically stated.’

 

Kinvara Community Council Meeting, Wednesday 19th October 2016

Present:

See sign in sheet. Apologies from Emer O Donnell and Eilish Kavanagh

 

Minutes:

the minutes from the previous meeting were read and agreed.

 

Matters arising from the Minutes:

Richard said that the Bay should be clean in months not years. Maria said that the Tidy Towns have planned a project taking samples from the waters in the Bay before and after the Sewage treatment plant starts working. Joe said that sampling is ongoing. Maria said that the Insurance company should be asked about the Defibrillator group before joining KCC as a subgroup. Joe said that the US town of Scituate were now talking to Cork as there was no uptake here. Joe said in response to the Green being replaced that the contract is being revised to allow for the retention of the Green. Also the streets will be left in a better condition than before the works. He said that the Green will be discussed as part of the Traffic Management Plan and so will the traffic crossing at Londis. The entrance to the St Josephs car park has been corrected.

 

Tidy Towns:

Geraldine Blackwell suggested planting low shrubs to smother the weeds, she will send us a list of suggestions

Liz said that Gordon Darcys painting is valuable and should be protected. Paul said we should ask Stephen to give us the disc with the photos of the Board. Liz said we should ask Gordon for permission to copy and display his work outdoors out of courtesy.

 

Update on St Comans:

Maria reported that as the Structural Report states that the gable is in danger of collapse the Heritage group wants to progress the saving of the Church building. There will be a public meeting on November 14th int he Courthouse. Joe said that the residents need to be informed about our group. Also the Heritage Officer and the Conservation Officer need to be informed.Joe said we should notify Monuments Office now even if we don’t know ownership. Stan said that legislation may be needed to declare ownership. Joe said contact Dept of Arts Heritage and Gaeltacht. He will make enquiries. Paul said it is incumbent on us to preserve the church.

 

Tree of Hope:

The plaque still needs to be worded. Gerhard suggested just stating Hope and then all discussed it and agreed Tree of Hope should be written on the plaque.Angela will contact the person who did the metal plaques for the Tidy Towns to get a price.

 

Markings in the Community Centre Carpark:

Gerhard said that the Childrens Centre were asking if yellow lines could be put onto the Fire Drill area as people were parking there. Liz suggested putting a sign on the cars saying don’t park here. Gerhard will talk to Dominic about this. Maria will send Gerhard his email address.

 

Climbing Bars in Hall:

Maria will ask Geraldine to email the PE teacher the Badminton club the Youth Club and Kasia and ask them to come together to discuss what can be done that everyone is happy with.

 

Rent for I.C.A.:

The ICA group now have 17 paid up members and they used to have 2 hours weekly at 10e per hour but when they have craft evenings it is 3 hours. They need to employ  Tutors and will hope to run courses which will make money. They meet Tuesday evenings and as they are a new group they don’t have any money. Angela said that if costs only were paid for now that would be 20e per month. The group are happy with that and it will be reviewed in six months time.

 

Any other business:

Liz Murphy said that Antisocial Behaviour outside her mothers house including broken glass has been occurring and she suggested that Pubs be asked to give plastic glasses to people who wished to drink outdoors. A suggestion was made that at Festival time plastic glasses could be used.Also an old man was seen being headbutted. Maria will write to GAA/Kinvara Utd/Camogie Club saying please remind young people to be respectful to people and property when celebrating.

 

The next meeting of Kinvara Community Council will be held on Wednesday  23rd November at 8.30pm.

Kinvara Area Visual Arts: KAVA’S Annual Postcard Exhibition

Last December KAVA celebrated its new home, the Courthouse, with a Postcard Exhibition. It was highly successful and enjoyable and KAVA members exhibited postcard size work which was sold anonymously and all at the one price. To coincide with the Kinvara Christmas Craft Fair and the turning on of the Christmas lights at the pier the exhibition will be officially opened on Friday evening the 2nd December and will be open all day Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th. 

Doorus Community Montessori

We are having a New and Used Clothing Collection on Wednesday, November 30th. Items for Recycling: New & Used Men’s, Women’s & Children’s Clothing, Shoes, Belts, Handbags, Ties, Linens, Household Textiles, Stuffed Toys, etc.

Laptops (must be intact with lead) Mobile Phones (under 4 years old)

(Please keep separate for collection)

Proceeds will go to improving the outdoor play area at the Montessori. Contact: 091 638927

 

Kinvara Christmas Fair

This year the fair will take place over 2 weekends – 3rd & 4th and 10th & 11th December from 11am-6pm in the Community Centre. As usual there will be a wide range of local crafts, hot food, mulled wine and mince pies, baking and music. If you’re looking to spend some time in good company while doing your Christmas shopping, drop in and see us. You’ll be very welcome!

TyreAware

TyreAware would like to offer the community a free tyre safety check and an alignment check, the work has a value of €20 (mainly the diagnostics on the alignment machine), this might be appropriate as the winter weather is starting to set in. This is valid until 30th November, 2016.

Phone: 087 3522920         E-mail: info@tyreaware.ie