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Clare Arts Office Events 2019

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Monday, 12th August 2019
Riches of Clare Free Concert Series, 2019 as part of the Feakle Festival
Feakle Community Hall from 1 to 2 pm

Music performed by Christy McNamara, Pat O’Connor, Dennis Cahill and Macdara Ó Faoláin.
For further information contact Clare Arts Office arts@clarelibrary.ie or 065-6899091 or Mike Butler at 087-6258726 or www.richesofclare.com and you can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Wed. 31st July 2019
Riches of Clare, Free Lunchtime Concert 2019 – Summer Series
The Sanctuary, Queens Hotel, Ennis from 1 to 2 pm

Music performed by Denis Liddy, Elvie Miller, Heidi Liddy and Breen Liddy.
For further information contact Clare Arts Office arts@clarelibrary.ie or 065-6899091 or Mike Butler at 087-6258726 or www.richesofclare.com and you can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Monday 29th July to Thursday 1st August 2019
Rinka West Clare Summer Camps
Cultúrlann Sweeney

RINKA West Clare will be holding Summer Camps on the following dates:
• Mon 22 July to Thurs 25 July
• Mon 29 July to Thurs 1 Aug
Separate times for younger and older children.
Suitable for 3 to 12 years old.
Book directly with Audrey on 086-0792516 – Early booking advised as spaces are limited.
Cultúrlann Sweeney Box Office - All queries should be directed to kilkeeboxoffice@clarelibrary.ie or call (065) 9060769. Box office open Wed-Fri 2-5pm

Saturday 27th July 2019
Kieran Goss and Anne Kinsella
Cultúrlann Sweeney at 8 pm
- Cost €25
Kieran Goss and Annie Kinsella return to Kilkee with songs from their debut duo album ‘Oh, The Starlings’…… songs, stories and harmonies that transport the listener to another world, this is music from the heart, for the heart… A show to make you laugh and cry… A show to move you with its honest beauty… A show not to be missed.
Recorded in New York with eight time Grammy winning engineer and mixer Kevin Killen at the helm (David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, U2, Elvis Costello), ‘Oh,The Starlings’ has been described by songwriter Rodney Crowell as: “So good, it’s heartbreaking… the record itself feels like an old friend.”
Having already won the kinds of reviews that signal their elevation onto the international stage, Kieran Goss and Annie Kinsella’s ‘Oh, The Starlings’ is a work of art with poetry and melody at its heart. While at times reminiscent of the great music of the 70s – Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell or Leonard Cohen – Goss and Kinsella have undeniably succeeded in creating something magnificently, uniquely theirs: an album that is both classic and modern, simple and multi-layered, quiet and dynamic.
Cultúrlann Sweeney Box Office - All queries should be directed to kilkeeboxoffice@clarelibrary.ie or call (065) 9060769. Box office open Wed-Fri 2-5pm

Friday 26th July 2019
The Nelson Eddy & Jeanette MacDonald Profile
Cultúrlann Sweeney at 8 pm
- Tickets: €10
In the third of a trilogy of Profiles on America’s Singing Sweethearts, Martin Bourke examines the relationship between Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald, both on screen and off.
This audiovisual presentation covers the films they were in and above all the beautiful music they made, featuring their timeless hits like Ah Sweet Mystery of Life, Wanting You, Indian Love Call, Will You Remember, I’ll See You Again, together with some unusual renditions of songs not immediately associated with them such as My Little Grey Home in the West.
These Profiles in aid of the Kilkee Civic Trust projects are devised, researched, scripted and presented by Martin Bourke. Martin has had a lifelong interest in the career and vocal art of classical and light classical singers collecting recordings and biographies of these artists. This is the Seventh Profile presented by Martin for the benefit of Kilkee Civic Trust over the last few years.
Cultúrlann Sweeney Box Office - All queries should be directed to kilkeeboxoffice@clarelibrary.ie or call (065) 9060769. Box office open Wed-Fri 2-5pm

Wed. 24th July 2019
Riches of Clare, Free Lunchtime Concert 2019 – Summer Series
The Sanctuary, Queens Hotel, Ennis from 1 to 2 pm

Music performed by Josephine Marsh, Mick Kinsella, Tommy Carew and Declan Corey.
For further information contact Clare Arts Office arts@clarelibrary.ie or 065-6899091 or Mike Butler at 087-6258726 or www.richesofclare.com and you can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Monday 22nd to Thursday 25th July 2019
Rinka West Clare Summer Camps
Cultúrlann Sweeney

RINKA West Clare will be holding Summer Camps on the following dates:
• Mon 22 July to Thurs 25 July
• Mon 29 July to Thurs 1 Aug
Separate times for younger and older children.
Suitable for 3 to 12 years old.
Book directly with Audrey on 086-0792516 – Early booking advised as spaces are limited.
Cultúrlann Sweeney Box Office - All queries should be directed to kilkeeboxoffice@clarelibrary.ie or call (065) 9060769. Box office open Wed-Fri 2-5pm

Friday, 19th July 2019
Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan: Riches of Clare, Free Lunchtime Concert Series, 2019
The Sanctuary, Queens Hotel, Ennis from 1 to 2 pm

Music performed by Paul Farren, Caoimhe Millar, Conor O’Loughlin and Seán Kelliher.
For further information contact Clare Arts Office arts@clarelibrary.ie or 065-6899091 or Mike Butler at 087-6258726 or www.richesofclare.com and you can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Friday 19th July 2019
What’s The Story?
Cultúrlann Sweeney at 5 pm

What’s The Story? is a comedy improve-performance inspired by books and writers performed by Paul Tylak and Kevin Gildea. Suitable for children aged 6+. All children must be accompanied by an adult. A Family of 4 can attend this show for €18. There is a reduced package price available for those attending this show and Kevin’s Silly Stories. Attend both for €8, Family of 4 €34. Punch Lion produce stand-up comedy shows for children and facilitate comedy workshops for children and teenagers.
Cultúrlann Sweeney Box Office - All queries should be directed to kilkeeboxoffice@clarelibrary.ie or call (065) 9060769. Box office open Wed-Fri 2-5pm

Friday 19th July 2019
Kevin’s Silly Stories
Cultúrlann Sweeney at 6.30pm

There is a reduced package price available for those attending this show and What’s The Story at 5pm. Attend both for €8, Family of 4 €34. This package is NOT available to purchase online. Please ring 065 9060769 to avail of offer. Suitable for ages 8+.
Kevin’s Silly Stories is comedy stories performed by Kevin Gildea. Kevin began his comedy career in the sketch group Mr Trellis, alongside Barry Murphy and Ardal O’ Hanlon. They co-founded The Comedy Cellar, Dublin’s longest-running comedy club. He has appeared in Father Ted and is currently one of the writers for RTEs Irish Pictorial Weekly.
Cultúrlann Sweeney Box Office - All queries should be directed to kilkeeboxoffice@clarelibrary.ie or call (065) 9060769. Box office open Wed-Fri 2-5pm

Thursday 18th July 2019
Children’s Film Club – Luis And the Aliens
Cultúrlann Sweeney at 6.30 pm

Get ready to meet some new friends who are out of this world! No-one believed Luis’s dad when he said he’d been attacked by an alien. And growing up with an obsessed Ufologist for a father hasn’t been easy for 12-year-old Luis, either. But then three crazy aliens crash their ship right in front of Luis, and finally he’s got the proof his dad needs to show the world he’s not crazy. The problem is, if Luis tells his dad, he’ll blast the aliens with his homemade ‘shockfrost’ gun – but if he doesn’t, Luis risks being sent away to boarding school. Can Luis save the day? Perhaps three wacky aliens and a little bit of space could be just the thing to bring everyone closer together… find out in this out-of-this-world adventure! Tickets: €4 /Family of 4 can attend for €15.
Cultúrlann Sweeney Box Office - All queries should be directed to kilkeeboxoffice@clarelibrary.ie or call (065) 9060769. Box office open Wed-Fri 2-5pm

Thursday, 18th July 2019
Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan: Riches of Clare, Free Lunchtime Concert Series, 2019
The Sanctuary, Queens Hotel, Ennis from 1 to 2 pm

Music performed by Edel Vaughan, Francis Cunningham, Eimear Coughlan and Carl Hession.
For further information contact Clare Arts Office arts@clarelibrary.ie or 065-6899091 or Mike Butler at 087-6258726 or www.richesofclare.com and you can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Wednesday 17th July 2019
Kilkee Civic Trust Summer Talks – The Land War in East clare with particular reference to The Bodyke Evictions by John S. Kelly
Cultúrlann Sweeney at 8 pm

Cultúrlann Sweeney Box Office - All queries should be directed to kilkeeboxoffice@clarelibrary.ie or call (065) 9060769. Box office open Wed-Fri 2-5pm

Wednesday, 17th July 2019
Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan: Riches of Clare, Free Lunchtime Concert Series, 2019
The Sanctuary, Queens Hotel, Ennis from 1 to 2 pm

Music performed by Aisling Lyons, John Lyons, Seán Lyons and Ann Lyons.
For further information contact Clare Arts Office arts@clarelibrary.ie or 065-6899091 or Mike Butler at 087-6258726 or www.richesofclare.com and you can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Tuesday, 16th July 2019
Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan: Riches of Clare, Free Lunchtime Concert Series, 2019
The Sanctuary, Queens Hotel, Ennis from 1 to 2 pm

Music performed by Paul Clesham, Claire Fennell and Conor Arkins.
For further information contact Clare Arts Office arts@clarelibrary.ie or 065-6899091 or Mike Butler at 087-6258726 or www.richesofclare.com and you can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Monday 15th to Tuesday 30th July 2019
Dreaming on the Edge of the World – Exhibition by Adil Vezir
Cultúrlann Sweeney at 1.30 pm - 5 pm

Recently relocated to the west coast of Ireland, Adil Vezir is a multidisciplinary artist who uses a variety of materials and techniques in painting, sculpture, as well as mixed media. Originally born in Baku, Azerbaijan his family immigrated to New York during the collapse of the Soviet Union. . Adil studied Art History and sculpture at Hunter College in New York. Later on he moved to Philadelphia and for many years worked as a commercial production sculptor, art handler, and custom fabricator. Through this work he was directly exposed to vast amount of great and historic art. This experience inspired and informed his creative process and he always strives to achieve a high level of craftsmanship and precision in all of his art work. Dreaming on the Edge of The World includes both new and past works made while living on the West coast of Clare. The official launch takes place on July 17th from 6pm to 7 pm. This event is free and all are welcome.

Cultúrlann Sweeney Box Office - All queries should be directed to kilkeeboxoffice@clarelibrary.ie or call (065) 9060769. Box office open Wed-Fri 2-5pm

Monday, 15th July 2019
Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan: Riches of Clare, Free Lunchtime Concert Series, 2019
The Sanctuary, Queens Hotel, Ennis from 1 to 2 pm

Music performed by The Droney Family.
For further information contact Clare Arts Office arts@clarelibrary.ie or 065-6899091 or Mike Butler at 087-6258726 or www.richesofclare.com and you can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Saturday 13th July 2019
‘ All For Me Grog’ The Songs and Stories of The Dubliners
Cultúrlann Sweeney at 8 pm

The show that brings you the SONGS and STORIES of Irelands most successful folk band-THE DUBLINERS.
Presented by The LIBERTIES, who are deeply honoured to become the bearers of the torch which has been borne with such power and dignity over the past decades by THE DUBLINERS. The original line-up of RONNIE DREW, LUKE KELLY, BARNEY McKENNA, CIARAN BURKE and JOHN SHEEHAN is brought to life with the exact same instrumentation, songs and close as you will get vocals, bringing to the stage a show in sound and appearance of uncanny accuracy of the internationally renowned DUBLINERS.
Cultúrlann Sweeney Box Office - All queries should be directed to kilkeeboxoffice@clarelibrary.ie or call (065) 9060769. Box office open Wed-Fri 2-5pm

Friday 12th July 2019
Niall de Búrca Storytelling
Cultúrlann Sweeney at 7.30 pm

Grab you seat and hang on tight, Niall de Búrca returns to Cultúrlann Sweeney! More dangerous than the pied pipes, de Búrca will cast a spell on young and old alike. Join him as he conjures up a roller coaster of tales from many lands. He has worked on six tontinents in countries as diverse as Romania, Iran and Bangladesh. Using his voice with a craftsman’s skill, de Búrca infuses an ancient art form with tremendous energy and superb timings. He is now based in Dublin and travels worldwide to perform and facilitate storytelling workshops. A family of 4 can attend for €18.
Cultúrlann Sweeney Box Office - All queries should be directed to kilkeeboxoffice@clarelibrary.ie or call (065) 9060769. Box office open Wed-Fri 2-5pm

Thursday 11th July
Children’s Film Club: Moana
Cultúrlann Sweeney at 6.30 pm

Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped, and no one knows why… Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Moana is about an adventurous teenager who, with help from demigod Maui (voiced by Dwayne Johnson) sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and save her people. A family of 4 can attend for €15.
Cultúrlann Sweeney Box Office - All queries should be directed to kilkeeboxoffice@clarelibrary.ie or call (065) 9060769. Box office open Wed-Fri 2-5pm

4th July to 4th August 2019
Visual artist Anne Stewart
Scariff Library Gallery

Scariff Library gallery to host ‘’Memories of Displacement in a Divided Community’’, a visual art exhibition by artist Anne Stewart.
This exhibition revisits the memories of Stewart’s childhood, her life as a Catholic citizen living in Northern Ireland under British rule in a period referred to as ‘The Troubles’. Violence and fear were the norm in Newtownabbey, County Antrim and throughout Northern Ireland. On investigation Stewart was shocked to find that 27 past and present students of Stella Maris Primary and secondary schools (a school she and her siblings had attended) had died as a direct result of “The Troubles”. Stewart’s artwork response to these findings and that of her own life, growing up in a violent and discriminatory area of north Belfast. In this show Stewart sets out to pay tribute to all those affected by these troubled times and through this show she wants to remember the forgotten children of Stella Maris.
The exhibition runs from the 4th July – 3rd August, 2019 and is free and open to the public.

Wed. 3rd July 2019
Riches of Clare, Free Lunchtime Concert 2019 – Summer Series
The Sanctuary, Queens Hotel, Ennis from 1 to 2 pm

Music performed by Geraldine Carrig, Nuala Hehir, Yvonne Griffin and Liz Gaughan.
For further information contact Clare Arts Office arts@clarelibrary.ie or 065-6899091 or Mike Butler at 087-6258726 or www.richesofclare.com and you can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

2nd to 27th July 2019
Elements of Life by artist Jean Ryan Hakizimana.
Clare Museum, Ennis

Jean Ryan is a Limerick based artist, Art Teacher, Author, Editor, Producer and Movie Maker. His trysts with art commenced at an early age where he honed his skills in sketching and painting. It has always been his passion to paint and run his own art studio and gallery space, which he now does in his gallery and studio in Limerick City. His paintings have sold nationally and worldwide, from exhibitions both in his studio and across the country. National and international media has also featured his work and many of his paintings have even been used as book covers by eminent authors. He teaches regularly, all year round for all skill levels at this studio in Limerick.
The exhibition runs from the 2nd – 27th July and is free and open to all members of the public. All art works are for sale.

1st to 12th July 2019
The Wild Atlantic Roads with Kilrush Art Group
Cultúrlann Sweeney, Kilkee

Kilrush Art Group is a collective of amateur artists from West Clare with an interest in painting who meet every Monday. It was founded by the late Connie Farrell in 1980 and currently has 15 members. Throughout the year they organise workshops with visiting artists.
One of our workshops this year included encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting. It involves using heated beeswax to which coloured pigments are added.
We use a mix of media including watercolours, acrylic and oil paints in our work. It is mainly inspired by the natural scenery found here at home in West Clare, in the seaside and woodland areas surrounding Kilrush and Kilkee, hence the name Wild Atlantic Roads.
The Wild Atlantic Roads will run from the 1st – 12th of July, all are welcome to the exhibition

Wednesday, 26th June 2019
Riches of Clare, Free Lunchtime Concert 2019 – Summer Series
The Sanctuary, Queens Hotel, Ennis from 1 to 2 pm

Music performed by Katie Theasby, Dave Harper, Mark Burke and Cathal Corbett.
For further information contact Clare Arts Office arts@clarelibrary.ie or 065-6899091 or Mike Butler at 087-6258726 or www.richesofclare.com and you can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Wednesday, 19th June 2019
Riches of Clare, Free Lunchtime Concert 2019 – Summer Series
The Sanctuary, Queens Hotel, Ennis from 1 to 2 pm

Music performed by Therese McInerney, Sharon Howley, Brian O’Loughlin and Gearóid McNamara.
For further information contact Clare Arts Office arts@clarelibrary.ie or 065-6899091 or Mike Butler at 087-6258726 or www.richesofclare.com and you can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Friday, 14th June 2019
A Cruinniú na nÓg event: Artwork Display
Doonbeg National School from 9.30am to 3pm

This public display of beautiful artwork has been created by the pupils of Doonbeg NS working with artist Ruth Wood through the Artist in Schools Scheme, run by Clare Arts Office. During Ruth’s residency, the children created artworks exploring local sport, and also responded to the works of Limerick artist John Shinnors. For further information contact Clare Arts Office arts@clarelibrary.ie or 065-6899091. Free Event.

Saturday, 15th June 2019
A Cruinniú na nÓg event: Digital Photography Workshop with Ruáirí Ó Conchúir
Cultúrlann Sweeney, Kilkee from 2pm-4.30pm

This interactive workshop will introduce children and young people to the wonders of digital photography, allowing them to see the world through a special lens. The work will tap into the imagination of youth to uncover the beauty of digital photography and discover what the children see in life. Children need to bring along their digital cameras (and/or smartphones) to practice and master the idea of removing distractions and outline the basic concepts of photography. This workshop will aim to simplify basic skills and focus on positive encouragement of children’s creativity. Free event but spaces are limited. Suitable for ages 9+. Contact Cultúrlann at 065 906 0769 for booking.

Saturday, 15th June 2019
A Cruinniú na nÓg event: Ennistymon River Walk for Children with Ruáirí Ó Conchúir
Ennistymon, Co Clare

This outdoor workshop will allow participants to discover the majesty of nature in the fairy glen along the Ballymacraven River and the Inagh River. It is designed to introduce young children to the wonders of nature, natural water bodies, water-dependent species, and their habitats. We all see the world differently and children see the world through a special lens. This workshop will tap into the imagination of youth to uncover the beauty of digital photography and what young children see in life. Please contact Ruairí Ó Conchúir to book a place by email ruairi02@gmail.com or by phone/text to 087-062 5582. Free Event.

Saturday, 15th June 2019
A Cruinniú na nÓg event: Saint Anne's Special School Art Showcase
glór, Ennis from 10am to 5pm

This is a showcase of some of the work created during the year as part of Shona MacGillivray’s year-long residency with Saint Anne’s School, Ennis. This residency was supported by Clare Arts Office through its Embrace Arts Programme for people with additional needs. Free entry. All are welcome to come along and have a look. Contact glór at 065 684 3103 for further information.

Saturday, 15th June 2019
A Cruinniú na nÓg event: Inis Cathaigh, Kilrush Comhaltas Event
Teach Ceoil, Kilrush from 7pm to 9pm

Inis Cathaigh, Kilrush Comhaltas, is hosting an evening of introducing children to various musical instruments and styles of music, storytelling and song. As part of Cruinniú, we will provide instruments and encourage children and young people to try out these instruments and to learn two tunes, led by Kieran Killeen and Diarmuid Donnellan.Anne Hayes will showcase different styles of singing and teach a few songs to those interested, while Kieran Moroney will demonstrate the dying tradition of storytelling in the sean nós style. Suitable for ages 4-12. Booking is required, please book by email or phone at Email: aineniaodha@gmail.com or Tel: (087) 266 3718. Free Event.

Saturday, 15th June 2019
A Cruinniú na nÓg event: Rubbish Art Parade
Flaggy Shore at 11.30am

The New Quay National School Art Appreciation Class, led by Ellie Farrell and Cate King, engaged in a creative intervention on New Quay beach creating art from ropes and fishing nets and sculptural forms of rubbish which have been gathered from Flaggy Shore and surrounds. A Rubbish Art Parade will begin at the Flaggy Shore (Russell Gallery side) at 11.30am. This will be followed by the Children’s Art Exhibition launch and reception at Linnalla Ice Cream Information Centre and Cafe. All are welcome. Free Event.

Saturday, 15th June 2019
A Cruinniú na nÓg event: Spinning demonstration, storytelling and workshop
Stacks, Ennistymon from 11am-2pm

Enjoy this spinning demonstration, with storytelling and a workshop in the old technique of spinning yarn with potato with Jean Moran. Aindrais de Staic from TG4 will tell a story on the day. Suitable for 9-12 year olds. Free event.

Saturday, 15th June 2019
A Cruinniú na nÓg event: Stories from Scattery Island and the Shannon Estuary
Scattery Island, Kilrush from 2.30pm-4pm

At this event, storyteller Ruth Marshall will tell stories from Scattery Island and the Shannon Estuary. This will be followed by arts and crafts activities, where participants will make a felt badge inspired by the island and its stories. The ferry to Scattery Island must be booked through Scattery Island Tours. Boats leave Kilrush Marina at 1pm and 2pm on Saturday 15th June. Contact Ruth for storytelling bookings by phone (087) 694 5060. Suitable for ages 5-12 years. Free Event.

Saturday, 15th June 2019
A Cruinniú na nÓg event: Bringing Stories to Life
Courthouse Gallery and Studios, Ennistymon from 11.30am to 3pm

Artists Vicky Lennie and Clare Kelly will draw on their experience in costume making, circus, spectacle, performance and visual art to devise this special Cruinniú na nÓg Day of Youthful Creativity event at The Courthouse Gallery & Studios.
This fun, creative workshop will combine simple prop and costume making with movement skills to produce a short filmed performance piece that tells an original story written by the artists. Enjoy this making and movement workshop with artist Vicky Lennie. This is a fun, creative workshop combining simple prop and costume-making with movement skills to produce a short, filmed performance piece. Maximum of 8 participants. Suitable for 9-12 year olds. Free Event. Book at Event Brite at: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/bringing-stories-to-life-making-and-movement-workshop-with-vicky-lennie-and-clare-kelly-tickets-61046631117.

Saturday, 15th June 2019
A Cruinniú na nÓg event: Music Generation Clare performance and CD launch.
Market Building, Ennis from 6pm-8pm

Enjoy this performance by the young musicians from Music Generation Clare as they launch their second CD. Free Event. All welcome.

Wednesday, 12th June 2019
Riches of Clare, Free Lunchtime Concert 2019 – Summer Series
The Sanctuary, Queens Hotel, Ennis from 1 to 2 pm

Music performed by Brid O’Gorman, Ciara O’Sullivan, Cli Donnellan and Adam Shapiro.
For further information contact Clare Arts Office arts@clarelibrary.ie or 065-6899091 or Mike Butler at 087-6258726 or www.richesofclare.com and you can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

5th to 26th June 2019
Colours of Day by Jean Ryan Hakizimana
Cultúrlann Sweeney, Kilkee

Jean Ryan is a Limerick based artist, Art Teacher, Author, Editor, Producer and Movie Maker. His trysts with art commenced at an early age where he honed his skills in sketching and painting. It has always been his passion to paint and run his own art studio and gallery space, which he now does in his gallery and studio in Limerick City. His paintings have sold nationally and worldwide, from exhibitions both in his studio and across the country. National and international media has also featured his work and many of his paintings have even been used as book covers by eminent authors. He teaches regularly, all year round for all skill levels at this studio in Limerick. The exhibition runs from the 5th – 26th June and is free and open to all members of the public. All art works are for sale.

Wednesday, 5th June 2019
Riches of Clare, Free Lunchtime Concert 2019 – Summer Series
The Sanctuary, Queens Hotel, Ennis from 1 to 2 pm

Music performed Kieran Hehir, Kieran Kissane, Michael Queally and Sean Earnest.
For further information contact Clare Arts Office arts@clarelibrary.ie or 065-6899091 or Mike Butler at 087-6258726 or www.richesofclare.com and you can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Wednesday, 29th May 2019
Riches of Clare, Free Lunchtime Concert 2019 – Summer Series
The Sanctuary, Queens Hotel, Ennis from 1 to 2 pm

Music performed by Edel Fox, Neill Byrne, Seán Ó Fearghail and Caoimhín Ó Fearghail.
For further information contact Clare Arts Office arts@clarelibrary.ie or 065-6899091 or Mike Butler at 087-6258726 or www.richesofclare.com and you can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

27th May to 26th June, 2019
Mountshannon Arts Festival – Visible Reminders of Invisible Light
Scariff Library Gallery

The concept behind this exhibition is to explore a personal response to the collections of the Hunt Museum and Limerick Museum’s collections as the source of departure. Each artist was asked to select two works, one from the Hunt Museum and one from the Limerick Museum’s Collections (preferably with a family related theme) and form a visual or short narrative response to these objects as a point of departure.
This enlarged exhibition of twenty three artists is primarily a mixed media response to personally selected objects from the collections of the Hunt and Limerick Museums. The physical outcomes manifest themselves as emotional, spiritual and critical interpretations to the collections with a reflection on ‘The Family’ as the core theme, be this a concept, an ideal, a memory or an experienced reality. It is a development of and continuation of an ancient conversation between many parties by today’s artistic practitioners.
See Visible reminders of invisible light for more details.

Friday, 24th May 2019 - (Fleadh Nua Week)
Riches of Clare, Free Lunchtime Concert 2019
The Sanctuary, Queens Hotel, Ennis from 1 to 2 pm

Music performed by Mark Donnellan, Charlie Harris, Jim Corry and Brian Donnellan
For further information contact Clare Arts Office arts@clarelibrary.ie or 065-6899091 or Mike Butler at 087-6258726 or www.richesofclare.com and you can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Thursday, 23rd May 2019 - (Fleadh Nua Week)
Riches of Clare, Free Lunchtime Concert 2019
The Sanctuary, Queens Hotel, Ennis from 1 to 2 pm

Music performed by Seamus McMahon, John McMahon, Dermot Lernihan and Noreen O'Donoghue.
For further information contact Clare Arts Office arts@clarelibrary.ie or 065-6899091 or Mike Butler at 087-6258726 or www.richesofclare.com and you can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Wednesday, 22nd May 2019 - (Fleadh Nua Week)
Riches of Clare, Free Lunchtime Concert 2019
The Sanctuary, Queens Hotel, Ennis from 1 to 2 pm

Music performed by Oliver O'Connell, Micky Dunne, Elaine Hogan, and Paul Smith.
For further information contact Clare Arts Office arts@clarelibrary.ie or 065-6899091 or Mike Butler at 087-6258726 or www.richesofclare.com and you can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Tuesday, 21st May 2019 - (Fleadh Nua Week)
Riches of Clare, Free Lunchtime Concert 2019
The Sanctuary, Queens Hotel, Ennis from 1 to 2 pm

Music performed by Finn Harper, Niamh O'Brien, Seán Ó’Dálaigh and Marty Barry.
For further information contact Clare Arts Office arts@clarelibrary.ie or 065-6899091 or Mike Butler at 087-6258726 or www.richesofclare.com and you can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Monday, 20th May 2019 - (Feadh Nua Week)
Riches of Clare, Free Lunchtime Concert 2019
The Sanctuary, Queens Hotel, Ennis from 1 to 2 pm

Music performed by Dermot Byrne, Yvonne Casey, Eoin O'Neill and Jon O'Connell.
For further information contact Clare Arts Office arts@clarelibrary.ie or 065-6899091 or Mike Butler at 087-6258726 or www.richesofclare.com and you can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

20th May - 1st June, 2019
Visions, VTOS end of year exhibition
Clare Museum, Ennis

Visions is a Visual Art Group Exhibition showcasing artworks by students who undertook the Art & Design Course with VTOS/LCTB. The exhibition features works created in a variety of medias from paintings, drawings and prints. Free and open to the public.

8th - 31st May, 2019
A Visual Art Exhibition by Rita Linney
Cultúrlann Sweeney

Born in Yorkshire, Rita Linney moved to County Clare in 2016 to follow her ambition to work as a full time artist. She attended Art College in Doncaster and Canterbury to study fine art and over the years has worked with various artists including prominent Yorkshire artist David J Curtis ROI, RSMA in the north east of Britain. Rita has exhibited with various prestigious venues in England including the Royal Society of Marine Artists. The exhibition runs from the 8th – 31st May at Cultúrlann Sweeney and features new paintings of both local land and seascapes. All art works are for sale. The show is a free event and all are welcome to attend. Rita’s work can also be viewed on www.artweb.com Contact: scott.rita@mail.com

30th April – 18th May 2019
Timeless Ireland by Nara Coates
Clare Museum

An exhibition of paintings by visual artist Nara Coates of the Irish landscape.
Clare Museum to host unique visual arts exhibition. Timeless Ireland by visual artist Nara Coates. Born and educated in Kenya, Nara received Further Education and training in the UK, taking an Art B.A. with the Open University. She achieved a Distinction in Fine Art during her teacher training studies and has been a full-time painter since retirement.

29th April – 25th May 2019
Reflections - A Visual Art Exhibition by Jean Ryan Hakizimana.
Scariff Library Gallery
Scariff Library Gallery to showcase ‘’ Reflections’’ a visual arts exhibition by artist Jean Ryan Hakizimana. Jean Ryan is a Limerick based artist, Art Teacher, Author, Editor, Producer and Movie Maker. His trysts with art commenced at an early age where he honed his skills in sketching and painting. It has always been his passion to paint and run his own art studio and gallery space, which he now does in his gallery and studio in Limerick City. His paintings have sold nationally and worldwide, from exhibitions both in his studio and across the country. National and international media has also featured his work and many of his paintings have even been used as book covers by eminent authors. He teaches regularly for all skill levels at this studio in Limerick.
The exhibition runs from the 29th April to the 25th of May and is free and open to all members of the public. All art works are for sale. See https://jeanryan-art.com/about/ for more information.

15th – 26th April 2019
'The Circular Revolution - Towards Zero' - Loophead Summer Hedge School
Cultúrlann Sweeney, Kilkee

Environmental and Creative Summer School with artist, author & habitat researcher Carmel T. Madigan Loophead, Clare.'The Circular Revolution - Towards Zero' project was undertaiken with over 750 primary school students from 23 different classes in County Clare schools as part of the Explorers Education Programme. An exhibition of the works produced as part of this project will be held in Cultúrlann Sweeney Kilkee during Easter.

1st – 27th April 2019
Kaleidoscope, Inis Artists Group Exhibition
A visual art exhibition by the Inis Artists

Scariff Library Gallery
The Inis Artists are a group of local artists all based in and around county Clare. With members’ work covering a wide variety of media across many different styles and themes, they aim to bring a creative mix to each exhibition and to offer something of interest for all tastes.

3rd – 26th April 2019
Plastic Imprints by Evelyn Sorohan
Clare Museum

Evelyn Sorohan is a Clare based contemporary visual artist and teacher. She studied part time in NCAD and later full time in IADT. Within this exhibition each piece is made with plastic (rubbish) leaves which the artist has salvaged, and later melted, shaped and painted. These plastic processes which are experimental in nature are crucial to the integrity of her work. Evelyn is interested in the environmental impact of plastic on the planet and explores this theme in her work.
As part of this exhibition the artist will also be facilitating two workshops with local Clare based schools. Her exhibition runs from the 3rd – 26th of April with the official launch taking place on the 6th April at 3pm.

18th March – 12th April 2019
(Artists talk on the 29th March)
Antarctica by Camille Seaman – Endurance Photographer
Culturlann Sweeney, Kilkee

Camille Seaman was born in 1969 to a Native American (Shinnecock tribe) father and African American mother. She graduated in 1992 from the State University of New York at Purchase, where she studied photography with Jan Groover. Her photographs have been published in National Geographic Magazine, Italian Geo, German GEO, TIME, The New York Times Sunday magazine, Newsweek, Outside, Zeit Wissen, Men's Journal, Seed, Camera Arts, Issues, PDN, and American Photo among many others, She frequently leads photographic workshops.

13th – 30th March 2019
Portraits in Black and White by Brian O’ Shaughnessy
Clare Museum

Brian O’Shaughnessy born in 1965 attended Tuamgraney National School where he first became interested in drawing. Brian went on to attend Scarriff Community College and continued with his drawing. In 2009, he applied to and was accepted on the Art and Design course at Limerick College of Further Education where he successfully completed FETAC levels 5 and 6 in 2010 and 2011. Brian has exhibited in galleries in Scarriff, Kilkee and Ennis and he took part in a group exhibition in Limerick. For the past two years Brian has concentrated on original works of which form this exhibition. He is also a member of Visual Artists Ireland. The exhibition runs from the 13th – 30th of March, 2019.
Contact details: mmnbos@eircom.

18th February – 9th March 2019
Portraits in Black and White by Brian O’ Shaughnessy
Scariff Library Gallery

Brian O’Shaughnessy born in 1965 attended Tuamgraney National School where he first became interested in drawing. Brian went on to attend Scarriff Community College and continued with his drawing. In 2009, he applied to and was accepted on the Art and Design course at Limerick College of Further Education where he successfully completed FETAC levels 5 and 6 in 2010 and 2011. Brian has exhibited in galleries in Scarriff, Kilkee and Ennis and he took part in a group exhibition in Limerick. For the past two years Brian has concentrated on original works of which form this exhibition. He is also a member of Visual Artists Ireland. The exhibition runs from the 18th of February to the 9th of March, 2019.
Contact details: mmnbos@eircom.

Friday, 1st February 2019
First Friday Talk with Sara Foust hosted by The Artists' Resource Room
Spás at glór at 12.30pm.

The First Friday Series in association with Clare Arts Office and glór. Join us for Sara's talk and a light lunch in the Spás at glór at 12.30pm.
The Artists' Resource Room is a visual artist-led community group providing a space for artistic dialogue in Co. Clare in the form of regular meetings, presentations, artist film screenings and debates.Sara Foust was born in 1970 in America and spent her childhood on a rural farm in the deep South. Sara trained at Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design in the USA, and with master muralist Susan Cervantes in San Francisco, California where she painted for many years. She has lived and worked on the west coast of Co Clare since 2002, and is deeply inspired by the landscape of the west. Sara exhibits her artwork throughout Ireland and internationally. Her work has been supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and Clare County Council, and commissioned by CREATE, Leader/RRD, Cluid Housing and HSE, and is in many private collections in Ireland, UK and America. In her layered and textural landscapes, Sara explores emotional resonance, nostalgia and architectural narrative. Sara pushes the viewer into her landscapes with vigorous marks and vibrant palette, conveying a visual immediacy which enhances the play of illusion and flattening within each painting. Sara paints in her studio gallery in Ennistymon, Co Clare, where she also sells work by local fine craft artists.

See http://www.glor.ie for events at Glór Irish Music Centre, Ennis
See http://www.burrencollege.ie/ for events at the Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan
See http://www.burrenpaintingcentre.com for courses at O'Neill's Burren Painting Centre, Lisdoonvarna
See http://www.burrenpaintingcentre.com and http://www.artatthepark.net for courses at Art at the Park, Killanena

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