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County Clare Events Calendar 2018

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April 2018

April 5th – April 14th
Scariff Library Gallery

On April 3rd Scariff Library Gallery will host "Populace" a visual art collaboration between transition year students from Scariff Community College Co. Clare, art teacher Mary Rouine and artist in residence Tara Keegan. The exhibitions theme ‘Populace’ examines our environment through the transformation of material, recycled books and found objects. As part of the project students were encouraged to share their own ideas and creative thinking processes becoming makers and transformers in their environment. Artist in Residence visual artist Tara Keegan is a Graduate of fine art sculpture & combined media from the Limerick School of Art and Design were she is currently studying a MA in Social Practice and the Creative Environment. Keegan is fascinated by the human body and it is ever present in her work. Currently her studio practice focuses on the body’s organic forms, growth, disease and cells through the medium of soft sculpture. The exhibition runs from April 5th – April 14th with the opening reception taking place on the 5th April at 5.30pm. This is a free event open to the public and all are welcome to attend.
For further info please contact Tara Keegan : 087 6918081

Wednesday 25th April 2018
Father & Son; A pair of Stained Glass Windows in Killaloe - Donncha MacGabhann
St. Flannan's Church, Killaloe @ 7pm

The windows flanking the Altar of St. Flannan's Church, Killaloe are two remarkable examples of the art of stained-glass, and are the work of father and son. As part of his church decoration business, Joshua Clarke made stained-glass windows. His son Harry developed his talents in his father's workshops. In a tragically short but brilliant career, Harry achieved considerable renown for his highly accomplished and vert distinctive work as a stained-glass artists. Talk organised by Killaloe-Ballina Local History Society. Free Entry - All Welcome!

Thursday, 27th April 2018
PlatForms - a new glór initiative to support artists in creating new work
glór auditorium at 7.30pm

PlatForms is a new glór initiative to support artists in creating new work – whilst providing insight for audiences into the development process and the choices that artists make. The event will be ‘scratch’ in style, with a selection of artists across art-forms sharing brief excerpts from their work-in-progress, with opportunities for audience responses and feedback. Three to four artists/groups of artists will present short excerpts of their work – followed by brief moderated discussions with the audience about what they have seen. The audience are requested to reserve tickets in advance and then pay what they feel on the night (in cash!).
See article on glor website for more information.

27th -31st April 2018
Kilfenora Music Festival
Kilfenora, Co. Clare.

From 27-31 April 2018, Kilfenora will stage its 10th annual traditional music festival, a series commenced in 2009 with the 100th anniversary of the Kilfenora Céilí Band. As usual, it will feature great concerts, céilís and pub sessions.
See Kilfenora Music Festival Facebook Page for more information

Saturday, 28th April, 2018
Riches of Clare, Free Lunchtime Concert as part of the Kilfenora Festival
Kilfenora Cathedral, Kilfenora, 1pm to 2pm

Music performed by Aine O’Donoghue, Aine Griffey, Adrian McMahon and Cathal Corbett.
For further information contact Clare Arts Office or 065-6899091 or Mike Butler at 087-6258726.

Sunday, 29th April, 2018
Dancehall Days – a celebration of love and romance.
glór Theatre, Ennis at 3 pm.

Dancehall Days is an intergenerational drama and music project between Clare Youth Theatre and the residents of St. Joseph's Hospital, Ennis.
Created and directed by Eleanor Feely with Clare Townsend.
Set in a dancehall, it explores love, romance and relationships through the generations. Featuring Monica Morgan, Michael Hennessy, Eleanor Feely, Clare Youth Theatre and the ladies and gentlemen of St. Joseph's Hospital, Ennis.
Free public event. All welcome, young, old and in the middle! Bring your dancing shoes.

Sunday, 29th April 2018
Clare Garden Festival
Ennis Showgrounds, Co. Clare from 11am.

Clare Garden Festival is a treat for Gardeners and a great day out for all the family. Garden & Food stalls from all over Ireland join the popular festival every year at the end of April with over 60 coming from near and far. The festival offers a great series of Garden Expert talks from an accessible stage and has much to offer and discover for young and older gardeners from demonstrations to show gardens. All areas of gardening including ornamental garden design, vegetable production for beginners and advanced gardening techniques will be covered. Visitors can expect an impressive programme of expert talks, a great garden & artisan food fair with stallholders from all over Ireland and children's entertainment. More info on


See for events at Glór Irish Music Centre, Ennis
See for events at the Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan
See for courses at O'Neill's Burren Painting Centre, Lisdoonvarna
See and for courses at Art at the Park, Killanena

See also: Events Calendar 2017, Events Calendar 2016, Events Calendar 2015, Events Calendar 2014,

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