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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 Newsletter October 2016

Badminton for Teenagers

Badminton for Teenagers will take place in Kinvara Community Centre, commencing on Thursday 6th October from 7.00pm to 8.15pm at €3 per session.

For further information contact – Niamh 087 1203506 or Catherine 087 6799461

 

Gort Resource Centre 

Are you one of our older members of the Gort Community? Do you suffer from loneliness? Would you love to be able to pick up the phone and chat to someone who understands what this is like? Did you know that for the price of a local call you can ring the Senior Help Line on 1850 440 444 and talk to someone of your own age group, and all in strictest confidence? All volunteers are fully trained, sensitive and caring, and there to help. You can phone between the hours of 10am and 8pm; 7 days a week.  If you would also like someone to visit you on a social once-a-week basis, the Gort Hand of Friendship is here to help too. Ring Gort Resource Centre for more information on 091 630902. We are also looking for volunteers who have an hour or so a week to spare.

 

Burren Enterprise Centre

Thursday 13th October 7pm-9pm – Martha Fraser (Social Media & Online expert) Combining her coaching skills, online expertise and strategic planning, Martha works with SMEs who want to increase their income and improve their lifestyle work balance, by earning more online.

Thursday 20th October 6pm-9pm (FREE) – Mental Health Ireland will be holding a Mind Your Mental Health workshop. This workshop is of interest to anyone who wishes to learn more about looking after their mental health and well-being.

Contact number for queries & bookings. 091 637716 http://burrenenterprisecentre.com/workshops/blog/

 

Kinvara Community Defibrillator Project (KCDP)

Kinvara Community Defibrillator Project (KCDP) would like to thank all who contributed to the church gate collection on 25th September, which raised €650.25 in total. This will be used to maintain the five defibrillators managed by KCDP in our parish. KCDP aims to have a trained first responder in every household in our Community who will know what to do in an emergency while waiting for trained medical assistance. Courses in CPR and the use of automated external defibrillators are organised regularly. For further information on training, contact Richard Kilkelly on (087) 987 3707 or visit our Facebook page.

 

Kinvara Men’s Shed

Kinvara men’s shed held its inaugural meeting in September, which generated a hugely positive response from men of all ages. The biggest question asked on the night was – What is a Men’s Shed? A Men’s Shed is a place where all men, regardless of age, background, or ability: • Can comfortably use and pass on their practical skills and knowledge.
• Learn through doing stuff together – each man is a teacher and a learner, each having different levels  of skills, professional and practical, to share collectively.
• Can come together and help out in their communities.
• Can just come and have a chat and a cuppa if that is all they’re looking for.
• Can talk about things that are important to them, and can improve their own well-being by keeping physically, mentally and socially active.

We are actively looking for a premises in the village, if anyone owns, or knows of a shed (or old building/house) that could be suitable. Please contact us on 085 7565484.

We will be holding another meeting in October – please keep an eye out for posters or like our page on Facebook – Kinvara Men’s Shed.

 

KAM 

KAM are hosting another Blackboard gig on the 22nd October 2016. This session is open to anyone (experienced or not) who enjoys sharing their own songs, or performing cover versions of songs or tunes, done through any medium of music, on any type of instrument.  Participants usually perform  2-3 songs / tunes to an appreciative, supportive, like minded audience. The gig is on in the side room of Tullys, starting at 8pm. Give it a go….you know you want to! If you need more info give Karen Weekes a shout on 087-6680705.

 

The Great Push 

Ger Conneely has another performance of  THE GREAT PUSH on October 15th at 8.00pm in Ballinderreen Community Centre.

 

Kinvara Community Radio

Kinvara Community Radio. Training course and Fund raising night. We are pleased to announce that Kinvara Community Radio together with Gort Education Centre, are offering a FREE Training Course in Radio Production. Applications have to be in by the 5th of October. Application forms are available from Kinvara Community Centre Office. For more information telephone 091-630624. Fund raising night – Friday 14 October-Pub Quiz at Tully’s. Starts at 8pm. 10 euros per person, inc. light refreshment.  Four terrific prizes and raffle prizes. No need to book. We look forward to seeing you all.

 

‘Celebrate the life of local writer Eddie Stack’

A Night of music and stories will take place on Sunday October 16th in Kinvara Community Centre to celebrate the life of local writer Eddie Stack who passed away in July. The event will run from 6-9pm and all are welcome.

Kinvara Community Council

The next Community Council meeting will take place on Wednesday 19th October at 8.30pm in the Community Centre. All are Welcome.

Agenda will be posted on the website, www.kinvara.ie

 

Singing Workshop

If you are interested in a Singing Workshop, please contact Helen Murphy at 086 1693115.

 

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

Kinvara Community Newsletter September 2016

Kinvara Community Council

The next Community Council meeting is on Wednesday 21st September at 8.30pm in the Community Centre. All Welcome. ‘The meeting on the 21st is the AGM. Nominations for the positions of all Officers and Directors can be sent to commcenkinvara@gmail.com to arrive 48 hours before the AGM. The Community Council would welcome expressions of interest from anyone in the local area who is interested in being involved in the development of our community. Please come along and see for yourself.”

 

Tidy Towns

The Tidy Towns group would like to thank all those who helped us during the year including those who kept the front of their premises clean and neat and those who put flowering pots outside their windows which made our streets beautifully colourful during the Summer. Also those who baked and supported our Cake sale a big thank you. We look forward to continuing our work next year making our village a clean and pleasant place to live and work in.

We will hold our Annual After Mass Collection on Saturday the 1st October after 7pm Mass in St. Joseph’s church and after 12midday Mass in St. Colman’s on Sunday 2nd October. All donations are appreciated.

 

Kinvara Bridge Club

Kinvara Bridge Club invites new people to the area, and past members of the club, to join us when the new season starts in mid-September.  All levels welcome. Contact Moya Mac Eoin – 087 7913778

 

SafeTALK Suicide Alertness Training                                                     

St. Joseph’s National School Hall, Kinvara on the 15th September 2016 at 6.30pm.

SafeTALK is a 3 hour training programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources.  These specific skills are called suicide alertness.  Following a safeTALK workshop you will be more willing and able to perform an important helping role for persons with thoughts of suicide.

This training is suitable for anyone over 18 years of age, who has not been affected by a recent loss, who wants to help prevent suicide in their community. Our appeal is to people from all walks of life, sports clubs, the business community, carers, those working with young people to take part and build a better network of support. Places are limited. Pre-booking is essential.  To book your place and for more information contact:   Helen Kelly 087-9301470 nhgrpkelly@eircom.net Training is free and conducted by HSE staff

 

Hip-Hop Fitness Classes

Hip-Hop Fitness Classes are back in Kinvara N.S. recommencing on Thursday, 8th September. All new-comers welcome! Contact Maeve for more details on 087-7915324 or email maevemullins@gmail.com.

 

Lifesaving  

The lifeguards in Traught were trained at Kinvara Water Safety Classes.  Registration and tests for prospective new members, who must be at least 12 years of age, will be held at 5.00pm in Kilcornan Swimming Pool, Clarinbridge on Saturday 10th September.

 

Swimming Teacher Course    

There are a few vacancies on a Level 1 Swimming Teachers Course (accredited by Irish Water Safety) to be held in Kilcornan from 17th September to 19th November, inclusive.  Classes, practical and theory, on Saturdays only, for approximately three hours each day.  If interested, contact Stan Mac Eoin, 087 6910195

 

Kinvara Lifeboat

Kinvara Lifeboat day had to be put on hold, this year.  New people are needed to continue this tradition, anyone interested on coming on board please Phone Mary 0861705541.

 

Ad Hoc Choir

The ad hoc choir will meet in the Community Centre Kinvara from 2pm-4pm this Saturday the 10th of September. The ad hoc choir is a singing workshop; if you want to sing and learn with a group of friendly people then it’s the place for you.  The ad hoc choir started three years ago in Galway and is led by Kate Duignan a Natural Voice facilitator.

The Natural Voice ethos is that anyone can sing; we were born to sing. Many adults are self-conscious about singing in public, even though they might sing in the shower or car without a care. This workshop is a chance to take the next step if you’re a bit shy but would like to try.

Every song is learned by ear, and there will be a warm up to get our bodies ready to sing. Wear comfortable clothing, bring some water and come with an open mind.

This workshop is a taster for what will become a weekly workshop in the Autumn. €5 workshop fee. Any questions please ring Kate Duignan on 091 525846 https://www.facebook.com/adhocchoirGalway/

 

Kinvara Swimming Club

Children’s swimming classes will commence on Saturday 17th September – 19th November 2016 in Kilcornan Swimming Pool from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.  Children must be 6 years or over.
Senior Children’s classes will commence at 10:20 a.m. till 11 a.m.
Please email Clare at kinvaraswimmingclub@gmail.com if you are interested before Monday 12th September 2016 for further information.

 

Badminton for Teenagers

Kinvara Community Centre. Commencing Thursday 6th October 7.00pm to 8.15pm. €3 per session. For further information contact – Niamh 087 1203506 or Catherine 087 6799461

 

Kinvara Area Music (KAM)

KAM announces its AGM/P (P is for Party), Tuesday, Sept 20th at 8pm, Sexton’s Back Room. Join us for a glass of wine, nibbles, a sociable meeting, a couple of short reports, and some music!
First Concert of the Autumn Season will be Jimmy Crowley (Cork Songster), Sat, Oct  1st, 8.30pm at The GiG Room in the Kinvara Community Centre.

 

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

Kinvara Community Newsletter – August

Kinvara Residents Concerned at loss of Village Green Space

Recent works at Kinvara Pier to facilitate the installation of holding tanks for the new sewage treatment facility has caused the area to be dramatically altered by the removal of the green area and replacement with a ‘temporary’ tarred over space which is now being used as a car park for coaches. Residents have been told, while it is within the contract of Coffey Construction to reinstate the green, that plans are afoot to change the layout in order to facilitate additional parking facilities for coaches and cars. The current layout is apparently to allow for settlement of ground after the works that have been done to date and it could be left for up to nine months in its current state.

Local residents are very distressed by this development and claim that the proper planning process has been ignored. The quay in Kinvara is an area of great beauty and rustic charm. Few towns in Ireland can boast such a beautiful setting. Furthermore, Kinvara Pier is a Protected Structure under the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and therefore any proposal to alter its surrounds have to be scrutinised with care by both the planning authority and the community to ensure that the character of the area is not damaged.

The residents acknowledge that the issue of the need for a car/bus/coach park in the village is ongoing and increasing with the rise in tourism but argue that parking needs to be planned within a whole village context in a traffic management plan with public consultation. They contend that the traffic problems will not be solved by changing the attractiveness of the quay area to facilitate two-way car, camper van, minibuses and larger coach traffic and a few more parking bays, commenting that the original green acted like a roundabout or traffic island and made traffic slow down thus ensuring safety. It also limited parking and prevented buses from double-parking for drop offs (as has been witnessed in recent weeks). There is a very real worry that leaving the pier in its current state for up to 9 months is creating a precedent that the pier area is suitable for parking buses and cars. As a community, the residents feel that they are being put under pressure to forget about the original green space and to consider other layouts and are very worried that this precedent will facilitate plans to turn the pier area into an official car park or coach park in the future.

The residents have formed an action group, Save Kinvara Green, to raise awareness about the issue and to call on Galway County Council to engage with the locals about this critical change to the aesthetics of their village. They have gathered over 500 signatures to date on a petition calling for the reinstatement of the green area and will be holding a public information meeting on Weds 17th August at 8 pm in St. Joseph’s primary school hall. All interested parties are welcome to attend and the group urges people who are concerned about the development to come along and let their voices be heard.

https://www.facebook.com/savekinvaragreen/home

 

Kinvara Community Council

The next Community Council meeting is on Wednesday 21st September at 8.30pm in the Community Centre. All Welcome.

 

 

Robert Cresswell R.I.P.

Robert Cresswell, the retired professor from the Sorbonne in Paris who lived and studied in Kinvara in the 1950s, died in Paris on July 3rd last, at the age of 94.

A collection of his anthropological work in Kinvara in the mid-1950s was donated by him to Kinvara (and the nation) in 2010.

In 1969, based on his research, his book, Une communauté rurale de l’Irlande (A rural community in Ireland) was published by the Institut d’Ethnologie in Paris.

Bob was always kind and helpful to me and it was a great pleasure to discover the treasure of photographs and notes he had put together. His consent and cooperation in getting his work donated to Ireland was invaluable and I am very happy that his photographic work is now in safe keeping at the National University of Ireland Galway and with the Irish film Archive.

When we showed his photographic images and slides here in Kinvara (including the publication of two calendars), there was great excitement on both occasions.

On the Kinvara website, a good representative selection of his photos can be viewed on kinvara.com (http://www.kinvara.com/cresswell/gallery.html) and it is good to know that his work will be made available generally and inform the work of others in the future.

 

PIETA HOUSE                                                                                                                                   Dear Darkness into Light Kinvara Supporter and Friend of Pieta House,

I would like to convey on behalf of all my colleagues at Pieta House, our sincere and heartfelt thanks and gratitude to all in the Kinvara community for your generous support for this years’ Darkness into Light event. This year Darkness into Light raised over €3.5m nationally and internationally less costs of 15% including t-shirts. Locally, Kinvara DiL raised €25,536.29 in 2015 and €32,401.06 in 2016. An over total of €57,937.35, which will allow Pieta House to deliver therapy to at least 58 additional clients Free of Charge thereby saving many lives and alleviating immeasurable tragedy and suffering. On average it costs Pieta House €1k to help a person through therapy. The good news is that 25 people locally used the services of Pieta House in Tuam or in Limerick during the period of 2015/16.

Yours Sincerely

Tom McEvoy Donna Burke

National-Funding and Advocacy Fundraising and Volunteer Coordinator-Pieta House West

tom@pieta.ie 087 2430700 donna.burke@pieta.ie 093 25587

Pieta House Limerick – 061484444 Pieta House West – 093 25586

BADMINTON

Adult Badminton, 8pm Monday nights in Kinvara Community Centre. All welcome.                        Contact: Mary 087 3114353

KINVARA FM                                                                                                                                           Kinvara FM will have its next live broadcast on 20th-21st August 2016 during the weekend of Cruinniú na mBád Festival and will broadcast live from Johnson’s Hall.  This will be an internet broadcast so a direct link will be set up from our website www.kinvarafm.com. Details will also be on our Facebook page – Kinvara Community Radio. Kinvara FM is open to all of the community so please let them know if you’d like to get involved by sending a message via the Facebook Page.  For further information, contact Catherine Dunne on 086 815 7074 or by email at cathy@icatch.ie.

Kinvara Community Newsletter – July 2016

Notes from Kinvara Community Council:

At the last meeting of Kinvara Community Council on Wednesday 15th June a long discussion took place on the future layout at the Pier where the Green has been removed in order to facilitate works by the Contractor who is laying the pipes for the long awaited Sewage Treatment Plant. The conclusion was to send a letter to Liam Gavin the Director of Services in Galway County Council requesting a date for the commencement of Public Consultation on all matters relating to the Green area around the Pier. As soon as a reply is received it will be posted on the Kinvara Community Council Facebook page and in this Newsletter.

If you want to be on the Community Council mailing list please send your email address to commcenkinvara@gmail.com.

 

 

Kinvara Tidy Towns:

As judging of the Tidy Towns competition has now commenced we are appealing to everyone to please do not leave litter on the ground. Use your own Bin for domestic rubbish and encourage your children to put sweet wrappers etc. in the Bins at the shop where you purchase these items.  If we all support these simple measures our town can be the most beautiful place to live and relax in.

 

STRINGS TAKE TO OPERA!

St. Agnes’ Crumlin Summer Strings is an Intergenerational Community Orchestra, from Crumlin, Dublin 12, and with guest conductor Dr. Sandra Dackow from New Jersey USA.  This takes place on Saturday, July 9th at 8pm in Kinvara Community Centre. Admission is free. All welcome.

 

BURREN ENTERPRISE CENTRE – WORDPRESS WEBDESIGN CRASH COURSE!

I would like to invite you to our next workshop on WordPress Web design on Thursday 14th July 6pm-9pm.
The workshop will be run by Micheál Reilly of “Educated Machine” https://educatedmachine.com/.
We are very lucky to be able to offer you this very popular crash course introduction to WordPress, open to all levels of web design and WordPress experience. You will need to bring along your laptop and website login details for this hands-on class. Micheál’s workshops are informal and relaxed and he will talk you through each stage step by step.

Topics covered:-

  • Installing and using the software
  • Customising it
  • SEO
  • Integrate with Google Analytics and Google webmaster tools
  • Basic Plugin and Theme Development
  • Installing, using and customising themes

Due to the nature of the workshop, places will be limited, so all bookings must be made through Eventbrite as unfortunately, we will be unable to accommodate anyone who turns up on the night without having booked a place.
Tickets are 10 euro for this workshop, apologies, slightly more than usual so we can cover our costs, refreshments will be included.
To book your place, please go to: http://bit.ly/29gv3o8
If you have any queries about this event, please give me a call on 091 637716 or email info@burrenenterprisecentre.com

 

KAVA                                                                                                                                                        Press Release from KAVA – Kinvara Area Visual Arts

KAVA presents ‘The Seen and The Unseen’, an exhibition of ceramic, sculpture, painting and photography by Bláithín Ní Leannain, Catherine Dunne and William Fulford from 23rd July to 7th August in the Courthouse, Kinvara, Galway.

An exhibition of ceramic art by Bláithín Ní Leannain, inspired by the tones and textures of the Atlantic coastline and the Burren, sculpture by William Fulford, inspired by the complexity of the human face and figure as well as painting and photography by Catherine Dunne, inspired by the colours of the Burren and the children’s rhyme ‘The Red Shoes’ takes place in the Courthouse, Kinvara from 23rd July.

This exhibition opens on 22nd July, at 8pm and will run from 23rd July to 7th August from 11am to 6pm. KAVA supports and promotes the visual arts and artists in the Kinvara area.

For further information, contact Catherine Dunne on 086 8157074 or by email at cathy@icatch.ie

 

 

KINVARA COMMUNITY RADIO

Listen back to a fantastic line of programmes from our live broadcast of June 18th, at Kinvara Community Centre. A mixture of live interviews, chat and music presented by eight of our trainee Radio Presenters. Go on line to Kinvarafm.com. And click on the latest news to listen. KINVARA FM -The new Voice in Galway.

Web link address:  http://www.kinvarafm.com/latest-news/

KINVARA COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER JUNE 2016

KINVARA COMMUNITY COUNCIL

The next meeting of Kinvara Community Council is on next Wednesday 15th June at 8.30pm in the Community Centre. Everyone living in the local area is welcome and encouraged to attend.

At the last meeting discussions on the future of the Green outside the Pier Head took place. Some people favoured recreating the green exactly as it was. Others suggested creating a single Green adjacent to the Quay with a single 2 way road where the existing separate roads are now. The business people present were keen to include a Car Parking area. Cllr Joe Byrne was present and said no final decision has been made and the present surface is temporary to facilitate the works on the Sewage pipe network. This matter will be discussed at next weeks meeting again so come along and make your opinion known.

 

TIDY TOWNS BIG CLEAN UP DAY

Following on the success of the previous Clean Up and the great numbers who turned up we are having a second Big Clean Up on this coming Saturday the 11th June. Please meet at the Community Centre at 11am and if you are late come and look for us. We will be doing a litter collection of the approach roads to Kinvara. All welcome.

As judging of the Tidy Towns competition is starting on 14th June we appeal to everyone to just keep the front of your own premises or house neat and tidy. Thank you.

 

KAVA

 

PRESS RELEASE FROM KAVA – Kinvara Area Visual Arts
KAVA is hosting a new exhibition of fine art prints by Heidi Reich in June. In this show
the artist asks the question “What do you know about Fine Art Printmaking?”.
“The Fun of Printing” – an exhibition of screenprints, lino-cuts and etchings by Heidi Reich
will be on show in the Kinvara Courthouse from Monday 13th June to Sunday 19th June,
from 12noon to 6pm.
On Sunday 12th June at 4pm Heidi will open the show with an introduction to some of the
printing techniques she uses in her work and she will talk about how she plays with them, with an aim to make Fine Art Printmaking better known to the wider public.
Heidi has lived in Ireland for 28 years, and studied for a Diploma in Art and Design at GMIT,
as a mature student. Here she was introduced to the art of print making and is a member of the Galway Print Studio (GPS) and KAVA. Prior to moving to Ireland she worked as a window-dresser, then studied Art Education and worked for 15 years in Secondary Schools teaching art.
What:       The Fun of Printing
Where:     The Kinvara Courthouse, Kinvara, County Galway
When:      Monday 13th June to Sunday 19th June, open every day 12noon – 6pm
Opening: Sunday 12th June at 4pm when the artist will give a short introduction to the
different print making techniques she uses in her work– All Welcome

 

GYMNASTICS

Gymnastics summer camp for Kids
Kinvara Community Center ,  beginning  4th July 2016
Age:  4-6 years old 10am-11am, cost €50,
Age : 7 +years old 11.15am – 1pm, cost €65,
Contact:  Kasia 0876877562 for info.

 

KINVARA 1916 Centenary Committee                                                                                                                                              

Kinvara 1916 centenary committee are participating in the up and coming ‘Farming & Country Life 1916’ being held in Teagasc, Athenry on the 10th & 11th June. This is a free event and will recreate rural life as it was in 1916.

 

BURREN ENTERPRISE CENTRE

Our next workshop is on Wednesday 15th June from 7pm-9pm in the Centre (above Londis).
This month’s workshop will be on basic bookkeeping & taxation for businesses run by Michael O’Connor (O’Connor Forde Accountants) & Ronan Hoarty of AIB. Main points of the evening will be:-

  • Review of current tax rates and credits
  • Vat return preparation
  • Basic accounting record keeping using Excel

Tickets are 5 euro and can be purchased through Eventbrite at: http://bit.ly/1UAMBtU

If you have any technical difficulties with purchasing tickets through Eventbrite, please give me a call on: 091 637716 or email: info@burrenenterprisecentre.com
Look forward to seeing you on the night.

BURREN ENTERPRISE CENTRE

Our next workshop is on Wednesday 15th June from 7pm-9pm in the Centre (above Londis).
This month’s workshop will be on basic bookkeeping & taxation for businesses run by Michael O’Connor (O’Connor Forde Accountants) & Ronan Hoarty of AIB. Main points of the evening will be:-

  • Review of current tax rates and credits
  • Vat return preparation
  • Basic accounting record keeping using Excel

Tickets are 5 euro and can be purchased through Eventbrite at: http://bit.ly/1UAMBtU

If you have any technical difficulties with purchasing tickets through Eventbrite, please give me a call on: 091 637716 or email: info@burrenenterprisecentre.com
Look forward to seeing you on the night.