Kilkee Civic Trust
Events Listing 2016

Kilkee Civic Trust's much loved summer "Talks" take place every Wednesday at 8pm from the 22nd June to August 31st in the Kilkee Bay Hotel.

Arts in Focus, our special programme of visual arts, music, song, poetry and film is on Wednesday 6th July in Cultúrlann Sweeney.

As always, admission to the "Talks" and "Arts in Focus" is free of charge, but any donations would be welcome.

Please note: The Talks & Music dates are subject to change.

WEDNESDAY 22 JUNE 2016

Challenges and Opportunities for Marine Ireland

Drivers for marine research and technology, emerging marine industries, ongoing and developing activities in Ireland and scenarios for the future.

SPEAKER | Eoin Sweeney

8 PM

Kilkee Bay Hotel

Free

WEDNESDAY 29 JUNE 2016

Back to the Sea - Has fishing a future?

Exploring the future, or otherwise, of a much changed Irish Fishing Industry.

SPEAKER | Luke Ashton

8 PM

Kilkee Bay Hotel

Free

WEDNESDAY 6 JULY 2016

Arts in Focus

Honouring local talent, social history through music, drama, song and dance; in conjunction with our photographic exhibition.

COORDINATOR | Fionnuala Murnane

8 PM

Cultúrlann Sweeney

Free

WEDNESDAY 13 JULY 2016

A Place I Called Home

A memoir of life, social history and folklore on the Loop Head Peninsule from the late 1950s to mid-1970s.

SPEAKER | Dr. Kevin Haugh, Author

8 PM

Kilkee Bay Hotel

Free

WEDNESDAY 20 JULY 2016

Sin Féin Courts in West Clare 1918-1925

Kilkee native and well known West Clare solicitor provides an invaluable insight into this notable era of recent Irish history.

SPEAKER | Michael Nolan

8 PM

Kilkee Bay Hotel

Free

FRIDAY 22 JULY 2016

The "Count John McCormack" profile

Presented by Martin Bourke
Fundraiser in aid of St. James Church, (CofI), Carrigaholt Road, Kilkee

8 PM

Kilkee Bay Hotel

10 at the door

WEDNESDAY 27 JULY 2016

In search of San Marcos and her crew exploring Co. Clare's Armada Heritage

Director of the San Marcos Project; the search for the lost Portuguese galleon San Marcos of the 1588 Armada; with the goal of establishing the identity of the ship wrecked at Mutton Island in 1588 and locating the final resting place of her crew. John will also discuss the wrecks of San Esteban at Doonbeg and the Annunciada at Scattery Roads.

SPEAKER | Dr. John Treacy

8 PM

Kilkee Bay Hotel

Free

FRIDAY 29 JULY 2016

Summer Serenade!

Clare Quinn - Mezzo Soprano
Accompanied by superb local guest performers.

8 PM

Cultúrlann Sweeney

Adults 10 Students 8

WEDNESDAY 3 AUGUST 2016

Kilkee, The Sea & Me

Entrepeneur, Businessman and sometimes Dragon; curcially a man with longtime Kilkee roots; reflecting on his life and times.

SPEAKER | Bobby Kerr

8 PM

Kilkee Bay Hotel

Free

FRIDAY 5 AUGUST 2016

FINBAR FUREY

Finbar Furey tours extensively, bringing his rare talents to a world-wide stage and treats audiences to evenings of pure Irish magic, great music, good humour, and the charm and sparkling wit associated with one of Ireland's great raconteurs.

Doors open 8 PM - Concert start 9 PM

Kilkee Church

20 Tickets at Glor Ennis 065 6843103 / www.glor.ie
Nolan's Deli Kilkee, Kilkee Library and at the door on the night.

WEDNESDAY 10 AUGUST 2016

A Rock & A Soft Place: The Burren and Connemara Compared

Bottanist with Burren Beo Trust. Burren resident, natural historian, author & wildlife artist.

SPEAKER | Gordon Darcy

8 PM

Kilkee Bay Hotel

Free

WEDNESDAY 17 AUGUST 2016

Drowned Forests around Kilkee / Bathing boxes in Kilkee

Two well known local historians who have an encyclopedic knowledge of ancient forests and the more recently lapsed bathing practises of bathing boxes in Kilkee.

SPEAKERS | Tommy McGrath & J.J. Hickie

8 PM

Kilkee Bay Hotel

Free

WEDNESDAY 24 AUGUST 2016

Kilkee Magic; Elixer of Life

Limerick woman, novelist, poet and short story writer.

SPEAKER | Maureen Sparling

8 PM

Kilkee Bay Hotel

Free

WEDNESDAY 31 AUGUST 2016

Charlotte Brontë; A Kilkee Honeymoon

Charlotte Brontë was born 200 years ago of Anglo-Irish decent. Her novels made a powerful case for Women's Lib and other political causes. They give a fascinating insight into her life and times.

SPEAKER | Joy McKeown

8 PM

Kilkee Bay Hotel

Free

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