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|Change X Burren||6,000 Euro funding available for Community Projects in the Burren. ChangeX Burren is in a position to provide a small amount of funding to existing as well as new projects. Thanks to the Community Foundation for Ireland, there will be Community Wellbeing Awards of amounts between €250 and €500 presented to successful applicants during the Burren Winterage Weekend at the end of October this year. Applications are welcome from anyone who is already involved in a ChangeX initiative in the Burren as well as anyone thinking of starting a new one. The aim of your project should be to seek to improve your community's overall wellbeing. Applications will be accepted up until midnight on Thursday 12th October. Successful applicants will receive their Community Wellbeing Award during the Burren Winterage Weekend on Friday 27th October next in Ballyvaughan. Any questions, please contact email@example.com.||Apply|
|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|
|XPO Kilnaboy||19th October “TIM ROBINSON : CONNEMARA” FILM SCREENING AT X-PO KILNABOY THURSDAY 19th OCTOBER 2017 at 8.30 p.m. Admission to the event is free and all are welcome. More information 087 292 54 87.|
|XPO Kilnaboy||26th October “BACK TO ITS GLORIOUS PAST - RESTORING DYSERT CASTLE” A TALK BY DICK CRONIN. X-PO KILNABOY THURSDAY 26th OCTOBER at 8.30 p.m. Admission free and all are welcome. More information 087 292 54 87.|
|GLAS Scheme||24th November The 2018 GLAS traditional farm building grant scheme is now open for applications. Application form and terms and conditions can be downloaded from adjacent link. Completed applications (hard copy) to be returned to The Heritage Council, Church Lane, Kilkenny, Co Kilkenny by 5pm Friday 24th November 2017.||More details|
|Holy Wells Research||A county by county survey of Holy Wells is being conducted and records can be submitted or viewed.||More details|
|Burren Food Trail||April - October 2017 Taste the Burren - Wide range of weekly food events from local Burren businesses.||Website Link|
|Burren National Park Management Plan||14th November Earlier in the year a proposed Visitor and Traffic Management Plan for the Burren National Park was circulated. Since then the scope of the plan has been broadened and the plan is now the Burren National Park Management Plan, with a focus on conservation. A new draft has been prepared, incorporating changes arising from the submissions received in the last round of consultation. The draft, which comprises five volumes, can be viewed on the Burren National Park website.|
Submissions can be made in the next four weeks,i.e. by the 14th November. They can either be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to the Brendan McGrath and Associates, Planning Consultants, Riverstown Cottage, Corofin, Co. Clare (to arrive by the 14th). All submissions will be taken into consideration when finalising the plan, which will happen before the end of the year.
|BGEN Conference||8, 9,10th November Growing Your Audiences at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin.|
2017 will see BGEN (Botanic Gardens Education Network) holding its first ever conference in Ireland focusing on the theme of developing audiences. It will offer new perspectives on how organisations can use art, science and heritage to appeal to a wide range of visitors and deepen their relationship with existing audiences. BGEN is a networking organisation for educators and people working in visitor services with members from Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales.
|Geopark Life||23rd November GeoparkLIFE: Tourism for Conservation Conference. Presenting a model for balancing tourism development and heritage conservation in tourism destinations. Venue: The Falls Hotel, Ennistymon, Co. Clare. To book your place: www.burrengeopark.ie||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|
|Doolin Writers Weekend||2nd-4th February 18 We have a great line-up shaping up for February and couldn’t wait to share it with you. Making their way west this spring- Patrick DeWitt, Sean O’Reilly, Sally Rooney, Ann-Marie Ní Chuireann, Doireann Ní Ghríofa, John Cummins, Sinead Gleeson, Rob Doyle, EM Reapy, June Caldwell, Doire Press, Kimberley Campanello, Abby Olivera, Raven, James Martyn Joyce, Tramp Press and many more to be announced. Weekend tickets are €99 and are available to buy now online at www.doolinfestivals.ie.||More details|
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|Aillwee Caves||29th October Owl-a-Ween 2017 at Aillwee Cave, spooky cave tours from 12 noon until 5pm, twilight flying birds display at 4pm, facepainting, games, tricks and treats throughout the day.||More details|
|Burren College of Art||Hats in the Belfry Exhibition. Anthony Banks | Alex Gibbs | Woody Mellor. September 28 – October 27 | 2017. The Gallery | Burren College of Art | Newtown Castle | Ballyvaughan | Co. Clare|
OPENING RECEPTION:THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 6 – 8 PM FREE and OPEN to ALL
Burren College of Art is delighted to host Hats InThe Belfry, an exhibition of three emerging London-based artists: Anthony Banks, Alex Gibbs and Woody Mellor. Hats In The Belfry chronicles the Guinness-fuelled journey of three young painters through the eerie landscapes of The Burren to the grey streets of Galway. A fabled trip, defined for these young men by three distinct encounters with loneliness, perfectly embodied in an unexpected conversation with a homeless Jazz Mandolin player; the window-displayed-work of an unseen boat painter; and a comedic recurring fictional character, Uncle Monty.
|Burren Perfumery||The Burren Perfumery Tea rooms will be open EVERY DAY 10.30 to 5pm during OCTOBER, serving teas, coffees, freshly baked cakes, homemade soups and Irish cheese boards. We look forward to welcoming our customers. After that we will operate on a courtesy café basis as usual until March. The Perfumery itself is also open every day all year around.|
NOTE: 50% discount in the tearooms (Homemade soups, fresh bread, Irish Cheese board) throughout the Winterage weekend for Burrenbeo members (with cards or can sign up on the day).
|Crann Og Eco Farm||Nature Schooling – October 14th. Outdoor action for kids 4 – 12 years old. Interact and connect with the natural world in a playful way.||More details|
|Doolin Cave||Winter opening hours: tours on the hour from Monday to Friday. More information on the website.||More details|
|Gallery Cafe||4th of October - 29th of November - Life Drawing Every Wednesday night. 10 weeks. 6:30pm - 8:30pm. €15.00. The Gallery Cafe, Gorgeous Gort, 091 630 630||More details|
|Gallery Cafe||5th of October - 9th of November - Beginner’s Yoga with Sarah Harty every Thursday night. 6 weeks. 7:00pm. €60.00. The Gallery Cafe, Gorgeous Gort, 091 630 630||More details|
|Gallery Cafe||5th of October - 9th of November - Kid’s Mediation with Lou Lou Rose Creator of ‘It’s Always There’. €5.00. The Gallery Cafe, Gorgeous Gort, 091 630 630.||More details|
|Gallery Cafe||15th of October - John Blek. “Defiantly knocking on the door of major international breakthrough with their Americana rock sound fused with perfectly crafted songs” — EVENING ECHO (IRL) Door open at 8:30pm. Tickets €15.00 johnblekandtherats.com/||More details|
|Gallery Cafe||22nd of October - Martin Vernon. Martin will perform poetry readings. His poems are about nature, Co. Clare, family, refugees, love, grief and hope. 11am- 1pm. https://www.poetrycollective.com/category/poets/martin-vernon/||More details|
|Gallery Cafe||19th of November - Luan Parle “Luan Parle is quite simply one of the most exciting singers to emerge from Ireland, or any other country for that matter! She is a superb song smith as well” Evening Herald|
Doors open 8:30pm. Tickets €15.00
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