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 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 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



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


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 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.”