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Events in Co.Clare

June 2015

  • 12th June - 9th July 2015
    ‘The Middle of Nowhere / The Centre of the Universe’, an exhibition of new colour lino-cuts by Mike O’Connor [with some photographs and collages]
    The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon.
    Mike O’Connor has been making prints in North Clare for over thirty years, mostly landscape images. This show is called ‘The Middle of Nowhere / The Centre of the Universe’. “It seemed to me that they are one and the same. The notion celebrates the growing excitement to be met in the everyday, in farmland, weather, roads – everything”, says Mike. Click here for more info...
  • 12th June - 9th July 2015
    ‘See’ an exhibition of new works by Mary Fahy
    Red Couch Space, Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon.
    Mary Fahy's upcoming art exhibition 'See', comprises local scenes of Ennistymon.
    It opens upstairs at the Courthouse Gallery Red Couch Space on Friday 12th June at 8pm. The gallery opening hours are Tues - Sat from 12- 5 pm.
  • 12th - 14th June 2015
    Doolin Folk Festival
    Doolin Folk Festival 2015 will present powerful music in an intimate setting and ensure that audiences and musicians can feel at one and just enjoy the communal spirit of such festivals. Contact 00353 65 7074111 & www.doolinfolkfestival.com
  • 13th June 2015
    BORUMAN Sprint Triathlon
    Killaloe & Ballina
    750m canal swim through the town, transitioning into a 23km fast, flat sprint cycle and finally a 5km run in Killaloe itself with an epic finish taking in the true heritage of the historic home of the last great High King. A great sprint event for the competitor preparing for Hell of The West (perfect time to test the legs, then taper) and the many other events to follow this summer. It’s also an ideal start for those new to triathlon. Relay places will be available. Contact 00353 87 7197282 & www.borutriclub.com/boruman
  • 14th June 2015
    Kilbaha Currach Racing
    Kilbaha
    Currach racing and entertainment at the pier in Kilbaha. Contact 00353 86 1549402 & www.loophead.ie
  • 14th June 2015
    Fundraising Concert in aid of Irish Seed Savers & St. Cronan’s Refurbishment Fund
    St. Cronan’s Church Heritage Centre, Tuamgraney, at 7pm
    Two Local Choirs & a Harp Ensemble perform for you for One Summers Evening Only:
    Lough Derg Singers, Blue Sky Singers & Blossom Harp Ensemble. A Beautiful Collection of Songs and Styles from around the World, Voice & Spirit Galore! Tickets on the Door: Family Discounts available: €5 Adult, €2 Child. For more information contact: 0877830282 & www.facebook.com/events/460769054082830 &
    http://www.irishseedsavers.ie/blog/2015/uncategorized/fundraising-concert
  • 15th June 2015
    1916 Commemoration Events - Community Consultation Meeting
    Clare Museum, Ennis, at 7.30pm
    2016 marks the centenary of one of Ireland’s most significant events, the 1916 Easter Rising. Plans to commemorate this event will include a wide and exciting range of community and cultural activities. To allow the public an opportunity to offer suggestions and to listen to the ideas of others, community meetings will take place in four locations in Clare. These commemorative proposals and ideas will then be brought forward to the 2016 committee. A member of the ‘Ireland 2016 Project’ team from the Dept. of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht will be available on the night in each venue. Clare County Museum will host one of these meetings on Monday, 15th June at 7.30pm. This is a great opportunity to ensure that 2016 is a truly memorable year so please come along and feel free to bring family and friends. The other meetings will be held in Shannon Library on Tuesday, 16th June, Kilrush Library on Wednesday, 17th June and Scariff Library on Thursday, 18th June, all at 7.30pm.
  • 16th June 2015
    ‘Here comes the sun: solar imagery and gold in Early Bronze Age Ireland’ - a lecture by Mary Cahill (NMI).
    The 2015 Summer prehistoric archaeology lecture series, Corofin County Clare. Brought to you by ‘The Irish Fieldschool of Prehistoric Archaeology’ and the ‘Department of Archaeology, NUI Galway’. Lectures will be on at 7pm on Tuesday nights in the newly refurbished St Patrick’s Hall Corofin, County Clare. All lectures are open to the public €5/€3.50 concession. Concession entry is offered to students, unemployed and pensioners.
  • 19th - 23rd June 2015
    Spancilhill Fair 2015
    Spancilhill
    Enjoy free entry to the fair with entertainment including face painting and a multitude of other activities for all the family to enjoy. The Donkey Derby will take place on the eve of the fair. Contact 00353 65 6840555 & paddyhassett7@gmail.com & www.spancilhillfair.com
  • 19th - 21st June 2015
    Doolin Heritage weekend
    Doolin
    A weekend of talks on the Archaeology of the Burren, Built Heritage and Conservation. Heritage walks and site visits, organised by Doolin Heritage. Contact seosamh33@eircom.net
  • 19th - 21st June 2015
    Killaloe Chamber Music Festival
    Killaloe
    The Killaloe Chamber Music Festival brings International quality classical music to Killaloe.
    www.killaloemusic.com
  • 20th - 21st June 2015
    Summer Workshops Weekend at Irish Seed Savers
    Capparoe, Scarriff
    Willow Basketmaking to Bee Keeping, Food Foraging to Herbal Remedies and Creating an Orchard to Making the most of your Polytunnel, there really is something for everyone. Our courses always get positive feedback from participants and you will benefit from on hand expert tutors with years of experience in their field. The weekend format also offers you the opportunity to meet like-minded people and to spend some time in our gardens, orchards and woodlands in beautiful East Clare. To book your place today visit http://store.irishseedsavers.ie/Workshops_s/82.htm
  • 20th June 2015
    Hell of the West Triathlon
    Kilkee
    Not for the faint hearted, come and see men and women challenge their endurance ability in one of the toughest events on the peninsula. Contact 00353 86 1549402 & www.loophead.ie
  • 20th June 2015
    An Post Tour de Burren
    Ballyvaughan
    Voted ‘Best Leisure Event’ 2014 by Cycling Ireland Members. The event includes four routes around scenic north Clare; a 10k family spin, a 60k, a 100k and a 160k. Contact 00353 65 6865434 & www.tourdeburren.com
  • 26th June - 3rd July 2015
    Burren Tolkien Festival
    The Burren
    This unique gathering is a celebration of the eerie beauty of the Burren area, which is believed to have been a considerable influence on J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic novel ‘The Lord of the Rings’. Contact 00353 65 7072295 & www.burrentolkiensociety.ie
  • 26th - 28th June 2015
    Féile Chnoc na Gaoithe, Traditional Music Festival
    Tulla
    A weekend packed with traditional Irish music, song, dance and Gaeilge, with céilithe, workshops, concerts, and recitals, singing sessions and music sessions in the pubs all weekend. Contact 00353 87 8350996 & www.cnocnagaoithe.com
  • 26th - 28th June 2015
    INIS Fest
    Showgrounds, Ennis
    Inis Fest is the new music festival for all ages featuring Irish international and national acts including genres from folk to rock and beyond. The three-day event will be held in the musical town of Ennis. Contact 00353 86 8200045 & www.inisfest.com
  • 26th - 28th June 2015
    Santosa Yoga Festival
    Purecamping Loop Head Peninsula
    Santosa Yoga Festival. 3-day festival of Yoga from dawn to dusk in the beautiful setting of Purecamping in the Loop Head Peninsula. Yoga from all traditions - Yoga for Children - Children’s activities - The Yoga Cafe - music and song and lots of laughs. Contact 00353 86 3819216 & www.purecamping.ie/events/santosa
  • 27th June 2015
    Clare 10K Charity Run
    Ennis
    The Clare 10k is a charity road race which takes place along a scenic route in Ennis. This event is organised by a voluntary committee in association with the Clare People newspaper. All proceeds go to Clare Haven Services which has been providing refuge, support and information to women and children who experience domestic abuse in our
    local community. Contact 00353 86 8525222 & www.Clare10K.com