Old Ennistymon Society & North Clare Historical Society presents:


‘Forgotten Placenames and Landmarks of Ennistymon’


An illustrated talk by Colm Hayes


Monday August 24th @ 8pm


An illustrated talk by Colm Hayes on the placename changes and landmarks that have disappeared over that past 250 years around Ennistymon town.


Heritage Week Poster


 Old Ennistymon & North Clare Historical Society presents:


  ‘A Heritage Walk around Ennistymon with Colm Hayes’


Wednesday, August 26th @ 7 pm starting from Courthouse Gallery.


This a stroll through the streets and lanes of the town of Ennistymon with local historian Colm Hayes while recalling it’s history in times past as the main market town and craft centre of North Clare. Colm 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 life time interest in local history and was a founder member of the Old Ennistymon society in the 1990’s. He has edited a number of local publications including the popular Ennistymon Parish Magazine from the 1980’s to 2002.


Snapshots in Time Ennistymon, Lahinch and Liscannor captured on camera


A photographic exhibition presented by the Old Ennistymon Society, Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, August 14th – September 3rd

Opening August 14th @ 8 pm




[caption id="attachment_2363" align="aligncenter" width="182"]Noreen Blake & Tessie McDonagh. Noreen Blake, later O'Fegan and her first cousin Tessie McDonagh, later Hill. *** Local Caption *** Old Ennistymon Society Collection Noreen Blake & Tessie McDonagh. Noreen Blake, later O'Fegan and her first cousin Tessie McDonagh, later Hill. ***Old Ennistymon Society Collection[/caption]

This photographic exhibition takes a nostalgic look at times past, recording the streetscapes and daily comings and goings of three North Clare areas - the market town of Ennistymon and the coastal villages of Lahinch and Liscannor - recalling many long forgotten businesses and crafts. The photographs date from the early to mid-years of the 20th century and capture a bygone age.


An interesting aspect of this exhibition is the manner by which the photos were sourced. Following the society’s very successful Vanishing Heritage exhibition in 2013 many unusual photos were donated by people both from the locality and from the UK. For example, a photo album of Lahinch was bought at auction by a Connemara man and donated to the society, while a box of photos found during a house clearance in Ennistymon was also donated. To round out the exhibition some fascinating photos of Ennistymon, Lahinch and Liscannor were selected from Clare County Library’s online collection of photos at www.clarelibary.ie.


This is a must see exhibition for anyone with an interest in how life was lived in the area at that time.


The exhibition will be launched on Friday August 14th at 8pm in The Courthouse Gallery by Ennistymon native Johann O’Dwyer to which all are cordially invited. The exhibition will run until 3rd September.


Opening times are Tuesday to Saturday 12 – 5pm.

Old Ennistymon Society & North Clare Historical Society presents:


‘Forgotten Placenames and Landmarks of Ennistymon’


An illustrated talk by Colm Hayes


Monday August 24th @ 8pm


 An illustrated talk by Colm Hayes on the placename changes and landmarks that have disappeared over that past 250 years around Ennistymon town.


 Old Ennistymon & North Clare Historical Society presents:


  ‘A Heritage Walk around Ennistymon with Colm Hayes’


Wednesday, August 26th @ 7 pm starting from Courthouse Gallery.


This a stroll through the streets and lanes of the town of Ennistymon with local historian Colm Hayes while recalling it’s history in times past as the main market town and craft centre of North Clare. Colm 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 life time interest in local history and was a founder member of the Old Ennistymon society in the 1990’s. He has edited a number of local publications including the popular Ennistymon Parish Magazine from the 1980’s to 2002.


Snapshots in Time Ennistymon, Lahinch and Liscannor captured on camera


A photographic exhibition presented by the Old Ennistymon Society, Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, August 14th – September 3rd


Opening August 14th @ 8 pm




[caption id="attachment_2363" align="aligncenter" width="182"]Noreen Blake & Tessie McDonagh. Noreen Blake, later O'Fegan and her first cousin Tessie McDonagh, later Hill. *** Local Caption *** Old Ennistymon Society Collection Noreen Blake & Tessie McDonagh. Noreen Blake, later O'Fegan and her first cousin Tessie McDonagh, later Hill. ***Old Ennistymon Society Collection[/caption]

This photographic exhibition takes a nostalgic look at times past, recording the streetscapes and daily comings and goings of three North Clare areas - the market town of Ennistymon and the coastal villages of Lahinch and Liscannor - recalling many long forgotten businesses and crafts. The photographs date from the early to mid-years of the 20th century and capture a bygone age.

An interesting aspect of this exhibition is the manner by which the photos were sourced. Following the society’s very successful Vanishing Heritage exhibition in 2013 many unusual photos were donated by people both from the locality and from the UK. For example, a photo album of Lahinch was bought at auction by a Connemara man and donated to the society, while a box of photos found during a house clearance in Ennistymon was also donated. To round out the exhibition some fascinating photos of Ennistymon, Lahinch and Liscannor were selected from Clare County Library’s online collection of photos at www.clarelibary.ie.

This is a must see exhibition for anyone with an interest in how life was lived in the area at that time.

The exhibition will be launched on Friday August 14th at 8pm in The Courthouse Gallery by Ennistymon native Johann O’Dwyer to which all are cordially invited. The exhibition will run until 3rd September.

Opening times are Tuesday to Saturday 12 – 5pm.

Clare Orchestra Poster 5 small


SUNDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 26TH at 3 pm


Admission €10


Irish flautist Aisling Agnew and Scottish guitarist Matthew McAllister are internationally recognised as one of the leading Flute & Guitar Duos. They are renowned for deeply engaging performances, imaginative programming and consummate artistry. Since giving their first concert together at the Harty Room in Belfast in 2001 they have performed extensively around the world earning the highest admiration from audiences.

Jaskane Café Trio showcases an eclectic and diverse range of international café style or ‘chamber folk’ music. The trio brings a unique blend of violin, oboe and guitar to a repertoire ranging from Russian folk dances to Argentinian tangos; iconic film themes to contemporary Irish folk. The trio’s original arrangements and harmonisations provide an evocative experience for the listener.

The performers in Jaskane Café Trio have a diverse range of influences. Karen Kelly plays classical violin, her performances including orchestral works, chamber music and a particular love for all tangos Argentinian. Oboist Etain McCooey has developed a uniquely ‘Irish’ oboe style, combining her classical oboe training with her knowledge of Irish whistle style and technique; Jason Noone is a guitarist and producer with a background in rock, blues and improvisation.

 

 

July 24th


poster Tom Portman


Doors 20.00, (20.30– 22.30)


Admission €5 or €12.50 plus album


Presenting the launch of Tom Portmanʼs new solo album ʻWhite Crowʼ. This fourth acoustic release from the Galway based multi-instrumentalist & performer represents a change of tack to his previous recordings. In addition to the solo guitar/dobro/vocal soundscape these new ensemble compositions incorporate his playing of other strings; violin, mandolin and banjo. Heʼs joined on a number of tracks by some superb musicians; pianist Maja Elliot, bassists Karl Clews & John OʼDwyer, flautist Smaragda Petridi and vocalist Gosia Kamieniecka.

ʻWhite Crowʼ features original compositions with influences from English, Irish &


Eastern Folk, Bella Fleck to the Blues of the late J.J Cale. 


Suitable for: General public, musicians, guitarists, all ages.


For more information on Tom Portman Tour please visit:


tomportmanmusic.com


085 158 4173


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Event Bookings Information:


This event will run twice, both starting at Courthouse Gallery:


       Saturday 18th July @ 11:00am - **young people not permitted to take part due to location


       Wednesday 22nd @ 11:00am - open to all ages and abilities


Numbers: maximum of 14 people


To book a place on either session please email or phone Courthouse Gallery - tel: 065 707 1630


Limited numbers so please book early to avoid disappointment, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The event will go ahead in all weathers except for extreme circumstances.



 
 

los paddys picture


TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSICIANS LAUNCH SECOND PHASE IN GLOBAL MUSIC EXCHANGE TOUR BETWEEN SOUTH AMERICA AND IRELAND


South American musician returns to his Irish roots to merge Latin America with Ireland.


Ennistymon Courthouse Gallery, Saturday, July 11th’ 8:30
Admission at door €5



January ’12: Clare native musicians, Paddy Mulcahy and Tessa O’Connor led a tour of South American and traditional Irish music entitled “Los Paddy de las Pampas” around South America. While there, the “Los Paddy" tour brought them through Argentina, Bolivia and Peru, with it culminating in an appearance for Paddy and Tessa on a Bolivian TV chat show and a concert in the infamous Irish traditional ‘Fahy Club’, in Argentina.Four years later a huge concert will take place in Co. Clare that will incorporate Irish traditional and Latin American music, with particular focus on Argentina. The aim is to continue and strengthen this global music exchange between Latin America and Ireland. The concert will be raising money to record the second album for the project.
The original idea stemmed from the musicians on their return from playing music in the Irish music community in Buenos Aires, where they met Argentinian musician, Tommy Nelson. Tommy’s ancestors come from Ireland, he is an accomplished guitarist and Charango player and is behind the strength of the Irish Traditional music scene in Argentina. Tommy will come to Ireland this July. To re-join "Los Paddys De Las Pampas" and start a masters at the "Irish World Academy Of Traditional Music and Dance" at the University of Limerick.

Also coming for this year’s festivities will be four more South American musicians "Los Musiqueros". To perform and give South American music workshops for children during their week long stay in North West Clare.

When commenting on the event ethno-musician, Paddy says “the aim is to play a mix of Irish ballads, traditional South American songs, from the globally recognised Cuban classic Guantanamera, to less recognisable songs such as “Todos Juntos” (All Together) and Jobanbai classic, and an English Language version of Duerme Negrito (Lay there, Iittle baby) .We really want to share what we discovered in South America – and hope to make the South American songs fun and accessible to an Irish audience while adding something to the existing Irish songs through the alternative rhythm and instrumentation. We also intend to use these two styles to write our own original songs!"

This event will culminate in a special concert in Ennistymon Courthouse Gallery on the 11th of July at 8:30

We invite those interested in the print process seen in Mike O'Connor's current exhibition, ‘The Middle of Nowhere / The Centre of the Universe’ in the gallery - colour linocuts on paper.
Mike O’Connor has been making prints in North Clare for over thirty years, mostly landscape images.
The workshop will use a small iron Albion press made in 1868, like the one used to make the prints on show.


To attend one of three workshops where Mike will demonstrate printmaking and assist those who come to make a print of their own.

Three separate events:

-under 10 years old, Sunday 28th June & Sunday 5th July, from 2-3.30 pm. Adm. €5
-teenagers & adults, Tuesday 23rd June from 7-9 pm. Adm. €10, unwaged €5

 
Contact The Courthouse Gallery 065-7071630 to make a reservation or
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A Performance with Crystal Bowls with Mirari Bahamonde Ugarte
Saturday, June 13th at 8 pm
Admission: €10


WHAT THEY ARE

Thouse Crystal Bowls are made of the highest quality (99.992% pure!) quartz crystal and the finest in gemstones and precious metals making them incredibly resonant and pure in tone.
The tones produced by crystal bowls are not just heard by the ear, you feel them in your whole body, with certain tones affecting particular parts of your bodies that need more attention for healing and balancing. They are also made with intention.

HOW THEY WORK
  
When an organ or body part is healthy, it creates a natural resonant frequency in harmony with the rest of the body. When the vibration of a part of the body is out of harmony, we have dis-ease and a different sound pattern is established in the affected part of the body. When sound is projected into the dis-eased area, correct harmonic patterns are restored. Crystal Bowls, containing the qualities of the amplification, storage, transfer and transformation, are powerful tools in affecting change in one´s life.

HOW I WORK

I use my voice in a personal way. The human voice is probably the most powerful musical instrument! - I use Mantras which have been used for thousands of years. – I combine positive purpose with the properties (amplification, transfer andtransformation) of the Crystals as well.

WHAT TO BRING

You need to bring your own blankets and pillow and comfortable cloths.

Enjoy the wisdom and the magic that Crystal Bowls bring you. Come to relax!
Science has determined that human beings when they´re relaxed vibrate at exactly the same number of cycles per second as the Earth!
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