Burrenbeo August Walk with Ros Ó Maolduin

This walk is a fantastic opportunity to hear the stories of a series of enigmatic imprints left on the Burren landscape by various inhabitants through the ages, including Leamaneh Castle, a holy well and a Bronze/Iron Age barrow burial monument, which is currently being excavated. Ros is Field Director of the Irish Fieldschool of Prehistoric Archaeology, which takes place each summer in the Burren. In his research Ros is particularly interested in relationships between individuals and societies, periods of social flux and in striving to understand past societies and their viewpoints on the nature of being.

Suitable footwear, such as walking boots, is essential, and also appropriate clothing for the weather. No dogs allowed. While the focus of the walk will be on information sharing rather than covering large distances, a reasonable level of fitness is required. The walk is of medium grade difficulty with a short uphill walk over rough terrain. Start location will be sent to Burrenbeo members in advance. Sign up for membership on www.burrenbeo.com. For more information please email annalisa@burrenbeo.com  or phone 091 638096.

Inaugural exhibition by Galway’s Ryan Lavin

‘just in for the one’
Inaugural exhibition by Galway’s Ryan Lavin

SIAR, The Quay, Kinvara- 9th August 7pm

Irelands newest oil on canvas work comes to Siar in Kinvara on 9 August with an exhibition titled ‘just in for the one’ by Galway artist Ryan Lavin. The show will coincide with the 40th Cruinniú na mBád in Kinvara and will run throughout August.

The exhibition features 22 previously unseen works by Lavin, raised in Ballinderreen, who then lived in Virginia where he spent six years playing banjo. This is his first full show and depicts Galway pubs, music and people, the beautiful hookers (turf boats) of Galway and some of Kinvara’s iconic places and people.

“I think it was my mother who first suggested I should paint pub scenes and my father who actively encouraged it. It was certainly from my mother that I got the artistic gene. I was always keen to return home to Galway. Delighted to be living back here again! If it weren’t for the seagulls I’d give it a nine.”

The exhibition will be opened by dancer, actor, singer and Kinvara native
Stephanie Dufresne at 7pm, Thursday 9 August and will run throughout the month.

For further information please contact Mike Considine on siarkinvara@gmail.com