President Michael D Higgins, Launching the Ireland In Focus
Exhibition at Collins Barracks Dublin on 20 November Last.
Both the President
and the Museum thanked Kinvara Community Council for its work in
preserving the Cresswell images. M D Higgins thanked all those who were
involved in bringing this archive to public attention: “Thank you for your
contribution to citizenship for it is a citizenship and contribution in the
exhibition launch went very well and was attended by about 300 people. The President
spoke for about 25 minutes. See link below. The French ambassador was also
selection from Robert Cresswell’s work (29 images, people, locations and events
in Kinvara) is shown in the first two rooms/spaces. The enlarged B/W and
Kodachrome images are shown in the adjoining room.
and Lange’s works are shown in the second room, together with a slide show of
Bresson’s work never shown before.
An interview with Michael Brogan and Patricia Brehony-Martyn. This is to mark the opening of Ireland in Focus: Photographing the 1950s. The exhibition seeks to highlight the way in which three photographers, from France and North America, saw and portrayed Ireland of the 1950s, through the places they visited and the people they photographed.
The photographs of Paris-based American anthropologist, Robert Cresswell, who lived for over a year in Kinvara during 1955 and 1956, will also be shown. Cresswell took over four hundred photographs in the Kinvara area, including an exceptional set of Kodakchrome slides. The photographs were taken as part of his fieldwork in a 1950s’ rural community in transition. He published his findings in what is now regarded as a seminal anthropological study of rural life, Une Communauté Rurale de l’Irlande.
The exhibition is being formally opened tomorrow, 21 November 2019, by President Michael Higgins.
All of the Cresswell Photo Archive are available to view on this website. Simply click on the links at the top of the page.
Community Council’s: monthly meetings
take place the third Wednesday of each month. The next meeting is taking place on
Wednesday 20th November at
8pm in Kinvara Community Centre.
This 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 11th November.
Tidy Towns end of year Get together
Friday 8th November: Kinvara
Tidy Towns were
delighted to host Ian Griffiths Horticulturalist who kindly gave a Pruning Workshop
last Saturday 25th October for our group of volunteers. Well done to all those
who attended and it was well worth it as Ian gave us a great talk and then
stayed and did lots of work with us. Thank you very much Ian. We hope to hold
another gardening workshop in the New Year. If you would like to help Tidy
Towns or partake in any of our activities please leave your name and mobile
number into the Community Centre office. This year our score in the Tidy Towns
competition went up by 11 points and we really appreciate all the work our
volunteers did this year. Also all those who went the extra mile and painted
their premises and kept their flower pots watered. You can read the Judges
report on TidyTowns.ie.
We are holding an end of year get
together Friday week the 8th November in Tully’s back room from 7pm onwards. We
will have poster boards showing our projects and we welcome your suggestions.
Come along and meet us there.
Area Visual Arts, would like to acknowledge the
funding we received from Bord Iascaigh Mhara. As a community group in a coastal
we were eligible for 80% funding to
improve the Old
Courthouse. We have installed secondary glazing
and insulation in the attic to increase energy
efficiency, painted inside and out and bought
40 new folding chairs and some office equipment.
Our thanks to BIM. We would also like to thank Galway County Council
for their grant aid towards making the
accessible for people with mobility issues.
Kinvara Area Music (KAM) is delighted to present The Henry Girls – three
sisters from beautiful Malin in Co. Donegal. You will drift away with impeccable harmonies, catchy
melodies and superb musicianship, all with a dollop of that world-famous organic
Donegal style! GiG Room, Community Centre
Kinvara, Saturday 30th November.
Doors at 8pm. Ticket on the door or on www.kinvaramusic.com
“SAFETALK” Tuesday Nov
12th. Kinvara Alive will host SAFETALK training on Tuesday November 12th at 7pm in the Old Courthouse Kinvara. We are
inviting people to register and take part in the training. Registration can be
done by visiting the HSE website at https://bookwhen.com/srotraininggmr or by
contacting Kinvara Alive at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help you register.
Kinvara Alive information day on Sunday November 24th between 2.30 and 5pm in Kinvara Community Centre. Kinvara Alive have invited Health support organisations to Kinvara on Sunday November 24th to inform our community of the confidential supports available to them with special guest Declan O Rourke”
Free Film ScreeningTuesday 5th November 8pm Courthouse, Kinvara.
Generation Zapped, a film by Sabine El Gemayel (74minutes) Generation Zapped
explores the potential risks of health and wellbeing from prolonged exposure to
radiation from Wi-Fi and mobile phones and the particular threat to children
and teens. Advice on how to reduce you exposure are also given. A must see for