Two packed houses on the 27th and 28th of January to see the highly entertaining ‘The Daughter from over the water’ in the Kilfenora Community Hall directed by Fr. Ned Crosby.
Clare County Council are planning road works on the R-476 from Kilfenora – Lisdoonvarna from the 18th of August to the 21st of August inclusive from 8am to 6pm.
Alternative routes / diversions:
To Lisdoonvarna from Kilfenora : Divert via R481 to Ennistymon and N67 to Lisdoonvarna (All traffic).
To Kilfenora from Lisdoonvarna : Divert via N67 to Ennistymon and R481 to Kilfenora (All traffic).
Richard Clutterbuck is a landscape archaeologist with a particular interest in the creation of modern Ireland. He has recently completed a PhD in the department of Archaeology, NUIG, where his research focused on Improvement, an ideology which shaped social, political and personal identity, changed how people valued and created their environment, and fashioned the very notion of what it is to be ‘modern’. One of Richard’s case study areas was the parish of Kilfenora in Clare. Richard will present a lecture about his research, looking at the archaeological and documented landscape of Kilfenora from the mid seventeenth century to just before the Great Famine, and how the ideology of Improvement shaped the fields and farms, and helped create this very special landscape.
More information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/101536773528524/
The 2015 Kilfenora Timeline Tennis Camp is taking place from Tuesday August 4th to Friday 7th at the Deanery for 8 – 15 year olds.
Registration for the camp is in the Cathedral on Sunday next July 12th from 10am to 1.30pm. Time of the camp will depend on numbers. If there are 16 or less it will run between 9.30am and 11.30am. If there are more interested there will be two camps, 9am to 11am & 11am to 1pm. Cost is €20 per child, Please spread the word.
Clare County Council and the Local Community Development Committee invite all interested stakeholders to attend public consultation workshops on the preparation of a Local Economic and Community Plan for County Clare. These workshops take place on:
- Wednesday, 8th July 2015, Falls Hotel Ennistymon commencing at 7.00 p.m.
- Thursday, 9th July 2015, Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis commencing at 7.00 p.m.
- Monday, 20th July 2015, Oakwood Arms Hotel, Shannon commencing at 7.00 p.m.
- Wednesday, 22nd July 2015, The Lakeside Hotel, Killaloe commencing at 7.00 p.m.
To register your attendance at one of these workshops please contact Deirdre on (065) 6846498.
KILFENORA, KILLINABOY, SCATTERY ISLAND: A Guide for pilgrims in County Clare
By Rosemary Power
On Friday 24 July 2015 from 6pm – 8pm in The Burren Centre the book will be launched by Dr Janet Harbison, Director, Irish Harp Centre, Castleconnell, who will also play.
From the back cover
This unusual book gives details of three ancient pilgrim sites in County Care, and traces a walking route between them, including lesser-known sites on the way. Written by a historian and theologian, it provides a guide to the cathedral at Kilfenora, the monastic ruins at Killinaboy, and the famous churches on Scattery Island in the Shannon estuary. The route follows in part the ancient pilgrim routes; and the stopping places on the way indicate that a journey should give time to enjoy the landscape as well as the places where people have prayed down the centuries. Prayers and poetry from early Ireland are included, in translations that are often poems in their own right. A guide to the sites for visitors and for those who walk pilgrim ways.
Total Pages: 140
Tullagha Tea Party. In aid of Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) Sunday 21st of June from 11am to 1pm at Claire Vardon’s home, Tullagha Upper, Kilfenora. Please support this worthy cause.
On Saturday night, December 6th, the Burren Community Choir will present an evening of Christmas carols in Kilfenora Cathedral at 8pm. All are welcome to attend.
Due to essential maintenance works, consumers in Kilfenora and surrounding areas may experience a lack of pressure or some water discolouration today (Monday July 7th) and tomorrow (Tuesday July 8th).
Clare County Council have apologised for any inconvenience caused. Queries regarding water services can be made to Irish Water on 1890278278.
Here is a selection of images from Kilfenora’s 2014 St Patrick’s Day parade. Thanks to Orla Vaughan for supplying the pictures.
If anyone has any images from the day, please send them on and we will upload them here. Thanks