This is an introductory workshop to the Path of the Shaman, ‘One who sees with the authentic Eye of the Heart’. It is hoped to hold 9 subsequent 4 hour workshops initiating participants into the 9 shamanic rites of the medicine people of the Andes.

Shamanism is the oldest spiritual discipline in the world. There are visible signs of its practice all round the world, dating back to the dawn of history. It is a spiritual practice that cuts across all faiths, creeds and race, reaching deep levels of ancestral memory. It is a pathway for self healing, self growth and self knowledge.
One of the major objectives of the shaman’s role is to have harmonious relationship with the whole of creation. It is a living process which continuously engages the inner life, shaping, honing planting the inner self, giving an immense opportunity to become responsible for our own story, for what we are dreaming into the world.

Join me for an illuminating and beautiful afternoon that will inspire you to explore new worlds within yourself in a fun and enjoyable way for healing and deeper understanding of wellbeing.
We will journey to other levels of reality and discover wise allies, from power animals to beloved ancestors to archetypal guides to help cultivate a rich inner landscape and step into wonderful new possibilities for your life with more trust and confident joy. We will share core shamanic healing techniques to bring balance and alignment to the luminous energy field around us and learn to work in a safe and sacred space. Engaging with this work encourages real meaning to life and to navigate it with more wisdom, empowerment, love and gratitude.

Kathryna Cuschieri a graduate of the ‘Healing the Light Body ‘school which is run by Alberto Viloldo and guided by the Linage of the medicine men and women of the Andes. She has been teaching Shamanism for the last 9 years in Malta, England and Ireland.

Please wear warm and suitable clothing and bring a journal, pendulum and blanket.

Date: 1 December 2014
Time: 1- 4 pm
Cost: 25 euro

Refreshments are included

‘UNFOLD’ an exhibition of contemporary art of the Office of Public Works and the Department of Finance and Personnel, Northern Ireland

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‘Clearing’ by Rita Duffy (DFP Collection)

The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, is proud to have the honour of hosting ‘UNFOLD’ an exhibition of contemporary art from the Office of Public Works and the Department of Finance and Personnel, Northern Ireland, opening November 28th at 8 pm by Minister of State Simon Harris, TD

The 2014 exhibition is a selection of 30 artworks from the public collections, north and south, chosen by nine young curators from the Institute of Technology in Tallaght. This is the first time since 1997, that the OPW has invited curatorial input from the public.

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‘Following the Blue Fox’ by Jane Locke

The OPW has been working in conjunction with the DFP in relation to art exhibitions since 1997 and the joint exhibitions have toured extensively throughout Ireland – to arts centres, libraries, civic offices, colleges and Heritage properties – and to several venues abroad. The artworks included in these exhibitions have mainly been purchased for public buildings located throughout the island. The OPW endeavours to increase public awareness and access to State art through its annual touring exhibitions and catalogues.

The ‘UNFOLD’ exhibition was in RUA RED in August. It then toured to the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre in Newry in September; Stormont Parliament Buildings, Belfast in October; and finishes in The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon in December. In conjunction with the exhibition, the Courthouse will be giving guided tours to secondary students in Clare

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‘Luxembourg Rose’ by Jason Ellis

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‘Nature Morte – Road Kills’ by Veronica Nicholson

Link to the catalogue of ‘UNFOLD’ the current exhibition of contemporary art of the Office of Public Works and the Department of Finance and Personnel, Northern Ireland in the Courthouse Gallery.

.A film by Fergus Tighe

The exhibition continues until 8th January 2015.

‘The Big Wind’ a lecture by Dr.Kieran R. Hickey, Monday 24th November at 8pm

The North Clare Historical Society 24th November Lecture
Blowing up a Storm! The Night of the Big Wind 1839, Winter Storminess 2013-14 and Future Vulnerability
Dr. Kieran R. Hickey   Dept. of Geography, NUI Galway
Venue:  The Courthouse, Ennistymon
Time:  Monday 24th November at 8pm
Admission: €5

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This talk will focus on Ireland’s worst storm of probably the last 500 years – the famous ‘Night of the Big Wind, 1839’ in which the whole of Ireland was devastated by an enormously powerful and exceptionally deep depression which crossed Ireland on the night of January 6th. This caused hundreds of lives to be lost on land and at sea and damage on incredible scale with tens of thousands of buildings from the smallest thatch cottages to stone castles and churches destroyed or damaged.
For the Ennis entry alone Carr (1993) p.99 notes that
’The appearance of the town is dreadful –whole roofs thrown down – the slates torn off others, and the lead and tile blown off more. To enumerate the number of sufferers would be impossible – Drogheda Journal. Thirty houses prostrated, seven at Corofin, five at Quin. Four sail-boats swamped at Bunratty – Tuam Herald’
This event went down in history and folklore because of the scale of the losses. Losses we are reminded off,  after the exceptional stormy winter of 2013-2014 which was the stormiest winter on record based on detailed synoptic charts going back to the winter of 1871-2 (Matthews et al. 2014).
The 1839 event along with the 2013-14 winter will be put into a climatic context and future vulnerability to storminess change including the tail-end of hurricanes will be presented at the end of the talk.

Kieran Hickey was born in Church St, Cahir, Co. Tipperary, Rep. of Ireland and attended secondary school at St. Joseph’s College in Cahir after which he got a BA and an MA degree from University College Cork and a doctoral degree from Coventry University. He has also worked in Armagh Observatory and the Coastal Resources Centre in University College Cork along with a previous lectureship post in National University of Ireland at Maynooth. He is currently working as a Lecturer in Physical Geography in the Department of Geography at National University of Ireland at Galway.
His main interests are storms and hurricanes, climate change, historical climatology, natural disasters and natural history. To this end Kieran has undertaking a number of research projects on the climate, climate history and natural history of Ireland along with more specialised research on changing patterns of Atlantic storminess, hurricanes NAO and their trigger factors and the climate/coastal interface. He has just published three books including two books on climate change and Ireland, one on wolves and edited a fourth on hurricanes (see below for front covers. The books are:
Hickey K.R. (ed) (2012) Advances in Hurricane Research – Modelling, Meteorology, Preparedness and Impacts, Intech, Croatia, 198pp.
Hickey K.R. (2011) Wolves in Ireland: A Natural and Cultural History, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 155pp.
Hickey K.R. (2010) Deluge: Ireland’s Weather Disasters, 2009-2010, Four Courts Press, Dublin, 128pp.
Hickey K.R. (2008) Five Minutes to Midnight, Ireland and Climate Change, White Row Press, Belfast, 141pp.
He has also published extensively in national and international academic journals including Journal of Climate, Climatic Change, The Holocene, Weather, Marine Geology, Irish Geography, the Scottish Geography Journal, the International Journal of Meteorology and others and has contributed chapters to a considerable number of books and atlases.
Kieran has an extensive media profile in relation to his work on climate change and natural disasters.

French Cultural Evening Tuesday, November 18th  @ 8 pm

La Fille du Puisatier

The Well-Digger’s Daughter (La Fille du puisatier) is a 2011 French romantic comedy drama film. Daniel Auteuil makes his directorial debut as he stars alongside Àstrid Bergès-FrisbeyKad MeradSabine AzémaJean-Pierre Darroussin, and Nicolas Duvauchelle.

download Jacques Mazel and Patricia Amoretti are young people who live in a small village while Europe is at the brink of World War I. They fall in love with each other but Jacques gets called up as a pilot. He has to comply immediately because he’s supposed to replace a pilot who just recently broke his leg. Jacques leaves an explanatory letter for Patricia but his mother resents her and makes her believe she was forsaken by Jacques. Later Patricia realizes that Jacques has left her with child. Still she refuses to marry her father’s friend Félipe because she knows that her younger sister Amanda has a crush on Félipe. Consequently she is cast out by her family. Eventually Jacques returns from the front and learns he has a son.

“Speak a bit of French, drink a glass of wine
and enjoy a good film”.


Through Ancient, Beautiful, Simple Meditations.
With:  Deirdre Devally.  Initiated Disciple of Hanmi Zen Buddhism.

5 Week Course, from 19th November, 7-8pm.
The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon.
Cost:  € 50.

Breath Meditation
Mindful Eating and Drinking
Body Awareness
Simple Meditations: The Six Dharmas of the Lotus Family
Self-Healing for Various Illnesses (CD available for home practice)
Tips to help you enjoy….. not endure, the Christmas Season!

These Practices are for People of all Religions and None, Beginners and Experienced Meditators.
Sit in comfortable seats or as you wish.  No challenging body postures!

                                   Ph: 087-3922538 for further Info or just show up!

Mindfulness Classes for Everyday Life and The Work of Byron Katie


7.30pm – 9.30pm
Tuesday Nights in the Courthouse, for 6 weeks.
Starting with an introduction night on Tuesday 11th November.

The approach will be that anyone can practice mindfulness and discover
the thoughts are causing suffering through the simple four questions
offered by the work of Byron Katie.
With an open mind, the experiences of the group and a these simple,
radical and life-changing tools the mind can be clearer.

Integrating a few different approaches, we hope that something will be offered to suit each
individual. (Please see below for more details)

We look forward to seeing you Tuesday 11th of November for our first class.

Suggested donations € 5 for unwaged, € 10 for waged.

Thank you.

Maeve Collins and Helen Bulger
Natural Health Practitioners/Facilitators

An Evening of Classical Favourites with Helen Houlihan Soprano, Edel O’Brien Mezzo Soprano, Irina Dernova Piano

The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, Presents an Evening of Classical Favourites


Helen Houlihan   Soprano

Edel O’Brien   Mezzo Soprano

Irina Dernova    Piano

Featuring popular arias by Mozart and Bizet, with well-loved show tunes by Henry Mancini and Jerome Kerns

Saturday, 15th November 2014 at 8pm

Tickets: €10 at the door.