Kinvara Foróige TY Leadership Group: Congratulations to the Kinvara Foróige TY Leadership group who graduated from NUI Galway with a Level 6 Foundation Certificate in Youth Leadership and Community Action at the end of October. Their community projects throughout the year included planting and maintaining the Kinvara Foróige boat along with designing and selling the Kinvara reusable coffee cup as part of Kinvara Plastic Free week. Additionally the group fundraised for local projects, were involved in road and beach clean ups amongst other projects. During the year they ensured that they made a positive contribution to the local community in Kinvara through own initiatives. Well done to this group of amazing young people!
Kinvara Twinning is looking for Host Families Kinvara has been lucky for the last 30 years to be twinned with a beautiful village and fabulous people in Locoal-Mendon in Brittany, France. We alternate visits every year. 33 people from Kinvara made the trip to Brittany last Easter and enjoyed the experience immensely. Many had the pleasure of staying with families that they had hosted the previous year. We enjoyed day trips to local tourist attractions, a French market, a sailing museum and the walled city of Vannes, got wined & dined in the village hall and had a fantastic night of music and craic in the local bar! Continue reading “Kinvara Twinning is looking for Host Families”
The Kinvara Adventure Talks 2018 are bringing high calibre speakers to Tully’s Bar in Kinvara each Thursday in November. Speakers include sailors, rowers, divers and swimmers. Nov 1st – John Sweeney sailed from Kinvara to Gallicia this summer in his 32 foot Sadler yacht, spending time sailing along the coast with his young family. Nov 8th – Damian Browne will be talking about his adventures while rowing across the Atlantic, travelling in Afghanistan and riding a cargo train through Mauritania and competing in the Marathon De Sables. Nov 15th Jim Warny, a cave diver who played a key role rescuing the Thai soccer team who got trapped in a cave last summer. Jim has also dived the longest sump in Ireland, a 2.9Km dive which is located close to Kinvara. Nov 22nd – Annette Cullen, Helen Colfer & Fergal Madden, three long distance, open water swimmers who swam the English Channel last summer. Their story describes the 55km route from England to France, the training and the personal challenges faced both in training and during the swim. Doors open at 830pm, talks begin promptly at 9pm. Ensure you are there in plenty of time to get a seat! See you there!
Doorus Community Montessori are having their annual Clothing Collection on Wednesday 21st November. Items for Recycling: New & Used Men’s, Women’s & Children’s Clothing, Shoes, Belts, Handbags, Ties, Linens, Household Textiles, Stuffed Toys, etc. Laptops (must be intact with lead) ,Mobile Phones (under 4 years old) (Please keep separate for collection) No Pillows or Duvets Please! All of which can be dropped down to the Montessori between 9.30am and 6pm Monday to Friday.
Proceeds will go to improving the outdoor play area at the Montessori
The 9th Kinvara Rock and Road Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K take place on Saturday 2nd March 2019 and registration is now open at www.rockandroad.ie.