Santa Must Be Banjaxed!

Santa Must Be Banjaxed concert  in Kinvara Community Centre on Saturday 21st December at 8.30pm, to celebrate Christmas in all its diversity, its joys and tribulations, featuring: Máirtín O’Connor, Ciara and Sinead O’Connor, Brendan O’Regan and Garry O’Briain, Eileen Fleming, Frank Hall and Pete Brazier, Helen Lane and Steve Johnson, Claire Egan and Eoin O’Neill. Dajo and the Sparks with their hit record Santa Must Be Banjaxed (After Christmas Day) plus surprise guests. All proceeds to go to The Road To Hope charity Hope to see you there! Look out for the Santa Must Be Banjaxed EP on sale at various outlets around Kinvara from now until Christmas €5

Christmas Swim Fundraiser

The Kinvara Swimming and Life Saving Club’s Christmas Swim Fundraiser returns to Traught Beach at 1pm on 25 December to help raise much needed funds for the Galway Hospice. The 2018 fundraiser raised €2000 for the Galway Hospice, a registered charity established in 1986 to provide palliative care services for terminally ill cancer patients and their families throughout Galway. The annual Christmas Day dip is a key feature on the community calendar and will reward swimmers, paddlers and onlookers with festive hot chocolate and mulled wine (people are encouraged to bring along their own reusable cups in keeping with the goals of Plastic Free Kinvara). The Christmas Swim Fundraiser will start at 1.00pm on 25 December 2019 at Traught in Kinvara. Everyone is welcome!

Trácht Online – coming soon!

All Trácht magazines published by Kinvara Community Council over the years (1980-2008) are being scanned and will be available soon on the website. Subsequent Trácht issues were published online. These documents will be available in (searchable) pdf format and should be of interest for research purposes and to local residents, businesses or any persons interested in Kinvara’s history and heritage.

Calling All Trácht Magazine Readers

Here is a list of all Trácht magazines published (printed) over the years which are now being scanned and will be available soon on the website. If you happen to have a Trácht magazine that is not listed here please let us know by emailing or dropping a note into Eilish at the Community Centre office (mornings Mon-Fri). We would like to borrow any missing magazines not on this list for scanning. Please check any back issues you have. List of years published (in print): 1980, 1981, 1986, 1987, 1990,1994, 1995, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2008.

Seniors Alert Scheme – 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.

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.

Carbon Monoxide Alarms

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.