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.



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.




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 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.



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:

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