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


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 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,


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.”