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  • Couch to 5k

    Kenmare AC is starting a 'Couch to 5k' program from Monday January 14th for 8 weeks. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 8pm. Venue: Super Valu underground car park (it will be closed to the public and best of all its dry). Our group 5k run is scheduled for Sunday March 11th.

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  • Visual Arts February Exhibition"Canvas Club"

    The Canvas Club is a children’s art class facilitated by sisters Tara McCarthy and Mary Fairbairn and is run in Kilgarvan, Kenmare, and Sneem . The works of over forty children are on display here with ages ranging from seven to sixteen. All works are acrylic on canvas and were completed between September 2018 and January 2019 . Included in the exhibition are the pieces - “ Still life with cups “ , “ The Old Goat House “ , and the teenagers Caravaggio study - “ St. Jerome’s Desk “.

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  • O'Sullivan & Sons 087 3213108

    Any home maintenance job done in February by us,our customer will receive a 10.00 voucher(valid April 1 to July 31 2019) for any of our services.

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  • Film-"Peterloo"(2018)(12)(2hrs34mins)Drama/History

    An epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter’s Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history. The massacre saw British government forces charge into a crowd of over 60,000 that had gathered to demand political reform and protest against rising levels of poverty. Many protestors were killed and hundreds more injured, sparking a nationwide outcry but also further government suppression. The Peterloo Massacre was a defining moment in British democracy which also played a significant role in the founding of The Guardian newspaper. Tickets€8/Students €6

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  • Liam O Maonlia in Concert

    Liam Ó Maonlaí is one of the most talented, charismatic and soulful performers of Irish traditional music today. But his musical prowess goes beyond his own cultural roots as he blends an eclectic mix of folk, blues, gospel, soul, rock, and more with his amazing vocals and an array of instrumental mastery from piano to flute, harmonica to bodhran. . As a solo performer as well as frontman of Hothouse Flowers, Liam continues to wow audiences worldwide reinventing himself with each performance. Tickets€20/Students €18

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  • Launch of the Dugout Boat building project

    Join us for the launch of the Dugout boat building project. Over the next few months, Bonane Heritage Park will be building a replica Iron Age Boat,know as the Derryco Boat using specially forged tools. Led by Dr Niall Gregory. Refreshments. Guided Walk. Donations to Bonane Heritage Park Welcome

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  • Film-"A Star is Born"(15A)(2hr16)Drama/Music/Romance

    A Star is Born Seasoned musician Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) discovers-and falls in love with-struggling artist Ally (Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer - until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons. Tickets €8/Students €6

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  • Inter Kenmare FC -Quiz Night

    Inter Kenmare FC Quiz Night on Friday, 1st March at 8:30PM. Table of 4 €40. Drink & Music & Food & Raffle & Craic

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  • Quest Kenmare 2019

    Quest Kenmare is coming back in 2019. Choose from 3 challenging routes to test you no matter what level of fitness you have. Expert 72km Sport 43km and the 28km Challenge routes on offer. Run, cycle and kayak across the Kenmare Bay, Gleninchiquinn, the Beara Peninsula, Caha Pass and Kenmare town. Finish it all off with a weekend after-party in Kenmare town.

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  • Music-Don Stiffe in Concert

    Don Stiffe is one of the greatest singer / songwriters to have emerged on the Irish Folk Scene in recent years, receiving critical acclaim and awards both at home and abroad. Don is a passionate and talented singer whose impressive performance style has moved audiences all over the world. Stiffe’s version of the “Dimming of the Day”, by Richard Thompson won “Vocal Cut of the Year’ at the Live Ireland 2010 Awards. This song featured on his debut solo album, “Start of a Dream, which was originally released in 2006, achieving much critical acclaim. The renowned Irish Music Magazine described the musical quality of the album as being “in the Premier League”. The array of talented musicians playing on the album are testament to the respect that is held for Don in the Irish Music world, with guest performances from Frankie Gavin, Sharon Shannon, Arty McGlynn, Cathal Hayden and Carl Hession, to name but a few Tickets€15

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  • Film-"First Man"(2018)(12A)(KFS)Biography/Drama/History

    A Biopic on the life of the legendary American Astronaut Neil Armstrong from 1961-1969, on his journey to becoming the first human to walk the moon. Exploring the sacrifices and costs on the Nation and Neil himself, during one of the most dangerous missions in the history of space travel. Starring Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy. Tickets €8/Students €6

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  • Classical Music-"The Lir Quartet

    -Pre-concert talk by the musicians at 7pm for all ticket holders Four of Ireland’s young classical musical superstars formed the The Lir Quartet at Barry Douglas’ Clandeboye Festival in 2017. Their fresh, exciting approach to music has won them admirers throughout the country and they return for their third tour for the National String Quartet Foundation with a wonderfully contrasted programme of works by Britten and Mendelssohn. At 7pm the musicians will discuss the background to the music in their programme, playing some illustrative excerpts and talking about their connection with this rich and rewarding music. Tickets€15/Students €10

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  • Film-"Bohemian Rhapsody"(2018)(12A)Biography/Drama/Music

    Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day. Tickets €8/Students€6

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  • Drama-"The Trails of Oscar Wilde"

    TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE presented by Centre Stage THeatre Company, Belfast. From the actual transcript of Edward Carson’s brilliant cross-examination of Wilde in the first of the trials to Wilde’s last heartfelt words in court after sentencing ‘...and I... may I say nothing, my Lord?’, Merlin Holland, Wilde’s only surviving grandson, and international director John O’Connor, have collected and dramatised Court records, journalist’s notes and newspaper reports of the three trials involving the flawed genius, Oscar Wilde. Ironically it was Wilde’s inability to realise the actual ‘importance of being earnest’ - superbly explored by Holland & O’Connor - that contributed to the failure of his libel action against his lover’s father, the Marquess of Queensbury, and ultimately to his downfall in the two subsequent prosecutions which finally led to his conviction for gross indecency. The review in The Independent stated ‘...the result is as good as being in the gallery.’ Ticket Price to Follow

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  • Film-"The Camino Voyage"(2018)(PG)(IRL)Documentary

    .A crew including a Writer, two Musicians, an Artist and a Stonemason embark on the Camino by sea, in a tral boat that they built themselves on an inspiring, and dangerous, 2,500 km modern day Celtic odyssey all the way from Ireland to Northern Spain. Starring Oscar-winning musician Glen Hansard, Traditional Irish Musician Brendan Begley, Artist Liam Holden, Stonemason Brendan-Pháid Moriarty and Writer and Poet Danny Sheehy Director: Donal O'Ceilleachair Tickets €8/Students€6

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  • Kenmare Bridge Run

    The annual Kenmare Bridge Run 5km & 10 km road race is coming up on Saturday the 20th of April.

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  • Easter Adventure Camp at Star Outdoors

    *** EASTER CAMPS *** We are now taking bookings for our Easter Camp taking place on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of April for kids and teens from 6 to 17yrs info@staroutdoors.ie/0646641222 * Full Day 10:00am to 4:00pm * Half day 10:00am to 1:00Pm or 1:30pm to 4:00Pm PRICES FOR CAMPS * Full day €50 per child includes hot lunch * Full day for additional siblings €45 includes hot lunch * Half day €30 per child * Full 3 days €135 per child. * All wet suits, buoyancy aids and helmets are provided * Hot Showers/Changing Facilities * Fully Qualified Instructors that are Garda vetted and child protection certified * Playground and Restaurant onsite * Same Itinerary as summer camps https://www.staroutdoors.ie/n…/upcoming-events/summer-camps/ Come and try out our **NEW** Water park included in our camps which is a guaranteed winner!!!

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  • WAC Kenmare

    Multi Craft rowing event offering courses of varied distances accommodating all types of boats, kayaks, canoes and paddle boards. The WAC is also host to the Kayak Ocean Series offering customised courses to choose from. Enjoy or endure, choice is yours !! Become a legend, go to wackenmare.com

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  • Ring of Beara Cycle Kenmare 2019

    For the fifth year running participants will have a choice of an exciting 140km or 110km cycle, by the rugged Wild Atlantic Way coastal route on the Beara Peninsula. Participants will pass some of Ireland’s most picturesque and quaint towns including Ardgroom, Eyeries, Allihies, Castletownbere, Adrigole, Glengarriff and back to Kenmare town. Cyclists can revel in the unspoilt beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way. Participants will be rewarded with a finisher medal, hot food, hot tubs and entertainment.

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  • Vikingdom Raft Race

    Vikingdom is back June 15th 2019 The Vikings have been spotted building their rafts in secret locations,they have sent word to their clansmen and more are arriving bringing with them demonstrations of the Viking way of life,such as crafting and battle re-enactments stay tuned

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  • French National Day

    To celebrate French National Day and our French community and visitors we are arranging a community event on Saturday 14th July.

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  • Small Roads Theatre Festival 2019

    Save the dates! September 26 - October 14 the Small Roads Theatre Festival will be back for 2019!

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  • Halloween Howl 2019

    Kenmare Halloween Howl is a week long community festival which runs over the midterm break in October. It is a family event with something for everyone, meet Bessie the witch, visit the haunted house and the even more haunted forest! Carve a pumpkin or take part in some Halloween splatball fun. Take part in our famous Halloween parade on the 31st of October and enjoy some traditional games in the park afterwards. The Halloween Howl is a great event for all the family.

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