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County Clare Events Calendar 2018

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October 2018

Wednesday, 3rd October 2018
Film Screening - Western
Cultúrlann Sweeney, Kilkee

Western is a 2017 subtitled film. Club Cert. A group of German construction workers sent to build a hydroelectric power plant set upcamp on the outskirts of a remote Bulgarian village. Tensions within the group start to rise when former legionnaire Meinhard sets himself apart from his colleagues by making a connection with the villagers. But matters finally come to a head when the white horse that Meinhard has borrowed from townsman Adrian goes missing. Using non-actors in all of the roles, award-winning director Grisebach subtly and intelligently explores the dynamics of all-male environments, as well as themes of national pride and cultural difference in this memorable and unique contemporary western. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets €5, Seniors €4. To book ring 065 9060769 or online at

4th – 26th October 2018
Momoiro by Deirdre Carr
Cultúrlann Sweeney, Kilkee & Clare Museum, Ennis

Clare Arts Office are proud to present ‘’ Momoiro’’ a visceral and thought provoking visual art exhibition and collection of poems by artist & poet Deirdre Carr. Opening from the 4th of October ‘’Momoiro’’ will be launched consecutively in both the Clare Museum in Ennis and at Cultúrlann Sweeney Gallery in Kilkee. Each venue will present a specific integrative element of the artist’s collection of work. Within ‘’ Momoiro’’ the artist explores her own personal experience of breast cancer through illustrative tropes, symbols and metaphors. Both exhibitions run from the 4th - 27th of October. Everyone is welcome to attend and these events are free to the public.

Sturday 6th October 2018
'Forever Young' choir performance - Positive Ageing Week
Ennis Friary, 2.30pm to 3.30pm

The 'Forever Young' choir sing in the oldest building in Ennis, the OPW Ennis Friary. The choir are group of ‘mature’ men and women who came together a decade ago to prove that age is no barrier to making sweet music. This event is run in conjunction with Positive Ageing Week 2018.
Admission is free and all are welcome.

10th – 27th October
A Mindful of Mandala’s hosted by a Circle of Stiches
Scariff Library Gallery

A Mindful of Mandalas is a collaborative crochet art project which will coincide with World Mental Health Day on the 10th October to highlight the positive effects crochet and community groups can have on personal mental health and wellbeing.
Crocheters from around Ireland have contributed to this exhibition, sharing their skills and thoughts on what the art of crochet means to them.
The exhibition has been organised by A Circle of Stitches, a stitch group who meet weekly in Scariff Library, County Clare, to help show that colour, repetition, creating and completing something can contribute to a feeling of wellbeing, and that community groups can combat loneliness and offer a chance to share skills and to connect to others, enhancing quality of life. The exhibition runs from the 10th – 27th of October. This is a free event and open to all members of the public.
For further details contact Wendy Seviour:

11th - 14th October 2018
Ennis Food Festival
Various Locations around Ennis

Celebrate everything food from Co Clare and beyond at the Ennis Food Festival weekend from 11-14 October 2018.
Eat your way through the weekend at the Bike Buffet, Local Artisan Food Market, Chocolate Adventure & Eat My Shop Food Trail and many other events in Ennis restaurants and food venues.
Even artists are celebrating our rich foodie culture with Fruit & Veg Art Exhibition and Still Life painting workshop for children.
For more details visit

12th – 14th October 2018
Kincora Trad Fest
Killaloe and Ballina, Co. Clare.

The sixth Kincora Trad Fest will take place over the weekend of the 12th – 14th October in Killaloe and Ballina.
The festival takes its name from the ‘Palace of Kincora’ the home of the High King of Ireland Brian Ború which stood on ‘The Green’ in the heritage village of Killaloe.
Come along and enjoy a packed program of music, song and dance workshops, concerts, sessions and more.
For more details visit

17th October – 6th November 2018
Modern Portrait by Brian O Shaughnessy
Scariff Library Gallery

Brian O’Shaughnessy born in 1965 attended Tuamgraney National School where he first became interested in drawing. Brian went on to attend Scarriff Community College and continued with his drawing. In 2009, he applied to and was accepted on the Art and Design course at Limerick College of Further Education where he successfully completed FETAC levels 5 and 6 in 2010 and 2011. Brian has exhibited in galleries in Scarriff, Kilkee and Ennis and he took part in a group exhibition in Limerick. For the past two years Brian has concentrated on original works of which form this exhibition. He is a member of Visual Artists Ireland. Contact details:

24th - 25th October 2018
The Burren Food Fayre
The Pavilion (Town Hall) Lisdoonvarna

Taste Withoug Waste is the theme of the Burren Food Fayre which will be held on October bank holiday weekend and has a range of local Artisan Food Producers, cookery demonstrations, talks and tastings.
The Burren MASTERCHEF competition is one highlight with categories for Secondary Schools and Adults, all are invited to participate – fabulous prizes to be won!
Visit for more details.

25th - 28th October 2018
Burren Winterage Weekend
Various locations in the Burren, Co. Clare.

The Burren Winterage Weekend will be held between 25th-28th October 2018. Events will take place in various locations across the Burren and will celebrate not only the unique farming traditions of the Burren, but also highlight, celebrate and support the broader significance of pastoral farming in shaping much of the Irish landscape.
This vibrant and culturally rich community festival is coordinated by the Burrenbeo Trust and supported local businesses, donations of times and venues and the general public.
For more details visit:

26th -29th October 2018
Willie Keane Memorial Weekend
Doonbeg, Co. Clare.

The 17th Annual Willie Keane Memorial Weekend take place in Doonbeg over the Bank Holiday weekend. Willie Keane was Doonbeg's best known personality and a great exponent of traditional dancing.
There will be sessions in all the pubs over the weekend, dancing, Sean Nos singing, music and craic from Friday 25th to Monday 29th October. Shaskeen will play a concert in the community hall on Saturday 26th.
For more details visit

See for events at Glór Irish Music Centre, Ennis
See for events at the Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan
See for courses at O'Neill's Burren Painting Centre, Lisdoonvarna
See and for courses at Art at the Park, Killanena

See also: Events Calendar 2017, Events Calendar 2016, Events Calendar 2015, Events Calendar 2014,

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