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County Clare Events Calendar 2006
(see also Library Events)

DECEMBER:

  • November 25th - December 31st, 2006
    Russell Gallery, New Quay, Co.Clare
    Exhibition of Work by New Line Studios featuring work by Mary Queally, Patsy Connelly, Patricia Ryan and Lorraine O’Donoghue
    Tel: 065-7078185
    www.russellgallery.net
  • October - December, 2006
    Shannon Pottery Classes
    Venue: Sylvia’s Ceramics, Ballycasey Craft Centre, Shannon
    Contact: Sylvia, 061-363935 / 086-3855894
    All courses are 8 weeks in duration
    Cost: €150 (materials included)
    6.15 – 7.45 pm & 8.00– 9.30pm, Tues. 31st October – Tues. 19th December
    6.15 – 7.45 pm & 8.00 – 9.30pm, Wed. 1st November – Wed. 20th December
  • Sunday 17th December, 2006.
    Trad 4 Teens Tulla
    Minogues Bar from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m
    .
  • December 15th - 17th, 2006
    The Tulla Stables Artists Group Exhibition
    An exhibition of work by artists working at the Tulla Stables Studios. Work by John Hanrahan, Mairin Kelly, Danny O'Gorman, Tim Moloney, Tom Ryan and Peter Sheahan in on 15th, 16th and 17th December (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) from 11-4 p.m. each day
    Open Studios 2-4pm on Sunday 17th December
  • December 7th - 30th, 2006
    Gallery at the Foyer of the County Museum
    Fairies and Fallen Angels
    Drawings by Kaija Poijula
  • 3rd December, 2006
    The Friary, Ennis, Co Clare
    ‘Spirit of an Irish Christmas’
    Soprano Róisín Dempsey appears with members of the Riverdance Orchestra and guests (Declan Masterson, David Hayes, Nick Bailey, Nigel Davey & Colm O’Tiarnaigh), and special guest Derek Maloney to present an evening of well-loved Christmas carols with a traditional Irish quality.
    Doors open 7.30pm. Tickets €15. Booking at 01-6024070 or 065-6828751.
  • Saturday 2nd December, 2006.
    Trad 4 Teens
    Glor, Ennis from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • November 20th - December 2nd
    Foyer of the County Museum
    Lesley Wiggins - Paintings
  • November 20th - December 2nd, 2006
    Gallery at the DeValera Library
    Brian Holroyd - Paintings
  • Friday, 1st December 2006, 8.00 p.m.
    Mary McPartlan, singer & special guest Paddy Hynes, storyteller
    Russell Cultural Centre, Doolin
    Tickets: €10, €8 conc. Available on door.
    Contact info: Clare Arts Office 061-364062 / 065-6846267 or shannonarts@clarelibrary.ie

NOVEMBER:

  • October - December, 2006
    Shannon Pottery Classes
    Venue: Sylvia’s Ceramics, Ballycasey Craft Centre, Shannon
    Contact: Sylvia, 061-363935 / 086-3855894
    All courses are 8 weeks in duration
    Cost: €150 (materials included)
    6.15 – 7.45 pm & 8.00– 9.30pm, Tues. 31st October – Tues. 19th December
    6.15 – 7.45 pm & 8.00 – 9.30pm, Wed. 1st November – Wed. 20th December
  • Monday, November 27th 2006, 6.30 p.m.
    Maguire Suite, Old Ground Hotel
    Clare Traditional Arts Forum meeting
    Traditional musicians, singers, dancers, storytellers and all involved / interested in the traditional arts are welcome to attend. Free.
    Contact info: Clare Arts Office 061-364062 / 065-6846267 or shannonarts@clarelibrary.ie
  • Monday, 27th November 2006
    The Falls Hotel, Ennistymon at 8.30 p.m.
    North Clare Historical Society
    Lectures for 2006/2007: The Luck of the House by Fidelma Mullane
  • November 25th - December 31st, 2006
    Russell Gallery, New Quay, Co.Clare
    Exhibition of Work by New Line Studios featuring work by Mary Queally, Patsy Connelly, Patricia Ryan and Lorraine O’Donoghue
    Tel: 065-7078185
    www.russellgallery.net
  • November 25th, 2006.
    Concert with Mary Bergin and Garry O'Briain
    Teach Cheoil, Corofin at 8.30 p.m.
  • Saturday 25th November, 2006.
    Piano Organ Concert presented by the Municipal School of Music, Limerick.
    St. Flannan's Cathedral, Killaloe at 8 p.m. Admission is free.
  • November 24th, 2006
    Rob Strong and Band
    One Mile Inn, Ennis, Door 10.30 p.m. Admission €10.00
    Presented by Ennis Rock and Rhythm
  • November 23rd - December 1st
    Falls Hotel, Ennistymon
    Exhibition of paintings by the Brian Merriman Art Group featuring: Eamon Doyle, Philip Morrisson, Joan McGrotty, Kevin Mulligan and Jack McCormack.
  • November 20th - December 2nd
    Foyer of the County Museum
    Lesley Wiggins - Paintings
  • November 20th - December 2nd, 2006
    Gallery at the DeValera Library
    Brian Holroyd - Paintings
  • Friday 10th - Sunday 12th November
    Creative Writer's Workshop with Irene Graham
    The Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare.
    Workshop Fee €275. Limited Enrolment
    Contact Irene Graham Tel: 086 2523428
    Website: http://www.thecreativewritersworkshop.com
    Email: creativewriting@ireland.com
  • November 9th and 10th
    Cruinniu at Glor in association with Clare Arts Office
    A two day gathering exploring how to make a living in the traditional arts
    For bookings contact Glor: 065 6843103
    Click here for full programme details (Pdf file)
  • 6th - 13th November
    Gallery at the DeValera Library
    Patrick Ryan - Photography
  • October 31st - November 18th
    Foyer of the County Museum
    Madeleine Shinnick - Paintings
  • 23rd October - November 4th
    Gallery at the DeValera Library
    Philip Brennan - Paintings
  • October 20th - November 10th
    Burren College of Art
    Functioning Forms - Vladimir Arkhapov - Mixed Media

OCTOBER:

  • October - December, 2006
    Shannon Pottery Classes
    Venue: Sylvia’s Ceramics, Ballycasey Craft Centre, Shannon
    Contact: Sylvia, 061-363935 / 086-3855894
    All courses are 8 weeks in duration
    Cost: €150 (materials included)
    6.15 – 7.45 pm & 8.00– 9.30pm, Tues. 31st October – Tues. 19th December
    6.15 – 7.45 pm & 8.00 – 9.30pm, Wed. 1st November – Wed. 20th December
  • October 31st - November 18th
    Foyer of the County Museum
    Madeleine Shinnick - Paintings
  • 29th October 2006 at 9.00 p.m.
    The Frank and Walters in Concert
    The Falls Hotel Spa Resort Ennistymon, Co.Clare
    Contact roisinnig@yahoo.com Tel: 086-1043528
    Tickets €16 available from Crosbies and Unglerts in Ennistymon and credit card bookings through Record Rack Music Store Ennis on 065-6820769
  • 27th - 30th October 2006
    WILLIE KEANE MEMORIAL WEEKEND
    Doonbeg, Co. Clare
    For general enquires and brochures, contact Margaret Dillon at 065-9055208.
    http://www.williekeanememorialweekend.com
  • 23rd October - November 4th
    Gallery at the DeValera Library
    Philip Brennan - Paintings
  • Monday, 23rd October 2006
    The Falls Hotel, Ennistymon at 8.30 p.m.
    North Clare Historical Society
    Lectures for 2006/2007: Michael Davitt by Nancy Smyth
  • October 20th - November 10th
    Burren College of Art
    Functioning Forms - Vladimir Arkhapov - Mixed Media
  • October 19th - 21st, 2006
    Shifting Ground - Rural Arts Conference
    Glor,Ennis
    Info: www.shiftingground.net or email:arts@clarelibrary.ie
  • October 14th - 15th
    Basket Making Workshops
    Tullla Stables Studios
    For enquries contact Peter Sheahan on: 065 6822198
  • Tuesday, 10th October 2006
    The Old Kilfarboy Society will be holding the first talk of its new season. This is entitled 'Secrets of the Bog Bodies' and the speaker will be Eamonn P Kelly. He will be dealing with the discoveries of these bodies made in Cavan, Meath and Offally as well as the recent finding of the Fadan More psalter in a peat bog in County Tipperary.
    The meeting will take place at The Malbay, The Square, Miltown Malbay, commencing at 8pm.
    The talk is open to all, but those attending will be able to take advantage of becoming new members should they wish to do so.
  • 2nd October 2006
    Book Launch of ‘Many Changes in My Lifetime’ by Joseph Neylon in Clare Museum, Ennis 11.30 am
    Launch will be performed by Tony Killeen TD, Minister for Labour Affairs.
    All are welcome to attend.
  • September 30th - October 1st
    Basket Making Workshops
    Tullla Stables Studios
    For enquries contact Peter Sheahan on: 065 6822198
  • September 29th - October 1st
    Seisiun na hEireann
    Quin Village
    For further info see: www.besttradsession.com
  • 25th Septmber – 6th October 2006
    Foyer of the County Museum, Ennis
    Photographic exhibition by Patrick Ryan
  • September 4th - October 13th, 2006
    Cassidy’s Pub, Carron Co Clare
    CROSS LAND PROJECT
    Local Artist Deirdre O’Mahony will be running a temporary office in Cassidy’s Pub in Carron Co Clare every Monday and Wednesday evening from 7-9pm.
    The artist is doing a temporary public artwork for Clare County Council called CROSS LAND where she will cut a large X from the hazel scrub in Fahee north near Carron.
    The object of the project is to research and reveal the complex elements, which have led to the spread of the scrub in the area and use this public art intervention to raise awareness of the problems facing rural communities. All comments, stories and contributions are welcome.

SEPTEMBER:

  • September - October, 2006
    Shannon Pottery Classes
    Venue: Sylvia’s Ceramics, Ballycasey Craft Centre, Shannon
    Contact: Sylvia, 061-363935 / 086-3855894
    All courses are 8 weeks in duration
    Cost: €150 (materials included)
    6.15 – 7.45 pm & 8.00 – 9.30 pm, Mon. 4th September – Mon. 23rd October
    6.15 – 7.45 pm & 8.00 – 9.30 pm, Tues. 5th September – Tues. 24th October
    8.15 – 9.45 pm, Wed. 6th September – Wed. 25th October
  • 29th September - October 1st
    Seisiun na hEireann
    Quin Village
    For further info see: www.besttradsession.com
  • Arts & Crafts Exhibition
    Quin Community Hall
    10 a.m.- 5 p.m. September 30th, 2006
    In association with Seisiún na hÉireann. For further information contact Helen Lowe on 065 6825485.
  • 25th Septmber – 6th October 2006
    Foyer of the County Museum, Ennis
    Photographic exhibition by Patrick Ryan
  • Monday, 25th September 2006
    The Falls Hotel, Ennistymon at 8.30 p.m.
    North Clare Historical Society
    Lectures for 2006/2007:
    The 12th Century High Crosses of Kilfenora and elsewhere in Clare by Dr. Peter Harbison
  • Sunday, 24th September 2006
    OLD KILFARBOY SOCIETY
    The Old Kilfarboy Society will be holding the last walk of the year when Maura Egan will give a guided walk entitled 'Highlights of Doonbeg'. It will start at Doonbeg Church at 2.00 p.m. and heavy footwear is advised.
    There will be a charge of €5 to cover the cost of insurance.
    Further information is available from Meabh on 087-6553690
  • September 23rd - 24th
    Basket Making Workshops
    Tullla Stables Studios
    For enquries contact Peter Sheahan on: 065 6822198
  • September 8th - 29th, 2006
    Sugán Chair Restaurant, Ennistymon
    An exhibition of new works by Kevin Mulligan
    For further information contact http://www.kevinmulligan.net
  • September 4th - October 13th, 2006
    Cassidy’s Pub, Carron Co Clare
    CROSS LAND PROJECT
    Local Artist Deirdre O’Mahony will be running a temporary office in Cassidy’s Pub in Carron Co Clare every Monday and Wednesday evening from 7-9pm.
    The artist is doing a temporary public artwork for Clare County Council called CROSS LAND where she will cut a large X from the hazel scrub in Fahee north near Carron.
    The object of the project is to research and reveal the complex elements, which have led to the spread of the scrub in the area and use this public art intervention to raise awareness of the problems facing rural communities. All comments, stories and contributions are welcome.
  • 2nd - 24th September, 2006
    Recent Paintings by Denise Ryan and Henry Morgan
    The Russell Gallery, New Quay, Burrin, Co. Clare. T: 065-7078185
    www.russellgallery.net
  • 1st - 3rd
    Moyasta
    ELLEN GALVIN TRADITIONAL MUSIC WEEK-END
    Information email maryhaughmoyasta@eircom.net

AUGUST:

  • Thursday 31 August 8.00pm
    Burren Archaeology Presentation & Book Signing with Carleton Jones
    Celebrating Heritage week at Burrenbeo
    Spaces are limited- reservations are essential.
    E-mail info@burrenbeo.com, call 091-638096 or sign up at Shop Desk in Kinvara.
  • Wednesday 30 August
    Burren NatureArt Workshop With Gordan D'Arcy
    2 Sessions--11am & 2.00pm
    FOR KIDS!
    Celebrating Heritage week at Burrenbeo
    Spaces are limited- reservations are essential.
    E-mail info@burrenbeo.com, call 091-638096 or sign up at Shop Desk in Kinvara.
  • Tuesday 29th August at 8.00pm
    Conservation on the Burren
    An Illustrated Talk by BurrenLIFE
    Celebrating Heritage week at Burrenbeo
    Spaces are limited- reservations are essential.
    E-mail info@burrenbeo.com, call 091-638096 or sign up at Shop Desk in Kinvara.
  • Monday 28th August at 8.00pm
    A walk around Kinvara: Images and Folklore
    An Illustrated talk by Caoilte Breathnach
    Celebrating Heritage week at Burrenbeo
    Spaces are limited- reservations are essential.
    E-mail info@burrenbeo.com, call 091-638096 or sign up at Shop Desk in Kinvara.
  • Saturday August 19th - Saturday August 26th, 2006
    Merriman Summer School - Michael Cusack and his Times
    The Spa Wells, Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare
    For further information contact: eolas@merriman.ie or by telephone during office hours
    on 086 3820671
  • Saturday August 19th - Saturday August 26th, 2006
    Timeless Images Art Exhibition
    The Spa Wells, Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare
    Exhibitors: Tom Greaney, Roger McCarthy, Paul Grimes, Doreen Drennan, Maryangela Keane, Andy McCarthy, Jenny McCarthy, Tomas O'Maoldomhnaigh
    Contact: infor@doreendrennan.com Tel: 065 7074300
  • August 14th - 26th
    Gallery at the DeValera Library, Ennis
    Exhibition of paintings by John Hanrahan and Shelagh Honan
  • Sunday August 13th
    Mullagh Show Society Open Sports
    At Mullagh Community Sports Field
  • 11th - 30th August, 2006
    Carl Vetter - Photographs
    The Russell Gallery, New Quay, Burrin, Co. Clare. T: 065-7078185
    www.russellgallery.net
  • August 10th - 14th
    Feakle International Traditional Music Festival
    www.feaklefestival.ie
  • Tuesday 8th - Friday 11th August
    Childrens Art and Craft classes - week long summer camps
    10am - 12pm (5-7 yr olds); 2pm - 4pm (8-12 yr olds)
    Venue: Glor
    Cost: €50 Per Child
    For further details or to book a place please contact Rosaleen Hinchy 087-9592069
  • August 6th - Old Kilfarboy Society will be holding its next outing. The title of the event, which will be a guided geological walk at the Bridges of Ross, will be 'Hazards of West Clare'. It will be led by Dr. Martin McKeon. Those wishing to attend should meet at 2 p.m at the Bridges of Ross. Anybody needing a lift should be at the Church Carpark, Miltown Malbay at 1 p.m. Walking shoes are strongly recommended. The fee will be €5 per adult. Further information can be obtained from Meabh Ni Fhuarthain on 087 655 3690.
  • August 4th - 6th
    Scariff Harbour Festival
    Tel: 061 - 921028
    E-mail: homeara@gofree.indigo.ie

JULY:

  • July 31st - August 4th
    Summer Music on the Shannon - Classical Music Studies and Performance
    Ennis
    Tel: 065 - 7087566
    E-mail: summermusic@iol.ie
    www.summermusicontheshannon.com
  • July 31st - August 12th
    Gallery at the DeValera Library, Ennis
    Exhibition of paintings by Inis Artists Group
  • July 28th: Andrew MacNamara (button accordion), Michael Landers (guitar) & Mark Donnellan (fiddle)
    1 – 2pm, Tulla Stables Artist studios, Tulla
    Riches of Clare: A series of free lunchtime concerts taking place throughout Clare organised by the County Arts Office
    Contact info: Clare Arts Office 065-6846267
    Finola Ryan, Co-ordinator 087-4199293
  • July 27th - 28th, 2006
    Brian Merriman Celebrations, Ennistymon
    Art exhibition and handing over of Merriman Sculpture to Clare County Council organised by the Brian Merriman Art group.
    Further information contact: Kevin Mulligan 087-7792119
    Email: kevin@kevinmulligan.net
    Website: www.kevinmulligan.net
  • July 26th: Carmel O’Dea (fiddle), Teresa O’Dea (concertina), Noely Ryan (guitar) & Derek Hickey (button accordion)
    1 – 2pm, Peppers, Feakle
    Riches of Clare: A series of free lunchtime concerts taking place throughout Clare organised by the County Arts Office
    Contact info: Clare Arts Office 065-6846267
    Finola Ryan, Co-ordinator 087-4199293
  • July 24th - August 18th, 2006
    The Foyer at the County Museum, Ennis
    Exhibition of paintings by Ross McNamara
  • July 22nd - 24th: Woodland Skills Event - by the shores of Lough Derg on the Shannon.
    CELT (Centre for Environmental Living and Training) - the East Clare based national charity for education and training in environment, sustainability, traditional skills and ecology - will host their big Summer in the Woods skills-training event over the weekend of 22nd / 23rd / 24th July at Bealkelly Wood, Tuamgraney, Co.Clare.
  • July 21st: Claire Keville (concertina), Pat O'Connor (fiddle) and Terence O'Reilly (guitar)
    1 – 2pm, Sweeney Memorial Public Library, Kilkee
    Riches of Clare: A series of free lunchtime concerts taking place throughout Clare organised by the County Arts Office
    Contact info: Clare Arts Office 065-6846267
    Finola Ryan, Co-ordinator 087-4199293
  • July 19th: Karol Lynch (banjo), Michael ‘Blackie’ O’Connell (pipes), Cyril O Donoghue (bouzouki) & Richie Lyons (bodhrán)
    1 – 2pm, Sean Lemass Library, Shannon
    Riches of Clare: A series of free lunchtime concerts taking place throughout Clare organised by the County Arts Office
    Contact info: Clare Arts Office 065-6846267
    Finola Ryan, Co-ordinator 087-4199293
  • July 19th - 21st
    Scoil Samhradh Inis Cathaigh
    Kilrush
    Tel: Joe Searson 065 - 7087875 or Anne Hayes 065 - 6834158
  • July 17th - 29th, 2006
    Gallery at the DeValera Library, Ennis
    Exhibition of paintings by Lindsey Power
  • July 17th - July 21st
    Samba Summer Week
    Ennistymon
    Tel: Andrew Collins 065 - 7178922
    E-mail: playingwithsound@eircom.net
  • July 16th - guided coastal walk of The Burren:
    On Sunday July 16th The Old Kilfarboy Society is organising a guided coastal walk of The Burren titled "Old Stones, Showy Flowers and Hardy Cattle". The guide is Tony Kirby and the fee will be €10 for adults. Those wishing to attend should meet at Ballinalacken Castle, (on the coast road north from Doolin, or from Lisdoonvarna going to Fanore)at 2pm.
    Lifts will be available as usual from Miltown Church car park at 1pm. Good footwear is essential. Further enquiries from Meabh at 087-6553690.
  • July 12th: Kevin Crawford (flute), James Cullinane (fiddle) & Mick Conneely (bouzouki / fiddle)
    1 – 2pm, Riches of Clare Museum, Ennis
    Riches of Clare: A series of free lunchtime concerts taking place throughout Clare organised by the County Arts Office
    Contact info: Clare Arts Office 065-6846267
    Finola Ryan, Co-ordinator 087-4199293
  • July 10th - 23rd, 2006
    Clarecastle
    Ceili at the Crossroads
    For further info Tel: 065 - 6820232
  • July 8th: Clare County Council hosts free course on Shannon’s wildlife.
    The local community in Shannon is being called upon to play its part in maintaining and increasing wildlife in the town and surrounding areas. On Saturday July 8th, Clare County Council will host a free course open to anyone with an interest in wildlife. The two-hour course forms part of a local authority project established to help communities take action for wildlife in their locality.
  • July 5th: David O’Brien (flute), Maebh Boyd (fiddle), Jack Tatly (concertina) & Stephen Carroll (accordion)
    1 – 2pm, Riches of Clare Museum, Ennis
    Riches of Clare: A series of free lunchtime concerts taking place throughout Clare organised by the County Arts Office
    Contact info: Clare Arts Office 065-6846267
    Finola Ryan, Co-ordinator 087-4199293
  • July 3rd - 15th, 2006
    Gallery at the DeValera Library, Ennis
    Exhibition of paintings by Sarah Foust
  • July 2nd, 2006
    Ennis Street Festival
    Ennis Town Centre
  • July 1st - 30th
    ‘THIRTY-ONE, THIRTY’ a Celebration. Russell Gallery in New Quay
    Ballyvaughan artist Manus Walsh celebrates thirty years in the Burren
    For further information telephone 065-7078185
    All exhibitions are available online: www.russellgallery.net
  • July 1st - 9th
    34th Willie Clancy Summer School
    1st July - 9th July 2006
    Miltown Malbay, Co Clare, Ireland. More info >>

JUNE:

  • June 30th - July 2nd
    Feile Brian Boru
    Killaloe
  • June 28th: Denis Liddy (fiddle), Brid O’Gorman (flute), Dermot Lernihan (button accordion) & Martin Dermody (guitar)
    1 – 2pm, Riches of Clare Museum, Ennis
    Riches of Clare: A series of free lunchtime concerts taking place throughout Clare organised by the County Arts Office
    Contact info: Clare Arts Office 065-6846267
    Finola Ryan, Co-ordinator 087-4199293
  • June 26th - July 15th, 2006
    The Foyer at the County Museum, Ennis
    Exhibition of photographs by Ilsa Thielan.
  • June 25th, 2006
    On Sunday, 25th June The Old Kilfarboy Society will be holding the second of its Summer events with a guided visit to Inis Meáin
    (Inishmaan), the central Aran Island. The tour starts at Doolin Pier at 9.00am and returns at 3.30, giving 4 hours on the island. Lifts will be available for those needing them. We suggest that anybody attending should bring a packed lunch. The cost will be €34 per adult and €20 for each child. Pre booking is strongly advised; this may be done by contacting Meabh Ni Fhuarthain on 087 655 3690.
    The event is totally dependent on the weather being favourable.
  • June 21st, 2006
    Scattery Island, Kilrush
    Clog an Chlair
    A temporary work of public art by Aileen Lambers
    Commissioned under the Ground Up programme
    Clare County Council Arts Office 2006
  • June 21st: Joan Hanrahan (fiddle), Gearoid OhAllmhurain (concertina), Seamus Hynes (flute) & Geraldine Cotter (piano)
    1 – 2pm, Riches of Clare Museum, Ennis
    Riches of Clare: A series of free lunchtime concerts taking place throughout Clare organised by the County Arts Office
    Contact info: Clare Arts Office 065-6846267
    Finola Ryan, Co-ordinator 087-4199293
  • June 19th - July 1st, 2006
    The gallery Space at DeValera Library, Ennis
    An exhibition of paintings by Mary Vernon.
  • June 18th - July 7th
    The Living Tradition: Field Studies in Irish Culture
    Oidhreacht an Chlair, Miltown Malbay
    Tel: Dona de Barra 064 - 7084156
    E-mail: bonina@eircom.net
    www.oac.ie
  • June 17th, 2006
    So You Want to Be a Writer! - Workshop
    Glor Irish Music Centre
    Presented by the Western Writers Centre in association with Clare Arts Office
  • June 14th: Tola Custy (fiddle), Alan Kelly (piano accordion), John Kelly (flute) & Michael Rooney (harp)
    1 – 2pm, Riches of Clare Museum, Ennis
    Riches of Clare: A series of free lunchtime concerts taking place throughout Clare organised by the County Arts Office
    Contact info: Clare Arts Office 065-6846267
    Finola Ryan, Co-ordinator 087-4199293
  • Friday, 9th June, 2006 at 8 p.m.
    Art at the Park, Killanena, Co. Clare
    Concert!!
    Beautiful traditional fidle with Manus McGuire, and some wonderful
    trad singing with Helen Hayes, in the studio at Art at the Park.
    Tel: 061 - 925975.
    www.artatthepark.net.
    Email: artatthepark@eircom.net
  • June 7th: Mike Butler (button accordion), Anne Marie McCormack (fiddle) & Maurice Coyle (guitar)
    1 – 2pm, Riches of Clare Museum, Ennis
    Riches of Clare: A series of free lunchtime concerts taking place throughout Clare organised by the County Arts Office
    Contact info: Clare Arts Office 065-6846267
    Finola Ryan, Co-ordinator 087-4199293
  • June 5th - 24th, 2006
    The Foyer at the County Museum, Ennis
    Group exhibition by Inis Artists.
  • June 2nd to Friday June 16th, 2006
    De Valera Gallery at Ennis Library
    Pneuma
    An exhibition of video, photography and drawing by Diarmuid and Ivan Twohig
  • June 2nd - 5th, 2006
    Doonbeg International Jazz Festival
    Contact: 065 - 9055039 or Email: jazz@doonbeginfo.com
    http://www.doonbeginfo.com

MAY:

  • May 31st: Josephine Marsh (button accordion), Mick Kinsella (mouth organ), Kitty Hayes (concertina) & Maurice Coyle (guitar)
    1 – 2pm, Resource Centre, Miltown Malbay
    Riches of Clare: A series of free lunchtime concerts taking place throughout Clare organised by the County Arts Office
    Contact info: Clare Arts Office 065-6846267
    Finola Ryan, Co-ordinator 087-4199293
  • Sunday, May 28th, 2006.
    Art at the Park, Killanena, Co. Clare
    EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS BY STUDENTS
    and local artists, including Krystyna Pomeroy (papier mache sculpture), Colin Johnson (bronze sculpture),
    Jean Regan (drawings and oils), Mark Smith (pastels), Cheryll Kinsley-Potter (oils), Christy MacNamara
    (photography), Shona McGilivary(Jewellery) and Julie Douglas (drawings, watercolours)
    Contact: Tel: 061 - 925975.
    www.artatthepark.net.
    Email: artatthepark@eircom.net
  • May 27th to June 5th, 2006
    Iniscealtra Festival of Arts:
    Brochure (PDF)
    Welcome to the Festival
    Exhibitions at the Festival
    Music at the Festival
  • May 27th, 2006
    CLARE BIODIVERSITY DAY

    2 p.m. Dromore Wood Nature Reserve, Ruan, Co. Clare.
  • May 24th: Londubh – featuring Sean Tyrrell (banjo / bouzouki / vocals), Siobhan Peoples (fiddle), Christy Barry (flute / whistle) & Paul Dooley (wire strung harp)
    1 – 2pm, Vaughan’s Barn, Kilfenora
    Riches of Clare: A series of free lunchtime concerts taking place throughout Clare organised by the County Arts Office
    Contact info: Clare Arts Office 065-6846267
    Finola Ryan, Co-ordinator 087-4199293
  • May 23rd, 2006
    Information Day for Migrants
    Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis from 4pm - 8.30pm
    With presentations in Arabic, Polish, Russian, English and French
    For further information contact 065 - 6841221
  • 21st - 29th May 2006
    Ennis Fleadh Nua
    Introduction
    The Fleadh Down in Ennis - The Original of the Species
    Come Dancing
    Concerts and Recitals
    Scoil Fleadh Nua
    http://www.fleadhnua.com/
  • Saturday & Sunday, May 20th and 21st, 2006.
    Art at the Park, Killanena, Co. Clare
    Saturday - Landscape on location.
    Sunday - Botanical Painting.
    Tel: 061 - 925975.
    www.artatthepark.net.
    Email: artatthepark@eircom.net
  • May 20th - June 17th
    The "Sugan Chair" Ennistymon
    Exhibition of Paintings by Christina Watkins
  • May 18th - June 10th, 2006
    Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon
    Photographs and sculpture exhibition by Pat Ryan
  • Sunday, May 14th, 2006.
    Art at the Park, Killanena, Co. Clare
    Life drawing.
    Tel: 061 - 925975.
    www.artatthepark.net.
    Email: artatthepark@eircom.net
  • May 8th - 27th, 2006
    The gallery Space at DeValera Library, Ennis
    Exhibition of paintings by Caitriona Sheedy.
  • May 6th - June 3rd, 2006
    Simplicity and Change
    An exhibition of photography by Rosaleen Hinchy
    Foyer of the County Museum, Ennis
  • May 6th - 31st, 2006.
    The Meeting of Minds
    An exhibition by Tim Humphries (prints) and Darren White (Sculptures),

    Tulla Stables, Co. Clare.
  • Saturday & Sunday, May 6th and 7th, 2006.
    Art at the Park, Killanena, Co. Clare
    Saturday - Painting trees on location.
    Sunday - Portrait drawing.
    Tel: 061 - 925975.
    www.artatthepark.net.
    Email: artatthepark@eircom.net
  • May 4th - 24th
    Tides Gallery, Liscannor
    Pints of View - An exhibition of paintings by Eamonn Doyle
    Sunlight streams through a window, filtered by aged glass, it strikes a pint. As it passes through that glass it illuminates; the glass itself, the dull glowing stout inside, the polished table below, the unusual thought unspoken.At this moment, the pub is not about music or song or boisterous laughing chatter; that comes later. The paintings in this exhibition capture the calm and stillness of an afternoon in an Irish Pub.The selection of pubs from Ennistymon, Lahinch, Liscannor, Miltown Malbay, Doolin and Moher which are represented here, as well as others in the area, still have time for these moments. Please enjoy these images sensibly, or not.
  • 1st - 31st May
    Bealtaine Festival
    Celebrating Creativity in Older Age

APRIL:

  • April 18th - May 6th, 2006
    The Gallery Space at DeValera Library, Ennis
    An exhibition by Martin Rayman
  • April 3rd - 28th, 2006
    Dr. Patrick Hillery Library, Miltown Malbay from
    An exhibition of photography by Patrick Ryan
  • April 3rd - 14th, 2006
    The gallery Space at DeValera Library, Ennis
    Exhibition of paintings by Helene English.
  • Saturday 1st April at 7.30 p.m.
    Russell Gallery, New Quay
    Book Launching of Fergus Brogan's humorous novel
    '/SUB-TEXT: Willie Penwright dots an i /'
    The book will be launched by journalist, broadcaster and writer Seamus Martin.
    Music by Brian and Camille Tuomey.

MARCH:

  • Friday 31st March at 8.30 p.m.
    Teach Ceoil, Corofin
    Sean O Se and guests.
    Tickets and information from Peggy O'Reilly 065-6837762.
    Tickets are €10, and can be purchased on the door on the night, but booking is advised.
  • Friday 31st March at 7.30 p.m.
    Russell Gallery, New Quay
    A new exhibition of paintings by artist Charles Harper
    Reception to be opened by Mike Fitzpatrick,Director of the Limerick City gallery of Art.
    Music by Eileen Fleming (harp) and Gaie Steward (fiddle and guitar).
    The exhibition will run until the 26th April
  • Tuesday 28th MARCH, The Old Kilfarboy Society presents THE IRISH ORDNANCE SURVEY: HISTORY, CULTURE AND MEMORY, by GILLIAN O'DOHERTY
    The Malbay, The Square, Miltown Malbay commencing at 8 pm, all welcome
  • March 27th - April 29th, 2006
    The Foyer at the County Museum, Ennis
    Exhibition of work by Padraic Casey.
  • Clare Drama Festival
    Community College Hall, Scariff, Co. Clare
    59th Festival which runs from Thursday 23rd March to Saturday 1st. April 2006.
    Full details can be had on www.adci.ie/clare.htm
  • March 20th - April 1st, 2006
    The gallery Space at DeValera Library, Ennis
    Exhibition of paintings by Carmel Doherty.
  • March 4th - 26th, 2006.
    Paintings and Sculptures by Selma McCormack
    Russell Gallery, New Quay, Co.Clare
    Info: www.russellgallery.net
  • Tuesday 14th MARCH, The Old Kilfarboy Society presents AN EVENING WITH MARTY O'MALLEY introduced by TOM MUNNELLY.
    The Malbay, The Square, Miltown Malbay commencing at 8 pm, all welcome
  • March 6th - 25th, 2006
    The Foyer at the County Museum, Ennis
    Exhibition of paintings by Lindsey Power.
  • March 6th - 18th, 2006
    The gallery Space at DeValera Library, Ennis
    Exhibition of paintings by John Lane.
  • March 8th, 2006 1p.m - 12 midnight
    Temple Gate Hotel
    International Women's Day Celebrations featuring Art, Poetry, Singing & Dance
    Organised by the Clare Women's Network
    Info: 065-6828731
  • Saturday 4 March 2006, 8pm
    Venue: Dánlann an Chláir, Ennis
    Tickets: €12, available at the door. Tel. 065-6829497
    Promoted by Coláiste Muire, Ennis
    Pre-concert performance: A performance by students in Coláiste Muire, Ennis School Choir will take place before the concert - supported by the County Arts Office.
  • The National Chamber Choir of Ireland
    Spring Tour: All creatures mainly small
    Conductor David Brophy
  • Thursday 2nd March to Monday 6th March 2006
    5th Annual Corofin Traditional Festival www.corofintradfest.com
  • March 3rd, 2006
    Launch of TRADITIONAL GROUP RESIDENCY& SEACHTAIN NA GAEILGE
    Glor Irish Music Centre, Ennis, Co.Clare 8 p.m.

FEBRUARY:

  • Friday 24th - Sunday 26th, February
    Russell Memorial Weekend, Doolin
    Further Information http://www.michorussellweekend.ie/
    Email: info@michorussellweekend.ie
    Telephone 065-7074595, 7074168, 7074328, 7074133
  • Tuesday 14th FEBRUARY, The Old Kilfarboy Society presents THE TOWER HOUSES OF WEST CLARE by RISTEARD UA CROININ.
    The Malbay, The Square, Miltown Malbay commencing at 8 pm, all welcome
  • February 13th - March 4th, 2006
    The Gallery Space at DeValera Library, Ennis
    Exhibition of paintings by Sinead Hayes.

JANUARY:

  • January 29th, 2006
    Poet and author Michael Coady with Anne McNamara, Tulla Branch Librarian, on the occasion of Michael's reading in Tulla.
  • January 27th - February 3rd, 2006
    The Foyer at the County Museum, Ennis
    Exhibition of paintings by Cillian Boyd.
  • January 26th
    COUNTY CLARE THATCH SURVEY
    Presentation on the Survey of Thatch Structures in County Clare.
    The Event will be held Water Park House, Drumbiggle at Ennis Town Council Offices on Thursday the 26th January at 7.30 pm.
    7.30-7.40 pm Congella McGuire, Heritage Officer, Clare County Council: Introduction, Aims and Process of the Thatch Survey.
    7.40-8.00pm Carrig Conservation Consultants: Approach and Research to the Thatch Survey in County Clare
    8.00-8.30pm Dick Oram Thatch Consultant: Thatch in Ireland
    8.30-8.45pm Risteard UaCroinin, Conservation Officer Clare County Council: Conservation Grants and Planning Implications
    All Welcome
  • January 23rd - February 11th, 2006
    The Gallery Space at DeValera Library, Ennis
    Exhibition of paintings by Thomas Delohery.
  • Friday, January 20th, 2006 at 7.30 p.m.
    Tulla Public Library
    Michael Coady, poet will be reading as part of the Writers in Libraries programme.
  • January 14th & 15th, 2006
    The Creative Writer's Workshop with Irene Graham (Advanced)
    Holywell, Ballyvaughan
    Cost: €125
    Email: irene@indigo.ie
    Mobile: 086-2523428
  • Saturday 14th and Saturday 21st January 2006, from 12 noon to 2 pm
    Public viewing of new Courthouse Studios, Ennistymon.
    The Courthouse Studios are inviting expressions of interest from professional artists who wish to rent workspaces/studios.
    For application form and further details please write to: The Secretary, Courthouse Studios, Parliament Street, Ennistymon, County Clare.
    Closing date for applications: 31st January 2006
    Ennistymon Courthouse Studios is a studio resource for professional artists comprising of five studios of varying size. One studio includes dark room facilities. The studios are part of a larger complex, which includes an art gallery and music rehearsal space and is run by Ennistymon Heritage Ltd, a non profit-making voluntary organization.
  • On Tuesday, 10th January The Old Kilfarboy Society will be presenting the first talk of 2006.
    The topic will be THE ARCHEOLOGICAL EXCAVATIONS IN ADVANCE OF THE ENNIS BY-PASS, a subject that should be of interest to all living in West Clare. The speaker will be Kate Taylor, one of the team working on the project.
    The talk will be held at The Malbay, The Square, Miltown Malbay and will commence at 8pm. All are welcome
  • January 5th - 20th, 2006
    The Gallery Space in DeValera Library, Ennis
    Exhibition of photographs by Carsten Krieger


See http://www.glor.ie for events at Glór Irish Music Centre, Ennis
See http://www.burrencollege.ie/ for events at the Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan
See http://www.burrenpaintingcentre.com for courses at O'Neill's Burren Painting Centre, Lisdoonvarna
See http://www.burrenpaintingcentre.com and http://www.artatthepark.net for courses at Art at the Park, Killanena

See also: Events Calendar 2005, Events Calendar 2004, Events Calendar 2003, Events Calendar 2002, Events Calendar 2001 and Current Events Calendar

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