Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Events in Co.Clare

April   Events Co.Clare  2014

•4th - 6th April 2014

2nd Kincora Traditional Weekend, Killaloe Ballina

 Concerts, recitals, workshops on traditional Irish music, song and dance. Contact Mike Hackett, 00353 86 0529278 and mikehackett@live.ie and www.kincoratradweekend.com

•6th April 2014

‘Heading out over Blackhead’ With Mary Howard, a Burrenbeo Trust walk.

 2pm at St Patricks Church, Fanore.

 Join the Burrenbeo Trust at Blackhead for a chance to explore the green road, the fort at Cathair Dhuin Irghuis, views of Galway Bay and much, much more led by Mary Howard, local walking guide, heritage enthusiast and Burrenbeo Trust Director. Please wear strong walking shoes, warm waterproof clothes and bring water / snacks. No dogs allowed. The walk is open to everyone, although a reasonable level of fitness is required. It is free for Burrenbeo Trust Members and a donation of €5 is suggested from non-members. For more information please email communications@burrenbeo.com or phone  091 638096  .

•11th - 13th April 2014

Consairtín, The National Concertina Convention, Old Ground Hotel, Ennis

 Consairtín 2014 is a celebration of the concertina in traditional Irish music. This event provides a platform for enthusiasts of all ages to gather in an environment that will encourage learning, discussion, performance and fun. Contact Áine Hensey / Tim Collins 00353 86 2612127 and ainehensey@gmail.com and timncollins@eircom.net and http://www.consairtin.ie/programme/4578617099

•11th - 13th April 2014

Brian Ború Millennium Commemorations, Killaloe Ballina

 Come along and enjoy re-enactments, pageantry, clan gatherings and the launch of the National Brian Ború Trail featuring the key Ború sites of Killaloe Ballina, Cashel, Clontarf and Armagh. Contact Úna Kierse 00353 86 8035157 and 2014@killaloeballina.ie and www.killaloeballina.ie/festivals-events/ and www.facebook.com/killaloeballina.ie

•19th - 20th April 2014

A Welcome to the Vikings, Killaloe Ballina

 A family fun-filled weekend celebrating our strong Viking links through Brian Ború, featuring music, a Brian Ború easter egg hunt, and a Guinness World Record attempt to have ‘The Most Vikings in One Place’. Contact 2014@killaloeballina.ie and www.killaloeballina.ie and www.facebook.com/killaloeballina.ie

•20th April 2014

Our Native Woodlands as known to Brian Ború, a CELT Guided Walk

 Tuamgraney

 A Centre for Environmental Living and Training guided walk in woodlands near Tuamgraney, home to the magnificent ‘Brian Ború Oak’ thought to have been a sapling when Brian Ború and his army camped in this area. Registration by text or email is essential. Contact Bob Wilson at 00353 87 6324644 and info@celtnet.org and www.celtnet.org

 

•25th - 28th April 2014

Kilfenora Traditional Music Festival, Kilfenora

 The festival includes sessions with some of Ireland´s finest traditional musicians and singers, a gala concert, evening céilís, mass with traditional music and a Sunday open-air céilí with the world-famous Kilfenora Céilí Band in its 105th year. Contact John Morgan, Andy Lambert at 00353 87 6896600 and jvmorgan1@eircom.net and andrewlambert@eircom.net and www.kilfenoraclare.com

•27th April 2014

The Pop-Up Garden Community Challenge at Clare Garden Festival 2014

 The Pop-Up Garden Community Challenge at Clare Garden Festival 2014 aims to support Community Organisations, Charities, Community Gardens, Tidy Towns Groups, Youth groups, School groups/classes, Horticultural Student Groups and similar groups in their promotional and fundraising work. The group/organisation will create a garden based on their interpretation of the theme ‘Protecting the Environment in my Garden’ to be displayed at Clare Garden Festival on 27th April 2014. A prize of €500 is available and of course all groups will be promoted at the festival. Application deadline is 28th February. Full details from http://claregardenfestival.com/Competitions.html