Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Thursday, September 19th

Gráinne Galvin, daughter of Kilshanny House proprietor, Aidan Galvin, sadly passed away peacefully on the evening of Sunday, July 21, at the Milford Care Centre in the arms of her loved ones, following a terminal cancer diagnosis.

Kilshanny House has hosted a coffee morning fundraiser for Cahercalla Hospice every year for the past two decades. In response to the remarkable warmth and kindness Gráinne and her family experienced at Milford, proceeds from this year’s fundraiser will be donated to the Care Centre in Castletroy, Co Limerick.

We were blown away by the care and support Gráinne received at Milford and the ready welcome from staff for her friends and family who visited her there. We want to say thank you in a small way for the love and kindness extended to us on our visits to the centre so that they can continue their excellent work for the benefit of others, Aidan said.

Gráinne was a loving mother to two cherished daughters, Brona and Laoise, and a baby son Killian who sadly passed away in infancy. She loved the ocean and made many happy memories on family holidays in Kilkee and Fanore with her mother, father, brother, Rory, and fond cousins.

Kilshanny House will be serving coffee and Mary’s home baked sweet treats for all who wish to support this very worthy cause on Thursday, September 19, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 Culture Night at Kilshanny House

Friday, September 20th

Culture Night with Dessie Mulkere

Gather for an enjoyable evening of storytelling and music with renowned seanachaí, Dessie Mulkere, who will enthral you with stories of times gone by. Dessie will be accompanied by Martin, accordion and songs, and Nessa Burke, keyboard and vocals. First stories start at 8 p.m. Hope you can come.

The Kilshanny House Singing Circle

The first Sunday of every month

A singing circle, like a session, is created by whoever arrives, and whether you are 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. This is the perfect way to spend a relaxing Sunday evening after a walk in the Burren or on Lahinch beach. As the sunset fades come join us in our cosy, intimate and welcoming village pub.

First song is at 8 p.m. and everyone is most welcome to come along and sing a song, tell a story or bring a listening ear.

 Foraging Fridays

Kilshanny House Foraging Fridays with Emma Willcox

Local historical sites and habitat weave together on this guided walk with herbalist, Emma. Discover wondrous wild foods and healing herbs as you reconnect with nature in the Vale of Kilshanny.

Emma is a qualified herbalist who lives locally and she will identify the abundant plants and wildlife. Afterwards retreat to Kilshanny House for a welcome warm beverage. We recommend that you wear comfortable walking gear and arrive at Kilshanny House at 10.45 to register and meet your guide. Cost is €20.

To guarantee your place, call Emma on 085 729 3572.

Next dates for 2019:

September 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18.