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Great Bake Off Kilmurry Style at the Field Day on Sunday 9th August 2015

2015 Baking poster

A big thanks to John and the team at Centra Sixmilebridge for sponsoring this event…

Centra Sixmilebridge
The Square, Sixmilebridge, Co Clare

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Kilmurry Area Gathering is Re-Telling the Celtic Story

What Story ?

The Celtic Story
The Story of a people and a place,
The Meaning to Life Story,
The Living Past Story,
The Christian Story,
The May Eve Story,
The Land + Animals Story.

More and more young people are interested in the stories
their parents and especially their Grandparents tell them
of their times growing up.
Why is it important? Because connecting with a people
and a time from the past can help us to live and value the
present and shape our future.
There are valuable lessons for us from times when
Self/Community Reliance, Neighbours, Healthy Home
Produced Food and Manual Work; Family, Faith were
important concepts – a time when Celtic Spirituality
integrated the real life of people.
We are living in a very different Ireland now. Education,
Travel, Television, Technology, Prosperity have
brought great changes – a lot of them positive.
There is a greater emphasis on personal freedom and a
more tolerant approach to life.
But there is a downside too – a loss of ordinary decency,
a greed for money and prosperity,
the decline of community and neighbourliness,
a loss of respect for the wisdom of old.
The challenge now is: to place our lives in the context of
values that apply to people in every age.
Our May Eve Gathering is a bit about responding to that

May Eve – Area Gathering
Thursday April 30th 7.30 p.m.
O’Reilly’s Land,
Ballymulcashel, Kilmurry,

May Eve Set for Kilmurry 2015 Area Gathering

gathering_massThe 2015 Kilmurry Area Gathering will take place on Thursday April 30th @ 7.30 p.m.

The Venue: is Reilly’s Land, Ballymulcashel, Kilmurry

The Theme for the  Kilmurry Area Gathering is Connecting to our Celtic Past.


May 1st is one of four great Feasts around which the Celtic Year revolved. It’s the beginning of Summer. It’s the time when cattle return to grass. Animals and land will be Blest at the gathering.gathering_tradition_2

A special Mass will be celebrated, one with deep connections and prayers to the reality of life all around us.

Our local traditions will be recalled.

We will have music, song, story, and of course the tea and the chat.


The evening will be an occasion to connect us to nature. The view from the venue is magnificent – looking over to East Clare, Broadford, Cratloe Hills and as far as Shannon Airport.

It’s only when we gather in a place like this we appreciate the beauty of our Environment.It is also an occasion to connect us to one another and the different areas of our community.

Everyone is invited. It will be a special experience.


We are just starting sailing this weekend so if anyone is interested they could call down to the sailing club from 1.00 on Sunday.


Easter is coming fast and we already have bookings for junior Sailing course in Cullaun. This course will set you up to take part in the Spring and Early Summer leagues.  It starts on Monday March 30th for five days, 10.00-1630. It is ideal for those who have already started sailing.  The summer sailing courses are starting on June 29 th and July 13th. Bookings Are now been taken by our Junior Sailing Officer or you can book online here


The ISA Junior Sailing Summer Camp for children aged 8-17yrs takes place this summer. The ISA Junior Sailing Summer Camp (JSSC) is ISA certified training courses run by ISA qualified Instructors who follow the relevant national syllabi, ISA Young Sailors Scheme (YSS) & the ISA Small Boat Sailing Scheme (SBSS) and lots more!sail_1

This summer camp is designed primarily to teach children the life-skill of sailing in a safe, supervised environment. Every day from 10.00 am to 4.30 pm, a whole new world of experiences is opened up for them as ISA qualified instructors gently and patiently explain the mysteries of the water and the wind and how best to use them together to command their boat. The theory that is taught onshore is put into practise on the water and with that comes knowledge, ability and camaraderie with other children that builds over 2 weeks.


As children grow in knowledge and skill they also grow in confidence and pride in themselves as they become more proficient and ‘master of their ship’. They’re outdoors, in the fresh air, socialising and learning with other children, a skill that will last a lifetime. It is a thrilling and exciting experience that can give your children memories for life as they develop a love for and confidence in, the water.


Equally popular are our beginner sailing camps for children who are slightly older aged 11-17 years. The following ISA Junior Sailing Summer Camps 2015 will be run this summer for Juniors aged 11-17 : Start Sailing, Basic Skills, Improving Skills, Advanced Boat Handling (ABH) & Go Racing 2 (GR2) subject to demand.

Start Sailing

By the end of this course sailors will be sailing in light wind conditions with assistance from their instructor. It is their first formal sailing course.

Basic Skills

By the end of this course sailors will be sailing on their own in light wind conditions without assistance from their instructor. This means that at the end of this course they will be capable of rigging, launching, sailing and recovering their boat in light conditions without any assistance. It is important that as well as having the skills; they understand the circumstances in which it would be safe to do this.

For the more advanced sailors whose sailing courses the emphasis is on achievement of further sailing skills and confidence building leading to competing on the national racing circuit, cruising the lakes and beyond and qualifying as ISA instructors to teach sailing.

Click on the booking form to guarantee your place today

Bookings can be made online here or alternatively please contact 

Maureen Hayes (087) 9620499 Ballyblood Kilkishen Co Clare