Please join us between 7-9pm on Friday 30th June for the opening of our new exhibitions:
Drawing together three artists with disparate practices working in varied media, the new exhibitions at The Courthouse Gallery explore the environment, from the wild Atlantic coast to unnamed fiery worlds and a mysterious yet beautiful frozen landscape.
In the main gallery, West of Ireland based artist Isabelle Gaborit has mastered the ancient art of encaustic, or painting with pigmented wax, a technique mastered by the Greeks.
Hanne T Fisker meanwhile, is drawn to the wildness of the Clare coastline, photographing what she terms its ‘sea explosions’ at close quarters. In our Red Couch space, Cork-based artist Kathryn Kelly’s installation of photographs and light evoke explorations of the self, its cool ambiance belying the turmoil of the unknown.
Every year Féile Latino donates its profits to a local community organisation, and this year they are very kindly helping The Courthouse Gallery – a timely gesture, as we are currently fundraising to replace our broken heating system.
€5 entry on the door
The event will include music from:
* French Rumba – Latin and South American Rhythm with a Parisian twist.
* Emer O’Flaherty and Band – Pan Celtic Song Contest Winner 2017
* Beto Caletti – South American Classical Guitarist
ABOUT THE BANDS
A musical project created, developed in Paris that is characterized by its musical style that starts
from the rhythms Spanish Rumba until the rhythms Latino Cumbia-Salsa-cha cha. In their concerts are mixed energy, art of the South and a magnificent know-how. They transmit freshness and happiness to who knows how to enjoy it. Nobody will leave indifferent after seeing French Rumba on stage.
Emer O Flaherty
Emer O Flaherty is an indie/alternative Singer, songwriter and musician from Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland. Emer recently won the prestigious Pan Celtic song contest representing Ireland and beating out all the other Celtic nations.
Emer writes in both in English and trí Ghaeilge, with influences including Norah Jones, Aimee Mann. Iarla Ó Lionáird and Radiohead. She sings, plays piano, organ, flute, whistle and some guitar. She says, “You could subtitle me ‘Music to make you think’. I also play classical, contemporary and traditional Irish music for concerts, and solo performances, most recently at Fringe Festival Praha, Czech Republic”.
Beto Caletti has performed at festivals in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Spain, Switzerland, Uruguay, England, Belgium, Colombia, Italy, Cuba and Japan as a guitarist, singer and composer. He recorded eight cd as a soloist that were published in Argentina, Mexico and Japan. He was nominated for the “Gardel Award” and won the “ACE Award” and “Disco de oro” (Japan 2005).
In his latest project he combines Latin rhythms with rhythms from Argentina and Uruguay. His compositions include musical genres like chacarera, zamba, bolero and candombe.
The CD “Dios tiempo” features such highly renowned musicians as Franco Luciani and Rubén Rada.
Born in Buenos Aires, he was a member of “Los musiqueros” for 15 years. With them he recorded 3 CDs as a performer and composer. He devoted himself to the research, composition and interpretation of Brazilian popular music, and as such he played on stages of three continents and published two books. He composed and recorded the songs for the first season of the award-winning TV show “La asombrosa excursión de Zamba”, “Encuentro” channel, Buenos Aires.
Qi Gong Tai Chi workshop
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.
Saturday, March 25th @ 10.00 am – 12.00 am.
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
Tuesday 14th,March 10:15-11:30am (mixed level)
Wednesday 15th March 6.30-7.45pm (beginners)
Wednesday 15th March 8-9.45pm (beginners)
This series of classes is designed to show you how to strengthen your body, in particular your back, core and joints, while creating more space around the discs.
You will learn how to relax and release tension so your body can realign itself. You can lead a more fulfilling, richer life with lots of energy instead of pain.
Helga is a practicing Physical Therapist for 25 years and a 500 hour trained Yoga teacher.
Pre-booking is essential at firstname.lastname@example.org or 086 896 0959
Cost: 5 weeks €75 Beginners welcome / No drop-in
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.
( 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
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.