Kilkee Civic Trust – Summer Talks 2016

Raidió Corca Baiscinn in Partnership with the Kilkee Civic Trust hosts Lectures through the Summer every Wednesday at the Kilkee bay Hotel


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The Summer Talks series is one of the most successful of all the Kilkee Civic Trust projects.

Every week through the summer since August 2002 there has been a weekly evening lecture on some aspect of life in Kilkee or its wider hinterland. The talks have encompassed such divergent topics as; historical monuments, personal reminiscences of Kilkee natives, wildlife of the area which encompasses birds and dolphins, local historical incidences, Arts in Focus which is primarily a showcase of local artists and craftsmen, natural history such as geology, and many others.

A unique feature of these talks is that they are free to the public and the speakers have given their time freely. All the talks take place every Wednesday night at 8pm at the Kilkee Bay Hotel.

Summer Talks 2015

Summer Talks 2014

Listen in on 92.5 , 94.8fm and live Stream on Monday afternoons at 4:00pm for the latest recording

Eoin Sweeney – Challenges and Opportunities for Marine Ireland

If you live near the sea do not miss this talk by an expert in the field of Marine Research and Technology and ongoing and developing activities in the waters around Ireland.

Luke Aston – Backs to The Sea, Has Fishing a Future

Dr Kevin Haugh – A Memoir of life social history and folklore on the Loop Head Peninsula from the late 1950’s to the Late 1970’s

Arts in Focus – Part One : Keeva Corry World Irish Dance Champion,Niamh Casey and Karen Walsh – (Traditional Music), Martin Gleeson – The Sound of Silence (One Act Drama)

Arts in Focus Part Two : Moroney Family – with Music and Song, New Found Sound – Choir under the Direction of Olga Reynolds.

Micheal Nolan – Sinn Fein Courts in West Clare 1981 – 1925
Aspects of Justice in West Clare in Turbulant Times

Kilkee Civic Trust – Dr John Treacy – In Search of San Marcos Part 1
John Treacy is the Director of the San Masrcos project searching for Spanish Armada galleons off the coast of Clare

Kilkee Civic Trust – Dr John Treacy – In Search of San Marcos Part 2

Bobby Kerr – Kilkee the Sea and Me
Reflecting on his life and times and his long-time Kilkee roots.

Gordon D’Arcy – A Rock and a Soft Place: The Burren and Connemara Compared

JJ Hickie – Bathing boxes in Kilkee followed by Tommy McGrath – Drowned Forests around Kilkee

Maureen Sparling – Kilkee Magic : Limeric Woman , Novelist, Poet and Short Story Writer

Summer Serenade
Featuring Clare Quinn – Mezzo Soprano – featuring superb Local Guest Performers; Emma Karran – Composer & Pianist, Keeva Corry – World Irish Dance Champion & Aisling Shannon – Singer & Entertainer accompanied by Olga Reynolds on Piano