KINVARA COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER
KINVARA COMMUNITY COUNCIL:
The Community Council meet once a month and discuss matters of interest to the local community. At the meeting in February a suggestion was made that a ‘Tree of Hope’ would be researched for our area. The ‘Tree of Hope’ idea is that a tree is planted perhaps with a bench beside it to provide a place of comfort for people affected by suicide and depression. You can find out more about this project on the Tree of Hope Facebook page. We are asking everyone to send us suggestions of where a Tree might be planted in the Kinvara area. The next meeting will be held in the Community Centre on Wednesday the 16th March at 8.30pm. All members of the local community are welcome to attend.
BARNA WASTE BAGS:
The Tidy Towns group have been trying to find ways of dealing with the number of waste and recycling bags that are left out on the side of the road or the paths on the incorrect days. Barna Waste collect bags in Kinvara and the surrounding areas on alternate Wednesdays. Unfortunately people are leaving bags out on any day of the week from Sunday onwards. Putting your bags out more than 12 hours prior to collection leads to littering. Also please do not leave your bag outside someone else’s house.
Please do not leave out your bags any other day except Wednesday alternate weeks only.
SEAMOUNT COLLEGE KINVARA FUNDRAISING EVENT
Seamount College Kinvara, are delighted to have Celebrity Chef Neven Maguire and an Artisan Food Fair on Wednesday 9th March, in the Lady Gregory Hotel, Gort. Doors open from 6.30pm. (Demonstration at 8pm sharp). Tickets are available from the School office, contact 091 637362 or from the Parents Council.
“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 from Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo. Doors open at 7.00pm with curtain up at 8.00pm. Tickets at €10 will be available on the door or from Amelia C Boutique and the Credit Union in Kinvara. This is in aid of Kinvara Twinning Association.
1916-2016 KINVARA COMPANY IRISH VOLUNTEERS CENTENARY COMMERATION
We, on behalf of the family and friends of Kinvara Company invite you to a Ceremony to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Easter Rising 1916 in Kinvara on Tuesday, 29th March, 2016. Guests are invited to attend all events.
Schedule of Events
- 12:00pm – Mass at St Coleman’s Church
- 12:30pm – Memory Trail Commencing at Delmain Lodge
- 1:30pm- Unveiling of Commemoration Stone
- 2:00pm – Reception and Exhibition in Kinvara Community Centre
Contact: Eilish Kavanagh 087 2778146 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gymnastics for kids in Kinvara Community Centre every Wednesday at 4.15pm (4-6 years old) and 5pm ( 7+years old)
Cost €45/€40. New term starts 6th of April (6 weeks)
Details and bookings Kasia 0876877563
We have a concert Saturday, March 12th, 8.30pm (Doors 8pm) at The Gig Room, Kinvara Community Centre, with CRAN, a traditional music group with lovely male vocals! Ronan Browne on pipes, Desi Wilkinson on flute and whistle, Sean Corcoran on bouzouki and guitar. Coming up next month, April 9th, we have Andy Irvine.
DOORUS COMMUNITY MONTESSORI
Early Bird – AfterSchool 8am-6pm
Phone: 091 638927 Email: email@example.com
‘SAINTS OR SINNERS?’ – EASTER WEEK EXHIBITION IN KINVARA
In recognition of the centenary of the 1916 Rising, Kinvara Area Visual Arts (KAVA) is hosting an exhibition of work on this theme by Kinvara based artist Christopher Banahan. The show entitled ‘Saints or Sinners?’ opens on Thursday 24th March, the anniversary of the outbreak of the rebellion, continuing until Easter Monday, 28th March. It will be officially opened by the Galway Arts officer, James Harrold. Central to the exhibition are Banahan’s portraits of the seven signatories of the Proclamation. They are sketched in charcoal over a background of news articles of the era that record the events of the Rising as it unfolds, and the public reaction to it. At the outbreak of the rebellion the 1916 leaders were described in some news media as ‘outlaws’, ‘usurpers’ and ‘idealistic quacks’; within a short time, and at the price of martyrdom, they achieved the status of heroes, patriots, ‘saints’. Christopher Banahan, studied M.A. in Fine Art at London’s Goldsmiths College in 1982-4 and won a Rome Scholarship in Painting at the British School of Rome 1990. His work can be found in the collection of the Arts Council, The AIB Bank, The OPW and The European Central Bank.
The Exhibition launch is at 8pm Thursday 24th March. KAVA Exhibition Space, the Court House, Kinvara, County Galway . All Welcome.
Continuing Friday 25th to Tuesday 29th March 2016, 12 noon to 6pm each day
Enquiries Tel: 087 2981237 Seawoodhouse@gmail.com firstname.lastname@example.org
KINVARA FARMERS’ MARKET
Kinvara Farmers’ Market is back. Friday 18th March. 10am to 2pm. Local growers and producers supplying directly to you.