Kinvara Community Council AGM Meeting

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 and on the KAVA Facebook page)

The 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

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 or go to and click Register to secure your seat.

Make Way Day

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 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.

Kinvara Community Alert

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 for more details.

Kinvara Community Alert Text Alert Scheme

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 safer.

If you wish to join please email 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 coming months. 

Muintir na Tíre

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.