Kinvara Community Council

Kinvara Community Council will hold their next meeting on Wednesday 17th October at 8pm in Tully’s side room. We encourage all members of the community to come to this meeting. All sub groups who are affiliated to Kinvara Community Council must send a representative to every KCC meeting in order to maintain their benefits.

Kinvara Parent & Toddler

Kinvara Parent & Toddler meetings runs through the school term Sept – June. Come and join us on Wednesday’s in the Kinvara Community Centre 10am-12noon. Tea/Coffee/Biscuits/Chat – all are welcome, hope to see you there! Enquires Karen 086 075 9158.

Toddie Byrne Bursary Now Worth €1,500

Your credit union has increased the value of the Toddie Byrne Bursary, from 2018, to €1,500. It will be paid in three tranches of €500 over the first three years that the winning student is at third level studies. To be eligible, a student, or one of her/his parents, must be a member of Athenry Credit Union (Kinvara Branch), and must provide proof of entry to a third level course in 2018. (S)he must have the application with the credit union before 11th Oct. Application forms and full details can be obtained at the credit union in Kinvara. All eligible applicants who attend the selection and presentation event will receive €50

Doorus Community Montessori

Doorus Community Montessori – is having their annual clothing collection on Wednesday November 21st.  Items for Recycling: New & Used Men’s, Women’s & Children’s Clothing, Shoes, Belts, Handbags, Ties, Linens, Household Textiles, Stuffed Toys, etc. Laptops (must be intact with lead) Mobile Phones (under 4 years old) (Please keep separate for collection) No Pillows or Duvets Please.  Proceeds will go to improving the outdoor play area at the Montessori.

Kinvara Community Defibrillator Project

The Kinvara Community Defibrillator Project (KCDP) provides AEDs (defibrillators), training and support for emergency cardiac care by First Responders.

Several lives have been saved by use of the KCDP AEDs in Kinvara and we encourage all members of the community to undertake AED/CPR training.

Courses are delivered in a single 3 hour session, are Irish Heart Foundation Heartsaver courses, certified for 2 years.

There is no obligation upon completion of the course (previous on-call phone system is no longer in place).

Courses are delivered by our own volunteer trainers.

Cost: €30 (covers cost of providing course materials etc)

Minimum age -16.

The next AED/CPR courses will be:

Mon 15 Oct

Mon 29 Oct

Mon 12 Nov

Mon 26 Nov

Venue  :-Kinvara Gaa Club Time: 7 pm – 10 pm

Contact (087) 168 8373  to book a place.  Continue reading “Kinvara Community Defibrillator Project”

Kinvara Area Music (KAM) Annual General Meeting/Party

Kinvara Area Music (KAM) Annual General Meeting/Party. KAM is a voluntary community group that has been organising musical events in Kinvara for a number of years. Every year we hold our AGM/Party to reflect on the year’s activities and look to the future. It also provides the opportunity for a bit of a celebration. We will be holding this year’s AGM/Party in Tully’s Back Room on Wednesday October 24th kicking off at 8.30. After the business of the meeting (which shouldn’t take too long) there will be drinks, nibbles and music. Not only do we look forward to seeing you but also hearing your suggestions for future gigs. We also welcome expressions of interest in volunteering with us whether that be moving furniture, making tea or designing a website. It also provides an opportunity for you to renew your membership. We would like to extend a very warm welcome to everyone

Burren Nature Sanctuary Cafe

Burren Nature Sanctuary Cafe is  open Wednesday to Sunday, lunch is served from 12pm to 4.30pm, with cakes, scones tea / coffee available all day. Alongside our regular menu we will have a variety of weekly lunch specials: e.g. Goats cheese bruschetta with caramelised onion and mixed leaves. Feta cheese, beetroot, chick peas and quinoa with mixed leaves Desert Special: Tray Bake slice with tea / coffee €4.95 Wednesday to Sunday – 10am to 6pm. We will be open every day during the October mid-term break.

KAVA PRESENTS FILM NIGHT ‘LIVING COLOUR’      

‘Living Colour’ is a film about an abstract watercolour painter who takes three and a half minutes to climb into a van, a chatterbox stone carver with the shakes, a woman who colours her dreams, a precision ink-drawer who stares into fires, a diminutive sage who makes politically satirical animations and the motley collective of other artists with special needs with whom they share a studio. It is a charming, moving and hilarious reflection on the deeply human need to make art.  This 82-minute observational documentary film explores the world of an unusual artists’ collective in Callan, Co. Kilkenny, a studio which focuses on the artists’ abilities instead of their special needs. As it takes us farther into their unique world, this extraordinary film builds into an often hilarious and intimate portrayal of a medley of charming and vibrant characters. Living Colour is a rich and rewarding cinema experience and is, in itself, a celebration of what it is to be human.  Come along to the Courthouse, Kinvara on WEDNESDAY, 17TH OCTOBER AT 8 P.M. as part of Social Inclusion week.