Cruinniú ns mBád

On behalf of Cruinniú I would like to thank the Community and all the various clubs and groups who helped make 2018 Cruinniú a success. Started in 1979, next year 2019 is the 40th anniversary of Cruinniú na mBád and will take place on the weekend 9th to 11th of August. Michael Brogan Cathaoirleach

Colouring Competition

We have attached a drawing kindly drawn for us by local artist Helen Lane and we invite local children to download and colour it. We will show all entries in the hallway with prizes for the best efforts.

Entries can be submitted to Kinvara Community Centre office from Monday to Friday from 9-12 only. 

Closing date is Thursday 23rd August at 12noon.

This event is to celebrate 2018 the European Year of Cultural Heritage #EYCH.
We thank the Heritage Council for grant aiding us as well as Kinvara Community Council and generous personal donations.
Find us on Facebook at St Coman’s Church Kinvara.

Burrenbeo August Walk with Ros Ó Maolduin

This walk is a fantastic opportunity to hear the stories of a series of enigmatic imprints left on the Burren landscape by various inhabitants through the ages, including Leamaneh Castle, a holy well and a Bronze/Iron Age barrow burial monument, which is currently being excavated. Ros is Field Director of the Irish Fieldschool of Prehistoric Archaeology, which takes place each summer in the Burren. In his research Ros is particularly interested in relationships between individuals and societies, periods of social flux and in striving to understand past societies and their viewpoints on the nature of being.

Suitable footwear, such as walking boots, is essential, and also appropriate clothing for the weather. No dogs allowed. While the focus of the walk will be on information sharing rather than covering large distances, a reasonable level of fitness is required. The walk is of medium grade difficulty with a short uphill walk over rough terrain. Start location will be sent to Burrenbeo members in advance. Sign up for membership on For more information please email  or phone 091 638096.

Inaugural exhibition by Galway’s Ryan Lavin

‘just in for the one’
Inaugural exhibition by Galway’s Ryan Lavin

SIAR, The Quay, Kinvara- 9th August 7pm

Irelands newest oil on canvas work comes to Siar in Kinvara on 9 August with an exhibition titled ‘just in for the one’ by Galway artist Ryan Lavin. The show will coincide with the 40th Cruinniú na mBád in Kinvara and will run throughout August.

The exhibition features 22 previously unseen works by Lavin, raised in Ballinderreen, who then lived in Virginia where he spent six years playing banjo. This is his first full show and depicts Galway pubs, music and people, the beautiful hookers (turf boats) of Galway and some of Kinvara’s iconic places and people.

“I think it was my mother who first suggested I should paint pub scenes and my father who actively encouraged it. It was certainly from my mother that I got the artistic gene. I was always keen to return home to Galway. Delighted to be living back here again! If it weren’t for the seagulls I’d give it a nine.”

The exhibition will be opened by dancer, actor, singer and Kinvara native
Stephanie Dufresne at 7pm, Thursday 9 August and will run throughout the month.

For further information please contact Mike Considine on


Community Council Meeting


Everyone is well to come attend our next community council meeting – agenda as follows –


Meeting at 8pm 20th June 2018


  1. Minutes of last meeting
  2. Matters arising
  3. Correspondence
  4. Report on the Community Council Review
  5. Enterprise Towns selection for Kinvara
  6. Upgrade of the N67
  7. AOB
  8. Date of next meeting/AGM

Kinvara Community Council 

Kinvara Community Council will hold their next meeting on Wednesday 20th June at 8pm in the Community Centre – all are welcome. 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 Tidy Towns

Kinvara Tidy Towns are very busy now trying to weed and maintain all the flowerbeds. We welcome all helpers. You can choose a bed or pot and look after it in your own time. Or if you prefer you can work with our group on Tuesday mornings and Saturday mornings. Meet at the community centre at 9 on Saturday and 10 on Tuesday. Or email with your mobile and we will include you on our message to our database.

KAVA (Kinvara Area Visual Arts)

KAVA presents ‘Life Buoy’. Kristy Verenga is an experimental artist. She combines media to explore the question (Who Am I ?) testing the doors of perception through creativity. Her images can be narrative and symbolic. For Ms Verenga, the process of painting itself is a   “Life Buoy”. The images are useful floats or markers for sustaining equilibrium. The KAVA exhibition “Life Buoy” includes works in oil and encaustic, sculpture, photomontage and photographs; each informing the other.

‘Life Buoy opens on Friday 1st June at 8pm at KAVA (Kinvara Area Visual Arts) The Courthouse Kinvara, continuing until 18 June Opening hours 12-5pm Closed Mondays 4th and 11th