Kinvara Community Council

Kinvara Community Council’s monthly meetings take place the third Wednesday of each month. The next meeting is taking place on Wednesday 19th June at 8pm in Kinvara Community Centre. 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 14th June.

Kinvara Men’s Shed

Kinvara Men’s Shed opening times are:

Tuesdays. 11am – 2pm,

Thursdays 11am – 2pm,

Fridays 11am – 2pm,

Saturdays 11am – 2pm.

All are welcome. We are located behind the GAA Hurling Pitch, Moy Road, Kinvara.

Kinvara Community Clean Up

Kinvara Community Clean Up. June 1st – 9th is national clean up week on our Coasts. Clean Coasts / An Taisce are collaborating with Coca Cola Ireland to promote local communities cleaning up their beaches. This is the first of two national beach clean-up weeks in Ireland this year. Why not join the ‘Kinvara Earth keepers and Volunteers’ on Monday the 3rd of June from 11 – 1pm on Traught beach to play your part…  All are welcome.  Only ask that you come prepared for all weather, and that all children are accompanied at all times on the beach by a guardian or parent. Would love to see you there….

 

Kinvara Earth Keeper Challenge

The Kinvara Earth Keeper Challenge is for primary school children. It seeks to provide fun opportunities through the challenge for children to build on what they have learned from their green school programme and put it into practice during this summer (pick up litter, use refillable water bottles and reduce single use plastic). To learn more, check out the Kinvara Plastics Free Facebook page and the Tidy Towns Facebook pages over the next six weeks on how to sign up and enter the competitions. Continue reading “Kinvara Earth Keeper Challenge”

Kinvara Area Visual Arts (KAVA)

Kinvara Area Visual Arts (KAVA) is delighted to announce the receipt of €8,900 in funding from Bord Iascaigh Mhara for the refurbishment of the Courthouse arts space. The greater part of this award will be spent on making the building more energy efficient, including insulating the attic and installing secondary glazing on the three  large windows. This will greatly reduce heat loss from this old building. The money will also fund the repainting of the building inside and out and the purchase of much needed folding chairs. Continue reading “Kinvara Area Visual Arts (KAVA)”

Burren in Bloom – 7th to 9th of June – www.burreninbloom.com

The Burren has emerged into its full seasonal glory of orchids, gentians, bumblebees and butterflies. This year, our annual celebration of Burren’s wonderful biodiversity, promises to be the biggest and the best yet. With a special focus on our pollinators, this 3-day festival will have something of interest for everyone; nature lovers, flower, bee and butterfly enthusiasts, gardeners, children, business owners and community groups. Most of the events are free but booking is essential where indicated, as places are limited. Look up www.burreninbloom.com for all details. Book your place before it’s too late!

Kinvara Tidy Towns

Kinvara Tidy Town and as part of the Burren in Bloom festival, on Sunday 9th of June, botanist Micheline Sheehy Skeffington,  will lead a walk around Kinvara village and surrounds to look for wild flowers in different habitats. The starting point is Kinvara Community Centre at 2:30pm and this gentle and informative loop walk along the Green Road to the bottle banks and into Hollytree Garden will last approximately 1.5 to 2 hours, ending back at Kinvara Community Centre with a cuppa. This event is free of charge and open to all. See www.burreninbloom.com for all details on Burren in Bloom.

Kinvara Plastic Free

Kinvara Plastic Free: have good news of a new initiative starting June 1st for Community Centre users. The Community Council have agreed unanimously to support Plastic-free Kinvara in their campaign to make the Community Centre a single-use plastic -free zone. We ask that you and your group support this initiative and find alternatives to single-use plastic for food or drinks, by bringing refillable bottles etc. and use the -soon to be filtered! – water from the kitchen tap. The Community Council and Directors are funding a filter for the tap water, to help ensure that this campaign is successful. We have found that young people, in particular, are concerned about environmental issues, and we believe they want change. This is part of a wider campaign around Kinvara. We hope we can depend on your full support.

Gort Education & Training Centre

Are you thinking of returning to learning? Places are available for a number of daytime and evening courses in Gort Education & Training Centre (the old Tech) starting in September – from complete beginners to QQI Level 5. If you qualify for the Back to Education Initiative courses are free. Courses include Childcare, Community Care, Special Needs Assisting, IT, Art and more. Contact Claire for more details: claire.fahy@gretb.ie, phone 091 630624 or check out the Gort Education & Training Centre Facebook page.