Riches of Clare lunchtime series concert #8 on June 11, 2014. Musicians from your left are Ron Kavanagh, Kevin Finnucane, Conor Keane, and Seanie O'Gorman. Posted on Youtube on the 11th of June 2014 by Niamahaines.
Thursday, 26 June 2014
Noel Hill, Tony Linnane, and Alec Finn play four reels - O`Dwyers`, Ivy Leaf, Molly Bawn, and Humours of Glentown - on the TG4 TV programme Geantraí in 1997. Posted on Youtube on the 14th of May 2014 by MRBGS57.
Ron Kavanagh sings his own composition Sweet Reconciliation, accompanied by Kevin Finnucane, Conor Keane, and Seanie O'Gorman, at the Riches Of Clare concert, on the 11th of June 2014. Posted on Youtube on the 11th of June 2014 by Niamahaines.
Martin Hayes & The Gloaming - The Wheels of The World, Farewell to Miltown Malbay and The Sailor's Bonnet
"21st of June 2014 at the Poisson Rouge, Greenwich Village, New York, with The Gloaming (Iarla Ó Lionaird, Thomas Bartlett, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill), performing The Sailor's Bonnet set from their self titled premiere CD." Posted on Youtube on the 22nd of June 2014 by Stephen Shepard.
"The ATTA's Adventure Travel World Summit is coming to Ireland in October 2014 just as Fáilte Ireland's new project, The Wild Atlantic Way, gets underway. Set to be the longest coastal touring route in the world the Wild Atlantci Way offers a huge ranges of adventure activities. This is the video which showcased the new route to those attending the 2013 Adventure Travel World Summit in Namibia. Hopefully it was enough to encourage the world leaders in adventure travel to come to Ireland in 2014. Find out more at www.failteireland.ie/wildatlanticway." Posted on Youtube on the 18th of November 2013 by FailteIrelandTV.
"This year's Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk was the most successful ever as almost 800 people registered for the 10km sponsored walk to raise much-needed funds for Action Breast Cancer, a programme of the Irish Cancer Society. Derg productions was proud to be present at the event to give you a view from the sky as the walkers and runners hit the road from the Lakeside Hotel, Killaloe. Pink flags, balloons, n=music from Spin South West and even bra bunting welcomed the walkers who had traveled from the length and breadth of Ireland. A whole variety of pink wigs were on display along with fairy wings, tutus and a dress made of balloons." Posted on Youtube on the 10th of June 2014 by DergProductions.
Tuesday, 24 June 2014
Monday, 23 June 2014
Hill's publisher, Puffin, confirmed the news of his passing, describing him as "a master of simple design. He created one of the world's most loveable children's book characters – Spot, the charming, naughty, playful puppy, loved and appreciated across the world".
Thursday, 19 June 2014
"Riches of Clare lunchtime concert May 21,2014 in conjunction with Fleadh Nua. Musicians, from your left, are Tola Custy, Karol Lynch, and Gerry Paul." Posted on Youtube on the 6th of June 2014 by Niamhaines.
"Riches of Clare lunchtime concert May 22, 2014 in conjunction with Fleadh Nua. Musicians from your left Marie & Anthony Quigney, and Mark Donnellan." Posted on Youtube on the 7th of June 2014 by Niamhaines.
"County Clare man James Lynch will attempt to swim the length of Lough Derg, from Portumna to Killaloe, on Saturday 21st June. Follow along with a live twitter feed of the challenge, which James expects will take 15 - 16 hours, using #SnamhLoughDerg." Posted on Youtube on the 19th of June 201 by RTENewsNow.
Bathing tank at St John’s Well, Killone. Photo: Eric Shaw
St John’s Eve is celebrated on the night of June 23rd. It’s a mid-summer festival which is often marked by the lighting of bonfires and visits to holy wells like St John’s Well at Newhall, Killone. The well lies at the termination of an old pilgrim route from Ennis to Killone dating back to the early 14th century. At the well particular rituals called ‘rounds’ are performed involving prayer, bathing of hands and feet and cursing stones. A renewed interest in pilgrim routes in County Clare has led to the establishment of the Clare Pilgrim Way, a group which aims to mark out and visit the old pilgrim ways of the county.
Tuesday, 17 June 2014
Mythical Maze challenges young readers to find their way around a labyrinth that introduces them to fantastical creatures from the world of legend and mythology, collecting stickers of each character along the way.
The Summer Reading Challenge is aimed at children aged four to 11, and it is a fun way to encourage children and families to read in the long break from school and it’s free to join. Children will receive a special Mythical Maze poster, and as they read six books or more over the summer, they collect stickers of mythical creatures to fill in the gaps on their poster.
Watch out - some stickers are scratch and sniff!
Everyone in the family gets caught up in the fun, and certificates and other rewards are presented at a family celebration event in the Autumn at Clare’s five main library branches. There are also other free incentives for children as they read two, four, and finally a required total of at least six books during the months of July and August.
Last year, almost a thousand children in County Clare participated in the Summer Reading Challenge. Staff at Clare County Library are confident that numbers joining will be even higher this year and are looking forward to welcoming you to take up the Challenge at your nearest library in the coming weeks.
The Summer Reading Challenge is free and fun. It is designed to have maximum child appeal and is highly motivating. It is not a competition but a personal challenge within a particular time frame which offers reading inspiration and incentives to encourage children into libraries.
You will find additional resources on The Reading Agency’s website: www.readingagency.org.uk/schools
Thursday, 12 June 2014
Eamonn Cotter, Blackie O'Connor, Meabh O'Hare, and Cyril O'Donoghue - Riches Of Clare Concert May 2014
"Riches of Clare, May 20, 2014 lunchtime concert, musicians from your left - Eamonn Cotter, Blackie O'Connor, Meabh O'Hare, and Cyril O'Donoghue." Posted on Youtube on the 5th of June 2014 by Niamhaines.
"Riches of Clare lunchtime concert May 23, 2014 in conjunction with the Fleadh Nua. Musicians from your left are Jack Talty, Seamus Hynes, Aidan & Joe Rynne, and Peter Griffin." Posted on Youtube on the 7th of June 2014 by Niamhaines.
Padraic O'Reilly, Caoilfhionn Ni Fhrighil, James Cullinan, and Damien O'Reilly - Riches Of Clare Concert June 2014
"Riches of Clare lunchtime concert series June 4, 2014. The musicians from your left are Padraic O'Reilly, Caoilfhionn Ni Fhrighil, James Cullinan, and Damien O'Reilly." Posted on Youtube on the 7th of June 2014 by Niamhaines.
"Knockanean Music Club - 'Trip to Fantasy on Board the Sally Gardens', Knockanean National School, Ennis, County Clare. First Prize, Primary Schools, 2014 Waltons Music for Schools Competition." Posted on Youtube on the 14th of May 2014 by Waltons Music for Schools Competition.
Posted on Youtube on the 13th of April 2014 by British Pathé.
"Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb. This fine little wedge tomb dated around 2500 BC lies on the limestone uplands of the Burren in north-west Clare, a few kilometres south of Ballyvaughan. Wedge tombs are named for their wedge-shaped plan: they are narrower and lower towards the rear. In this region excellent large slabs are readily available on the surface crag, so many wedge tombs like the one at Gleninsheen are built with a single large slab forming each side and a single great roof-stone. This gives a special neatness to these monuments especially as the tops of the sidestones are chipped to a straight line. The entrance of Gleninsheen points roughly towards the west, while the magnificent Poulnabrone dolmen (which can be seen going further south on the R480, on the same side of the road), as most other Irish portal and court tombs, are generally built facing to the eastern half of the compass. It is worth mentioning that on the same area there are over seventy megalithic tombs. Within a few hundred metres of Gleninsheen are two other wedge tombs: one is not very well preserved (east of the pictured grave), while the other is still covered by its cairn (to the north-east). In 1932, in a rock crevice near this area a farmer found the famous Gleninsheen Collar: a 31cm gold gorget, probably a neck ornament, dated to about 700 BC and now on display at the National Museum in Dublin." Posted on Youtube on the 24th of May 2014 by Damian
See also Wedge Tombs - Monuments of Clare.
"Beach Trek on horses from Mountain View Equestrian, five hours in the saddle all told from Lisdoonvarna to the beach at Fanore, green roads, sunshine and great fun. My horse for the day was Iceman, all of three years old and only his second time in the sea." Posted on Youtube on the 27th of March 2012 by WakeboardEamonn.
This year’s shortlist featured 10 writers from across the globe, including five novels in translation from Argentina, Colombia, France, Norway and the Netherlands. Two books by Irish authors, The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan and The Light of Amsterdam by David Park, were on the shortlist.
The IMPAC, which has been awarded annually since 1996, is the world’s most valuable literary prize, with the winner receiving €100,000. Nominations for the prize are made by participating libraries in capital and major cities across the world, who can nominate up to three novels each year. This year, over 400 library services in 177 countries worldwide participated.
Last year’s prize was awarded to Irish author Kevin Barry for his novel City of Bohane. Previous winners include Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk, who received the title in 2003 for My Name is Red, and Colm Toibin, whose Henry James inspired novel The Master won in 2006.
Friday, 6 June 2014
"Riches of Clare on May 21,2014, Day 3 as part of the lunchtime concerts for Fleadh Nua 2014. Musicians, from left to right, Tola Custy, Karol Lynch, & Gerry Paul." Posted on Youtube on the 30th of May 2014 by Niamhaines.
Views from and of St. Brigid's Well, Liscannor, County Clare. "County Clare's hidden gems, at Liscannor, County Clare, with stunning picture postcard views down to the Atlantic Ocean, over Lahinch Beach, Liscannor Bay and then across to Mount Callan and the Kerry mountains." Posted on Youtube on the 3rd of June 2014 by ConsidinesBar.
Thursday, 5 June 2014
A Girl is a Half-formed Thing tells the story of a young woman’s relationship with her brother and the long shadow cast by his childhood brain tumour. The book touches on everything from family violence to sexuality and the personal struggle to remain intact in times of intense trauma. The Baileys judges said “It was a really astonishing book. We felt that from the first time we read it - it stood out from the crowd. It was very unlike anything else we read. It's incredibly original. It has a raw energy we all responded to. It has real lyrical qualities even though the subject matter can sometimes be so shocking”.
Shola, who is living in Ennis for the past seventeen years, is originally from Nigeria. During the hour, Shola shared stories of African family life, traditions and customs with a most interested group of first class children. She told them the words for African animals in her native Yoruba dialect and was surprised and delighted to hear them given back to her in a fun quiz at the end. She kindly donated gifts for the happy group as they left the library.
The children were thrilled to dress up in native African clothes and to join in Shola’s rhymes using ishaka instruments provided by the library. These instruments are made from natural red-dyed gourds hung with dried seeds. Shaken from side to side by the Holy Family schoolchildren they provided a soft rattling backdrop sounds to Shola’s African tales. The hour long session inspired many exciting ideas for next year’s Africa celebrations.
The picture books shared with the children were Emeka’s Gift: An African Counting Story by Ifeoma Onyefulu and The Animal Boogie by Debbie Harter. Other books about Africa recommended by library staff for sharing with young children include The Gift of the Sun: A Tale from South Africa by Dianne Stewart and Growing Up in Africa’s Elephant Kingdom: the Story of Little Bull by Ellen Foley James.
Over the past year the book list has been revised and updated, reflecting and incorporating matters of concern to public health, developments in the treatment of various difficulties and with thought to the support needs of carers too. The list includes books for adults on the common psychological problems that people experience including depression, anxiety, panic, eating difficulties, stress and low self-esteem. The list includes books for children and families on topics such as parenting, worries, bullying, bereavement, separation and eating issues.
A leaflet listing the 42 books on the shortlist is available at all branches of Clare County Library and these books are available for borrowing in all branches. Books can be kept for up to four weeks and renewed if required for longer. An extended list of 97 books covering other issues such as body image problems, sleep problems and compulsive gambling is available on Clare County Library’s website, with links to reviews and the library catalogue for each book. These books are stocked in a selection of branches but may be requested through any of the 15 branch libraries. See Bibliotherapy: The Power of Words...
cairns in County Clare. Click on the image to be brought to the appropriate map.
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