Category Archives: Upcoming Events


KAVA are very pleased to announce that we are screening the film “ATLANTIC”, which is touring nationwide, on Thursday 19th May in the Courthouse, Kinvara at 8.00pm, doors open 7.30pm.  Cost €8.00.  Stephen O’Gorman who was involved in the making of the film will attend for a Question and Answer session after.
‘Atlantic’ is a new Irish Film Board-funded feature documentary about the natural resources of the North Atlantic Ocean. It follows the fortunes of 3 fishing communities in Ireland (Arranmore), Newfoundland and Norway, as they struggle to sustain their traditional livelihoods against a backdrop of oil exploration, fishing quotas and industrial trawling.  It is a follow on to ‘The Pipe’ which told the story of the community at the centre of the Corrib Gas controversy. The film is narrated by Brendan Gleeson and won ‘Best Irish Documentary’ on its first outing at the Dublin International Film Festival.


We are a local group who have travelled to Greece twice already to do vital humanitarian work with the refugees there. We are setting off again on the 20th April with a team of 6 and will be fund-raising for the next couple of weeks. We will be doing a musical fund-raising coffee morning on Sunday 17th April in the community centre in Kinvara. We would be delighted if people can attend and if anyone would like to bake some cakes or biscuits it would be absolutely wonderful. My phone number is 087 6700448 for people to find out details about cake baking etc. The plight of the thousands of refugees now stuck in Greece is never far from our minds and we aim to help in any way possible when we are on the ground in Chios. We fly on the 20th April and this time there will be a team of 6 of us! We have set up a crowdfunding campaign where people can donate easily –

DARKNESS INTO LIGHT – KINVARA, morning of 7th May, 2016 4.15am

On Saturday morning the 7th May 2016 Kinvara, Co. Galway will host its second Darkness into Light 5k walk/run at 4.15 am from St Josephs National School, for Pieta House, the Centre for Prevention of Suicide and Self-harm. This is a national and international symbolic fundraising event for Pieta House. The fee to register for the event is €25 per adult, €15 OAP/Students & Children (from 14 years)/Job Seeker, €65 Family (2 Adult and Children age 14 years and older), €20 per person for a group of 5 or more people. Children under 14 years are free but must be accompanied by an adult. Fee includes a Darkness into Light t-shirt. Refreshments for all after the 5k walk/run in Kinvara at St. Josephs National School.  Registration can be completed at Londis, Kinvara on the 16th April 12 noon to 2 pm, and at Colm Callanan FitClub, Kinvara on the 30th April 12noon to 2pm or at anytime online at More details are available by emailing . Check out Darkness into Light Kinvara on Facebook or follow us on twitter @DILKinvara.

Kinvara United F.C.

The “Burren Circle” 95K and 25K charity cycle is on 21st May 2016, with proceeds in aid of Galway Hospice and Kinvara United. The Galway Hospice needs to raise €1.8 million each year ​to sustain Home Care, Day Care and Bereavement Support services provided at no charge to patients or family in their difficult time. Details are available on Enquiries: Johnny O’Dea 086-077 5992 or email

Boys and Girls Under-6s resume training Monday 4th April in Killina 6.30pm-7.30pm. Players born in 2010. Enquiries: James Hastings 087-352 2920.

Masters football is a Galway league run by Kinvara United providing football over the summer to players aged 35 and over. Enquiries: Pete Amos 087-104 9955.

KUFC now has an operational AED (automated external defibrillator) at the pitch. Big thanks to Jude Kilmartin for equipment, expert guidance and training.

Cuckoo Fun Run

The annual Cuckoo Fun Run takes place on Sunday 1st May as part of Fleadh na gCuach. This year there will be a 1km race for children in 2nd class and under and also a 2km race for children in 3rd class and above. These two runs start from the Community Centre at 1pm. There will be medals for all children who participate.

The annual 10km and 5km walk/runs will start from the Community Centre at 2pm. Under 18s running the 5k and 10k to be accompanied by an adult.Registration for all races is from 11am onwards at the Community Centre. Fees are 5euros for children and 10euros for adults and a family fee of 20euros. All funds raised are for the Kinvara Community Childrens Centre.  Cake Sale…Face Painting.. Music and Fun from 12 to 3pm.

‘Juno and the Paycock’

“Juno and the Paycock’”

‘Juno and the Paycock’ by Sean O’Casey will be staged in Ballinderreen Community Centre on Saturday March 12th at 8.00pm. One of the great plays of the twentieth century, Juno and the Paycock offers a devastating portrait of wasted potential in a Dublin torn apart by the chaos of the Irish Civil War.

Set in a tenement in 1922, the play tells the story of the Boyle family as they struggle against poverty and unemployment. Captain Boyle, also known as “the paycock” is a worthless idler who spends most of his time drinking and playing cards with his friend Joxer. His long-suffering wife, Juno struggles against all the odds to keep her family together. This performance is brought to you by Clann Machua drama group from Kiltimagh, Co.Mayo.

Doors open at 7.30pm with curtain up 8.00pm. Tickets at €10 will be available on the door or from Kinvara Credit Union, Amelia C Boutique and Healing Harvest. In aid of Kinvara Twinning Association.

KAVA hosting play ‘The Great Push’

Gerry Conneely comes to Kinvara!  Following his very successful run in the Town Hall Theatre, Galway, Gerry brings his own inimitable adaption of the book The Great Push to Kinvara on Saturday 5th March.   The Great Push is the story of one of the biggest and most tragic battles of WW1 and was written by Donegal writer Patrick McGill who was a stretcher bearer with the London Irish Rifles. In his sensitive and layered adaptation Gerry depicts stories from the men the night before they went into battle.  As Gerry says “Its chilling, but its not all horror.  McGill really gets into the character of the men, there is a bit of humour, a bit of sadness, songs, poems and storytelling.”

This one off, one man play The Great Push will take place under the auspices of KAVA in the old Courthouse, Kinvara on Saturday 5th March.  Doors 8.00. Start 8.30.  Tickets are €10.00 and available at the door.