Kinvara Community Council

Kinvara Community Council will hold their AGM on Wednesday 19th September at 8pm in the Community Centre. The objective of the KCC is to promote the social, cultural and economic life of Kinvara. We represent the community at Galway Co Council level, campaign for new facilities and infrastructure and support the development of community groups. We encourage all members of the community to come to this meeting. All sub groups who are affiliated to Kinvara Community Council must send a representative to every KCC meeting in order to maintain their benefits.


  1. Minutes of AGM 2017
  2. Chairpersons Report
  3. Treasurers Report
  4. Election of Officers and Directors for 2018-2019
  5. Re-adoption of the auditors.
  6. Any other business

BOI Enterprise Town Awards

BOI Enterprise Town Awards:  Kinvara has been short listed for the Bank Of Ireland  Enterprise Town awards.  Judging will take place on the 26th of September and during their tour of the town the judges could stop people on the street or go into a shop and ask the people working in it, what do they think of the town.  Should this opportunity occur, it would be great if they could promote the town in a positive light.

Kinvara Area Visual Artists (KAVA)

‘Childhood’, an exhibition of paintings & textiles by Brian Twomey and Diane Reid opens on Friday 7th September at 8pm at KAVA, The Courthouse, Kinvara, Co. Galway. Diane Reid’s textile works feature detailed embroidery on backgrounds of handmade woollen felt and screen-printed fabrics. Her use of repetitive hand stitching and appliqué is reminiscent of tribal art. Brian Twomey uses photos of his children and their drawings to create homages to the magical world of children’s creativity that is spontaneous and uninhibited. ‘Childhood’ runs until Sept 16, open 11 am to 5 pm daily.  All welcome.

Kinvara Heritage Group

Kinvara Heritage Group continues to work on our main project the conservation of Ct. Coman’s church and graveyard. A big thank you to Emer O’Donnell of Burren and beyond, who was our guest speaker at our last presentation. We are keeping the children’s colouring competition open for another two weeks (image can be found on as now the children are back at school they might enjoy colouring the picture. We are planning a series of bi-monthly meetings starting on Wednesday 12th September in the Community Centre meeting room at 8pm and will continue on the second and forth Wednesdays of the month until Christmas. All those interested in helping with this project are welcome to attend.

Safetalk Suicide Alertness Training

Safetalk is a free training programme available to adults who are over 18 years. The aim of this programme is to  prepare participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. Kinvara Alive, in conjunction with the HSE is facilitating this training in St. Joseph’s National School, Kinvara on Thursday 27th September, 7pm to 10.30pm. To confirm your attendance on this training programme and to receive a certificate, you can book directly with the HSE on their website link:  by filling/returning a form to them directly by post or email or by collecting/returning an application form from Clare @ Market Square Surgery, Kinvara.


 After a fabulous Summer time we are happy to be welcoming the autumnal season with some fabulous events. Siar, Sniff, Sloosh & Slurpathon – wine tasting! 13th September 6.30pm Come and try some fine wines at Siar’s first “very own” wine tasting with Zeeshan Khan from Wines Direct. €12 a head includes trying a number of fine wines and our Siar small bites and nibbles. Limited to 12 people so get your place booked and name down! 6.30pm on… go on! You know you want to!

Culture Night 21st September 6pm We are having an evening of tunes, poetry and craic for Culture Night on 21 September at 6pm so feel free to come along and enjoy our community spirits! Bring a poem, story or a tune…..

Kinvara Badminton

Kinvara Badminton for secondary school students commences in the Community Centre on Thursday 20th September.  7.00pm to 8.10pm.  €3 per session. Any questions, contact Niamh 087 120 3506.