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



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, January 21 @ 10.00 am – 12.00 pm.

Cost €20

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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

Some important news for artists – Open call from Sophia, Bulgaria

Hello dear Friend of Lessedra,

It is again my pleasure to invite you for the upcoming 7th International Art Exhibition in
Painting, Drawing, Watercolour, Collage, Photograph, Digital, Mixed Media…

With a respect to the quality of Art not to the size of Art


We start collecting of the works in September according to the conditions
(not updated yet, but the only changes are the dates…)


Deadline for sending packages is November 10th.

Looking forward to continue our cooperation…

Thank you very much for your attention.

With my best wishes from Sofia.

Yours Georgi

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.

Salmon Poetry presents an evening of stimulating poetry with J. P. Dancing Bear and Sarah Clancy, on Saturday 2nd May, at 7pm.


J.P Dancing Bear is the author of seven full-length books of poems, six chapbook, several essays, and more than 1000 individual poems in such magazines and anthologies. He has published two poetry collections with Salmon Poetry: Conflicted LIght’ (2008) and’ Inner Cities of Gulls’ (2010).

His honours include the 2002 Slipstream Chapbook Prize, the 2010 PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles National Literary Award, 14 Pushcart nominations, and PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles National Literary Award for poetry.

He is the editor of The American Poetry Journal, owner of Dream Horse Press, publisher of the Orphic Prize and APJ Book Prize series, as well as the first animal rights poetry anthology And We The Creatures.

He is the host of “Out of Our Minds” a weekly radio show for public radio station KKUP,Northern California, featuring some of the best contemporary poets from around the world’.  He lives in Santa Cruz, California.


 Sarah Clancy

Author Biography

Sarah Clancy is a page and performance poet from Galway, she has published three poetry collections:  Stacey and the Mechanical Bull (Lapwing Press, Belfast, 2011) and Thanks for Nothing, Hippies (Salmon Poetry, 2012) and The Truth and Other Stories (Salmon Poetry, 2014).  Along with fellow Galway poet Elaine Feeney she released a poetry CD called Cinderella Backwards in 2013.  She has been short-listed in several of Ireland’s most prestigious written poetry competitions including The Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize, The Patrick Kavanagh Award and The Listowel Collection of Poetry Competition.  In performance poetry, Sarah has won the Cuirt International Festival of Literature Grand Slam Championships and has twice been runner up in the North Beach Nights Grand Slam. In 2013 she was runner up in the All- Ireland Grand Slam Championships, and won The Bogman’s Cannon People’s Poetry Prize, 2015.   She received an individual artist’s bursary from Galway City Council in 2013.


Admission free

Forgotten Placenames and Landmarks

Forgotten Placenames and Landmarks

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The North Clare Historical Society commences its 2015 lecture series on Monday  26th January with a talk by Colm Hayes entitled Forgotten Placenames and Landmarks of Ennistymon.   In this illustrated talk the placename changes and the landmarks which have disappeared over the past 250 years will be outlined.

Colm Hayes is a native of Ennistymon and comes from an old Ennistymon family. He has operated a printing and stationery business in the town for over 40 years. He has had a lifetime interest in local history and was a founder member of the Old Ennistymon Society in the 1990s. He has edited a number of local publications including the popular Ennistymon Parish Magazine from the 1980s to 2002.

Venue:  The Courthouse Gallery

Time: 8.00

Admission: €5

The Artists Resource Room at the Courthouse Gallery 24th January from 1 – 4 pm

The Artists Resource Room will hold its next meeting on the 24th of January at The Courthouse Gallery Ennistymon.

The afternoon is planned out as follows:

1:00   Open Critical Session – Artists are invited to bring along a digital image relating to a recent project  for peer discussion.

2:15   Artist’s talk with John Hanrahan on his current show at The Courthouse Gallery ‘Variant’

3:00   Refreshment Tea Coffee Lemonade

3:15   Artists Film Screening – ‘Unstrung’ by artist Cecily Brennan

All Welcome

For more information contact


Email: artistsresourceroom@gmail.com

The Artists Resource Room is a volunteer led community group supported by County Clare Arts Office. It was established to provide a place for Visual Artists to network, discuss art, hear presentations, exchange ideas etc.