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!
Kilshanny Singing Circle
Sunday, October 1st, at 8 p.m.
This Sunday is October 1st and outside Autumn will be dancing in the breeze, while inside the Kilshanny Singing Circle will be singing, storytelling, listening and laughing with bean an tí, Nóirin Lynch, and her lovely guest Mary Clancy. Hope you can be here too. It’s a nice early start at 8 p.m. and what better way to wrap up your week-end!
An evening with Liam O’Brien, Hajime and Stephen Heffernan at Kilshanny House
Friday, September 22nd, at 8 p.m.
Award winning local Irish traditional musician Liam O’Brien and Hajime have travelled throughout Europe, Africa and Japan bringing Irish music to an international audience.
Liam (concertina) and Hajime (guitar) will be joined by Stephen Heffernan (piano) at Kilshanny House on Culture Night to share with our community their eclectic mix of local and international music and culture.
Liam is the 2017 recipient of the Gradam Céoil young musician of the year award. Liam teaches concertina to many children living here in North Clare and with a nice early start his students and their families will have the opportunity to come along and see Liam perform.
Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning
Thursday, September 14th, from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Mary and Aidan will be brewing up freshly ground Bewley’s coffee for Cahercalla Hospice. Hope you can come along and raise a cup while helping to raise funds for this very worthy cause. Every cup counts!
Mary & Aidan raising a cup at Kilshanny House for Cahercalla Hospice
(Photo: Maryann Stephens)
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.
Heritage Week Events at Kilshanny House
Flora, Fauna & Folklore
Friday August 25th, 11:00 a.m.
Guided 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.
The Brother…a one man play by Flann O’Brien
Friday, Aug 25th at 8 p.m.
The 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.