Kinvara Community Council’s: monthly meetings take place the third Wednesday of each month. The next meeting is taking place on Wednesday 20th November at 8pm in Kinvara Community Centre. This 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 11th November.
Tidy Towns end of year Get together Friday 8th November: Kinvara Tidy Towns were delighted to host Ian Griffiths Horticulturalist who kindly gave a Pruning Workshop last Saturday 25th October for our group of volunteers. Well done to all those who attended and it was well worth it as Ian gave us a great talk and then stayed and did lots of work with us. Thank you very much Ian. We hope to hold another gardening workshop in the New Year. If you would like to help Tidy Towns or partake in any of our activities please leave your name and mobile number into the Community Centre office. This year our score in the Tidy Towns competition went up by 11 points and we really appreciate all the work our volunteers did this year. Also all those who went the extra mile and painted their premises and kept their flower pots watered. You can read the Judges report on TidyTowns.ie.
We are holding an end of year get together Friday week the 8th November in Tully’s back room from 7pm onwards. We will have poster boards showing our projects and we welcome your suggestions. Come along and meet us there.
KAVA, Kinvara Area Visual Arts, would like to acknowledge the funding we received from Bord Iascaigh Mhara. As a community group in a coastal community we were eligible for 80% funding to improve the Old Courthouse. We have installed secondary glazing and insulation in the attic to increase energy efficiency, painted inside and out and bought 40 new folding chairs and some office equipment. Our thanks to BIM. We would also like to thank Galway County Council for their grant aid towards making the courthouse more accessible for people with mobility issues.
Kinvara Area Music (KAM) is delighted to present The Henry Girls – three sisters from beautiful Malin in Co. Donegal. You will drift away with impeccable harmonies, catchy melodies and superb musicianship, all with a dollop of that world-famous organic Donegal style! GiG Room, Community Centre Kinvara, Saturday 30th November. Doors at 8pm. Ticket on the door or on www.kinvaramusic.com
DRUMMING and percussion workshop 6 Mondays starting Monday the 4th of November, Kinvara Community Centre meeting room 7pm contact Susanna 085 256 0760 or Nico 086 884 8546
“SAFETALK” Tuesday Nov 12th. Kinvara Alive will host SAFETALK training on Tuesday November 12th at 7pm in the Old Courthouse Kinvara. We are inviting people to register and take part in the training. Registration can be done by visiting the HSE website at https://bookwhen.com/srotraininggmr or by contacting Kinvara Alive at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help you register.
Kinvara Alive information day on Sunday November 24th between 2.30 and 5pm in Kinvara Community Centre. Kinvara Alive have invited Health support organisations to Kinvara on Sunday November 24th to inform our community of the confidential supports available to them with special guest Declan O Rourke”
Free Film Screening Tuesday 5th November 8pm Courthouse, Kinvara. Generation Zapped, a film by Sabine El Gemayel (74minutes) Generation Zapped explores the potential risks of health and wellbeing from prolonged exposure to radiation from Wi-Fi and mobile phones and the particular threat to children and teens. Advice on how to reduce you exposure are also given. A must see for all parents.
Local poets Mary Madec & friends share their breast cancer experience through poetry and art in the BOSOM PALS anthology with original paintings from Ruth Cadden. A beautiful and thoughtful gift. (10 euro) ALL proceeds to Breast Cancer Research, Galway. Schedule of events: 8th-10th NOVEMBER Courthouse Exhibition and Reading with Q&A Friday 8th 6pm Reading with Q& A 1pm Saturday 9th and 4pm, Sunday 10th 1.30 pm. Other fun fundraiser events in the village too….PLEASE SUPPORT THIS WORTHY CAUSE….And spread the word!
Kinvara Adventure Talks are here again, happening every Thursday in November in Tully’s side room. Doors open at 830pm, talks begin at 9pm. More high calibre talks for everyone to enjoy, see info below:
* November 7th: This summer six climbers from Ireland attempted the West Buttress on Denali, the highest mountain peak in North America at 20,310 feet (6,190 m). One of the successful summiteers, Lorcan McDonnell will tell the expedition story, bringing us through the challenges and experiences.
* November 14th: Joe McCaul, a resident of Kinvara, rowed a boat which he built, the entire length of the Shannon. Joe rowed through varying conditions of wind, rain and sunshine, from Beleek in Co. Fermanagh, finishing up 350km later in Limerick City.
* November 21st: Humphrey Murphy is going to share his experience of paramotoring, which involves stepping up into the sky with a paragliding type wing and a propeller on his back, across Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenestan, Mongoliastan and Ukraineistan.
* November 28th: Ian Walsh worked as a dog handler above the Arctic Circle in Norway, preparing dogs for the Finmarkslopet which is Europe’s biggest and toughest Dog Sled Race, where dogs pull sled and man for hundreds of miles.