|County Clare Events Calendar 2018
Wednesday, 3rd October 2018
Film Screening - Western
Cultúrlann Sweeney, Kilkee
Western is a 2017 subtitled film. Club Cert. A group of German construction
workers sent to build a hydroelectric power plant set upcamp on the outskirts
of a remote Bulgarian village. Tensions within the group start to rise
when former legionnaire Meinhard sets himself apart from his colleagues
by making a connection with the villagers. But matters finally come to
a head when the white horse that Meinhard has borrowed from townsman Adrian
goes missing. Using non-actors in all of the roles, award-winning director
Grisebach subtly and intelligently explores the dynamics of all-male environments,
as well as themes of national pride and cultural difference in this memorable
and unique contemporary western. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets €5, Seniors
€4. To book ring 065 9060769 or online at www.culturlannsweeney.ie
4th – 26th October 2018
Momoiro by Deirdre Carr
Cultúrlann Sweeney, Kilkee & Clare Museum, Ennis
Clare Arts Office are proud to present ‘’ Momoiro’’
a visceral and thought provoking visual art exhibition and collection
of poems by artist & poet Deirdre Carr. Opening from the 4th of October
‘’Momoiro’’ will be launched consecutively in
both the Clare Museum in Ennis and at Cultúrlann Sweeney Gallery
in Kilkee. Each venue will present a specific integrative element of the
artist’s collection of work. Within ‘’ Momoiro’’
the artist explores her own personal experience of breast cancer through
illustrative tropes, symbols and metaphors. Both exhibitions run from
the 4th - 27th of October. Everyone is welcome to attend and these events
are free to the public.
Sturday 6th October 2018
'Forever Young' choir performance - Positive Ageing Week
Ennis Friary, 2.30pm to 3.30pm
The 'Forever Young' choir sing in the oldest building in Ennis, the OPW
Ennis Friary. The choir are group of ‘mature’ men and women
who came together a decade ago to prove that age is no barrier to making
sweet music. This event is run in conjunction with Positive Ageing Week
Admission is free and all are welcome.
10th – 27th October
A Mindful of Mandala’s hosted by a Circle of Stiches
Scariff Library Gallery
A Mindful of Mandalas is a collaborative crochet art project which will
coincide with World Mental Health Day on the 10th October to highlight
the positive effects crochet and community groups can have on personal
mental health and wellbeing.
Crocheters from around Ireland have contributed to this exhibition, sharing
their skills and thoughts on what the art of crochet means to them.
The exhibition has been organised by A Circle of Stitches, a stitch group
who meet weekly in Scariff Library, County Clare, to help show that colour,
repetition, creating and completing something can contribute to a feeling
of wellbeing, and that community groups can combat loneliness and offer
a chance to share skills and to connect to others, enhancing quality of
life. The exhibition runs from the 10th – 27th of October. This
is a free event and open to all members of the public.
For further details contact Wendy Seviour: firstname.lastname@example.org
11th - 14th October 2018
Ennis Food Festival
Various Locations around Ennis
Celebrate everything food from Co Clare and beyond at the Ennis Food Festival
weekend from 11-14 October 2018.
Eat your way through the weekend at the Bike Buffet, Local Artisan Food
Market, Chocolate Adventure & Eat My Shop Food Trail and many other
events in Ennis restaurants and food venues.
Even artists are celebrating our rich foodie culture with Fruit &
Veg Art Exhibition and Still Life painting workshop for children.
For more details visit https://www.ennisfoodfestival.com
12th – 14th October 2018
Kincora Trad Fest
Killaloe and Ballina, Co. Clare.
The sixth Kincora Trad Fest will take place over the weekend of the 12th
– 14th October in Killaloe and Ballina.
The festival takes its name from the ‘Palace of Kincora’ the
home of the High King of Ireland Brian Ború which stood on ‘The
Green’ in the heritage village of Killaloe.
Come along and enjoy a packed program of music, song and dance workshops,
concerts, sessions and more.
For more details visit http://www.kincoratradfest.ie/
17th October – 6th November 2018
Modern Portrait 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 a member of Visual Artists Ireland. Contact details:
Saturday, 20th October 2018
Karan Casey and Band
Cultúrlann Sweeney Kilkee
Karan Casey has long been one of the most innovative provocative and imitated
voices in Irish traditional and folk music. Her career has spanned twenty
years from the early days as a jazz performer in George’s Bistro
in Dublin to her heady days in New York with the band Solas to her now
established solo career and she has sold over half a million albums. Karan
released her first album with the group Solas, which quickly became the
most celebrated Irish band in the U.S., and her four years with the group
were pivotal. Since embarking on her solo career Karan has released 6
solo albums, a duo album (with John Doyle), an album for children and
numerous contributions to other artists' projects – appearing on
more than 50 albums in total. She has toured constantly throughout North
America, Europe and Japan, performing solo, with her own band and with
many other diverse artists. Show starts 8pm. Tickets €17/€15.
Booking 065 9060769 or online at www.culturlannsweeney.ie
24th - 25th October 2018
The Burren Food Fayre
The Pavilion (Town Hall) Lisdoonvarna
Taste Withoug Waste is the theme of the Burren Food Fayre which will be
held on October bank holiday weekend and has a range of local Artisan
Food Producers, cookery demonstrations, talks and tastings.
The Burren MASTERCHEF competition is one highlight with categories for
Secondary Schools and Adults, all are invited to participate – fabulous
prizes to be won!
for more details.
25th - 28th October 2018
Burren Winterage Weekend
Various locations in the Burren, Co. Clare.
The Burren Winterage Weekend will be held between 25th-28th October 2018.
Events will take place in various locations across the Burren and will
celebrate not only the unique farming traditions of the Burren, but also
highlight, celebrate and support the broader significance of pastoral
farming in shaping much of the Irish landscape.
This vibrant and culturally rich community festival is coordinated by
the Burrenbeo Trust and supported local businesses, donations of times
and venues and the general public.
For more details visit: https://www.burrenwinterage.com/
26th -29th October 2018
Willie Keane Memorial Weekend
Doonbeg, Co. Clare.
The 17th Annual Willie Keane Memorial Weekend take place in Doonbeg over
the Bank Holiday weekend. Willie Keane was Doonbeg's best known personality
and a great exponent of traditional dancing.
There will be sessions in all the pubs over the weekend, dancing, Sean
Nos singing, music and craic from Friday 25th to Monday 29th October.
Shaskeen will play a concert in the community hall on Saturday 26th.
For more details visit http://williekeanememorialweekend.com/
Saturday, 27th October 2018
Children celebrate Nature and Art with environmentalist Gordon
Kinvara Community Centre 7-8 pm
Artist and environmentalist Gordon D’Arcy will lead a free Children’s
Art and Nature Workshop. Gordon has been using art as a vehicle to connect
children to nature for the past twenty-five years. In 2010, he wrote NARTURE
, a revolutionary cross-curricular manual for primary schools that combines
the teaching of nature with art while incorporating other elements of
learning such as science, history, folklore, and the Irish language. In
this workshop he will demonstrate how simple starting shapes can be developed
into the recognisable forms of our flora and fauna. Gordon will use a
flip-chart, markers and pastels while participants follow suit using pencils,
pens, and crayons. The session is free, will be aimed at children aged
5+. Participants can bring their own art materials or use the ones provided.
Tuesday, 30th October 2018
Hotel Transylvania 3
Cultúrlann Sweeney Kilkee
2018 Film, 97 mins, G Cert. Join our favorite monster family as they embark
on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer
vacation from providing everyone else's vacation at the hotel. It’s
smooth sailing for Drac’s Pack as the monsters indulge in all of
the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to
exotic excursions, and catching up on their moon tans. But the dream vacation
turns into a nightmare when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the mysterious
captain of the ship, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret that could destroy
all of monsterkind. Film 6.30pm. Tickets €4. Booking 065 9060769
or online at www.culturlannsweeney.ie
See http://www.glor.ie for events at
Glór Irish Music Centre, Ennis
for events at the Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan
for courses at O'Neill's Burren Painting Centre, Lisdoonvarna
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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