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.

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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.



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.



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”
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:
If you have any queries about this event, please give me a call on 091 637716 or email


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




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 And click on the latest news to listen. KINVARA FM -The new Voice in Galway.

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