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Upcoming Events in Clare

Traditional Irish Music

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Kilfenora Music Festival 2014

25th Apr 2014 - 28th Apr 2014

Contributing to the village’s uniqueness are a web of local families who have played in groups and céilí bands for around 140 years, starting with a fife and drum band in the 1870s and brass and reed band in the 1900s. Kilfenora’s most famous céilí band celebrated its centenary in 2009, and will be appearing ‘at home’ once again, at an open-air céilí on Sunday 27 April. A new exhibition space devoted to Kilfenora and its music will be open for visitors in the Burren Centre, Kilfenora.  There will be two concerts:- Liam Ó Maonlaí in the intimate setting of Vaughans Barn on Friday 25th – once lead singer of the Hothouse Flowers, Liam is recognised as one of Ireland’s top vocalists On Sunday afternoon, there will be an attempt to create the largest céilí band ever for the Guinness Book of Records. Everyone is invited to bring an instrument and play along with the Kilfenora Céilí Band. (Registration from 13.30, followed by a practice, and then the actual attempt (14.30). More details of this very special event will be posted on the Kilfenoraclare website soon, or you can email info@theburrencentre.ie    That will be followed by an open-air céilí hosted by the fabulous Kilfenora Céilí Band.     

Clare Garden Festival - Showgrounds Ennis

27th Apr 2014

The festival features an impressive line-up of expert garden speakers, an extensive Garden and Food Fair with over 50 stalls, children's entertainment and plenty more.

Contact Carmen Cronin on 087 6117538 - www.claregardenfestival.com

"Its the Real McCoy" - Glor Irish Music Centre

2nd May 2014 - 3rd May 2014

Friday 2 & Saturday 3 May, 8pm, €18

presented by The Crokey Hill Players Group

The story, set in rural Ireland over two days in 1964, centres on one Madge Molloy – a woman in her mid-60’s – who has lived over forty years of her life wondering why her husband Tom, whom she was married to for just five months, disappeared without trace.  She has been left to rear her only daughter Maura on their small farm and she has become bitter about men in general!  However, the arrival of a new curate to the parish – namely Fr. Michael McCoy - is about to throw light on the circumstances surrounding Tom’s mysterious disappearance and what unfolds on stage has to be seen to be believed! Madge has some serious decisions to make and she has to think on her feet!

 This is one play that will have you on the edge of your seat all night and more importantly in tears of laughter.  A story like this could only happen in Ireland!

“When it comes to comedy this production really is the Real McCoy”  Munster Express

“With glimpses of John B Keane and resemblances of the Fr. Ted and Mrs. Doyle genre this play had the audience in tears of laugher for over two hours. This was a night not to be forgotten”  Irish World

 The Crokey Hill Players Group was set up by Tommy Marren in May 2007 with the aim of providing theatre audiences in the West of Ireland with original Irish comedy productions.

  

Annual Golf Outing 2014 at Woodstock Golf Club

16th May 2014

Annual Golf Outing is taking place on Friday May 16th at Woodstock Golf Club, Teams of Four  - Club Handicap GUI & ILGU Certificatin 18 Hole Stapleford - 2 scores to count.   €2000 worth of prizes including 4 Balls at Clare's Best Championship Courses - Prizes for Nearest to Pin and Longest Drive

€200 cost per team

Barbeque/Refreshments at 10th

For time sheet bookings call Michael Guerin or Margaret Neylon on 065 6842988 or email info@ennischamber.ie    Hole & Tee Sponsorhip Available €50.00

Teams from outside Clare welcome

 

Ennis Fleadh Nua 2014

18th May 2014 - 26th May 2014

  This year, 2014, marks the 40th anniversary of the first Fleadh Nua in Ennis and since 1974 has developed from a 3 day event to a festival spanning 8 days, with more than 120 separate events, where there is a welcome for everyone.  There are many Irish traditional festivals organised throughout the summer months but there are few people who will dispute that Fleadh Nua which started in Dublin in 1970, is the forerunner of them all. The concept of bringing together concerts, céilithe, music, song and dancing workshops, street entertainment, and much more was innovative in its time. However, it's still a winning formula today as evidenced by the thousands of visitors who flock to the festival every May for a week of unsurpassed traditional entertainment.   While the town of Ennis has lost nothing of its warmth and welcome since Fleadh Nua was first held there in 1974, one thing that has definitely changed is the time it takes to get to the capital of County Clare. With the new motorway network connecting directly to the town, Dublin is now only 2½ hours away by car. There are rail links to Ennis from Limerick, Cork, Galway, Dublin, Waterford and Tralee.  Shannon International Airport has connections to North America, Britain and Mainland Europe and is only a 20 minute drive from Ennis. There are numerous bus services to and from Ennis, operated by Bus Éireann and Citylink, connecting the town to all the major population centres in the country.   All roads, old and new, will lead to Ennis and Fleadh Nua in May 2014.

Doonbeg International Jazz Festival

30th May 2014 - 2nd Jun 2014

Doonbeg International Jazz Festival  Enjoy the Doonbeg International Jazz Festival with performances across the weekend, and a variety of music styles from Jump Jive to Swing, Dixie to Jazz, and Gypsy Jazz & Klezmer to Ska, there is sure to be something to suit everybody.  Email: skazztenor@gmail.com  Web: www.doonbegjazz.com  

Burren Cycling Club - An Post Tour de Burren

21st Jun 2014 - 22nd Jun 2014

The An Post Tour de Burren is a fantastic road cycling event which starts in Ballyvaughan and takes in many stunning scenic locations around North Clare. There are four routes to choose from so you are gauranteed to find a route to suit you. Email: info@claresportspartnership.ie Web: www.tourdeburren.com