Clare Heritage Week 2018 booklet - Clare County Council

Clare Heritage Week 2018 booklet - Clare County Council
CLARE
Clare Heritage Week 2018 booklet - Clare County Council
1. Black Head                    10. Burren National Park          19. Scattery Island               28. Inn at Dromoland
2. Ballyvaughan                  11. Kilnaboy                      20. Doonaha                       29. Newmarket on Fergus
3. Fanore                        12. Corrofin                      21. Carrigaholt                   30. Shannon
4. Lisdoonvarna                  13. Ruan                          22. Bridges of Ross               31. Bunratty
5. Cliffs of Moher               14. Dysart O’Dea                  23. Kilbaha                       32. Tulla
6. Kilshanny                     15. Labasheeda                    24. Loophead                      33. Scarriff
7. Kilfenora                     16. Vandeleur Gardens             25. Ennis                         34. Tuamgraney
8. Carran                        17. Kilrush                       26. Clarecastle                   35. Killaloe
9. Glencolumbkille               18. Moyasta                       27. Quin


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
Clare Heritage Week 2018 booklet - Clare County Council
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


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                      HELP U S TO I M P L E M E N T I T B Y G E T T ING INVOLVE D.

                                         For more information contact:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 CLARE COUNTY HERITAGE
                                                                                                                         CLARE BIODIVERSITY
                                               Heritage Officer,                                                                                                                       Oidhreachta an Chláir
                                                                                                                                                                                          Clare Heritage
                                            Planning Department,
                                            Clare County Council,
                                           Áras Contae an Chláir,                                                                                                                                                      P LA N 2017-2023
                                               New Road,Ennis,
                                                  Co. Clare
                                          Telephone: (065) 6821616
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                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.
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                                                                                                                                 cmcg u ir e @cla r e co co .ie
    The Clare Biodiversity Action Plan 2017-2023 is available from the Heritage Officer, Planning Department,
                                                                                                                                cla r e co co .ie
                                                                                                                                065 6846408
Clare County Council, Áras Contae an Chláir, New Road, Ennis, Co. Clare or by email to forwardplan@clarecoco.ie.                                                                                                                                                  Oidhreachta an Chláir
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All Week Events
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  Free
                   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



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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      Free
                   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




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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                Free
                   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




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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
                                                                                       Free
                   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
                                                                                       Free
                    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



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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.      Free
                   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                                                       Free
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,       Free
                   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




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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      Free
                      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




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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
                                                                                      Free
                     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/




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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         Free
                   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




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



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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,       Free
                   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   Free
                   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



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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,   Free
                     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




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Loop Head: Free Audio Guide
DATE AND TIME:     Sunday 19th 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  Free
                   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

Daily Guided Tours of Scattery Island
DATE & TIME:       Sunday 19th 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
                                                                                        Free
                   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

Woodland Coppice & Furniture Making
DATE AND TIME:     Sunday 19th 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




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Kayaking along Wild Atlantic Way
DATE & TIME:       Sunday 19th 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    Free
                   differentrock formations created by the raw force of the Atlantic.
COST:              Adult: €25, Child: €25
CONTACT:           Nevsail Watersports
                   E: info@nevsailwatersports.ie
                   T: +353 86 3308236
                   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:       Sunday 19th August 15:30 to 16:30
VENUE:             St. Flannan Cathedral, Killaloe, County Clare
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            Free
                   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




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Monday 20th August
Farming and Built History Trail
DATE & TIME:         Monday 20th August 10:00 to 12:15, 13:00 to 15:15, 16:00 to 18:15
VENUE:               Glencolumbkille, Burren, County Clare
DETAILS:             Farming and Built History Trail spanning over 3000 years, we discover who
                     shaped this UNESCO Geo Park.
COST:                 Adult: €15.00, 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

Loop Head Geology Walk
DATE & TIME:       Monday 20th August 10:30 to 12:00
VENUE:             Meet at Bridges of Ross carpark, Loop Head, County Clare
DETAILS:           Join us on a coastal walk as we explore the geological history of
                   the Loop Head Peninsula, taking in the famous Bridges of Ross,     Free
                   ancient sand volcanoes and submarine landslides, fossils and
                   more!
COST:              Free
CONTACT:           iCRAG (Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences) & Burren and
                   Cliffs of Moher (UNESCO Global Geopark)
                   E: anthea.lacchia@icrag-centre.org
                   T: +353 831847843
                   Website: icrag-centre.org/
BOOKING REQUIRED:              No
SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN:         Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS:             No
PARKING:                       Yes

Daily Guided Tours of Scattery Island
DATE & TIME:         Monday 20th 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      Free
                     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




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Website: scatteryislandtours.com
BOOKING REQUIRED:             Yes
SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN         Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS:            Partial
PARKING:                      Yes

Loop Head: Free Audio Guide
DATE AND TIME:     Monday 20th 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  Free
                   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

Bunratty Castle Kayaking Tour
DATE & TIME        Monday 20th August 13:00 to 15:30
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:        Monday 20th 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 86 3308236




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Website: nevsailwateersports.ie/home.html
BOOKING REQUIRED:            Yes
SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN        Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS:           Full
PARKING:                     Yes

Dolphins and Local Heritage – Wildlife Adventure
DATE AND TIME:     Monday 20th 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

St. Flannan Cathedral, Killaloe - Historic Church Tour
DATE & TIME:       Monday 20th 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          Free
                   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




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Tuesday 21st August
A Ten Million Year Burren Walk
DATE & TIME:       Tuesday 21st August 10:00 to 13:00
VENUE:             Craggagh, Fanore, County Clare
DETAILS:           Take a 10 million year walk along the road and ascend through
                   time to the foot of Slieve Elva as the stories contained in the    Free
                   surrounding rocks of the Burren are translated by the Geopark
                   Geologist
COST:              Free
CONTACT:           Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark
                   E: edoyle@clarecoco.ie
                   T: +353 879008031
                   Website: burrengeopark.ie
BOOKING REQUIRED:             No
SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN:        Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS:            Partial
PARKING:                      Yes

Song of Granite – a film screening
DATE & TIME:       Tuesday 21st August 18:30 to 20:15
VENUE:             Scarriff Public Library, Scarriff, County Clare
DETAILS:           The film revolves around the life of the great traditional Irish
                   singer, Joe Heaney. The black-and-white picture invites viewers    Free
                   to join the enigmatic and talented artist on his life journey.
COST:              Free
CONTACT:           Clare County Council
                   E: mailbox@clibrary.ie
                   T: +353 61922893
                   Website: clarelibrary.ie/
BOOKING REQUIRED:              No
SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN:         Not suitable for Children under 12
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS:             Full
PARKING:                       Yes

Templemaley Church Visit
DATE & TIME:      Tuesday 21st August 19:00 to 20:00
VENUE:            Templemaley Church, County Clare (near Ennis)
DETAILS:          A talk on recent conservation works to the south window of the      Free
                  ruined Templemaley Church. This work has been grant-aided by
                  the Heritage Council (European Year of Cultural Heritage)
COST:             Free
CONTACT:          Clare Archaeological and Historical Society
                  E: fogorman51@gmail.com
                  T: +353 872262259
BOOKING REQUIRED:      No



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SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN:           Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS:               No
PARKING:                         Yes

Reconnecting with Celtic Trees
DATE & TIME:       Tuesday 21st August 19:00 to 20:00
VENUE:             De Valera Public Library, Harmony Row, Ennis, County Clare
DETAILS:           Learn how trees (based on the lunar year) were teaching aids
                   in the past. Jackie Queally guides through the Celtic Year with       Free
                   anecdote and illustrations.
COST:              Free
CONTACT:           Clare County Council
                   E: mailbox@clarelibrary.ie
                   T: +353 656846353
                   Website: clarelibrary.ie
BOOKING REQUIRED:              No
SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN:         Not suitable for Children under 12
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS:             Partial
PARKING:                       Yes

The Workhouses of County Clare
DATE & TIME:       Tuesday 21st August 20:00 to 21:30
VENUE:             Ballyvaughan Community Hall, Ballyvaughan, County Clare
DETAILS:           A special lecture by Steve Dolan of the Irish Workhouse Centre
                   on the workhouses of County Clare, and the launch of a free           Free
                   booklet (limited edition) on Workhouses in the county.
COST:              Free
CONTACT:           Irish Workhouse Centre - Portumna
                   E: info@irishworkhousecentre.ie
                   T: 09097 59200
                   Website: irishworkhousecentre.ie
BOOKING REQUIRED:              No
SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN:         Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS:             Full
PARKING:                       Yes

Dolphins and Local Heritage
DATE AND TIME:     Tuesday 21st 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




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WHEELCHAIR ACCESS:                Partial
PARKING:                          Yes

Daily Guided Tours of Scattery Island
DATE & TIME:       Tuesday 21st 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
                                                                                     Free
                   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

Farming and Built History Trail
DATE & TIME:       Tuesday 21st August 10:00 to 12:15, 13.00 to 15:15, 16:00 to 18:15
VENUE:             Glencolumbkille, Burren, County Clare
DETAILS:           Farming and Built History Trail spanning over 3000 years, we discover who
                   shaped this UNESCO Geo Park.
COST:               Adult: €15.00, 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

Loop Head: Free Audio Guide
DATE AND TIME:     Tuesday 21st August 09:30 to 17:00
VENUE:             West Clare Railway, Moyasta, County Clare
DETAILS:           Free* audio guide to Loop Head, County Clare, where wonderful
                                                                                    Free
                   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




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WHEELCHAIR ACCESS:               No
PARKING:                         Yes

Bunratty Castle Kayaking Tour
DATE & TIME        Tuesday 21st August 14:30 to 17:00
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

St. Flannan Cathedral, Killaloe - Historic Church Tour
DATE & TIME:       Tuesday 21st 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             Free
                   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

Kayaking along Wild Atlantic Way
DATE & TIME:          Tuesday 21st 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.




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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




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Wednesday 22nd August
Burren Wild Child
DATE & TIME:       Wednesday 22nd August 14:00 to 16:00
VENUE:             The Burren, County Clare
DETAILS:           Join the Burrenbeo Trust for a fun and active exploration of the      Free
                   Burren’s Heritage. Featuring fun tasks and activities, families can
                   get to know this fascinating place a little better.
COST:              Free
CONTACT:           Burrenbeo Trust
                   E: aine@burrenbeo.com
                   T: +353 91638096
BOOKING REQUIRED:             No
SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN:        Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS:            No
PARKING:                      Yes

Reconnecting with Celtic Trees
DATE & TIME:       Wednesday 22nd August 15:00 to 16:00
VENUE:             Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon, County Clare
DETAILS:           Learn how trees (based on the lunar year) were teaching aids          Free
                   in the past. Jackie Queally guides through the Celtic Year with
                   anecdote and illustrations.
COST:              Free
CONTACT:           Clare County Council
                   E: mailbox@clarelibrary.ie
                   T: +353 656846353
                   Website: clarelibrary.ie
BOOKING REQUIRED:              No
SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN:         Not suitable for Children under 12
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS:             Partial
PARKING:                       Yes

“Who the Hell am I?” – Storytelling with music, dance, song and drama
DATE & TIME:       Wednesday 22nd August 15:30 to 17:00 & 20:00 to 21:30
VENUE:             Royal Spa Hotel, Lisdoonvarna, County Clare
DETAILS:           A tapestry of Irish storytelling weaving the voices of the past with the new
                   voices of our future through music, dance, song and drama. Humorous,
                   poignant, tragic and challenging.
COST:              Adult: €10, Child: €7, Concession: €7, Family: €25
CONTACT:           Saol
                   E: catrionadvs@gmail.com
                   T: +353 877974871 or +353 852101033
BOOKING REQUIRED:             Yes
SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN:        Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS:            Full
PARKING:                      Yes


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“Cats in the Wall” – Ennis Friary
DATE & TIME:       Wednesday 22nd August 19:00 to 20:00
VENUE:             OPW Ennis Friary, Abbey Street, Ennis, V95 AN28
DETAILS:           Protection Sacrifice in Irish Tradition. Ennis Friary is one of many
                   locations throughout Ireland and Britain where the mummified           Free
                   bodies of cats have been deliberately placed into the walls of
                   buildings.
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

Sharing Memories – Recording of local people
DATE & TIME:       Wednesday 22nd August 19:30 to 20:30
VENUE:             Wood and Bell Café, Main Street, Killaloe, County Clare
DETAILS:           Come along to hear some fantastic recordings of local people           Free
                   Interviewed in the early 1990’s sharing their memories from past
                   times in Killaloe and Ballina.
COST:              Free
CONTACT:           Killaloe-Ballina Local History Society
                   E: killaloeballinalhs@gmail.com
                   T: +353 86 3586293
                   Website: killaloeballinalhs.wordpress.com
BOOKING REQUIRED:              No
SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN:         Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS:             Full
PARKING:                       Yes

12th Annual Bat Meeting and Bat Walk
DATE & TIME:          Wednesday 22nd August 20:00 to 22:00
VENUE:                The Inn at Dromoland, Bunratty, County Clare (NOT Dromoland Castle
                      Hotel)
DETAILS:              Both the talk and the walk that follows it, have proved very
                      popular with children of all ages and their parents. They are  Free
                   both fun and educational. Children must be accompanied by an
                   adult.
COST:              Free
CONTACT:           Clare Association of An Taisce, the National Trust for Ireland
                   E: clare.antaisce@gmail.com
                   T: +353 863497946
BOOKING REQUIRED:              No
SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN:         Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS:             Full
PARKING:                       Yes



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Community life in Miltown 1930-80
DATE & TIME:       Wednesday 22nd August 20:00 to 22:00
VENUE:             Malbay Hotel, Miltown Malbay, County Clare
DETAILS:           Launch by Judge Bryan McMahon of OaC Intergenerational
                   project, community memories as a community cohesion               Free
                   resource for young and old, and showing of interview of retired
                   PP, Canon Séamus Mullin.
COST:              Free
CONTACT:           Oidhreacht an Chláir
                   E: seamus.macmathuna@oegaillimh .ie
                   T: +353 851611443
                   Website: oac.ie
BOOKING REQUIRED:             No
SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN:        Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS:            Full
PARKING:                      Yes

“Guarding Loophead” – Talk on World War 2 look-out posts
DATE & TIME:       Wednesday 22nd August 20:00 to 21:00
VENUE:             Kilkee Library
DETAILS:           A talk on the World War 2 look-out posts and the little-known     Free
                   story behind these heritage buildings.
COST:              Free
CONTACT:           Kilkee Civic Trust
                   E: willkee@iol.ie
                   T: +353 868343019
BOOKING REQUIRED:              No
SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN:         Not suitable for children under 12
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS:             Full
PARKING:                       Yes

Bat Walk
DATE & TIME:       Wednesday 22nd August 20:30 to 21:45
VENUE:             Tuamgraney Village, County Clare (Meet at St. Cronan’s 10th       Free
                   Century Church)
DETAILS:           Bat walk with Ruth Minogue
COST:              Free
CONTACT:           Tuamgraney Development Association/Tidy Towns
                   E: maryjcassidy@hotmail.com
                   T: +353 0876547202
BOOKING REQUIRED:             No
SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN:        Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS:            Partial
PARKING:                      Yes




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Stories from the Shannon River and Estuary
DATE & TIME:       Wednesday 22nd August 19:30 to 22.30 (*access from 18:45 to 19.30 only)
VENUE:             Mac’s Barn, Bunratty Castle Folk Park, Bunratty, County Clare
DETAILS:           Enjoy an evening of storytelling facilitated by Róisín Burke, Abarta
                   Heritage, with communities along the Shannon River Estuary Way
                   from Knock to Shannon. The Shannon Estuary is a spectacular
                   and unspoiled place of remarkable beauty. There are many               Free
                   fascinating stories to be told about the river and the people
                   who live along its banks. Come and hear the local story about
                   the Sea Monster at Labasheeda, the Colleen Bawn, Tom Mangan and his
                   pedal boat adventure stories about life on the river, the ancient fish traps
                   at Clarecastle and punt boats, the gandelows, the Shannon Explorer and
                   much more.
COST:              Free
CONTACT:           Linda McInerney, Clerical Officer, Clare County Council
                   E: forwardplan@clarecoco.ie
                   T: +353 656846454
BOOKING REQUIRED:              Yes
SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN:         Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS:             Partial
PARKING:                       Yes

Farming and Built History Trail
DATE & TIME:       Wednesday 22nd August 10:00 to 12:15, 13:00 to 15:15, 16:00 to 18:15
VENUE:             Glencolumbkille, Burren, County Clare
DETAILS:           Farming and Built History Trail spanning over 3000 years, we discover who
                   shaped this UNESCO Geo Park.
COST:               Adult: €15.00, 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

Bunratty Castle Kayaking Tour
DATE & TIME:         Wednesday 22nd August 15:15 to 17:45
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




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BOOKING REQUIRED:                Yes
SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN:           Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS:               Full
PARKING:                         Yes

St. Flannan Cathedral, Killaloe - Historic Church Tour
DATE & TIME:       Wednesday 22nd 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
                                                                                          Free
                   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 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

Kayaking along Wild Atlantic Way
DATE & TIME:       Wednesday 22nd 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

Loop Head: Free Audio Guide
DATE AND TIME:        Wednesday 22nd August 09:30 to 17:00
VENUE:                West Clare Railway, Moyasta, County Clare                          Free
DETAILS:              Free* audio guide to Loop Head, County Clare, where wonderful




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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

Dolphins and Local Heritage
DATE AND TIME:     Wednesday 22nd 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

Daily Guided Tours of Scattery Island
DATE & TIME:       Wednesday 22nd 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         Free
                   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




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Thursday 23rd August
Making Connections – Ennis Town
DATE & TIME:       Thursday 23rd August 13:00 to 14:00
VENUE:             De Valera Library, Harmony Row, Ennis, County Clare
DETAILS:           Listen to clips from Ennis from times gone by in this participative   Free
                   listening room event hosted by Paula Carroll of Clare FMs “The
                   West Wind”.
COST:              Free
CONTACT:           Cuimhneamh an Chláir
                   E: info@clarememories.ie
                   T: +353 087 2787463
                   Website: clarememories.ie
BOOKING REQUIRED:               No
SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN:          Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS:              Full
PARKING:                        No

Your Long Barrelled Gun of the Sea - Exhibition
DATE AND TIME:     Thursday 23rd August 18:45 to 21:00
VENUE:             Men’s Shed (Abbey Hall) Clarecastle, County Clare
DETAILS:           Two punt guns and a 1960s punt boat will form a centerpiece
                   for a maritime/fishing exhibition of old photographs that reflect     Free
                   the link that Clarecastle has had with the River Fergus and the
                   sea.
COST:              Free
CONTACT:           Clarecastle & Ballyea Heritage & Wildlife Group
                   E: cartock@gmail.com
                   T: +353 879791955
BOOKING REQUIRED:              No
SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN:         Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS:             Full
PARKING:                       Yes

Tulla Famine Walk
DATE & TIME:      Thursday 23rd August 19:00 to 20:30
VENUE:            Library Car Park, Main Street, Tulla, County Clare
DETAILS:          The Tulla Famine Walk will take place during Heritage Week. The        Free
                  Walk will cover the period during the Famine in Tulla and some
                  of the places of note during this time.
COST:             Free
CONTACT:          Tulla Reaching Out
                  E: info@clarewalks.com
                  T: +353 656835912
                  Website: irelandxo.com/Ireland-xo/events
BOOKING REQUIRED:             No



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SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN:           Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS:               Partial
PARKING:                         Yes

Bunratty Castle Kayaking Tour
DATE & TIME        Thursday 23rd August 16:00 to 18:30
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:       Thursday 23rd 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:          Thursday 23rd 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          Free
                      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




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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

Loop Head: Free Audio Guide
DATE AND TIME:     Thursday 23rd August 09:30 to 17:00
VENUE:             West Clare Railway, Moyasta, County Clare
DETAILS:           Free* audio guide to Loop Head, County Clare, where wonderful Free
                   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

Dolphins and Local Heritage
DATE AND TIME:     Thursday 23rd 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

Daily Guided Tours of Scattery Island
DATE & TIME:         Thursday 23rd 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       Free
                     churches, holy well and hear also about the island’s maritime




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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

Woodland Coppice & Furniture Making
DATE AND TIME:     Thursday 23rd 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




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Friday 24th August
Foraging and Folklore
DATE & TIME:         Friday 24th August 11:00 to 14:30
VENUE:               Kilshanny House, Kilshanny, County Clare
DETAILS:             Local historical sites and habitat weave together on this guided walk with
                     local herbalist, Emma. Discover wondrous wild foods and healing herbs as
                     you reconnect with nature in the vale of Kilshanny.
COST:                Adult: €15.00, Child: €0
CONTACT:             Kilshanny House
                     E: kilshannyhouse@gmail.com
                     T: +353 657071660
                     Website: kilshannyhouse.ie
BOOKING REQUIRED:                Yes
SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN:           Not suitable for children under 12
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS:               Partial
PARKING:                         Yes

Unveiling of 2018 Féile Brian Ború Sculpture
DATE & TIME:       Friday 24th August 19:00 to 19:30
VENUE:             Killaloe Library, Killaloe, County Clare
DETAILS:           The unveiling of the 2018 Féile Brian Ború sculpture, which will
                   be created by members of our local communities and visitors to       Free
                   Killaloe and Ballina during the festival.
COST:              Free
CONTACT:           Féile Brian Ború
                   E: info@feilebrianboru.com
                   T: +353 863586293
BOOKING REQUIRED:              No
SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN:         Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS:             Partial
PARKING:                       No
Come Here I Want You – Humorous exploration of North Clare since the 1950s
DATE & TIME:       Friday 24th August 20:00 to 22:00
VENUE:             Kilshanny House, Kilshanny, County Clare
DETAILS:           A superbly humorous exploration of how North Clare evolved out of the
                   1950s,from the arrival of TV, the coming of the Ogies and the summer of
                   ’73, Gerry Conneely takes us on a journey to the present.
COST:              Adult: €10.00
CONTACT:           Kilshanny House, Kilshanny
                   E: kilshannyhouse@gmail.com
                   T: +353 657071660
                   W: kilshannyhouse.ie
BOOKING REQUIRED:              Yes
SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN:         Not suitable for Children under 12
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS:             Full
PARKING:                       Yes


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Kiltannon Caves Tour
DATE & TIME:         Friday 24th August & Saturday 25th August 14:00 to 16:00
VENUE:               Meet at O’Hallorans Filling Station, Tulla, County Clare
DETAILS:             A tour of Kiltannon Caves, a series of underground caves.
COST:                Adult: €10, Child: €5, Concession: €5, Family: €25
CONTACT:             Pat Harrison
                     T: +353 868662615
BOOKING REQUIRED:                Yes
SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN:           Not suitable for Children under 12
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS:               No
PARKING:                         Yes

Medieval Heritage of Doolin – Talk
DATE & TIME:       Friday 24th August 19:00 to 20:00
VENUE:             Ennistymon Public Library, The Square, Ennistymon, County
                   Clare
                                                                                         Free
DETAILS:           A talk on the “Medieval Heritage of Doolin” presented by
                   Archaeologist Joseph McCooey
COST:              Free
CONTACT:           Clare County Library
                   E: mailbox@clarelibrary.ie
                   T: +353 657071245
                   Website: clarelibrary.ie
BOOKING REQUIRED:              No
SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN:         Not suitable for Children under 12
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS:             Partial
PARKING:                       Yes

Daily Guided Tours of Scattery Island
DATE & TIME:       Friday 24th 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          Free
                   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

Woodland Coppice & Furniture Making
DATE AND TIME:       Friday 24th August 10:00 to 12:15, 13:00 to 15:15, 16:00 to 18:15
VENUE:               Glencolumbkille, Burren, County Clare




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