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August 2019

Steaming & Puffing through West Clare – Kilkee Civic Trust Talk

August 7 @ 8:00 pm

Topic: Steaming and Puffing through West Clare Speaker: Joe Coleman Topic Description: This illustrated talk, will focus on the last commercial narrow-gauge railway line to operate in the country, the sometimes infamous "West Clare Railway" which served the communities of West and South Clare from 1888 until 1961. It will feature many rare photographs, diagrams and drawings. It will look at some of the people who worked on the line; those who traveled on it and also lamented its passing.…

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Children’s Film Club – Incredibles 2

August 8 @ 6:30 pm

Due to demand there will be 2 screenings - 6.30pm & 8.30pm 2018 Film, PG cert,  118 minutes. In Incredibles 2, Helen (voice Holly hunter) is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell), Dash (voice of Huck Milner) and baby Jack-Jack – whose superpowers are about to be discovered. Their mission is derailed, however, when…

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Stories At Your Fingertips

August 9 @ 2:00 pm

Suitable for ages 3 - 6 years. Duration 45 mins. Spaces limited early booking advisable. Tickets €6, additional sibling €5, parents go free. A wonderful, playful story session for young children and their parents, in which storyteller Simone uses her hands as puppets and props. With a little face paint, her hands turn into an elephant with hiccups, a snappy crocodile and a greedy giraffe. They all tell the children of their funny adventures. At the end of the session,…

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Make Your Own Fairy Tale Forest

August 9 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Suitable for ages 7 - 12 years of age. Tickets €8, €7 each for siblings. Spaces are limited so early booking advised. In this workshop, we will look at what makes the forests in fairy tales so magical. Is it the witch living in them? The talking trees? Or something else? In a few easy steps, each child will create their own amazing Fairy Tale Forest. Join storyteller Simone Schuemmelfeder in this magical craft session and listen to her stories…

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Tales of Mischief and Magic

August 9 @ 6:30 pm

Suitable for ages 6 - 12 years. Duration 45 mins. Family of 4 can attend for €18. Reduced price package available if you attend the workshop 'How to make your own Fairy Tale Forest and the show'. This offer is not available to purchase online, please contact the box office for details. Who is playing tricks on the old farmer in Estonia? What is the clever witch of the Black Forest up to? And why is it so dangerous to…

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Clare Craft Association Craft Fair

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Clare Crafts Association is a collection of artists and craft workers creating and producing quality art and craft in Co. Clare. There will be a wide selection of crafts available for purchase on the day.  

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Music Generation Workshop

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

SUMMER MUSIC CAMP Music Enrichment & Creativity Programme No music experience necessary! No instruments required! Dates: 12th- 16th August Time: 10 am – 3.00pm (all ages welcome from primary & Secondary schools) Venue: Cultúrlann Sweeney €10 per family To Book Your Place contact Sinead on 086-3583411 or 086-7700398

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Pictorial Record of Kilkee – Kilkee Civic Trust Talk

August 14 @ 8:00 pm

Topic: Pictorial Record of Kilkee Speaker: JJ Hickie Topic Description: A Treasure Trove of old photographs across not only decades, but two centuries; representing a lifetimes passion for all things Kilkee; has been assembled by well-known and greatly admired Kilkee man J.J. Hickie. So large is his collection; the great dilemma for J.J. will not be what photographs to put in, but what ones to leave out! Each photograph will be accompanied by J.J.’s insightful commentary, revealing many interesting historical…

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Children’s Film Club – Mary Poppins Returns

August 15 @ 6:30 pm

2018 Film, 130 mins, G Cert The practically perfect nanny returns to the big screen to help the next generation of the Banks family Mary Poppins returns to the Banks household in a spectacular new story. Using her magical skills, she takes the Banks children on an animated adventure, full of unexpected surprises and musical sequences, to help bring joy and wonder back to their lives. A family of 4 can attend for €15. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3jsfXDZLIY

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Catherine Hayes, World Famous Limerick Born Operatic Soprano 1818 -1861

August 16 @ 8:00 pm

The presentation will include a narrative account of Catherine Hayes' musical life, career and worldwide travel. It will be illustrated with historic images, as well as musical extracts from her repertoire of Opera and Ballads. Cian, a Dublin man, living in Limerick for more than 50 years has a lifelong interest in the Arts. When Cian retired as CEO of Shannon Heritage, he undertook many Heritage Tourism assignments in the Middle East. He is a former Director of the Belltable…

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