Clare Heritage Week 2018 booklet - Clare County Council

Clare Heritage Week 2018 booklet - Clare County Council

Clare Heritage Week 2018 booklet - Clare County Council

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Clare Heritage Week 2018 booklet - Clare County Council

Clare County Council and the Heritage Council wish to thank all the individuals and community groups who are taking part and facilitating events during Heritage Week in Clare in 2018. In particular they acknowledge the great work done by individuals and groups with an interest in all aspects of heritage in their community and in County Clare. Heritage Week is co-ordinated by the Heritage Council with support from the Department of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht and Fáilte Ireland. It is part of European Heritage Days, a joint initiative of the Council of Europe & the European Union.

The aim of Heritage Week is to create awareness of our built, natural & cultural heritage thereby encouraging its conservation, preservation and enjoyment. For Further Information contact: Congella McGuire, Heritage Officer, Clare County Council, New Road, Ennis, Co.Clare Tel: 065-6846408 Email: cmcguire@clarecoco.ie 1. Black Head 2. Ballyvaughan 3. Fanore 4. Lisdoonvarna 5. Cliffs of Moher 6. Kilshanny 7. Kilfenora 8. Carran 9. Glencolumbkille 10. Burren National Park 11. Kilnaboy 12. Corrofin 13. Ruan 14. Dysart O’Dea 15. Labasheeda 16. Vandeleur Gardens 17. Kilrush 18. Moyasta 19. Scattery Island 20.

Doonaha 21. Carrigaholt 22. Bridges of Ross 23. Kilbaha 24. Loophead 25. Ennis 26. Clarecastle 27. Quin 28. Inn at Dromoland 29. Newmarket on Fergus 30. Shannon 31. Bunratty 32. Tulla 33. Scarriff 34. Tuamgraney 35. Killaloe

Clare Heritage Week 2018 booklet - Clare County Council

1 County Clare has a rich and varied Heritage. You are invited to explore County Clare’s Heritage by participating in the events taking place during Heritage Week Please also take time to view our County Heritage Plan & Biodiversity Plan CLARE COUNTY HERITAGE PLAN 2017-2023 PLACING HERITAGE AT THE HEART OF LIFE IN COUNTY CLARE Clare County Council New Road Ennis Co. Clare cmcguire@clarecoco.ie clarecoco.ie 065 6846408   county council clare contae an chláir comhairle 2017 Oidhreachta an Chláir Clare Heritage Oidhreachta an Chláir Clare Heritage CLARE BIODIVERSITY ACTION PLAN 2017-2023 CONSERVING THE BIODIVERSITY OF COUNTY CLARE county council clare contae an chláir comhairle 2017 THIS IS YOUR PLAN AND WE HOPE THAT YOU WILL HELP US TO IMPLEMENT IT BY GETTING INVOLVED.

The Clare County Biodiversity Action Plan 2017-2023 will run parallel with the Clare County Development Plan 2017-2023 and the Clare County Heritage plan 2017-2023. The Clare County Biodiversity Action Plan will have regard to these County Plans and build upon their goals and objectives for Biodiversity across County Clare. The Clare Biodiversity Action Plan 2017-2023 is available from the Heritage Officer, Planning Department, Clare County Council, Áras Contae an Chláir, New Road, Ennis, Co. Clare or by email to forwardplan@clarecoco.ie. For more information contact: Heritage Officer, Planning Department, Clare County Council, Áras Contae an Chláir, New Road,Ennis, Co.

Clare Telephone: (065) 6821616

Clare Heritage Week 2018 booklet - Clare County Council

2 Dolphins and Local Heritage – Wildlife Adventure DATE AND TIME: Saturday 18th August to Sunday 26th August 08:00 to 18:00 VENUE: Carrigaholt, County Clare DETAILS: Join us on a wildlife adventure at the mouth of the Shannon, Ireland’s greatest river, to learn about the resident bottlenose dolphins that live here and our shared heritage. COST: Adult: €30, Child: €15 CONTACT: Dolphinwatch E: info@dolphinwatch.ie Website: dolphinwatch.ie BOOKING REQUIRED: Yes SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN: Yes WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Partial PARKING: Yes Loop Head: Free Audio Guide DATE AND TIME: Saturday 18th August to Sunday 26th August 09:30 to 17:00 VENUE: West Clare Railway, Moyasta, County Clare DETAILS: Free* audio guide to Loop Head, County Clare, where wonderful scenery, interesting stories and great hospitality abound! Visit our Free website to access your audio guide.

(Entry fee to some sites may apply) COST: Free CONTACT: Abarta Heritage E: info@abartaheritage.ie Website: abartaheritage.ie/product/loop-head-heritage-trail-audioguide/ BOOKING REQUIRED: No SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN: Yes WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: No PARKING: Yes Woodland Coppice & Furniture Making DATE AND TIME: Saturday 18th August & Sunday 19th August 10:00 to 12:15, 13:00 to 15:15, 16:00 to 18:15 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - NONE Thursday 23rd August, Friday 24th August, Saturday 25th August & Sunday 26th August 10:00 to 12:15, 13:00 to 15:15, 16:00 to 18:15 VENUE: Glencolumbkille, Burren, County Clare DETAILS: From furniture, wattle and gate hurdles, to the various Bushcraft skills, we will finish this experience by designing and building your very own piece of Bushcraft Art and seeking the elusive Pine Martin COST: Adult: €15, Child: €8, Concession: €12, Family: €35 CONTACT: Burren Bushcraft E: burrenbushcraft@gmail.com All Week Events Free

Clare Heritage Week 2018 booklet - Clare County Council

3 T: +353 873778753 Website: burrenbushcraft.com BOOKING REQUIRED: Yes SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN: Not suitable for children under 12 WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: No PARKING: Yes Daily Guided Tours of Scattery Island DATE & TIME: Saturday 18th August to Sunday 26th August 10:00 to 17:00 VENUE: Scattery Island, Kilrush, County Clare DETAILS: Free guided tours of Saint Senan’s 6th Century monastic settlement including our famous high round tower, ruins of 6 churches, holy well and hear also about the island’s maritime history. (Fee payable for boat trip).

COST: Free CONTACT: OPW Scattery Island Visitor Centre E: info@scatteryislandtours.com T: +353 852505512 Website: scatteryislandtours.com BOOKING REQUIRED: Yes SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN Yes WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Partial PARKING: Yes Bunratty Castle Kayaking Tour DATE & TIME Saturday 18th August 10:30 to 13:00 Sunday 19th August 11:30 to 14:00 Monday 20th August 13:00 to 15:30 Tuesday 21st August 14:30 to 17:00 Wednesday 22nd August 15:15 to 17:45 Thursday 23rd August 16:00 to 18:30 Friday 24th August 16:15 to 18:45 Saturday 25th August 17:00 to 19:30 Sunday 26th August 17:45 to 20:15 DETAILS: Viewing these astounding medieval buildings along with their awesome architecture and their thrilling past from the water makes our Bunratty Castle Kayaking Tours worth all the hype.

VENUE: Across from Durty Nelly’s Bar, Bunratty West, Bunratty, County Clare COST: Adult: €40, Child: €40 CONTACT: Nevsail Watersports E: info@nevsailwatersports.ie T: +353 863308236 Website: nevsailwatersports.ie/home.html BOOKING REQUIRED: Yes SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN Yes WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Full PARKING: Yes Free

Clare Heritage Week 2018 booklet - Clare County Council

4 Kayaking along Wild Atlantic Way DATE & TIME: Saturday 18th August to Sunday 26th August 14:30 to 17:00 VENUE: Kilkee Bay, Nevsail’s Hut, Kilkee, County Clare DETAILS: The tour will allow you to do a great amount of sightseeing along the Wild Atlantic Way.

You will explore gullies, caves, cracks and different rock formations created by the raw force of the Atlantic. COST: Adult: €25, Child: €25 CONTACT: Nevsail Watersports E: info@nevsailwatersports.ie T: +353 863308236 Website: nevsailwateersports.ie/home.html BOOKING REQUIRED: Yes SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN Yes WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Full PARKING: Yes St. Flannan Cathedral, Killaloe - Historic Church Tour DATE & TIME: Saturday 18th August to Sunday 26th August 15:30 to 16:30 VENUE: St. Flannan Cathedral, Killaloe DETAILS: A historic Church on the river’s edge in Killaloe. Its period dates from the transition between Romanesque and Gothic periods.

Its style is mainly Gothic; some features are the 12th century Romanesque doorway. The Ogham stone dating to about 1000 AD has an inscription in Runes, a Scandanavian script, 12th century High Cross, 13th century fort - The Cathedral tower houses a chime of 8 beus installed in 1896. The Cathedral organ dates from 1900, was restored in 1965, enlarged in 2002, and has 1500 pipes. The Church will be open from 9.30 to 21:00 everyday - with guided tours around the church and up the bell tower each day from 15:30 to 16:30. People have the opportunity to ring the bell on the tour.

COST: Free CONTACT: St. Flannan Cathedral E: dean@killaloe.anglican.org T: +353 61375389 BOOKING REQUIRED: No SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN: Yes WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Partial PARKING: No Free

Clare Heritage Week 2018 booklet - Clare County Council

5 Saturday 18th August Shannon Wetland Restoration Project DATE & TIME Saturday 18th August 10:00 to 11:30 VENUE: Meet at carpark between Gaelscoil Donncha Rua and Tír na nÓg playground, Shannon, County Clare DETAILS: What is now Shannon Town used to be covered in wetlands. The Shannon Wetland Restoration Project seeks to reinstate a small part of this original habitat for wildlife and for the community to enjoy.

COST: Free CONTACT: Shannon Wetland Restoration Project E: olivecarey77@gmail.com T: +353 857107581 BOOKING REQUIRED: No SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN: Yes WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Partial PARKING: Yes Guided Heritage Cycle DATE & TIME Saturday 18th August 10:00 to 13:00 VENUE: Quin Community Hall, Quin, County Clare DETAILS: A guided 25km Heritage Cycle starting in Quin, on mostly quiet roads with a few inclines, taking in many historical sites, monuments & lakes and breathtaking scenery. Suitable for those with a moderate level of fitness. Please bring own bike, cycle helmet and fluid. The event is free of charge (optional donation towards maintenance and upkeep of East Clare and Mid Clare Way walking and cycling routes).

COST: Free CONTACT: Clare Walks Ltd. E: info@clarewalks.ie T: +353 872675722 Website: clarewalks.ie BOOKING REQUIRED: No SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN: Not suitable for children under 12 WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: No PARKING: Yes “Working Party” - Conservation Workshop DATE & TIME: Saturday 18th August 9:00 to 21:00 VENUE: An Cabhail Mhór, Killinaboy, County Clare DETAILS: Interested in Ireland’s Built Heritage? Come to the SPAB Working Party, a chance to take part in conservation-in-action with a friendly group of built heritage enthusiasts. The Working Party is a chance to get hands-on Free Free

Clare Heritage Week 2018 booklet - Clare County Council

6 and have a go at conservation practices for historic masonry buildings, working alongside a community of like-minded people during the day and enjoying the festivities together in the evenings.

Participants can come for one day or stay the whole weekend, with free camping on site. Friday and Saturday will be practical workshops where participants can learn skills like hot mixed lime usage, as well as alternative wall capping techniques. COST: Adult: €40, Concession: €25 CONTACT: The Society for Protection of Ancient Buildings (S.P.A.B) Ireland E: spabireland@gmail.com T: +353 851516452 Website: spab.org.uk/about-us/spab-ireland BOOKING REQUIRED: Yes SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN: Not suitable for children under 12 WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Partial PARKING: Yes Gardening for Wildlife DATE & TIME: Saturday 18th August 10:00 to 13:00 VENUE: West Clare Resource Centre, Ballard Road, Miltown Malbay, County Clare DETAILS: Wildlife gardening COST: Free CONTACT: IWT E: jimmartin81@gmail.com T: +353 657085939 BOOKING REQUIRED: No SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN: Yes WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Partial PARKING: Yes Soldiers of the passion panels in Ennis Friary DATE & TIME: Saturday 18th August 15:00 to 16:00 VENUE: OPW Ennis Friary, Abbey Street, Ennis, County Clare, V95 AN28 DETAILS: Interested in Irish Arms and Armour of the 15th Century? Join Brendan Halpin, Captain of Medieval Armoured Combat Ireland, for a talk on the weapons and armour depicted in the passion panels in Ennis Friary.

COST: Free CONTACT: OPW Ennis Friary E: ennisfriary@opw.ie T: +353 656829100 Website: heritageireland.ie BOOKING REQUIRED: No SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN: Not suitable for Children under 12 WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Partial PARKING: No Free Free Free

Clare Heritage Week 2018 booklet - Clare County Council

7 Bunratty Castle Kayaking Tour DATE & TIME Saturday 18th August 10:30 to 13:00 DETAILS: Viewing these astounding medieval buildings along with their awesome architecture and their thrilling past from the water makes our Bunratty Castle Kayaking Tours worth all the hype. VENUE: Across from Durty Nelly’s Bar, Bunratty West, Bunratty, County Clare COST: Adult: €40, Child: €40 CONTACT: Nevsail Watersports E: info@nevsailwatersports.ie T: +353 863308236 Website: nevsailwatersports.ie/home.html BOOKING REQUIRED: Yes SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN: Yes WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Full PARKING: Yes Kayaking along Wild Atlantic Way DATE & TIME: Saturday 18th August 14:30 to 17:00 VENUE: Kilkee Bay, Nevsail’s Hut, Kilkee, County Clare DETAILS: The tour will allow you to do a great amount of sightseeing along the Wild Atlantic Way.

You will explore gullies, caves, cracks and different rock formations created by the raw force of the Atlantic. COST: Adult: €25, Child: €25 CONTACT: Nevsail Watersports E: info@nevsailwatersports.ie T: +353 863308236 Website: nevsailwateersports.ie/home.html BOOKING REQUIRED: Yes SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN Yes WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Full PARKING: Yes St. Flannan Cathedral, Killaloe - Historic Church Tour DATE & TIME: Saturday 18th August 15:30 to 16:30 VENUE: St. Flannan Cathedral, Killaloe DETAILS: A historic Church on the river’s edge in Killaloe. Its period dates from the transition between Romanesque and Gothic periods.

Its style is mainly Gothic; some features are the 12th century Romanesque doorway. The Ogham stone dating to about 1000 AD has an inscription in Runes, a Scandinavian script, 12th century High Cross, 13th century fort-The Cathedral tower houses a chime of 8 beus installed in 1896. The Cathedral organ dates from 1900, was restored n 1965, enlarged in 2002, and has 1500 pipes. The Church will be open from 9.30 to 21:00 everyday – with guided tours around the church and up the bell tower each day from 15:30 to 16:30. People have the opportunity to ring the bell on the tour.

COST: Free CONTACT: St. Flannan Cathedral E: dean@killaloe.anglican.org Free

Clare Heritage Week 2018 booklet - Clare County Council

8 T: +353 61375389 BOOKING REQUIRED: No SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN: Yes WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Partial PARKING: No Woodland Coppice & Furniture Making DATE AND TIME: Saturday 18th August 10:00 to 12:15, 13:00 to 15:15, 16:00 to 18:15 VENUE: Glencolumbkille, Burren, County Clare DETAILS: From furniture, wattle and gate hurdles, to the various Bushcraft skills, we will Finish this experience by designing and building your very own piece of Bushcraft Art and seeking the elusive Pine Martin COST: Adult: €15, Child: €8, Concession: €12, Family: €35 CONTACT: Burren Bushcraft E: burrenbushcraft@gmail.com T: +353 873778753 Website: burrenbushcraft.com BOOKING REQUIRED: Yes SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN: Not suitable for children under 12 WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: No PARKING: Yes Dolphins and Local Heritage DATE AND TIME: Saturday 18th August 08:00 to 18:00 VENUE: Carrigaholt DETAILS: Join us on a wildlife adventure at the mouth of the Shannon, Ireland’s greatest river, to learn about the resident bottlenose dolphins that live here and our shared heritage.

COST: Adult: €30, Child: €15 CONTACT: Dolphinwatch E: info@dolphinwatch.ie Website: dolphinwatch.ie BOOKING REQUIRED: Yes SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN: Yes WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Partial PARKING: Yes Loop Head: Free Audio Guide DATE AND TIME: Saturday 18th August 09:30 to 17:00 VENUE: West Clare Railway, Moyasta, County Clare DETAILS: Free* audio guide to Loop Head, County Clare, where wonderful scenery, interesting stories and great hospitality abound! Visit our website to access your audio guide. (Entry fee to some sites may apply) COST: Free CONTACT: Abarta Heritage E: info@abartaheritage.ie Website: abartaheritage.ie/product/loop-head-heritage-trail-audioguide/ Free

9 BOOKING REQUIRED: No SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN: Yes WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: No PARKING: Yes Daily Guided Tours of Scattery Island DATE & TIME: Saturday 18th August 10:00 to 17:00 VENUE: Scattery Island, Kilrush, County Clare DETAILS: Free guided tours of Saint Senan’s 6th Century monastic settlement including our famous high round tower, ruins of 6 churches, holy well and hear also about the island’s maritime history. (*Fee payable for boat trip). COST: Free CONTACT: OPW Scattery Island Visitor Centre E: info@scatteryislandtours.com T: +353 852505512 Website: scatteryislandtours.com BOOKING REQUIRED: Yes SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN Yes WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Partial PARKING: Yes Free

10 Traditional Craft Skills Open Day DATE & TIME: Sunday 19th August 10:00 to 15:00 VENUE: An Cabhail Mhór, Killinaboy, County Clare DETAILS: All welcome to this public open day, involving demonstrations of traditional craft skills in the unique setting of An Cabhail Mhór, a 16th century plantation fort, where repair works will be ongoing. COST: Free CONTACT: The Society for Protection of Ancient Buildings (S.P.A.B) Ireland E: spabireland@gmail.com T: +353 85151645 Website: spab.org.uk/about-us/spab-ireland BOOKING REQUIRED: No SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN: Yes WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Full PARKING: Yes Visit Ennis Friary DATE & TIME: Sunday 19th August 10:00 to 17:00 VENUE: Ennis Friary, Abbey Street, Ennis, County Clare DETAILS: Come and visit.

View the numerous 15th century sculptures, and hear the history of the site which gave Ennis its name. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the grounds and around the ambulatory. COST: Free CONTACT: OPW, Ennis Friary E: ennisfriary@opw.ie T: +353 656829100 Website: heritageireland.ie BOOKING REQUIRED: No SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN: Yes WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Partial PARKING: No Guided Walk along parts of the Mid Clare Way DATE & TIME: Sunday 19th August 10:00 to 11:30 VENUE: Newmarket-on-Fergus, County Clare (carpark across from the Weavers Inn) DETAILS: An 8km Guided Walk along parts of the Mid Clare Way taking in historical sites and monuments with fantastic views over the Estuary.

COST: Free CONTACT: Clare Walks Ltd. E: info@clarewalks.ie T: +353 863586293 Website: clarewalks.ie Free Free Sunday 19th August

11 BOOKING REQUIRED: No SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN: Not suitable for children under 12 WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: No PARKING: Yes Medieval Quest at Ennis Friary DATE & TIME: Sunday 19th August 12:00 to 13:00 VENUE: OPW Ennis Friary, Abbey Street, Ennis, V95 AN28 DETAILS: Join OPW guide Michelle for a Medieval Quest. Our challenge, if you choose to accept, will require talented young investigators, 5-12 yrs. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

COST: Free CONTACT: OPW, Ennis Friary, Abbey Street, Ennis V95 AN28 E: ennisfriary@opw.ie T: +353 656829100 Website: heritageireland.ie BOOKING REQUIRED: No SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN: Yes WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Partial PARKING: No Napoleonic Fort Guided Walk DATE & TIME: Sunday 19th August 13:30 to 15:00 VENUE: Meet at Doonaha Church, Doonaha, County Clare DETAILS: Guided Tour of Napoleonic Fort, lovely gentle walk, nice coastal location with interpretation of military history and local culture. 1.5 hours. COST: Adult: €5, Child €0 CONTACT: Carmel Haugh E: haugh.carmel@gmail.com T: +353 877800062 BOOKING REQUIRED: Yes SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN: Yes WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: No PARKING: Yes An Exhibition of Kilrush Ceramics DATE & TIME: Sunday 19th August 14:00 to 17:00 VENUE: Teach Ceoil, Grace Street, Kilrush, County Clare DETAILS: Kilrush Ceramics was established in 1961 and traded until 1983.

This exhibition will present a selection of its colourful and quirky products including dinner sets, tea sets, vases and collectibles. COST: Free CONTACT: Kilrush and District Historical Society E: kilrushhistoricalsociety@gmail.com Website: kdhs.ie BOOKING REQUIRED: No SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN: Yes WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Full PARKING: Yes Free Free

12 In search of the Dreamtime on Scattery Island DATE & TIME: Sunday 19th August 14:00 to 14:45 VENUE: OPW Scattery Island Visitor Centre, Kilrush, County Clare DETAILS: OPW Guide and author Michael Houlihan will lead a walk on Scattery Island to discuss the local topography – stones, trees, springs and archaeology and what they tell about early Clare people. COST: Free (fee payable for boat trip) CONTACT: OPW Scattery Island Visitor Centre E: info@scatteryislandtours.com T: +353 852505512 Website: scatteryislandtours.com BOOKING REQUIRED: Yes SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN Yes WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Partial PARKING: Yes Bunratty Castle Kayaking Tour DATE & TIME Sunday 19th August 11:30 to 14:00 DETAILS: Viewing these astounding medieval buildings along with their awesome architecture and their thrilling past from the water makes our Bunratty Castle Kayaking Tours worth all the hype.

VENUE: Across from Durty Nelly’s Bar, Bunratty West, Bunratty, County Clare COST: Adult: €40, Child: €40 CONTACT: Nevsail Watersports E: info@nevsailwatersports.ie T: +353 863308236 Website: nevsailwatersports.ie/home.html BOOKING REQUIRED: Yes SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN: Yes WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Full PARKING: Yes Dolphins and Local Heritage DATE AND TIME: Sunday 19th August 08:00 to 18:00 VENUE: Carrigaholt DETAILS: Join us on a wildlife adventure at the mouth of the Shannon, Ireland’s greatest river, to learn about the resident bottlenose dolphins that live here and our shared heritage.

COST: Adult: €30, Child: €15 CONTACT: Dolphinwatch E: info@dolphinwatch.ie Website: dolphinwatch.ie BOOKING REQUIRED: Yes SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN: Yes WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Partial PARKING: Yes Free