A meeting in Kilfenora community hall is being convened on Friday 7 of September at 8pm. This will discuss issues raised on last Friday night (31st August) regarding the future of Kilfenora Post Office.
There will be no public representatives invited to this meeting. All members of the community are asked to attend as this is an issue of vital importance to the village.
The recent meeting on Friday 31st August 2018 saw possibly the largest collection of Clare political representatives ever to visit Kilfenora at one time.
Tom O’Callaghan from the independent postmasters’ group and Gerry Duddy of the Irish Public Banking Forum were listed speakers. However, most of the evening was taken up by contributions from three Clare TDs – Pat Breen, Dr. Michael Harty and Timmy Dooley – followed by an array of councillors.
The meeting concluded with the proposal of a local working group to examine what might be done to retain postal services in Kilfenora.
Kilfenora Post Office
The community gathers
Dr Harty was among 3 of Clare’s TD’s addressing the meeting
Kilfenora wil be hosting several music events as part of the Fleadh Cheoil, in addition to what happens in Ennis and around, featuring some of Clare’s finest musicians.
There will be a ‘Riches of Clare’ concert in Kilfenora’s ancient Cathedral on Thursday 17 August (1 to 2 pm) with Sean Vaughan, David Sanders, Pat Marsh and John Flanagan.
LInnanes Bar (Kilfenora Square) has a session on Wednesday night specialising in tunes played by the Kilfenora Ceili Band, featuring noted local musicians such as James Devitt, Siobhan O’Donoghue and JJ Conway.
Nagles Bar (Kilfenora Square) has sessions on several nights from 9.30 or 10 pm..
Friday evening (18 August) is hosted by the incomparable Des Mulkere and friends – songs, stories and rousing tunes.
Saturday evening – the great singer and accordionist Donie Nolan with flautist Seamus Hynes and more besides
Sunday evening – North Clare’s finest banjo player Kevin Griffin will appear with Pat and Fran Murnane.
Unfortunately, CCÉ Cill Fhionnurach will note be appearing on the Gig Rig stage as listed in the Fleadh programme for Tuesday. However there will be plenty of Kilfenora and N Clare musicians performing in Ennis. That includes…
in concert: The Kilfenora Ceili Band; the group Moher; Sharon Howley with Mike Hanrahan; the Droneys; and more besides
JJ Conway with the Tulla Ceili Band at the opening ceremony and other appearances
in competition: Ada & Eva Kenny (Spiorad ‘s Spraoi half set mixed dancers) and Jessica Nea on piano – and all three are also competing as members of the 15 Inis Og CeIli band. Also look out for the Kennys and Laura Griffey dancing as Fuinneamh.
Wishing the best of luck to everyone taking part in the fleadh!
Renowned Sligo fiddler and talented young Canadian singer/musician/dancer Emily Flack will be appearing in concert in Kilfenora at 8.00 pm in the Community Hall on Saturday 14 October 2017. They will have returned from a tour of Canada. See more details here.
The Christmas party for Kilfenora’s Senior Citizens will take place on Sunday 11 December in the Burren Centre from 1pm. As usual after a meal they will be entertained by some of the finest musicians in North Clare.