Finding greater happiness with






8 weekly session starting Thursday, 28th January 2016
at the Courthouse from 7:30 - 8:30
led by Bob Vernon
€40 for the course

Spanish classes starts again Thursday 21st January

1.30 pm (beginners)
2.30 pm (advanced)

Price: €100 for 10 week term, payable in advance.
For more INFO contact Fatima on 087 9604336 or
e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 What is Feldenkrais?

By heightening our awareness of our movement, breathing and posture, the Feldenkrais Method brings us closer to realising our full human potential.  Bringing this into our lives, we learn to move more freely, with greater ease, flexibility and grace.  The method can permanently improve our posture, balance and coordination, awakening our innate capacity for life-long vitality and continuing self-development.

What Feldenkrais can help with:

.  Chronic back problems   .  Repetitive strain injury (RSI)   .  Tension & stress

Or Neurological conditions such as, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Stroke and also for developing existing skills in dance, drama, sports and music.

 What to bring: Just yourself.  Wear comfortable clothes suitable for gentle movement.

Venue: The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon.

When: Thursday morning:  21st January 2016 until 10th March 2016

(NO class on 18th February 2016 and 17th March 2016), 7 classes in total.

2 separate classes will be run each Thursday – 10 am and 11 am.

Please arrive 10 minutes before commencement of class.

Duration of each class 45 mins. 

Price for each class is €15 or block book 7 classes for €90.

Contact details: Patricia Slattery.  Phone: 086-3496655.

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An exhibition of postcard-sized original art works by local, national and international artists

from 20th November 2015 – January 2016

Following the overwhelming success of Trasna, the Courthouse Gallery is delighted to be hosting a new Trasna exhibition for this Christmas, which promises to be the best yet!

With more than 400 original small artworks, from your favourite local, national and the occasional international artist, this is a wonderful opportunity to purchase artworks for loved ones in the upcoming festive season.Drawing, painting, sculpture, and mixed media artworks, from country sketches to contemporary photoworks, there is something for everyone.

All pieces will be involved in a silent auction where people get a chance to bid on an art work that they like, with the chance that it is from an established artist. The reserve price for every piece is €40. 25% of the funds go towards the development and the future running of the Gallery and the rest goes back to the artist.

To receive an application form, please send an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
MentionTRASNA V in the subject bar.

“Clare Notebooks 2015”


The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, will host “Clare Notebooks 2015”

From 20th November 2015 – January 2016 in the Red Couch Space.

Official opening on Friday 20th November in conjunction with TRASNA V, an exhibition of postcard sized original artworks, downstairs.

After great demand and a hugely successful Clare Notebooks 2014 during Culture Night, the Courthouse Gallery is extending a new open call to visual artists, writers, poets, dancers, architects, musicians and anybody who is interested in participating, to exhibit a notebook you have made recently or a while ago, in any form or size you wish, in the Courthouse Gallery during the month of December 2015. The notebooks will NOT be provided by the Courthouse Gallery.

The invitation is open to anyone based in County Clare only.

Essentially, for those involved in Clare Notebooks 2015, it is an opportunity for any engagement with the notebooks, be it creatively questioning, observing, recording, writing, making scores, planning, drawing, observing, mark-making and self-reflection etc.. All forms of intervention are welcome.

The notebooks will be on show at The Courthouse Gallery Red Couch Space from 20 November 2015 – January 2016 in conjunction with the TRASNA V exhibition down stairs.

The notebooks can be send to, or be delivered at the Courthouse Gallery 

From Tuesday – Saturday from 12 – 4 pm.
Parliament Street, Ennistymon, Co. Clare

Phone 065 -7071630, email iThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Only notebooks with a self-addressed and stamped envelope will be returned to you.

The deadline of notebooks to the Gallery for the exhibition will be

Thursday 12th November 2015.

We are looking forward to your creative participation.

Twin well Lisdoonvarna lecture

Monday, 28th September at 8 pm
Adm €5

The North Clare Historical begins its new lecture series with Lisdoonvarna Revisited a talk by Mary Angela Keane on Monday 28th September at the Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon. Charleville born Mary Angela Keane, a historical geographer with a Masters Degree on the Burren, has resided for over 53 years in Lisdoonvarna where she and her late husband ran the very successful Keane’s Hotel. She has a keen interest in the natural history of the Burren. She recognised and indeed pioneered the tourism potential of the Burren region and welcomed many experts together with their students to Keane’s hotel over the years. She is a keen observer and a wonderful storyteller and her reminiscences of a Lisdoonvarna hotelier are not to be missed.

Life Drawing Sessions at the Courthouse Gallery starts again on

Monday, October 5th, from 7:30-9:30 pm.

This session is non tutorial and is a great opportunity to meet other artists, discuss your work and support your creative process.The sessions will be in 4 week blocks @ €40 per block, payable in advance. We will continue on with the sessions depending on the attendance, which we will need at least 8 participants to cover our overheads. Some easels and boards are provided but not art materials.

If you are interested please let us know by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call: (065) 707 1630




FRIDAY 18th SEPTEMBER - Free Events

10am to1pm - sand animation workshop for Ennistymon Primary schools let by Naomi and Brian of Loophead Studios.

7pm to 8pm - Country/Bluegrass/ Rock'n'Roll with the Strap led by Martha O'Brien on Vocals & Banjo. 

8pm - Screening of the animated film shot during the morning workshop.

8.30 pm to 10pm - "Broken Circle Breakdown" Flemish bluegrass feature film.

Elise and Didier fall in love at first sight, in spite of their differences. He talks, she listens. He's a romantic atheist, she's a religious realist. When their daughter becomes seriously ill, their love is put on trial. Director: Felix van Groeningen. Writers: Johan Heldenbergh(play), Mieke Dobbels (play) Stars: Veerle Baetens, Johan Heldenbergh, Nell Cattrysse



Half hourly lessons enrolling now. 
Beginners and advanced, individual or small groups arranged. First lessons is FREE. Contact Chris 0863626002


Yoga for Strength-Flexibility-Vitality with Helga Himmelsbach

Starting: Tuesday 22nd September  from 10.15 - 11.30 am
Wednesday 23rd September from 6.30 - 7.45 pm
Wednesday23rd September from 8.00 - 9.15 pm

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.
Beginners welcome. 

Helga is a practicing Physical Therapist for 25 years and a 500 hour trained Yoga teacher.
Pre-booking is essential at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 086-8960959
Cost – 6 weeks €75




Spanish classes by qualified native speaker, Fatima


Starting: Thursday, 24th September
     Time:  Intermediate 1:30-2:30 pm
                 Beginners     2:35-3:35 pmPrice: €100 for 10 week term, payable in advance
For more INFO contact Fatima on 087 9604336 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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