KINVARA COMMUNITY COUNCIL Agenda 20th February 2019

Meeting at 8pm 20th February 2019
Community Centre

1. Minutes of last meeting
2. Apologies
3. Matters arising
4. Bottle Bin Issues
5. Heritage map posted on New sign at Quay
6. Cuckoo Fun Run Re-vamp
7. St. Patrick’s Day Parade
8. Joe Byrne/ Galway coco plans to erect barriers on pier at the quay
9. TV Screen for meeting room from Community Development Application.
10. Water Quality
11. Promotion Kinvara businesses in conjunction with Shannon Heritage
12. Town Twinning and Heritage Group Fundraisers
13. Kinvara Plastic Free would like to be proposed as a sub group of the Community Council
14. Date of next meeting – 20th March TBC

Kinvara Community Council Monthly Meeting

Kinvara Community Council’s monthly meetings take place the third Wednesday of each month. The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 20th February at 8pm in the community centre. We encourage all members of the community to come and attend these meetings. All sub groups who are affiliated to Kinvara Community Council must send a representative to every KCC meeting in order to maintain their benefits. Any items for inclusion on the agenda must be emailed in before Friday 15th Feb.

The Kinvara Community Children’s Centre Crechendo Ball

The Kinvara Community Children’s Centre will be celebrating its 10 year anniversary this June. To mark the occasion we are holding a celebratory fundraiser, “The Crechendo Ball” on February the 9th in the Lady Gregory Hotel, Gort. Including a prosecco reception, music by Gearoid Devanny and friends, auction and much, much, more! Tickets are €45 per person and are available via the office in the crèche (091 638552) or through current board members including: Breda Waters (086 8342005), Roisin Houlihan (086 4079524)

Roadworks through the village Update

Roadworks through the village; are progressing on programme with expected completion to be end of February. The extent of works is from Sextons corner to just past the junction of the Moy Road. Final wearing course of tarmacadam in the village section between Sextons and Merriman should be completed by Tuesday 5th Feb.

The scope of work has seen footpath upgrade in the village between Healing Harvest and Merriman Hotel, further works will progress on poor sections for the remainder of the works are to the Moy Road junction.

Beach stones which were found under existing road are being retained and the Community Council will discuss a project for same. If anyone has any queries please contact Cllr Joe Byrne on 087-2625775

AVA News:  February Events at the Courthouse

KAVA News:  February Events at the Courthouse: Tom Portman, dobro/guitarist and songwriter is in concert at The Courthouse, Kinvara on Friday 1st February, 8pm Admission €8, concession €6. Tom’s music draws on folk, blues, swing, classical, trad and all the way to music of the East. Lino Print workshop with Heidi Reich will take place on Saturday February 9th 10.30am to 4.00pm. €30. Places limited. Text or email Heidi to reserve a place: 083 1903107,

The 2019 AGM of Kinvara Area Visual Arts (KAVA)

The 2019 AGM of Kinvara Area Visual Arts (KAVA) takes place on Friday 22nd February at 8pm in The Courthouse. Past present and prospective members are warmly invited to come along for some fun, games and refreshments and to hear what KAVA has in mind for the coming year. Everyone with an interest in the visual arts is welcome to join – you don’t have to be a practicing artist. Anyone joining or renewing their annual subscription on the night will receive a 20% discount (€20 instead of €25). Members will be supplied with a KAVA membership card which will entitle them to discounts in selected outlets. Come along and find out more!, email: Meanwhile there’s still time to catch the ‘Wild Atlantic Winter’ KAVA Members Art Exhibition which continues in the Merriman Hotel throughout the month of February.

Christmas Day Swim

Christmas Day Swim: Kinvara Swimming and Lifesaving Club wishes to thank the organisers, helpers, benefactors, swimmers, spectators and lifeguards for making the event a great success. €2,681.12 was collected for Galway Hospice.

Coole Music and Arts

Coole Music and Arts: will hold its annual Cake and Book Sale in Kinvara Community Centre on Sunday 17th February from 12.30pm to 2pm.  Live music will be performed by young musicians from Coole Music.