Spring is in the Air

Spring is in the air and Kinvara Area Visual Arts (KAVA) are delighted to be celebrating it with a fresh new exhibition of artwork in the Quilty Room of the Merriman Hotel!  The exhibition, part of an ongoing collaboration with The Merriman, will be officially launched next Friday 29th March at 8pm by Kinvara native Emer O’Donnell of ‘Burren and Beyond’. Everyone is very welcome, so please do drop in this coming Friday evening, have a drink and a look around!

This year the KAVA Merriman exhibitions are focusing on the seasons of the year. The Spring exhibition will be on view in the hotel until June and will be followed by Summer, Autumn and Winter shows.

KINVARA COMMUNITY COUNCIL Meeting at 8pm 20th March 2019

Our next Kinvara Community Council meeting will take place tomorrow Wednesday 20th March at 8pm in the community centre.


  1. Apologies
  2. Minutes of last meeting
  3. Matters arising
  4. Cuckoo Fun Run -Maria
  5. Dog Fouling problem in Kinvara – Paddy
  6. Tidy Town Plan 2019 – Hilda
  7. Our Community clean up on April 6th onto the agenda. – Hilda
  8. Tourist sign update – Hilda.
  9. Joe Byrne Update
  10. Community Centre Mural – Anne Messner
  11. Kinvara Alive Update – Gerhard
  12. Volunteer Galway pilot programme in south Galway – Teresa Butler
  13. Badminton Requests – Mary Ní Eochaidh
  14. Installation of water filter in CC kitchen – Helen Lane
  15. Date of next meeting – 17th April TBC

‘The Loves of Cass Maguire’

Venue: Kinvara Community Centre, Sat 23rd March 8.00pm. Admission: €10. Clann Machua Drama Group from Kiltimagh make a very welcome return to Kinvara to stage ‘The Loves of Cass Maguire’, a humorous yet moving play by Brian Friel. This is sure to be a great night’s entertainment so don’t miss it! Tell your friends & family! In aid of Kinvara Twinning.

Kinvara Community Council

Kinvara Community Council’s monthly meetings take place the third Wednesday of each month. The next meeting is taking place on Wednesday 20th March at 8pm in Kinvara Community Centre. We encourage all members of the community to attend these monthly 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 March.

Kinvara Adventure Talks

The infamous Northabout sailing vessel made an award winning 4,500 mile journey through the White Sea Canal through Russia and around Scandinavia in 2013. The stories from this trip are well overdue to be shared in Kinvara, where two of the crew included local men Colm and Michael Brogan. Come to Tully’s Bar in Kinvara on Thursday March 7th to learn about sailing in the northern latitudes and gain some insight into some of the historical tragedies based within the Gulag Archipelago. This talk should be of interest to everyone #pushyourlimits  #adventure

Kinvara Area Music Blackboard / Open Mic Gig

The KAM blackboard / open mic gig will be ‪on Saturday March 9th in Tully’s Bar, Kinvara. Come on down and bring your own songs, tunes, cover songs, poems, or stories. You can be assured of a very appreciative audience and professional sound engineer mixing the sounds on the night. This gig is extra special as we are linking up the Burrenbeo Learning Landscape Symposium so plenty of high calibre talent from near and far will be shared. Doors open ‪at 8pm Session ‪begins at 8.30pm.

Time for some Spring cleaning and decluttering?

Seamount College is holding a “Cash for Clobber” Clothes Collection to raise money for the school. Unwanted items can be dropped in bags inside the back gate of Seamount on Thursday 7th or Friday 8th March from 8:30am – 3:00pm. All clean clothing, handbags, belts, hats, paired shoes, curtains, towels, bedlinen accepted. No duvets or pillows please. All support is much appreciated.

Kinvara Community Boules Court

Kinvara Community Boules Court is up and running for anyone to use and enjoy!! It is situated in the Memorial garden opposite from the Community centre.  Bring your own set of boules or you can borrow a set from the Dolmen Centre (opposite the Merriman Hotel).