National School Fun Bingo Main Fundraiser
National School are running their annual Fun Bingo fundraiser on Saturday the
12th of October in Kinvara Community Centre for all you Bingo lovers out there!
Doors open at 7.30pm, starts at 7.45pm. Tickets 10 euros
which can be brought at the door for adults, Kids are 5 euros…Great night for
all the family with Great prizes and fun to be had! All are so welcome for what
promises to be another great social night. Check out further details on various
communities Facebook pages including the KCC.
to learn more about pruning and getting your plants and trees ready for winter
? And also help the Tidy Towns work on Community areas with shrubs, trees
and beds to get them ready for 2020 ! If so, we would love to see
you for a short tips session on ‘how best to prune’ on Saturday the 19th of
October from 11 – 1pm followed by some work on focus areas around village where
you can apply what you learned. May also work on composting and bulb
planting if sufficient help and time permitting. Please come prepared weather
wise. Can you also please bring your own pruning/clipper handtools/spades
and garden shears. Do not worry if you do not have any, we will have some equipment
available on day. Light refreshments will also be served.
We would love to see you there ! Meet you in the Memorial garden across
from the Community Centre for the Pruning skills tips short workshop at 11am on
Winterage Weekend 2019 Oct 24th – Oct 27th, the
Burren Winterage, the ancient and unique practice of winter grazing in
the Burren, is the inspiration for the Burren Winterage Weekend festival, due
to take place this year between Oct 24th and 27th, in the
beautiful Burren region. Focusing this year on the theme of Building a
healthy future for people, food and nature, the programme promises a rich
variety of events such as the Burren Winterage School, book readings, film
screenings, a children’s art workshop, the national Farming for Nature Awards
and the much-loved community Cattle Drive. A choice of guided walks on Saturday
26th of October include an early Herdsman’s Walk led by Patrick
McCormack, who is sure to tell fascinating stories about farming and the
Burren. On Saturday afternoon, environmentalist Gordon D’Arcy will lead a
children’s art and nature workshop on the theme of ‘Wildlife on the Farm’. On
Sunday, the 27th of October, members of the public will be invited
to join the Burren Winterage Cattle Drive, a long uphill walk with a Burren
farming family as they walk, from the village of Carron, their cattle to the
winter pastures. Full information on the programme on www.burrenwinterage.com
Burren Lowlands CLG, whose aim is
to make the region of south Galway and north Clare a better place to live, work
and visit, is conducting a study of all the communities within the area to find
out more about what is happening in each. The results of study will inform a LEADER
funding application for the region. Information on the strengths, weaknesses,
opportunities and challenges of each will be gathered. This study is being
carried out by Teresa Butler, anyone interested in contributing is invited to
contact Teresa on (087) 237 64 59 or email: email@example.com.
Have you ever
thought about Fostering? for more
information contact Deirdre O’Brien, Fostering
Social Worker at Tusla on 091 768360
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 kava.ie and on the KAVA Facebook page)
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 kava.ie)
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 culturenight.ie or go to https://drfrankatkava.eventbrite.ie and click Register to secure your seat.
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 bookwhen.com/srotraininggmr
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.