The 1917 East Clare by-election by Kieran Sheedy, Monday 27th Feb. @ 8pm

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The 1917 East Clare by-election
The North Clare Historical Society continues its current lecture series on Monday 27th February with a talk on The 1917 East Clare by-election by Kieran Sheedy.

On June 17th 1917 Willie Redmond, the Member of Parliament for East Clare, was killed during the Battle of Ypres, and a contested election  (the first in fifteen years) took place in the following month. The candidates were Patrick Lynch K.C., a native of Ennis (Home Rule Party) and Eamon De Valera (Sinn Fein), the Irish Volunteer Commandant at Boland’s Mills during the 1916 Rising who had recently been released from an English Jail. The election campaign and its result became pivotal in the emergence of Sinn Fein as a National party, and is equally significant as the 1828 by- election, won by Daniel O’Connell.

Kieran Sheedy: Held a number of posts in RTE, including Head of Documentaries, before concentrating on writing. His historical works include: Upon the Mercy of the Government, The Tellicherry Five, Peerless Tom Malone, The Clare Elections, The Horse in County Clare (2 volumes) and the Clare Anthology (Ed.).

The talk will be held at the Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon at 8pm.

Venue:  The Courthouse Gallery
Time: 8.00
Admission: €5

Qi Gong Tai Chi workshop, Saturday, February 25 @ 10.00 am – 12.00 pm.

A unique opportunity to learn about the Healing art of Qi Gong and Tai Chi.
We are sharing this knowledge with the goal of reducing stress and opening up on an emotional psychological and social level to promote fun with exercise.
Cost €20
About Colin Dempsey
A twenty year practice of martial arts Qi Gong, Tai Chi and Taoism, I share these practices with groups of all ages from active retirement to primary schools and Colleges.
“Colin’s Qi Gong retreat was simply the best I’ve experienced. He is a gifted teacher and brings a great sense of lightness to the practice. If more people could be encouraged to laugh and smile, as we did in the group, the world would be a better place”.
Dr Richard Blennerhassett Saint John of God Hospital

Watercolour Classes with Patsy Ricks

Patsy Ricks

( Basic drawing ability required )

Enrolment and demonstration – 7 pm, Tuesday, February 21

4 weekly classes starting Tuesday, February 28 from 7- 9 pm
and finishing on Tuesday, March 21

I am an artist with over 40 years’ experience working in watercolours.
I will be teaching different techniques in the application of the medium. Starting from basic washes to the more detailed areas such as dry brush, this 4 week course will help you to open a new and very enjoyable chapter in your life!

The maximum class size is 6 students. 

If you are interested in enrolling, please contact me by text ( no voicemails please) on 087-2022176

THE FANORE SCHOOL CASE 1914-1922: By Joe Queally

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 THE FANORE SCHOOL CASE 1914-1922:  By Joe Queally
An evening of history about the famous case in
Fanore will take place in The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon
on Monday 13th of February, 2017 at 8.00 pm.

The Fanore School Case book (second edition) will be launched at the event. The documentary on the case commissioned by, Scannal, of RTE will be shown as well as songs and memories of the time.

Guest speakers are Brian Howley from Kilfenora and Sean Mc
Mahon past president of the I.N.T.O. Mullagh.  The night
marks 102 years to the day of the case which stands out as
one of the most controversial cases of the history of
National Primary Schools in Ireland.

An open invitation to one and all to attend the evening.

Book launch on Monday 13th of February, 2017 at 8.00 pm.

Admission is free.

Ennistymon Co-housing Initial Meeting – Friday, 10 February at 19:30


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Interested in being part of a local, sustainable, community based, affordable housing project? If so, come along to an open meeting to start a co-housing project in The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon. There will be a general presentation about co-housing and a brief talk about existing projects in Leeds, Stroud and Cloughjordan. This will be followed by open discussion, exchange of relevant information and an opportunity to connect.

Friday,February 10th at 7:30

Admission free but any donations would be gratefully appreciated