Fleadh Chéoil na hÉireann 2017 at Kilshanny House

Gail Force 3

Saturday, August 12th at 6p.m.

Clare FM in conjunction with Clare Tourism will do a live recording.

Gale Force 3 hail from the Co. Clare village of Cratloe, the trio have made an impression on the local trad. circuit with their driving trad music and upbeat folk songs. Niamh Phelan is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist and singer, while Gerry Phelan (Niamh’s dad) drives the music on the banjo. Liam Leahy takes duties on the guitar and vocals with an endless array of ballads and a distinctive voice. There harmonies and vocals are a real treat to the ears.

Liam Leahy, Niamh Phelan, Gerry Phelan.

Heritage Week Events at Kilshanny House

Flora, Fauna & Folklore

Friday August 25th, 11:00 a.m.

A-baby-foal-amidst-the-Green-Vales-of-KilshannyGuided Walk & lunch

Local history and habitat weave together on this guided walk in Kilshanny, Re-connect with nature, identify plants and wildlife and afterwards retreat to Kilshanny House for a home made light lunch.
Local history and habitat weave together on this guided walk through the green vales of Kilshanny, covering a brief history of the area including some Holy Wells, an abbey and a cairn. Along the way our guide who lives locally will identify plants and wildlife. Re-connect with nature and then retreat to Kilshanny House for a garden to table light lunch. We recommend that you wear comfortable walking gear and arrive at Kilshanny House at 10.45a.m. to register and meet your guide.


Tickets also available on Eventbrite

The Brother…a one man play by Flann O’Brien

Friday, Aug 25th at 8p.m.

Award winning Corofin player James RaleighThe literary excellence of Flann O’Brien author of At Swim Two Birds and also known as Irish Times writer Myles na gCopaleen is presented by award winning Corofin player James Raleigh.

This is an unique opportunity to soak in literary wit brought out of the theatre and into the cosy warm atmosphere of Kilshanny House village pub.  James Raleigh is known locally for his lead role in The Cripple of Inishmaan and he has been to four All Irelands with the Corofin Players. The relationship with ‘The Brother’ will strike cords for all of us. The pint and the crack are in intrinsic part of this play.


Tickets also available on Eventbrite

Come and join our Singing Circle

This is the perfect way to spend a relaxing Sunday evening after a walk in the Burren or Lahinch beach while enjoying a glass of wine from our carefully chosen organic wine selection that comes from small family run vineyards in Italy and France or a cappuccino.

As the sunset fades come join us in our cosy, intimate and welcoming village pub.

A singing circle, like a session, is created by whoever arrives, and whether you’re a listener, a story-teller or a singer, you are part of the experience. Singing unaccompanied or self-accompanied, the focus will be on sharing traditional songs we love and on hearing new and local songs.

Nóirín Lynch is our bean an tí and each month she invites along a special guest.

With a nice early start of 8 p.m. what warmer, more gentle way to wrap up your week-end and send your invigorated into Monday morning!

Friday Night Session

Eoin O’Neil is our resident musician every Friday night. Eoin invites some of his favourite musicians to join him each Friday providing an open platform where all musicians, singers and dancers are welcome to join which makes for the form of sessions that makes Kilshanny and Clare the mecca for visitors and locals alike who follow the tunes. Everyone is very welcome!