James Frost and his History of Clare in context

 
The North Clare Historical Society will conclude its current lecture series on Tuesday 28th March with a talk by Nicholas Canny entitled James Frost and his History of Clare in context. The venue is the Courthouse Gallery at 8pm.
 
The talk will discuss why so many Irish people of the 19th century devoted time to writing (and reading) histories of their own country; the subjects that interested them, and why there was a shift towards the very end of the century to writing County Histories.  James Frost and other authors of his generation who became interested in reconstructing histories of their counties will then be examined.
 
Nicholas Canny grew up in Lickeen, Kilfenora and had all his schooling in County Clare. He was Professor of History at NUI Galway, 1979-2009; was President of the Royal Irish Academy, 2008-11; and was a Member of the Scientific Council of the European Research Council 2011-16. He is the author of many books on Irish History and on the History ofEuropeans overseas.
 
Admission €5

Wellbeing at The Courthouse – Tai Chi and Qi Gong with Colin Dempsey

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.

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

 

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Yoga for Strength-Flexibility-Vitality

 

Spring Timetable

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 info@burrenwellness.com or 086 896 0959

Cost: 5 weeks €75 Beginners welcome / No drop-in

www.burrenwellness.com

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

‘Valentine Beauty Evening’ Guinot Institut. Paris – Feb.16 @ 7:30

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Beauty with Marie is hosting a Valentine Beauty Evening to officially launch the renowned and the latest Guinot treatment Hydraderm Cellular Energy.

Guinot is an international market leader in skincare for the last 40 years. It became an exclusive cosmeceutical brand in beauty salons  by designing skincare methods and products that have conquered the hearts of women/men all over the world who want to look their best.

In 1972 Guinot created ‘Hydradermie’ the 1st exclusive facial treatment method and were at the forefront of technology then. In 2016 Guinot launched ‘Hydradermie Youth’ and a new ‘Hydraderm Lift (the intense lifting effect). Both of which are personalized rejuvenating treatments  with visible results and a viable alternative to aesthetic medicine.

These treatment methods have been entrusted only to select highly qualified beauty therapists who are trained by Guinot Institut.Paris.
Beauty with Marie has been a Guinot accredited salon since 1997 and is delighted to be the first beauty therapist in county Clare to offer you the New ‘Hydraderm Cellular Energy”.

Beauty with Marie  has been in existence since 1997-2017 and to celebrate her 20th Anniversary, Marie is inviting you to see  a live demonstration of these revolutionary Guinot treatments .

Special guest is Irish Guinot Manager Ms Eve Kearney.

Marie Thornton
C.I.B.T.A.C,I.T,E.C,C.I.D.E.S.C.O.
Kilcornan
Ennistymon
Clare

Free Admission

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.