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|X-PO Irish Language Classes||21 February-Easter An Irish language spring course is running at X-PO Killinaboy from Wednesday February 21st at 7.30 p.m until Easter. Doolin-based múinteoir Mick O’Riordan has many years experience teaching the language.|
The classes are aimed primarily at lower intermediate level, in a relaxed atmosphere with craic as well as learning guaranteed. Lessons are free of charge and last 90 minutes, donations to X-PO welcome. Registration takes place on the first evening. Tuille eolais (more information) on 087 216 23 51.
|KAVA Exhibition: West Meets East II||24 March-8 April Kinvara-based artist Anne Korff studied Fine Art in Berlin and is based in Ireland since 1977. She uses symbols and motifs based on prehistoric, Christian, Islamic and Celtic designs, suggesting common cultural origins. Anne hopes to open a dialogue on cultural diversity which might help to build bridges between the Christian and Islamic worlds. |
The exhibition opens on Friday 23rd March at 8pm in The Courthouse, Kinvara, with a talk on Sunday 25th at 4-5pm, and continues until Sunday 8th April from 11am – 5pm, with the artist present. A silent auction of one painting will take place in aid of “The Road to Hope”.
|Clare Garden Festival||29 April The 7th annual Clare Garden Festival will run on Sunday, 29th April 2018 at Ennis Showgrounds, Co. Clare. As well as a garden, plant and food market with a huge range of 70+ stalls, Garden Expert talks run all day focusing on all things gardening including organic, ornamental, design and beyond. And Our Pop-up Garden Community Challenge is now open to entries from all local interested groups. A treat for all gardeners and a great family day out!||More details|
walled Garden Snowdrop Event
|Woodville Walled Garden at Kilchreest, Loughrea, is open from 11am to 4.30pm daily for its snowdrop display and other winter flowering plants such as aconites, cyclamen, iris, miniature daffodils, snowflakes, and hellebores as well as winter flowering shrubs. Guided tours each weekend Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm with head gardener Marie. Tours can be arranged outside these hours by appointment. For further details please contact Margarita at 087/9069191.||More details|
|Wildlife Crime Awareness Campaign||The Wildlife Crime Awareness Campaign aims to educate and empower the general public, gaining support for the fight against wildlife crimes in Ireland.|
Organised by Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland following a series of conferences, it offers advice on how to recognise wildlife crime and its signs and related suspicious activities, and how to report them to the National Parks & Wildlife Service or An Garda Siochana. See the website for further information.
|Recycling Ambassador Programme Workshops||VOICE Ireland is offering free recycling Workshops nationwide, to help people improve Irelands recycling rates and reduce levels of contamination in household recycling bins. |
The programme is available to community groups, businesses and at events, with each workshop between 15 and 45 minutes, and aimed at 20-30 people. We can help you promote the event if needed and can come to whatever location suits you.
VOICE is funded by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and REPAK, with regional waste offices as project partners.
|LEADER Programme Expressions of Interest||The LEADER programme is up and running 12 months in Clare and Clare Local Development Company has just announced the release of its area based planning programme for communities. Expression Of Interest forms and score sheets are now available to communities who wish to participate on the area based planning programme, which we are eager to start in the New Year.|
Visit www.cldc.ie/leader or contact LEADER Coordinator Gloria Callinan directly at Clare Local Development Company, Unit 1 Westgate Business Park, Kilrush Road, Ennis, Co. Clare (065 686 6800) for more information.
|Geopark Heritage Trail series||Four additional heritage trails have been added to the existing Geopark Heritage Trail series. The new trails are at Fanore, Doolin, Kilinaboy and Carron.|
|An Taisce||The new Climate Ambassador Programme of An Taisce’s Environmental Education Unit was launched on Monday, September 18. This exciting new programme focuses on identifying individuals in schools, campuses and the wider community who will work as ambassadors for climate change. The programme is open to everyone and its organisers hope to have people from all walks of life taking part to make a positive change in their communities. Everyone is welcome to apply to be an Ambassador. To find out more about the programme, how to apply and what actions you can take, please visit: www.climateambassador.ie|
|Holy Wells Research||A county by county survey of Holy Wells is being conducted and records can be submitted or viewed.||More details|
|Galway Walking Club||The Galway Walking Club was established in 1994 and has gone from strength to strength since then with a strong membership base of close to 300 walkers. Their website outlines the grades and nature of walks for every Sunday and sometimes Saturdays (C Hill Walks) in the year. Some of the hill walks and rambles take place in the beautiful Burren - see the website for further details. Social events also play an important part in the club's activities and there are at least 3 European trips organised yearly as well as walking weekends in Ireland. The yearly marathon in August is a well established event and is organised voluntarily by members. The Galway Walking Club is a vibrant dynamic organisation and is the largest walking club in Galway city. All its members share a common love of nature, the environment, walking, rambling and hill climbing.||Website Link|
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Alumni residency Award 2018
|Deadline 16th April Burren College of Art is now accepting applications for the 2018 Alumni Residency Awards, with a deadline of APRIL 16, 2018, to take place from September 10 – October 5, 2018.|
The Award was created in 2014 marking the 20th anniversary of the Burren College of Art, to recognise the valuable contribution made by our alumni. We invite former Individual Study Abroad undergraduates, postgraduates and Global Ecologies Studio Summer School students to apply for these awards annually. Each award includes studio space, reduced rate self-catering accommodation in Ballyvaughan, and the opportunity to participate in all campus activities.
Please send any questions to Lisa Newman at: email@example.com
|Burren College of Art||March 1 – 29 Burren College of Art is pleased to host a live performance and installation, ‘Breath and Blood’, by Irish artists, Alastair MacLennan and Sandra Corrigan Breathnach. The performance will take place in the Gallery from 6pm onward on Thursday, March 1 and the installation will continue in the Gallery and Newtown Castle from March 1-29.|
'Breath and Blood' is an exhibition/installation of drawings, video, sound and live art performance, looking at the cyclical nature of life and regeneration that occurs within it.
|Burren Nature Sanctuary||March-April 2018 Spring Opening Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 10am to 6pm. |
Daily Activities: Meet & feed the animals: Wednesday to Sunday at 11.30am & 4pm. Fairy Woodland Walk: Friday & Saturday at 11am. Walk with a micro-pig: Sunday at 11am. Seasonal Events: Chicken Run Friday 30 March, Saturday 31 March, Sunday 1 April: Chase the giant chicken around the nature trail, complete fun tasks including sack race and egg and spoon race, and find a chocolate egg in the giant nest!
Burren Nature Sanctuary were recently awarded the Geopark Code of Practice Excellence Award for a Well-Understood Heritage, celebrating excellence in the implementation of the Geopark Code of Practice for Sustainable Tourism.
|Clooncouse Cottages||Starting this spring, guided farm walks are available at Clooncouse Farm. For further information, contact John at 0874375809.|
|Crann Og Eco Farm||March 2018 Events in March include:|
Saturday 10th March: Wild Food Forage with expert Mary Bulfin
Saturday 24th March: Forest School with Marion Edler - certified forest school leader
Sunday 25th March: Nature Therapy with Marion Edler - certified nature therapy guide
We are also open for Ecotourism on St Patrick's day weekend and over the Easter holidays - March 16th- 19th, and March 23rd - April 8th.
|Doolin Cave||Winter opening hours: tours on the hour from Monday to Friday. More information on the website.||More details|
|Burren Perfumery||The Perfumery is open every day and the tea rooms are open to customers on an honesty self-service basis to provide a warm refuge after a winter hike. The tea rooms will be re-opening a full service mid-March.||More details|
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