‘Living Colour’ is a film about an abstract watercolour painter who takes three and a half minutes to climb into a van, a chatterbox stone carver with the shakes, a woman who colours her dreams, a precision ink-drawer who stares into fires, a diminutive sage who makes politically satirical animations and the motley collective of other artists with special needs with whom they share a studio. It is a charming, moving and hilarious reflection on the deeply human need to make art.  This 82-minute observational documentary film explores the world of an unusual artists’ collective in Callan, Co. Kilkenny, a studio which focuses on the artists’ abilities instead of their special needs. As it takes us farther into their unique world, this extraordinary film builds into an often hilarious and intimate portrayal of a medley of charming and vibrant characters. Living Colour is a rich and rewarding cinema experience and is, in itself, a celebration of what it is to be human.  Come along to the Courthouse, Kinvara on WEDNESDAY, 17TH OCTOBER AT 8 P.M. as part of Social Inclusion week.



The second of the ‘Fine Art Fine Food’ exhibitions is now open to viewers.  There are 36 works on show from 18 different artists. The exhibition is the result of an exciting collaboration between Kinvara Area Visual Arts (KAVA) and The Merriman Hotel in Kinvara. The Merriman is committed to supporting arts and culture in an area with a thriving and ever-expanding artistic community. With a view to this they have given over the walls of the hotel dining room to KAVA artists, to hold exhibitions there on an ongoing basis. The hotel is a fitting venue for such an enterprise. An iconic building, being the largest thatched roof structure in Ireland it was named after the famous local poet Brian Merriman, author of The Midnight Court. The ‘Quilty Room’, the dining room where the art is exhibited, is aptly named after the famous Irish artist Joseph Quilty, who made Kinvara his home.

October KAVA events at the Courthouse Kinvara:

(1) Launching on Friday 5th October 7pm: KAVA are pleased to welcome a visiting exhibition to the Courthouse: M’Asal Beag Dubh: Contemporary Imaginings of a Classic Tale. 11 artists from Galway and Clare come together to create a contemporary, visual interpretation of the tale ‘M’Asal Beag Dubh’ by Pádraic Ó Conaire. (Kinvara was the original setting for the story). The project was initiated for Galway’s Great Read 2017, supported by Galway Public Libraries. Continues until Sunday 14th October, open daily 11am – 5pm Continue reading “October KAVA events at the Courthouse Kinvara:”

The Burren Winterage Weekend 2018

The Burren Winterage Weekend – celebrating the tradition of farming for nature.

The Burren Winterage Weekend 2018 will take place from October 25th to 28th in Gort, Kinvara and other locations across the Burren. During the Winterage Weekend we join together to celebrate the unique farming traditions of the Burren and other ‘high nature value’ farming landscapes across Ireland and Europe, as well as sharing ideas on how these special places and their custodians might best be supported at a time of great challenge. Continue reading “The Burren Winterage Weekend 2018”

Burren Enterprise Centre

Burren Enterprise Centre Hot-desks are available at our new location in “West House”, Kinvara West, a shared office space. Flexible arrangements and simple pricing from €28 per month. Check out our website BurrenEnterpriseCentre.com or contact Ger Ryan on 087-9823033.

Burren Biz

Burren Biz are delighted to announce our ‘How to increase your Sales Workshop’ delivered by Derek O’Dwyer on Tuesday the 23rd of October at 6.30pm in the SCCUL Santuary, Kilcornan (across from the Educate Together School and near the swimming pool). Derek O’Dwyer is a business coach and business advisor and works with business owners who are passionate about growing their business and who are committed to doing “whatever it takes”. Look forward to seeing you there! Keep an eye out on Burren Biz Facebook for up to date information on this upcoming event.  Note this is free to members of the Burren Biz and will cost 15 euros for non-members.

Northampton National School

Northampton National School are delighted to be running their annual fundraiser, a fun bingo night again on the 13th October(sat) in the Community hall.  Doors open at 7.30pm and Bingo starts at 7.45pm.  Tickets available on door (10 euros for an adult and five euros for a kids ticket). There will be fun prizes and a tuckshop on the night !     Its a great nights entertainment, its local and you do not need a baby sitter….So if you love Bingo, we would love to see you there and appreciate your support as always…

SALSA classes – Cuban style

SALSA classes, Cuban style, with Mercedes Varona. Eight weeks – Wednesday nights – starting 10th Oct – 28th Nov.  Kinvara Community Hall 8 – 9.30 pm. A course of 8 classes @ €96. Reduced price for bookings before 3rd Oct – €80.  Ring 086 3913484.


Winter Wellness

For resilience and optimal health as we head into the winter, Reflexology, Iridology and Craniosacral Therapy are now a special 20% off on Sundays. Daytime and evening appointments are available during the week. Contact Jenny 087-6606650. www.jennylambert.ie

Basketball Adult

Mixed gender non-competitive is back on Wed evenings 9-10pm , St Joseph Primary School Sport Hall €5 a pop, for info contact Nico 086-8848546