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Heritage Week in our Parish

  • As part of the National Heritage Week celebrations, Carrigoran House are hosting a picnic in he Heritage Walled Garden, under the Cedar of Lebanon tree on Tuesday/Wednesday & Thursday  25th/26th & 27th  August from 2.30 pm to 3.30 at Carrigoran Health & Wellness Centre. This is a free event open to the public. To register your attendance, please call Mary O’Dowd, on 061 368100.
  • Irish Traditional Music Institute @ Beechlawn House- In association with Village Carnival – Live in the MarqueeRónán Ó’ Snodaigh’s contribution to both bodhrán playing and Irelands’s music scene has been remarkable. He will go down in music folklore for his boundless energy on stage and has taken trad in new directions. In his own words he has loved every minute and his main ambition in music continues to be to enjoy and have fun with it at every opportunity. Rónán has also recently had his work recognised with an Emmy Nomination for scoring The Secret of The Shannon.

    Joining Rónán on the night is the legend that is Liam O’ Maonlaí who brings his unique musical charisma to the proceedings. Rónán and Liamare well known Irish musicians both as singers for their respective bands Kíla and Hot House Flowers as solo artists. They are among the best bodhrán players in Ireland today and have earned huge acclaim within the music industry for their unique styles of playing and their contribution to the world and traditional music genres in Ireland. They will play a very special full length show at the Irish Traditional Music Institute @ the beautiful Beechlawn House in Newmarket on Fergus. Tickets for the event are available from Café Fergus @ €20, includes an informal bite to eat from the Cob Oven! Not to be missed!



  • Lecture on The Industrial Archaeology of Ireland By Dr.Colin Rynne, Senior lecturer in Archaeology, University College Cork Colin Rynne is the Leading Authority on Ireland’s Industrial Heritage, and has also published widely. This lecture will give a great insight into 18th and 19th Century Ireland. Time/Venue: 27th of August 19.30pm to 21.30pm The Irish Traditional Music Institute, Beechlawn House Newmarket-on-Fergus Co Clare All Welcome/Free admission For more Info contact: Tracey Daly @ Obair 061 368030