Thursday, 30 October 2014
Thursday, 23 October 2014
"Crag Road played in Kilshanny House, Kilshanny, County Clare, 4th Oct 2014. A few friends joined us after a while. Thierry Masure (fiddle), Luka Bloom (guitar), Robert Crosby (box), John Harrison (reso guitar), and Pamela Queally (fiddle)." Posted on Youtube on the 7th of October 2014 by burrencrawler.
"Between All Things - A retrospective of the work of the late Clare artist Dermot Twohigk in an exhibition at the Courthouse Gallery & Studios, Ennistymon, County Clare Sept-Oct 2014. Music by Arvo Part." Posted on Youtube on the 13th of October 2014 by Fergus Tighe.
Rita Shaw, from Niceville, Florida, USA, became the one millionth visitor to the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience in 2014 when she arrived at the centre with her husband Stephen on Monday 20 October at 11.01am. Posted on Youtube on the 20th of October 2014 by Nackaer Pasolcer.
Science can help us answer the what, the why and the how, while also revealing new questions. It is a problem solver, helping us crack everyday challenges and children in Clare will have the opportunity to see this theory in practice in November.
Two educational and fun science shows will be hosted by four libraries on the 12th and 13th of November. Move It! a fast-moving show exploring the forces that are so important in allowing us to move and The Mad Professor Science Show will be offered to primary schools at Sixmilebridge, Shannon, Miltown Malbay and Ennistymon libraries. Both interactive shows will involve lots of audience participation and will cover a number of different science disciplines ideally suited to primary school children.
The Mad Professor Science Show will visit Miltown Malbay Library on the 12th of November at 10.30am and Ennistymon Library at 1.30pm. Sixmilebridge Library will host the Move It! Show on the 13th of November at 10.30am from where it will travel to Shannon Library to begin at 1.15pm. Both shows will run for approximately one hour. These events are taking part to celebrate Science Week Ireland and come to Clare County Library courtesy of the Science Federation of Ireland.
Born in Ennis, County Clare, in 1958, O’Dea studied at the National College of Art & Design, Dublin and the University of Massachusetts from 1976 to 1981. In 1997, he received an M.A. in European Fine Art from the Winchester School of Art in Barcelona and Winchester. He taught at NCAD from 1981 to 1999, and has also taught at universities in England and the U.S. O’Dea served as the first principal of the newly revived RHA School, 2006–2011. He has also worked extensively with art and education programmes in prisons and rehabilitation centres, including Portlaoise Prison, St. Patrick’s Institution, Wheatfield Prison and Youthreach, Kilrush, while establishing a successful painting career which has included many solo exhibitions. He has received numerous national and international awards and his work is held in many national collections. Upcoming exhibition...
Monday, 20 October 2014
The Arts Council has just announced the full list of nominees for the Laureate for Irish Fiction, with County Clare's Edna O'Brien, Niall Williams and Ré O’Laighleis joining the likes of John Banville, Sebastian Barry, Emma Donoghue, Anne Enright, Eimear McBride, and Joseph O'Connor among the 34 authors nominated. Nominations were made by 119 organisations and individuals, including book clubs, bookshops, poets, playwrights, arts organisations (including the Ennis Book Club Festival) and public libraries.
In December 2013 the Arts Council announced the establishment of a new award which will honour an outstanding Irish fiction writer and encourage the next generation of Irish fiction writers. The Laureate for Irish Fiction will be awarded by the Arts Council to an Irish writer of national and international distinction. The honour will be used to promote Irish literature nationally and internationally and to encourage the public to engage with high quality Irish fiction. The video above offers an introduction to the Laureate and outlines the nomination process via interviews with Orlaith McBride, Arts Council Director, Sheila Pratsche, Arts Council Chair, and Denis Staunton, Deputy Editor of the Irish Times.
Click here for the full list of nominees: http://www.artscouncil.ie/laureate/list-of-nominees/
Friday, 17 October 2014
Historian Ruth Scurr of the judging panel said “It has been a very uplifting experience to read these books. Even the straight historical narrative books on the list are as compelling as the best novels.” Lucy Hughes-Hallett won last year’s prize for her book The Pike, a portrait of the Italian Fascist poet Gabriele D’Annunzio.
"Sitting cosily between the three counties of Galway, Tipperary and Clare, Lough Derg on the Shannon offers 32,000 twinkling acres – just waiting to be enjoyed. Lough Derg is a handsome inland sea set in an attractive blend of mountain and hillside, woodland and farm and has become a major area for waterborne sport and leisure. Yet at its southern end, the Shannon ceases to be a leisurely river moving gently southward across quiet countryside." Posted on Youtube on the 30th of September 2014 by discoverireland.ie.
The shield was commissioned by the Feile Brian Boru Committee and created by the adults and children who took part in copper-craft workshops in July with silver-smith Suzi Lewisohn at the CELT Traditional Craft Experience. The shield is a copper sculpture using different techniques, including stamp work, riveting and wirework. The artwork was created and finished by East Clare-based blacksmith Mark Wilson, and the design for the piece was taken from a woodcut created by artist and printmaker Suzannah O’Reilly with the assistance of Ballinahinch Primary School children. Both the staff in Killaloe Library and Tourist Office and the community in general are delighted with this fabulous artistic addition to the building.
The photograph above shows Sean Kierse, local historian; John Grimes, chairman of Feile Brian Boru; Tony O’Brien, Deputy Mayor of Clare; Una Kierse, 2014 Millenium Committee and Mark Wilson, blacksmith, under the Brian Boru Shield.
Tuesday, 14 October 2014
Friday, 10 October 2014
The Brock Maguire Band from County Clare in Albany, New York, USA, playing an old time American tune called Because It's There, and Coal Miner from the Flanagan Brothers repertoire . Posted on Youtube on the 15th of August 2014 by irisheyz53.
"The Shannonvale Céilí Band CD launch Concert at Féile Cnoc na Gaoithe in Tulla, County Clare, 28-06-2014 with dancers Mairead Casey, Gearoid Devane, Suzanne Leahy and Caitlin Nic Gabhann". Posted on Youtube onnthe 6th of October 2014 by enworb01.
"RoadTrip d'une semaine en Irlande avec Max et Dmitri. Dublin, Galway, Cliffs of Moher, le Connemara etc.. tout n'est pas dans la vidéo malheureusement, mais de très belles images malgré tout!!!". Posted on Youtube on the 7th of October 2014 by TRIP DUCH.
Wednesday, 8 October 2014
Along with the local community, the Burrenbeo Trust is coordinating the 2014 Burren Winterage Weekend (October 24th -26th) which celebrates this fascinating farming heritage and the broader significance of pastoral farming in the Burren and beyond. The weekend includes an intriguing range of events themed around 'people, food and nature' including Sharing @ Samhain (a community feast of local produce open to all), a Burren Winterage School (focusing on the theme of sustainable farming in Ireland) and a series of farmer-led Herdsman’s Walks across some of the finest winterages in the Burren. There is a choice of two Herdsman’s Walks – one beginning in Gortlecka and the other in Fanore. Booking is essential and places are filling up fast.
Interactive Talks, an Open Farm, Family Fun and an amazing Food Fayre of local produce will also take place. The weekend will culminate in the Winterage Cattle Drove, which will be held this year in Turlough, where you can join local farmers in herding their cattle onto the high Burren where the cattle will remain for the winter. The Winterage Weekend is a non-profit event which depends on the good will of a great many people. To cover the costs of running this event raffle tickets are available - which will give the holder entry to most of the events during the weekend, so you can’t lose! These will be on sale for €5 prior to the weekend in Kinvara (Burrenbeo Office) and during the weekend at the different events. Pick up a programme locally or visit the www.burrenwinterage.com website for details of all the events. For more information or bookings please contact email@example.com or 091-638096.
Last month two screenings of the film, first broadcast on RTE in 1979, attracted very large attendances to the Courthouse. In fact, the ‘house full’ signs went up for the initial event, organised by the Old Ennistymon Society as part of its contribution to National Heritage Week. In response to public demand, The North Clare Historical Society has now linked up with The Old Ennistymon Society to facilitate another showing, starting at 8pm on Monday next and admission is €5. The 25-minute film and accompanying set of evocative photographs are bound to generate much discussion and contributions from the audience, as did the September screenings.
‘A Horse’s Tale’ features three schoolchildren from Moy National School observing, and lending a hand to, farmer Joe Garrihy from Carrowntedaun, Lahinch, and his trusted Irish Draught mare ‘Doonbay’ as they carried out various tasks on the farm These ranged from cutting and harvesting the hay to drawing home turf from the bog. The film also showed the mare being shod at Moloney’s blacksmith forge in Ennistymon while her repaired bridle is retrieved from the local Crowe’s saddlery. Scenes were also shot at Kilmihil cattle fair and the famous Spancilhill horse fair.
The documentary, produced in association with RTE, was inspired by prize-winning entries from pupils at the Moy National School, under the guidance of School Principal, Úna Uí Rócháin, in a national essay competition. “The previous screenings provoked much stimulating discussion and reminisces about precious but largely forgotten farming and equine traditions, as well as town-based crafts such as the blacksmith and saddler,” said John O’Loughlin, Chairman of the North Clare Historical Society. “We look forward to many further contributions during a group discussion after the film at next week’s event, when the contributors will include Colman Garrihy, the son of ‘Doonbay’ owner, the late Joe Garrihy,” he concluded.
The photo above shows the 'stars' of A Horse's Tale - Joe Garrihy, owner of the Irish Draught mare, Doonbay, flanked by Sean Curtin and Michael Harhen with John Garrihy (seated on creamery can) get a lift from local man, Mick Conlon in Ennistymon.
Michael Murphy is a broadcaster, psychoanalyst and author. In emotionally powerful readings from his three books At Five in the Afternoon, The House of Pure Being, and The Republic of Love, Michael and his guests share deeply insightful reflections on love and sex, friendship and family. He tells of the cancer journey in the company of two inspiring women in Spain who also survived. Thought-provoking and eloquent, this truthful and open evening which invites your participation, underlines a wise affirmation of life in the midst of difficulty, and a steadfast belief in the transcendence and sacredness of love. €16/Pre-Theatre 2 course Evening Meal & Ticket Deal €30 (food by Nolan & Lambe @ glór).
Monday, 6 October 2014
Friday, 3 October 2014
"A selection of images from around County Clare during September 2014. Submit your images to firstname.lastname@example.org, by posting to our Facebook page timeline or tweeting (www.twitter.com/theclareherald)." Posted on Youtube on the 30th of September 2014 by theclareherald.
The shortlisted titles are:
Gulp: Adventures of the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach
Stuff Matters: The Strange Stories of the Marvellous Materials that Shape Our Man-made World by Mark Miodownik
The Cancer Chronicles: Unlocking Medicine’s Deepest Mystery by George Johnson
The Perfect Theory: a Century of Geniuses and the Battle over General Relativity by Pedro G. Ferreira
Seven Elements That Have Changed the World: Iron, Carbon, Gold, Silver, Uranium, Titanium, Silicon by John Browne
Serving the Reich: The Struggle for the Soul of Physics under Hitler by Philip Ball
The winner will be announced at a public award event on November 10th. The author of the winning book will receive £25,000 and £2,500 each is awarded to the authors of the five shortlisted books. Sean Carroll's story of the hunt for the Higgs Boson, The Particle at the End of the Universe, won the award in 2013.
"The one and only Tommy Browne, with his rendition of the great song 'Nancy Hogan's Goose', recorded in Kelly's Bar, Carmody Street, Ennis, County Clare, on 30th December 2013." Posted on Youtube on the 15th of September 2014 by Alan Hogan.
"At this céilí in Pepper's Marquee during the 2014 Feakle Festival, the Tulla Céilí Band played three sets in the second half - the Plain Set, the Connemara Set, and the Kilfenora Set. After the last set, Mairéad Casey danced a display of sean nós dancing before the music finished with the national anthem." Posted on Youtube on the 30th of August 2014 by Bill Lynch.
"Memories of Micho, Packie & Gussie holding forth 'till the wee small hours of the morning in O'Connor's Pub, Doolin, County Clare. Love the west Clare accent. More info here: http://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/coclare/people/russell_brothers.htm." Posted on Youtube on the 24th of September 2014 by clarebannerman.