The Silver Branch

We are hosting two screening of the award winning documentary The Silver Branch in Clare on Sunday 20th in Kinvara Community Hall at 6pm and Thursday 24th in Hotel Doolin at 8PM

The Silver Branch is a bittersweet evocation of the end of an era; Depicting the life of farmer/poet, Patrick McCormack, who’s deeply entwined with ancestral traditions and the natural world. Patrick must stand up for all that is sacred to him when the government threatens his way of life. This cinematic eulogy to nature, landscape and culture, invites the viewer to follow in a hypnotic journey into the self.

Kinvara Community Council Meeting

Our next community council meeting takes place next Wednesday 23rd May in the community centre at 8pm. All are welcome – please see items for the agenda:

  1. Minutes of last meeting
  2. Matters arising
  3. Report on the Community Council Review
  4. Re-writing of Kinvara Town Plan (see previous town plan on
  5. Kinvara Alive Update on events in May & June
  6. The Cuckoo Fun Run Update
  7. Coman’s Update
  8. AOB

Darkness into Light – Newly composed song

Darkness into Light is almost upon us and here’s a song composed by the members of the Dolmen Centre and the 5th and 6th class pupils in Ms O’Keeffe’s Class in St Joseph’s NS. The song is a result of six sessions working in the Dolmen Centre with singer songwriter Ruth Dillon and is a powerful reminder to be a good friend, look out for one another and most of all as one of the main lines in the song suggests – turn the darkness into light. Thanks to the Community Council for funding to record this joint project and thanks to Frank Hall for his expertise and help with the project. Listen out for this song as you gather at the school to get ready to walk in the early hours of Saturday morning the 12th of May.

Fleadh na gCuach

The 25th Fleadh na gCuach will take place over the May Bank Holiday in Kinvara – see full programme below. The cream of Irish traditional music will be featured with over 90 renowned musicians confirmed for sessions in the pubs and cafes of the village throughout the weekend. A number of excellent concerts will also take place including an opportunity to experience the eclectic mix of Irish and Sardinian traditional music in ‘Ireland meets Sardinia: Traditional music from two Islands’  which will be hosted by KAVA in Kinvara Courthouse at 7pm.

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Kinvara Christmas Lights Fundraising

Every year ‘Kinvara Christmas lights’ add something new to the village Christmas light display, whilst often having to replace faulty or storm damaged lights from previous years.  This year we decided to start our fundraising much earlier and try out some different fundraising ideas. In January we applied to Galway county council for a grant under the name of “Soilse Mara” meaning “lights of the sea” and are delighted to announce that we have been awarded €2000.  Thanks to Councillor Joe Byrne for advice and help with the application. This was a great start to Kinvara’s 2018 fundraising. Continue reading “Kinvara Christmas Lights Fundraising”

The Dolmen Centre

The Dolmen Centre are please to announce that they are working on a piece of music in collaboration with Ms O Keeffe’s 5th and 6th class students which will be played during the gathering at The Darkness to Light event in May. We would also like to send out a reminder that our pre loved bookshop is open from 9.30-4.30 Monday to Friday and all are welcome to come and visit. We would also like to congratulate Helen Lane and her group for the great work done and were happy to have been involved.