General News & Events
|XPO Fieldtrip||22nd May THE GREAT WESTERN FORTS of the BURREN|
An X-PO field trip. Tuesday May 22nd at 6.00 p.m.
The X-PO Killinaboy’s first summer field trip takes place on Tuesday 22nd May and is entitled “Great Western Forts of the Burren”. The trip will be led by Michael Lynch and Tony Kirby. Michael is a renowned local archaeologist. Tony Kirby is a Burren walking guide and author.
The trip will involve visiting a couple of outstanding prehistoric forts in the west of the Burren and placing them in a historical and landscape context.
Meeting at the Square, Lisdoonvarna at 6.00 p.m. on Tuesday 22nd May. Participants will then car share the short distance to the field trip site. Terrain is rugged so please wear ankle supporting walking boots.
The event is free of charge. Donations to X-PO welcome. Booking in advance not required. More information 087 292 54 87.
|Destruction to the Gateway to the Burren||17th May Public meeting to discuss the N67 upgrades between Ballindereen and Kinvara. Meeting at 8pm in the Merriman Hotel, Kinvara.||More details|
|Burren National Park||The Burren National Park Information Point is now open for the 2018 season. Located in Corofin, Co. Clare, the Information Point is open daily from 9.30-17.00. We will be offering regular free guided walks in the Burren National Park, and organising special events and children’s activities throughout the season.|
If you are interested in wildlife, wild-flowers and stunning landscapes the National Park with its limestone pavement, hazel woodland, wetland and species-rich grassland is best enjoyed on foot via the five way-marked walking trails. The park is open and free to access all year round.
For further information and full opening hours please contact us on 065 6827693 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Irish Prehistoric Fieldschool: Summer Lecture Series||5 June-August 7The Irish Fieldschool of Prehistoric Archaeology is delighted to announce that our 2018 lecture series will be held in The Pavilion theatre, Lisdoonvarna, each Tuesday night from 5th June to 7th August at 7:30 pm. From ritual and folklore to ancient hoards and DNA,we have what we think is a very exciting set of lectures for this summer! Please see our website for details.||Website link|
|Adaptive towns: leadership, building reuse and place-based learning in historic towns||June 8th The Meadow Court Hotel, Loughrea, Co. Galway|
How will your town react to change?
The Irish Walled Towns Network are running a conference with speakers who are addressing this issue head on. The conference is free of charge. To secure your place please email email@example.com
|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.
|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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|Burren College of Art||23rd June Midsummer's Eve Bonfire Festival at the Burren College of Art - a magical evening with North Indian sarode music by Matthew Noone, and fusion music by Los Paddys de las Pampas -'North Clare meets South American for a dance!' We'll also have a Raffle of 'Burren Experiences' to raise funds for students scholarships. Food and beverage available for purchase. Costume and Summery dress encouraged!||More details and tickets|
|Burren Perfumery||The Burren Perfumery Tea Rooms are now open every day, 7 days a week, 10.30am to 5pm until the end of October. Everything freshly made on site from local and organic ingredients.||More details|
|Burren Yoga Centre||Burren Yoga Centre is running a free competition to win a weekend yoga and meditation retreat at the centre worth €320.|
Retreats run all year round, and are suitable for all levels from complete beginners to advanced practitioners, and for all ages all levels of fitness.
The competition is open to everybody to enter, by clicking on the button “Win 2018 Free Weekend” on the centre home page.
|Clooncouse Cottages||Starting this spring, guided farm walks are available at Clooncouse Farm. For further information, contact John at 0874375809.|
|Crann Og Eco Farm||April 2018 April Events include:|
26th-29th April: ReNature Retreat, 3 days of yoga, meditation and mindfulness on the farm helping you to unplug from the digital world and immerse yourself in nature. Accommodation and full catering included in price. Starting from €300.
May 2018 May Events include:
- our eco-tourism open 4th-8th May
- a wild food forage with Wild Food Mary on 12th May
- Forest School (19th) and Nature Therapy (20th) with Certified guide Marion Edler-Burke, and
- a ReNature Yoga Retreat 24th-27th May.
|Quinn's Craftshop||John O'Donohue Memorabilia are now stocked in Quinn's Craftshop, Ballyvaughan and from their on-line shop (www.craftshop.ie).|
Working with the administrator of John O'Donohue Literary Estate, we are delighted to stock the initial release of carefully selected memorabilia of the late John O'Donohue's work. This initial release contains four greeting cards and four book markers. More are in the pipeline, so join our mailing list on www.craftshop.ie and like our facebook page @Quinncrafts.
|The Irish Fieldschool of Prehistoric Archaeology||June 5th Dr Ros Ó Maoldúin (IT Sligo/IFPA) ‘Ritual inversion, prehistoric murders and fairy curses: An update on the Roughan Hill wedge tomb project’.|
June 12th Dr Graeme Warren (UCD) ‘New understandings of the Mesolithic in Ireland’.
June 19th Dr Lara Cassidy (TCD) ‘What's in a genome? Using ancient DNA to understand demographic structure in prehistoric societies’.
June 26th Dr Phyllis Mercer (NUIG) ‘Portal tombs: What and Where and Why?’
July 17th Dr Billy Mag Fhloinn (UL) ‘River, Pit and Stream’ Creation Myths and Sacred Landscapes’
July 24th Dr Meriel McClatchie (UCD) ‘Foodways in prehistoric Ireland’.
July 31st Mary Cahill (NUIG) ‘The Mooghaun hoard - making Clare great in the Bronze Age’.
Aug 7th Prof James Mallory (QUB) ‘In search of the Irish Dreamtime: Archaeology and Early Irish Literature’.
Lectures will be on at 7:30pm in The Pavilion in Lisdoonvarna on Tuesday nights.
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