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What's going on around the county

  • 21-03-2013 10:29am
    Registered Users Posts: 1,247 ✭✭✭

    Could we have an event's thread like Galway City does? There's heaps going on in my community (Athenry). The county can sometimes be a bit city-centric so it'd be great if we could share what's going on a little closer to home???



  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 17,231 Mod ✭✭✭✭Das Kitty

    Go for it. :D

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,247 ✭✭✭Greaney

    Great! Well here's my first post...

    Athenry Tidy Towns Committee, together with the local schools, clubs and associations, will be going ahead with planting 9,300 native trees on Friday 22nd March and Saturday 23rd March, as part of the “One Million Trees in One Day” project.

    On Friday it's from 12pm between Athenry and Derrydonnel roundabout. On Sat Morning, folks meet in the Mart from 8:45pm. All are welcome actually and if you live in the area it's a great way to meet new people. We advise folk to bring their own shovel (with name and phone number on it).

    Plant A Legacy

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,711 ✭✭✭Redhairedguy

    This is a great idea. Keep 'em coming... :D

  • Registered Users Posts: 698 ✭✭✭hoody

    This is a good site for information on what's happening in and around Loughrea:

    Loughrea Online

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,247 ✭✭✭Greaney

    Athenry Movie Night, Monday 25th of March are screening the German film Barbara. It's in the Town Café, doors at 7:30, film at 8:15 (sharp). Membership €5.

    They do a film once a month in the town. Mighty stuff

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,247 ✭✭✭Greaney

    Could we have some posts from the rest of the county?? Much as I love my town, I'd be up for visiting a few others too ;)

    What's on this weekend in East Galway County so I can pop over???

    Meanwhile, yes in Athenry you can go to the local Heritage Centre....

    Opening times are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10:30am-4:30pm. Come and enjoy a unique medieval experience that includes interactive exhibits of armour and weapons, dressing up in medieval costume and enjoy the thrill of Have-A-Go archery. The award winning heritage centre is the ideal starting place to discover the best preserved medieval town in Ireland.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,247 ✭✭✭Greaney

    Car Boot Sale Next Sunday 14th April......

    The Poultry Club
    Car boot and Bring & Buy sale
    Gort Mart
    Sunday 14th April, 10am-2pm
    Cars €10

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,247 ✭✭✭Greaney

    Athenry Movie Night next Monday 22nd April.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,062 ✭✭✭galwaybabe

    The Niall Toner Band this Saturday, April 20th, in Johnston's Hall in Kinvara! The trio perform original songs and instrumentals in a rich blend of traditional acoustic country and bluegrass music with an Irish twist. Niall is a celebrated song-writer of international fame, having been nominated in 2003 by the Country Music Association of Nashville for their Global Artist Award.

    Adding to the evening's entertainment will be support by Pete Brazier, Eileen Fleming and, making her Johnston's debut, Niamh Murphy. Niamh is a gifted young local musician mainly playing flute. They will feature a selection of exotic Brazilian and Balkan tunes... Doors 8.30 p.m. Admission: €12/10 Hope to see you there!

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,275 ✭✭✭RubyGirl

    Madra are running An Adoption Day tomorrow from 12 - 4 in Trusty Pet Pals in Briarhill Business Park.

    Athenry Community Sports are on Sunday from 1.30 in Carnaun Pitch.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,247 ✭✭✭Greaney

    The University of Oregon Chamber choir under conductor Dr. Sharon Paul will give a concert in Loughrea Library on Wednesday 1st May at 7.30pm.

    The Choir is one of eleven choirs chosen worldwide to compete for the Fleischmann International Trophy in Cork in May.

    Admission is FREE, but any donations offered will be given to aid Music Matters Music School, New Inn.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,247 ✭✭✭Greaney

    Athenry this weekend (May Bank holiday Weekend)

    Athenry Car Boot Sale
    Athenry Mart
    Cars €10, Vans and trailers €20

    A Pottery workshop for children


    Athenry Film Club well be showing 'The Sapphires' in the Town Cafe at 4pm & 6pm for 'Bealtaine'. It's just €2 per person!!!

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,247 ✭✭✭Greaney

    The Galway Ensemble in Residence, The CONTEMPO QUARTET, as part of their County Galway Concerts 2013 season, will hold a lunchtime concert in Loughrea Library at 1.00pm on Friday 3rd May.
    Music is by Haydn, Debussy and Jane O'Leary
    Admission is Free

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,247 ✭✭✭Greaney

    Athenry Famine Commemoration 2013

    To commemorate the Great Famine there will be a talk Athenry Arts & Heritage Centre on "Esker Relief 1847" presented by Ronan Killeen at 7pm sharp followed by "Famine Poetry and Songs" at 8:00pm in the Town Cafe, Cross Street, Athenry directed by Mr. Michael Loftus.

    Booking is advised for the talk on 'Esker Relief' in the Athenry Heritage Centre please call (091) 844 661 to book a place.

    Presented by the Athenry Tourism Group and in association with the Committee of Irish Famine Victims. ALL EVENTS ARE FREE!

  • Registered Users Posts: 8 Headford

    The Corrib RFC Duathlon takes place on the 25th May. The Run-Cycle-Run Event is over a course of 5k-22k-5k. Run section is a flat loop 2.5km out and 2.5km back, crossing over the causeway at Greenfields and along the shoreline of Lough Corrib on Inchiquin Island. Cycle section takes participants inland over the rolling hills of Claran before returning to transition to complete final run section.

    The Headford Gymkhana will take place on Saturday June 8th. There will be a free shuttle bus (that will carry doggies as well) from Headford to the show in Kildaree on the Claran Rd. Classes begin at 9am sharp & the dog show will begin at 1pm! Free kids entertainment and trade stalls!

    Our Neighbours over in Kilmaine are hosting a Fashion Show on Friday the 24th of May in Kilmaine Hall @ 8pm. Doors Open @ 7:30- Wine & cheese reception, Grand prize draw on the night, fab prizes including 2 night b&b away in Dublin, PC tablet, Lunch for 2 in Lisloughrey… All proceeds to the Maple Youth Centre.

    More info & events at Headford Online FB Page

  • Registered Users Posts: 39 bigfluffycloud

    Burren Nature Sanctuary in Kinvara is now open. There's an indoor soft play area for under 5s with a nice cafe - lovely cakes & proper food (not the usual fast food) - and there's a separate room to eat in if you've got no kids & want some peace.

    Sandy play area for the little ones and a bigger playground with zip wire etc for the bigger kids. There is also the Wildflower walk and disappearing lake walk.

    Mon - Wed: 09:30 - 18:00
    Thu - Sat: 09:30 - 19:00
    Sun: 11:00 - 18:00

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,247 ✭✭✭Greaney

    Monday 20th May, Town Café, Athenry, Athenry Movie Night Presents 'The Queen of Versailles'. Doors 7:30pm, show starts at 8:15pm. €5. Come early for coffee and movie night specials. Chat & Drinks after in J Glynns. Last Screening of the season.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,247 ✭✭✭Greaney

    Car Boot Sale
    Athenry Mart
    Saturday 1st June
    Cars €10, Vans/trailers €20
    Weather Permitting
    All welcome (there's obviously no charge to come and have a gawk;))

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,247 ✭✭✭Greaney

    Athenry Agricultural Show is on Sunday 7 July 2013. Taking place in the medieval town of Athenry, at Athenry Co-Operative Mart & Teagasc adjoining grounds, the show will encompass 238 classes - from crafts to cookery to qualifiers. Entries can be made by phone or post until Tuesday 2 July.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,247 ✭✭✭Greaney

    Athenry Car Boot Sale
    Athenry Mart

    Sat July 6th and Sat August 3rd

    Cars €10 Vans €20

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  • Registered Users Posts: 924 ✭✭✭jjf1974

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,247 ✭✭✭Greaney

    Athenry are having their 'Fields of Athenry' Festival next weekend, Thursday 15th until Sunday 18th of August.

    Thursday 15th, Launch of the Festival & Gathering with a BBQ in the park and Belladonna in the Square afterwards

    Friday 16th, Local Produce & Craft Market in the Square with a busking Competition, Film installation Memory Lane and concert in Raheen Woods Hotel with Athenry Music School Orchestra.

    Saturday 17th, Family Funday with Fancy dress, craft & foot stalls, dog show, duck race, Five a side soccer. Music in the Park will feature Fraggle Rock, Sweet Attrition and The Deans.

    Sunday 18th is Walled Towns Day. Heaps going on with Medieval combat, crafts, The Legacy Exhibition.... all organised by the Heritage Centre

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,247 ✭✭✭Greaney

    This weekend in Athenry

    Sep 20th, Culture Night
    Sep 21st Car boot Sale
    Sep 22nd Trio Elatha in Concert

    Sure where would ya be goin'

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,247 ✭✭✭Greaney

    Movie Night returns from it's summer break!
    Screening 'Reality' by Director Matteo Garrone.
    Per screening membership is available at the door at €5 a screening.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,247 ✭✭✭Greaney

  • Registered Users Posts: 924 ✭✭✭jjf1974

    The Clifden arts week is now on.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,247 ✭✭✭Greaney

    Athenry Movie Night
    Monday 21st October
    Town Café
    Doors 7:30, screening 8:15
    All Welcome €5

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,989 ✭✭✭jkforde

    Free guided walk at Derryclare Wood this Sunday

    The Galway branch of the Irish Wildlife Trust will host a guided walk at Derryclare Wood in Connemara at 11.30am this Sunday, October 20. The walk will be led by local National Parks and Wildlife Service ranger Dermot Breen. Derryclare Nature Reserve is a 19 hectare protected area on the shores of Derryclare Lough, best known for its old oak woodland. In 2005, 19 red squirrels were introduced to the wood as part of a translocation project, and they have been doing well ever since.

    The wood is located on the shores of Derryclare Lough in the Inagh Valley. From Galway, take the N59 towards Clifden. After Recess turn right towards Letterfrack on to the R344. The entrance to the wood is about 2.5km up on the left hand side.

    🌦️ 6.7kwp, 45°, SSW, mid-Galway 🌦️

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,062 ✭✭✭galwaybabe

    Open session tonight (Sat 19th Oct) in Sextons of Kinvara. All musicians and listeners welcome :) Kick off 9.30

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,247 ✭✭✭Greaney

    Athenry Movie Night is proud to present
    The Town Café
    Monday 18th November
    Doors 7:30pm (to enjoy coffee, Pizza & other treats)
    Screening 8:15pm sharp