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August 2017

Kilkee Civic Trust Talks 2017

August 16 @ 8:00 pm

Speakers are J.J. Hickie and Tommy McGrath -( Kilkee History Group). Topic: The Edmond; Hopes Lost & Human Impact of Kilkee's Famine Time Shipwreck. Representing Kilkee History Group; J. J. Hickie & Tommy McGrath; two well-known Local Historians; who have an encyclopaedic knowledge of Kilkee’s life and times over recent centuries; will tell some of the personal stories of dashed hopes and dreams for those on board the “Edmond” which foundered on the rocks below Sykes House on Tuesday night…

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Children’s Film Club – Charlotte’s Web

August 17 @ 6:30 pm
€4

2006 Film, 96 minutes, Cert G Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen. Featuring the Voices of: Julia Roberts, Steve Buscemi, John Cleese, and Oprah Winfrey

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Leslie Dowdell and Mike Hanrahan

August 19 @ 8:00 pm
€18

Leslie Dowdell and Mike Hanrahan are two of this island's most acclaimed singer/songwriters. Leslie Dowdell is the voice and songwriter behind the sound that was Tua Nua and Mike Hanrahan has been the voice and songwriter of Stocktons Wing in the past. Leslie Dowdall and Mike Hanrahan released their version of Antony and The Johnsons beautiful song You Are My Sister in January 2017. Leslie and Mike have toured intermittently in recent years and this is their first recording since…

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Seascapes

August 21 @ 1:30 pm - September 15 @ 5:00 pm

Clare County Arts Office are delighted to host ‘’seascapes’’ an exhibition of paintings by artist Brid Quinlin at Cultúrlann Sweeney Kilkee.  Born in Limerick, Brid Quinlan is a self-taught artist who works mainly in the medium of oils. The paintings in this exhibition are inspired by the ever-changing aspect of the sea. They include paintings of the local Co. Clare coast such as Lahinch and the Cliffs of Moher.  They also include several seascapes based on her time spent in…

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Kilkee Civic Trust Talks 2017

August 23 @ 8:00 pm

Speaker is Dr. Ciarán Ó Murchadha. Topic: Marcus Keane and Fr. Michael Meehan: Two Figures from Clare's Famine Landscape. Dr. Ciarán Ó Murchadha is an independent scholar and a leading historian on Ireland's Great Famine. Author of three major works on the Great Famine; including the internationally acclaimed book titled; The Great Famine: Ireland's Agony 1845-1852 (2011). He was also one of the principal organisers of the National Famine Commemoration held in Kilrush in 2013. Kilkee Civic Trust is a…

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Children’s Film Club – Surf’s Up

August 24 @ 6:30 pm
€4

2007 Film, Duration 85 minutes, Cert G Family of 4 €15 Surfing means everything to teenage penguin Cody Maverick (Shia LaBeouf). Followed by a documentary film crew, he leaves his home in Antarctica for Pen Gu Island, site of the the Big Z Memorial Surf Off. Cody wants to be respected and admired, and he believes that winning the competition will bring him what he craves. However, an encounter with washed-up surfer Geek (Jeff Bridges) teaches Cody about what is…

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Create A Comic with Aidan Courtney Ages 12+

August 25 @ 2:30 pm
€8

  This workshop is suitable for the 12 + age group. The Workshop is 90 mins . Tickets are  €8 and €6 per child thereafter. Aidan is an Irish freelance cartoonist and writer based in County Clare. His work is regularly published in newspapers and magazines throughout Ireland.

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The 4 of Us

August 25 @ 8:00 pm
€20

THE 4 OF US hail from Newry, Co. Down. This multi-award-winning band have seven fine albums under their belt and a catalogue of memorable songs that have featured on American, British and Irish TV and film soundtracks. To this day, their smash hit Mary, remains one of the most played tracks on Irish radio and is currently featured on SingStar, one of Sony PlayStation”s most popular games. Founding members and brothers, Brendan and Declan Murphy have been captivating audiences throughout…

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Jason Wilber

August 26 @ 8:00 pm
€15

  Jason Wilber is an accomplished american folk singer/songwriter and guitarist. He is probably best known for being the lead guitarist with John Prine for the last 21 years. His new album Reaction Time is being releaced this month. Don't miss this rare chance to see him in concert in Ireland.

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Kilkee Civic Trust Talks 2017

August 30 @ 8:00 pm

Speaker is Dr. Paul O' Brien. Topic: Millers, Merchants, Mayors, Lane Joynt Families Limerick Dr Paul O’Brien is a lecturer in the Academic Learning Centre in Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick. Paul's doctoral thesis, based on a hitherto undiscovered, Glynn family and business archive, examined north Munster regional history and the history of the entrepreneurial Catholic bourgeoisie under the Union and into the emergence of the New State, c.1790-1940. The Lane Joynt family of Limerick were of Huguenot extraction…

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