Crystal Quartz Bowls with Mirari

5 sessions from Spring to Summer.

Heal and balance your bodies,

be ready for the SUMMER SOLSTICE,

to celebrate all that has been made as it will be manifested

in your outer world

Dates: 5th February, 4th March, 8th April, 6th May, 3rd June

@ 7.30 pm

Prices for the sessions: € 12 each or €40 for remaining sessions


Mirari has taught yoga many years to adults and children and has experience of using her voice and different instruments in a healing way.
On this events, she uses sounds of alquemy crystal bowls and ultra-lite crystal bowls.

She uses her voice in a personal and intuitive way combining Mantras and specific vowels.

Also she works with INTENTION ( harmony, acceptance, unity, joy, compassion, love…) and the properties of the crystal bowls (amplification, transfer and transformation).

“ I believe in the power of our united though and I use the sacred sounds of the crystal quartz bowls to amplify the power of this united consciousness.”


Our physical body has a natural affinity to QUARTZ. In a molecular level, our cells contain silica, which balances our electro-magnetic energies, and this is the same formula as natural quartz crystal.

The Crystal Bowls are made of the highest quality (99.992% pure!) quartz crystal and the finest in gemstones and precious metals making them incredibly RESONANT and PURE in tone.


These sessions will accompany your life process…People will come and try to feel as comfortable and relax as they can, allowing the sound to help them to clean their suffering, resentment, confusion, disconnection, trauma…and especially to activate all our light, our gifts, joy and beauty, our serenity and harmony, silence and freedom which are in our bodies.

If we understand illness as a reflection of disharmony between the prhisical body and the soul, then we can understand that the cure can arrive by balancing the magnetic qualities of the higher subtle bodies.

Through PURE tones one can re-pattern the energy field organization that ultimately affect the cellular expression of disease of wellness.

The PURE sound of the crystal quartz bowls reverberates through the bodies , touching where it may and in so doing, creating balance.


Comfortable cloths, a mat, pillows and blankets. Also water (imprint your water by pure tones, high vibration)

Duration of a session is one hour. Book in advanced, places limited.
If you need more information, contact Mirari on 085 2895465 or

Life in a North Clare townland in the 19th century

North Clare Historical Society


Life in a North Clare townland in the 19th century


Martin Barry

Date: Monday 29th February at 8pm

Venue: The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon

Admission €5

 NCHS Drinagh 1855 Map 001

This lecture will look at life in a North Clare townland in the 19th century. Some of the issues that will be dealt with include landownership and land tenure as well as a general discussion on landlord tenant relationships. The lecture will also focus on population, educational, emigration, cultural and social patterns in the townland during the 19th century.

Martin comes from the town land of Drinagh about six miles from Ennistymon. He has had a lifelong interest in history and particularly local history. Recently he returned to education and qualified from the University of Limerick with an honours degree having majored in history. He has conducted tours to local areas of historical interest and has also contributed a number of articles to the historical journal The Other Clare. Currently he works as a tour guide at the Cliffs of Moher advising visitors on the history of the local area.


The Best Way to Climb a Mountain Is to Start From the Top – a Talk by Peter Tadd

Wednesday, March 2nd
Doors Open at 7:10pm.  Lecture starts at 7:30PM
€10 at the door   €5 for unwaged

This will be an enjoyable, inspiring evening that will span a range of topics from: intuition in children, the world of dreams, the meaning and use of chakras, and seeing into the future.

Peter will talk about his life as both a professional clairvoyant and a healer and how second sight offers another layer of meaning and purpose to our individual and shared narratives.  What is it like on the other side?  Do fairies and angels exist? How does he “see” God?  What he has seen in holy places he has travelled to in Ireland and throughout the world?

After the talk there will be a Q&A. followed by a short guided meditation.

As a young child, Peter was very interested in church and spiritual ideas. He saw things that he didn’t understand. People would appear to him at night.  So he had a light on next to his pillow, not a night-light but a full 60 watt lamp until he was 14.  His professional career with a BA in International Relations traversed a variety of professions, international banking, working as a clairvoyant from one of the largest health insurance companies in the United States, establishing an alternative school and working in the building trades. He helped establish an healing clinic in St. John’s Newfoundland. Peter has taught courses in meditation and healing throughout the United States, Ireland, Scotland, England, Switzerland, Italy and Portugal.

His work in the area of healing and therapy spans four decades. In 1989 he began a Tibetan Buddhist practice under the Kagyu order. The same year he began to study Chinese Qi Gong. These are two traditions that he continues to practice and explore. Peter maintains an ongoing practice with individual clients and students. He now is back at writing his poetry and finishing his first book, The Power of Three in One.

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Salmon Poetry: Readings from Thomas Lynch, Teresa Scollon and Gabriel Fitzmaurice

All are welcome to join us on:

Thursday, 25 February 2016 @ 7.30 pm
The Courthouse Gallery
Parliament Street

Thomas Lynch will be reading from ‘The Sin-eater’, (Salmon, 2012) which deals with matters such as: life, death, religion and atonement. Thomas draws upon his life experiences as an undertaker and utilizes his Irish Catholic upbringing to “craft poems that weave symbolism and mythology into the human experience.” Accompanying Thomas, will be Northern Michigan poet, Teresa Scollon.
Gabriel Fitzmaurice will be reading from ‘Poems of Faith and Doubt’, (Salmon, 2011). This collection reflects on matters of faith and our questioning of religious teaching. “The collection affirms, with a fine balance, a margin of hope in a battered but beautiful world.”

More about the Poets:

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Thomas Lynch: Thomas Lynch is the author of four collections of poems, three books of essays and a book of stories, Apparition & Late Fictions. The Undertaking won the American Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award. His work has appeared in The Atlantic and Granta, The New Yorker and Esquire, Poetry and The Paris Review, also The Times (of New York, Los Angeles, London and Ireland) and has been the subject of two documentary films, Learning Gravity by Cathal Black and PBS Frontline’s The Undertaking. He lives in Milford, Michigan and Moveen, West Clare.

Teresa Scollon photo

Teresa Scollon: Author of ‘To Embroider the Ground with Prayer’ (Wayne State University Press, 2012) and the chapbook ‘Friday Nights the Whole Town Goes to the Basketball Game’ (Michigan Writers Cooperative Press, 2009), she has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and Western Michigan University’s Prague Summer Program. She is alumna and past Writer-in-Residence at Interlochen Arts Academy. Her poems have appeared in several journals, including Third Coast, Dunes Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Atlanta Review, Damselfly Press, and Nimrod. Her poem “River, Page” won the Split This Rock 2009 poetry contest. Teresa continues freelance editing and reviewing. She teaches composition and creative writing at Northwestern Michigan College.

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Gabriel Fitzmaurice: Gabriel was born, in 1952, in the village of Moyvane, Co. Kerry, where he still lives. For over thirty years he taught in the local primary school from which he retired as principal in 2007. He is author of more than forty books, including collections of poetry in English and Irish as well as several collections of verse for children. He has translated extensively from the Irish and has edited a number of anthologies of poetry in English and Irish. He has published two volumes of essays and collections of songs and ballads. A cassette of his poems, The Space Between: New and Selected Poems 1984-1992 is also available. He frequently broadcasts on radio and television on education and the arts.

‘Traces & Treks’ Artwork by Antonio Lopez and Declan Kelly

‘Traces & Treks’
Artwork by Antonio Lopez and Declan Kelly
February 19th – March 10th

Opening Thursday, Feb. 18th @ 7 pm

The Courthouse Gallery is delighted to present the joint exhibition “Traces & Treks” – ‘Artwork byvisual artists Antonio Lopez and Declan Kelly’. “Traces & Treks” features a selection of works that focuses on the journey made by the artists, the places remembered and changed by their personal experiences through reflection, observation and investigation.

Antonio’s work is the result of a number of different projects on which he has worked over the past number of years, but with a common source of interest: the habitat in which we live. His paintings and drawings develop from a mixture of sources: found objects, observational drawing, photographic material and found imagery. His work depicts a personal perception of our natural surroundings, observing our relationship with and use of the natural environment while reflecting on the contradiction between our basic connection to the natural world and our simultaneous detachment from it.

Declan’s art work is primarily about how journeys transform us, about how we are in a constant state of change during the passage of our lives. He takes inspiration from the everyday mundane as well as the landscapes and urban architecture he comes across during his many travels. He allows his subconscious to play an important role in the processing and the translation of ideas to paper or canvas. He strongly believes that the more you investigate, the more is revealed in what you might consider everyday wanderings. What you can possibly encounter on the way, both literally and figuratively is where Declan tries to provide a deeper insight.

Antonio Lopez, mountain_top small_edited-1

Antonio Julio López Castro was born in Madrid and moved to Ireland in 1996. He currently lives and works in Co. Cork. He studied Fine Art at Sligo IT receiving an Honours Degree in 2003. Antonio exhibits regularly in Ireland and abroad, and his work was acquired by Mayo County Council, the Irish National Teachers Organization, and is held in many private collections. Antonio was an artist in residence at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo (2014); the Custom House Studios, Westport, Co. Mayo (2014); the Cill Rialaig Project, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry (2010); and at Belmont Mill Studios, Co. Offaly (2010). He was awarded a Materials & Equipment Bursary by Kerry Co. Co. in 2012.

Declan Kelly, watching the monoliths rise,small

Declan Kelly currently lives and works in Drogheda. He works as a secondary school teacher, a visual artist and is also a founding member, co-director and curator with NeXus Arts. He has a higher degree in Art (HETAC – Ireland) and a Post Graduate Degree in Education in Art & Design (National College of Art and Design – Ireland). Declan has taken part in several residencies in the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig, Co. Monaghan and the Cill Rialaig Project, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry. His work is part of private and public collections both in Ireland and in Belgium. Declan received awards by Create Louth, Drogheda Borough Council and the Arts Council of Ireland in recent years.

Bogaigh Na hEireann – New paintings by Paul Rose

‘Bogaigh Na hEireann
(Wetlands of Ireland)

New paintings by Paul Rose

February 19th – March 10th

Opening Thursday, Feb. 18th @ 7 pm

Paul Rose 2, Kiltimagh Bog

I began painting in 2005 after I was assaulted two years earlier at work while nursing and as a result of this became mentally ill with severe depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and a physical disability with a spinal injury. Unable to return to nursing duties. During this time I found art to be very helpful.My artistic practice is engaged with social, cultural and identity stemming from feelings, dreams, and memories and consider my work as a journey through life. I don’t set out to produce art about one subject or another within the above, and I’m never without a sketchbook and camera to hand so I am constantly drawing and taking photographs and sometimes the drawings and photos are left in the sketchbook and other times they develop into more in-depth ideas and detailed images.My purpose has always been to convey a scenario by providing paintings in abstract or expressionism form allowing the viewer to piece together the works for their own perception and understanding, each viewer takes something a little different from the same painting which I am happy with and attempt to execute. Each project often consists of multiple works, often in a range of different media, grouped around specific themes and meanings. I am also very interested in the way paint and various medias interact and move within each other, which you can see within many of my works.

During research and production new areas of interest arise and lead to the next body of work. Past projects have been relating to my nightmares during PTSD, portraits of people within a day hospital which is still ongoing. The project I am working on at the moment is in relation to the Wetlands/Bogs of Ireland. I have always been fascinated by the Irish Wetlands/bogs. Ireland’s peat bogs are valued landscapes
and places of unique flora and fauna, they feature throughout Irish history, art, music and folklore, they appear to be ever present and never ending. It’s topography which is transformed by ever changing light, at times crammed or lost in dejection, sometimes standing full of pride with an impression of poignant restraint, calmness, well-being and ruggedness.

Please NOTEE:

The event

A talk with readings by Robert Little on
Friday, February 12 @ 8pm

is Cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances,

sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Cancellation of MY DARKNESS IS MY CANDLE A talk with readings by Robert Little

This event is Cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances,

sorry for any inconvenience caused.

A talk with readings by Robert Little

Friday, February 12 @ 8pm
Admission €5

Robert Little was born in Limerick in 1970. He studied English and Creative Speech, and his studies brought him to the United States and to England. Between 1999 and 2009, Robert worked at the KCAT Centre for Art and Study in Co.Kilkenny where he pioneered Equinox Theatre for mixed ability students. Since 2009, he has worked as a writer and freelance teacher.

“My Darkness is My Candle” refers chiefly to the loss of his parents to cancer in his early youth, and his subsequent travels, struggles and impressions. It is about a shift in consciousness and an awareness of sporadic, short-lived illumination.
Robert lives in Kilfenora, Co.Clare


​Fiona Woods |One Kind And Another | Book Launch & Panel Discussion

Ennistymon Courthouse Gallery and The Artists’ Resource Room

are pleased to present the launch of

 One Kind And Another by Fiona Woods.Fiona Woods, one kind and another

Fiona Woods |One Kind And Another | Book Launch & Panel Discussion | Ennistymon Courthouse Gallery, Co. Clare | February 6th 2pm

Fiona Woods’ new publication One Kind and Another is the outcome of her episodic collaborative practice collection of minds. This practice asserts the artist’s embededdness within and reliance upon social, geographical, and conceptual networks.

This new publication documents a number of collection of minds episodes which took place over a period of 18 months (2014-2015). The episodes outline contrasting worlds from the High Plains of Colorado to the tracking of goat herds in the Burren. They produce a myriad of dialogues with others, including artists with a strong rural focus, gun club members and goat farmers. The publication captures a multitude of engagements with the material world, both sensuous and intellectual.

Woods will be joined by members of the Ground Up Artists Collective who participated in some of these episodes, for a discussion about collaboration as process of discovery, as innovation, as risk.

Please join us on Saturday the 6th of February.

We’ll start the afternoon at 2pm with tea and coffee.

At 2.30pm discussions will begin, concluding by 4pm. 

Fiona Woods is a visual artist whose practice crosses critical inquiry, artistic intervention and international research collaborations. She uses public space, social situations and the institutional site of art as circuits for the production and distribution of works that explore ideas of public interest or what we have ‘in common’. She regularly operates in a co-productive capacity with others under the heading collection of minds. Woods is a recipient of the 2015 Fiosraigh Scholarship for a PhD candidate at the Centre for Transcultural Research and Media Practice, DIT, and she lectures at Limerick School of Art & Design.

Ennistymon Courthouse Gallery is Co.Clare’s leading public art gallery.The Artists’ Resource Room is a volunteer-led initiative intended to generate discourse on the Visual Arts.

The work for One Kind and Another was made possible through generous support from The Arts Council of Ireland. The National Endowment for the Arts (US) and Clare County Council. It was designed by Pure Designs.