Main St, Ennistymon, Co. Clare.  View of Main Street,  Ennistymon looking south.

Main St, Ennistymon, Co. Clare. View of Main Street, Ennistymon looking south.

E N N I S T Y M O N   M I D S U M M E R   F E S T I V A LJ U N E  2 3 – J U N E  2 6,  2 0 1 6

The Courthouse Artists’ Studios will be open to the viewing public from 10 am-7 pm throughout the festival.

The Courthouse Gallery will be open from 12-5 throughout the festival.

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 23
 
‘Sound, Patterning and Resonance’ a talk by Tanya Harris

Date: Thursday, 23rd June                                              
Venue: The Courthouse Gallery
Time: 3 pm

 

Bonfire Night: Memories of St John’s Eve in Ennistymon.

Come and listen to memories of Bonfire Night as celebrated in bygone days recorded from many senior residents of Ennistymon and surrounding areas of North Clare by Frances Madigan of Cuimhneamh an Chláir, Clare Oral History & Folklore Group.  This listening event which will be followed by a discussion and an opportunity to share your memories of Bonfire Night. 
Date: Thursday, 23rd June                                              
Venue: The Courthouse, Ennistymon
Time: 7.30 pm  

 

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 24

Drama workshop Midsummer Festival with Eleanor Feely
 
Divining Drama. An introduction to the art of theatre making. No experience necessary just an open mind, loose clothing and a shared sense of fun. This introductory session is free to all ages 12 to 90.

Eleanor Feely is an award winning theatre director and actor. She trained at the Stanislavski Studio at the Focus Theatre Dublin and at the Theatre du Soleil in Paris. She is an artistic director of Clare Youth Theatre

Date: Friday, June 24                                            
Venue: The Courthouse Gallery
Time: 3 pm

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 25
 
 
Concert: Féile Latino 2016  
 
Featuring : 
Duo Pablo and Lola – Folk Music from Argentina
James Sheppard – Ennistymon Singer Songwriter 
Clare To Here – Irish Song and Dance
Noirin Lynch / Paddy Mulcahy / Clara Buteler / Lenka Hoffmannova 

Date: Friday, June 24                                            
Venue: The Courthouse Gallery
Time: 3 pm
Entry 5 Euro
All profits to go to Burren Chernobyl Project 

Mirari Summer Solstice

Let´s celebrate  together 

with the Sacred Sounds of the Crystal Bowls and

all the Blessings we receive from the 

Summer Solstice and Full Moon!

Tuesday, June 21st at 7:30

Price for the session: € 12

To Fight Alongside Friends – a talk by Gerry Harrison June 3rd @ 7:30

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Charlie May is Gerry’s great- or grand-uncle, whose war diaries were discovered in an attic. These are now published as TO FIGHT ALONGSIDE FRIENDS in hardback and paperback by Harper Collins, and have received great reviews. Charlie was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, the centenary of which will take place on 1 July.

Gerry Harrison was born in India and grew up in England and Ireland. His formative years were spent in London during the “Swinging 60s”, where he was first an actor and then chose a career in the TV and Film industry. It was as a producer he started to write, published at first in newspapers and magazines.

He and his wife came to Clare in 2007, enjoying the tranquillity here compared to the pace of London. With a long ambition to run a bookshop he opened Banner Books in Ennistymon, and is now delighted to see Jessie Lendennie’s Salmon Publishing at the same premises in Parliament Street.

Gerry has written one previous book, about postwar Irish emigration to London, called ”The Scattering”, which was published in 2004, and is now completing a biography.

Caitlin macnamara /Dylan Thomas Weekend 2016

Caitlin macnamara /Dylan Thomas Weekend  2016

ENNISTYMON AND DOOLIN 26 to 31 MAY

 

THURSDAY 26 MAY FALLS HOTEL

WE ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THE OPENING OF OUR 2016 WEEKENDER  PROGRAM WHICH WILL BE OPENED BY NICHOLAS MONSON THE GREAT NEPHEW OF CAITLIN MACNAMARA WIFE OF THE LEGENDARY WELSH POET DYLAN THOMAS @ 8.30 PM.

 NICHOLAS WILL BE IN CONVERSATION WITH CAIMIN JONES INTHE FALLS HOTEL [ENNISTYMON HOUSE] WHICH WAS THE FORMER HOME OF CAITLIN AND THE HOME OF THE MACNAMARA  AND FINUCANE FAMILIES.

THE PROGRAMME CONTINUES ON FRIDAY 27TH MAY @ 8PM

WE PRESENT AN  EVENING OF POETRY IN THE COURTHOUSE GALLERY ENNISTYMON FEATURING  PADDY KEHOE, KNUTE SKINNER AND JOAN MCBREEN

EUGENES PUB @9.30PM AN INTIMATE EVENING OF POETRY

 10PM @ MARRINANS PUB CAITLIN MACNAMARA CEILI

 

SATURDAY 28TH MAY @8.30PM IN THE COURTHOUSE GALLERY                             

WE PRESENT ANTHONY CRONIN POET, NOVELIST, BIOGRAPHER AND CRITIC WHO WILL TALK ABOUT HIS FRIENDS CAITLIN MACNAMARA AND DYLAN THOMAS.+ FILM  

SARURDAY 28 MAY SESSION IN DALYS PUB MAIN STREET

 

SUNDAY 29TH MAY @ 6PM IN THE DOOLIN HOTEL

A TALK ON THE MACNAMARAS OF DOOLIN FEATURING CAITLIN AND DYLAN THOMAS

 

MONDAY MAY 30TH @ 8.30 PM IN THE COURTHOUSE GALLERY ENNISTYMON

“THE MEN WHO BUILT BRITAIN” A TALK B ULTAN COWLEY [AUTHOR OF “MCALPINES MEN” —-IRISH STORIES FROM THE SITES.]

FACEBOOK: CAITLIN MACNAMARA/DYLAN THOMAS WEEKEND ENNISTYMON

 

 

 

TUESDAY 31TH MAY TO BE CONFIRMED ——–WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR COMPANY

 

 

TO BE CONFIRMED——-WE LOOK FORARD TO YOUR COMPANY

 

FACEBOOK: CAITLIN MACNAMARA/DYLAN THOMAS WEEKEND ENNISTYMON

Lama Jigmé Namgyal – Tibetan Teacher, May 23rd @ 8pm

Lama Jigmé Namgyal
Tibetan Teacher

 
Public talk on “Wisdom and Compassion”  at The Courthouse Gallery, Monday, May 23rd @ 8pm


Suggested Donation €10

Lama Jigmé Ennistymon

For information, reservation etc. Tel.087 9014351
email bhearty2002@yahoo.com
visit www.center.ie
or look out for updates at:  https://www.facebook.com/LamaJigmeIreland

Full Moon Meditation with Crystal Sounds

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Full Moon Meditation with Crystal Sounds
 
22nd May @ 7.30 pm
Time of positive opportunity with sacred sounds that amplify all our Light and Gifts.
To get ready for the SUMMER SOLSTICE, as we´ll also have the Full Moon!
 
21st June @ 7.30 pm
Prices for the sessions: € 12 each or €20 for both sessions

Peadar Clancy: Clare`s Easter Rising Hero Thursday 12th May at 7.30 pm

NCHS Cormac's lecture

The North Clare 1916 Centenary Group lecture will be held on Thursday 12th May at 7.30 pm in the Courthouse Gallery

   Public lecture by author and historian, Cormac Ó Comhraí on the life and times of Peadar Clancy from Cranny, Co. Clare. Peadar played a leading role in the 1916 Rising and the Irish War of Independence.

Born into a Fenian family in Cranny, west Clare, Peadar Clancy was one of the most significant revolutionaries to emerge from Clare during the twentieth century. He became involved at a young age with both Sinn Féin and the Gaelic League. A draper by trade he moved to Dublin in search of work. There he joined “C” Company, First Battalion of the Irish Volunteers. He fought in the Easter Rising, distinguished himself because of his bravery and was promoted in the field. Clancy was one of those sentenced to death after the Rising. He was spared, however, and was imprisoned in Britain. From then on he became an increasingly significant figure within republicanism. He was highly respected by the leadership and popular among the rank and file members of the IRA. He was also one of the militants who were determined to force a revolution and counted Dick McKee, Michael Collins and Dan Breen among his close friends. By 1920 he was Vice-Brigadier of the Dublin Brigade of the IRA. By the autumn of 1920 he was IRA Director of Munitions and a key planner of the attack on British intelligence agents on Bloody Sunday. Clancy was arrested hours before the Bloody Sunday attacks were to take place. Controversially he was killed in British Custody the following day. Official reports alleged that he attempted to escape but republicans challenged this alleging torture and murder.

Atlantic – the Film

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Courthouse Gallery
Friday, May 13 @ 8 pm
Admission €5
Three countries, two resources, one choice
 
Narrated by Brendan Gleeson, Emmy Award-Winner
Directed by Risteárd Ó Domhnaill

“Entertaining, informative and essential.” – Irish Times
entertainment.ie
“absolute must-see” – Film Ireland

Atlantic is an engrossing piece of truth-seeking, visually stunning and crafted with clarity and insight. It was an honour to be involved.” – Brendan Gleeson

From the maker of The Pipe, Risteard Ó Domhnaill’s new film Atlantic takes on the powerful interests carving up Ireland’s ocean resources.  Emmy Award-winning actor Brendan Gleeson narrates the film shot across Ireland, Norway and Newfoundland (Canada) by Scannáin Inbhear (Inver Films).  Atlantic was awarded Best Irish Documentary at the Dublin International Film Festival 2016.

A collaboration spanning Ireland, Norway and Newfoundland (Canada), award-winning director Risteard O’Domhnaill has announced a release date of April 29th for his new feature-length documentary, Atlantic.

After previously taking a behind-the-scenes look at Ireland’s Corrib Gas controversy, O’Domhnaill realised that a wider story of resource mismanagement was emerging — one that needed to be told for the sake of coastal communities everywhere.  Atlantic, which started as an ambitious crowdfunding project and is now backed by Bord Scannán na hÉireann (The Irish Film Board), the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Newfoundland and Labrador Film Development Corporation and Nordnorsk Filmsenter (the North Norwegian Film Centre), is that story.

Atlantic follows the fortunes of three small fishing communities as they struggle to maintain their way of life in the face of mounting economic and ecological challenges. As the oil majors drive deeper into their fragile seas, and the world’s largest fishing companies push fish stocks to the brink, coastal people and the species they rely on may be reaching a point of no return.

In Norway, fishermen and their resource have historically been aggressively protected by national authorities. But as oil fields dwindle and the country now looks to add to its reserves, Arctic cod fisherman Bjørnar Nicolaisen is campaigning against seismic testing by the oil explorers criss-crossing his fishing grounds. On the outer edges of Norway’s five-star economy, seismic blasting is threatening to blow Bjørnar’s livelihood out of the water.

Across the ocean in Newfoundland, where an oil boom has hit, fisherman Charlie Kane will likely be the last of his generation to work the sea, after a cod fishing ban in the 1990s brought a world-renowned industry to a halt overnight. Yet Charlie is thankful his sons can now make a good living on the oil rigs, and won’t need to toil in small boats on Newfoundland’s perilous Grand Banks. But now, as oil prices plummet, their village is once more taking on water, as the the quick money of the black gold rush begins to run dry.

Meanwhile on the west coast of Ireland, Jerry Early has seen the heart ripped out of his island after a ban on drift netting for wild salmon. As he fights to regain his fishing rights, he’s up against a government which takes orders only from the European Union.

As foreign super-trawlers operate with impunity just offshore, Jerry feels like a criminal on his own boat. The circumstances could be dire if he defies the new order of the ocean, but as the unofficial “mayor” of a dying island, Jerry feels he has to face up to powerful interests before it’s too late.

Filmed in some of the most remote and breathtaking locations in the North Atlantic, and at close quarters with some of the sea’s most captivating characters, Atlantic brings the very personal stories in the vital resource debate to the fore, exploring how three modern day communities must learn from the past, in order to secure a brighter future.

Filmmaker Risteard O’Domhnaill commented “My last documentary, The Pipe, told the story of a small coastal community as they faced down one of the world’s most powerful oil companies, which was forcing a high-pressure raw gas pipeline through their farms and fishing grounds.  The story raised more questions for me than it answered, leading me to look at the politics of our oil and gas prospects off the Irish coast. What has since unfolded is an incredible story of resource mismanagement, and the capture of our offshore riches — oil, gas and fishing — whilst our gaze is elsewhere.”

He continued, “Unfortunately, what I found when I looked across the Atlantic is that Ireland’s tale is not unique. However, in both Norway and Newfoundland, the lessons learned by similarly affected communities can help us to chart a different course, before our most renewable resources are damaged beyond recognition, or sold to the highest bidders.”

Commenting on his involvement, Brendan Gleeson said that “Atlantic is an engrossing piece of truth-seeking, visually stunning and crafted with clarity and insight. It was an honour to be involved.”

For further information or interview requests, please contact Glenn Hogarty,glenn.hogarty@limelight.ie

Glenn Hogarty
Senior Account Director
Limelight Communications
60 Grand Canal Street Upper
Dublin 4

T: (01) 668 0600
M: 087 790 9670
E: glenn.hogarty@limelight.ie
Twitter: @GlennHogarty
www.limelight.ie

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Introduction to Qi Gong talk and practice session

 


 

Saturday, April 30th  10am – 1pm
Price €20

About Colin Dempsey

A long time student of martial arts, Qi Gong, Tai Chi and Taoism the aim is to empower through gentle movement breath and intention, we practice Taoist meditation to transform stress and releasing our emotional patterns and changing the deeper feelings in the body to allow you to accept life now and feel your own inner wisdom flow naturally.

In Qi Gong and Tai Chi, my primary teacher is Sifu Shi De Lon, a 31st generation Shaolin laymonk, who is also a PhD research fellow of medical science. In 2002, I began my training with Shi De Lon and was accepted in 2006 as a Shaolin laymonk. I was given a Shaolin name Shi Xing Gao which means “aim high”. In Taoist alchemy and Qi Gong I have studied with Barry Spendlove, a senior universal healing Tao instructor, certified by Taoist master Mantak Chia. I teach regularly at various holistic centres in the West of Ireland, in counties Clare, Galway and Mayo. A lot of my work is with active retirement groups, one-to-one training and schools.

Training 10.00 – 1.00 ,Learn the inner smile Qi Gong stretching  and Taoist meditation . We will combine Dynamic Qi Gong postures, healing Sounds and meditation .
The practice of qi gong and healing sounds is to open up channels in the body which allows a free flow of energy to connect to the elements along with the skill of breathing properly.
If any one of these elements is weak then we feel it very fast through emotional or physical illness.
The healing sounds vibrate each organ and open up communication to the life-force through these five elements, as each has great intelligence it can release trauma or stress which is slowing us down.
This practice will help us be more grounded and stay more present and connect to deep levels of self-healing and intuition.

For more info go to www.qigongwest.com

Contact Colin 0863298392 – booking essential