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

NCHS Ennistymon Aerial Pic 52

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


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.

‘A Horse’s Tale’ A second showing tonight (28th August) due to immense popularity,

Due to the Amazing Success of last nights showing of the film ‘A Horse’s Tale’ We will be showing it again at 8pm tonight to accommodate all those who were unable to get into the very crowded Courthouse last night. We apologise to all the attendees that we just could not fit into the building and look forward to seeing you here tonight!

Hitching a lift from Mick Conlon



Trasna Poster

A gentle reminder to Artists:

If anyone out there is still interested in submitting an A5 sized artwork or if you know of an artist who would like to submit please encourage them to do so sooner rather than later, as the deadline for submissions is almost upon us.

Submissions should be unframed and a maximum postcard size of 20 x 15 cm (A5) in any medium. Or sculptural / 3D pieces in any medium of no more then 20 x 20 x 20 cm.

For information on past Trasna exhibitions please go to Gallery, then to the ‘Past Exhibitions’ tab (above) and view Decembers past.

The Deadline for submission is Friday 22nd November!

Please send an email to the Courthouse Gallery to ask for a Trasna IV Application Form:

 Send your Submissions and Application Form with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to:

 Attn.: Trasna IV submissions,

The Courthouse Gallery,

The Courthouse Gallery,

Parliament Street,


Co. Clare.