Kinvara Community Council’s monthly meetings take place the third Wednesday of each month. The next meeting will be our AGM and is taking place on Wednesday 18th September at 8pm in Kinvara Community Centre. The Kinvara Community Council are looking for new members of all ages to get involved and to sit on the board and help promote the objectives of the Kinvara Community Council to fill the various position on the board i.e. Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer etc.
The AGM will be followed by our monthly meeting We encourage all members of the community to 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 13th September.
KAVA NEWS: Friday 6th September sees the launch of the KAVA Members Portrait Exhibition at The Courthouse, continues until Sunday 15th September (more details will be available at kava.ie and on the KAVA Facebook page)
History of Tango
by ‘Duo Cantolegno’. Guitarist Matthias Greenslade and violinist Julia von
Allwörden will be holding a concert at The Courthouse in Kinvara on Thursday,
19th September at 8pm. The talented duo are graduates of Hamburg, Hanover and
Berlin Colleges of music and have been the recipients of many awards and
scholarships. The programme for the evening will include pieces by Argentinian
composers Astor Piazzolla and Coco Nelegatti, as well as the duo’s own
compositions (more info will be available at kava.ie)
Friday 20th September is Culture Night and KAVA are delighted to host a performance of Dr Frankenfaust by Your Man’s Puppets, 8pm at The Courthouse. This is a Free Event, sponsored by Culture Night, but booking is recommended (not suitable for young children). Seats can be reserved at culturenight.ie or go to https://drfrankatkava.eventbrite.ie and click Register to secure your seat.
Make Way Day: is a national
initiative by The DFI, (Disability Federation of Ireland) It takes place on September
26th and is about raising awareness and educating people of the
issues wheelchair users, parents with buggies etc. and really anyone with
mobility issues in our towns. It is about cars parked on footpaths, bins left
out blocking the way, restaurant signs causing obstruction etc. We will be
having a launch and inviting people to come walk the town with us to see some
of the issues in our town. If people would like to get involved please contact
Rachel on 087 947 2350 or call into the Dolmen Centre on Main Street.
KINVARA ALIVE – SafeTALK free training. Kinvara alive is offering another two FREE SafeTALK (Tell, Ask, Listen, Keep Safe) training in Kinvara.
The dates are Monday the 16th of
September at 10am and Tuesday the 15th of October at 7pm, venue for both dates
is the parish meeting room at St. Joseph’s church. To book one of the training
sessions, spaces are limited, please either go to our Facebook page or call
into Clare in the Market Square surgery or go to bookwhen.com/srotraininggmr
and select one of the Kinvara SafeTALK training sessions. You have to be over
18 to attend this training. If you have any questions please contact either
Orla at 086 841 4987 or Gerhard at 086 084 1218.
Swimming for Adults: resumes
in Kilcornan Pool on Monday 9th September 2019. Take the plunge on
Mondays 9:30 to 10:30am; Wednesdays 6 to 7am; Thursdays 8 to 9pm and Saturdays
8 to 9am. All swimming abilities welcome, we only ask that you are comfortable
swimming lengths. Contact Helen at firstname.lastname@example.org to book in.
Accordion for Beginners: starts
mid-September with Paul Gunning, Kinvara. One-on-one lessons available on
Thursdays. Call Paul on 087 243 2500 for details.
Kinvara Go Wired Challenge: A challenge to use our beloved technology in a safer way! A
public information meeting will take place in September or October. For more
information, please email email@example.com (Melanie)
Kinvara Community Alert: The objective of the Seniors Alert Scheme (SAS) is to
encourage community support for vulnerable older people in our communities
through the provision of personal monitored alarms to enable older persons, of
limited means, to continue to live securely in their homes with confidence,
independence and peace of mind. Funding is available under the scheme towards
the purchase of equipment via Kinvara Community Alert i.e. personal alarm and
pendant with one year’s free monitoring. The subsequent associated monitoring
and service charges must be paid by the participant. The equipment will be
funded by Pobal and made available through the Kinvara
Community Alert voluntary and not-for-profit organisation registered
with Pobal under the SAS. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
The Kinvara Community Alert Text Alert
Scheme is in operation
with over 100 members. The Text Alert Scheme is used to get
short, immediate messages out to registered users who have an interest in
helping reduce crime and help keep the community in which they live or work
If you wish to join
please email email@example.com for more details. Keep an eye out for the new Kinvara Community
Alert signs on each approach road to Kinvara which will be erected over the
Muintir na Tíre has been allocated
funding by the Department of Rural and Community Development to install Carbon
Monoxide alarms in the homes of elderly and vulnerable persons. This programme
is aimed at persons who do not have existing alarms and do not have the resources
to install alarms themselves. It will be rolled out through the Kinvara
Community Alert Group who will apply for alarms for residents in their areas
and will install them on a voluntary basis. They are battery powered alarms so
installation is straightforward.