Mar
11
Wed
“Celebrity Sean Nós 2017” @ Clifden Station House
Mar 11 @ 9:00 pm

Returning after great success Clifden Comhaltas Branch present “Celebrity Sean Nós 2017”.

The Contestants are:
Kathleen Aspell Mortimer – Cluid Housing
Graham Roberts – Connemara Youth Rugby
Rosie Mannion – Rosie’s Hair Salon
Dominic Lynch – Connemara Golf Club
Niall Staunton & Cian Laffey – Mannions Bar
Ann Reilly – Slimming World
Bridget Munnelly Woods & Diana Conroy – Connemara Gaels Ladies Football
Susan O’Leary – West Coast United
Neil Gallery – Clifden Fire Service
Cathriona Canavan – Singer
Jack Keaney & Whitney Rufai – Clifden Community School
Damien Ryan – Lowrys Bar
Lisa King – Connemara Chamber of Commerce

16 Local Connemara “Celebrities” from a variety of groups and organisations have been selected and are going to learn how to sean nós dance in the coming weeks. They will perform on the night and audience voting will take place for each celebrity and the person with the most votes win! Admission is only 5 euros and its 1 euro a vote on the night. All funds raised will go towards Clifden Comhaltas events for 2017.

There will be lots of young sean nos dancers also performing on the night and local groups of young and older musicians will also entertain. So mark your diaries, Saturday 11th March 2017 at 9pm

– Clifden Station House Hotel, Clifden,Co. Galway. For more info 086 4015342 or pm Clifden Comhaltas Page on Facebook

Mar
12
Thu
Biking Blitz at Derroura @ Derroura Mountain Bike Trail
Mar 12 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

The 7th edition of the exciting Biking Blitz Series kicks off  with events taking place in Wicklow, Limerick, Galway #Connemara and Dublin. The Biking Blitz is a mass start cross country mountain bike event, aimed primarily at beginners but with something for everyone. There are series points up for grabs at each event, with an overall series devised from your best three results from any four events. There are two categories, “Baggy Shorts” for beginners or “Super Pro” for more experienced riders, plus youth categories from U8 to U18. Mountain bike trail centres are used exclusively for these events to ensure a fast flowing course in all weather conditions. So saddle up for the first time or put your training to the test at the 2015 Biking Blitz.

Only Senior riders need to enter online. Youths and Juniors enter on the day of the event.

Categories
Baggy Shorts Category- 1 full lap, 16km ( 1 hour approximate winning time)

Super Pro Category- 2 full laps, 32km (1 hour 40mins approximate winning time)

Schedule
Registration- 09.30 to 12.00

Youth U8, U10- 10.30

Youth U12, U14, U16- 11.00

Junior (U18, same distance as Baggy Shorts)- 13.00

Baggy Shorts and Super Pro start time- 13.00

Assembly 15 minutes before start time

Awards Presentation after races- approximately 12.30 and 15.30

 

 

Mar
17
Tue
Clifden St.Patricks Day Parade @ Clifden St Patricks Day Parade
Mar 17 @ 12:30 pm

Join local Businesses, Schools and Community Groups

in the St Patrick’s Day Parade around Clifden.

 Entertainment will also be on the Town Square prior to the Parade and will continue into the afternoon.

Prizes for:- Best Overall, Most Topical, Best Community Effort and Most Comical.

Apr
8
Wed
Maamturks Challenge
Apr 8 all-day

First ran in 1975, the Maamturks challenge has been a focal point of hillwalking in Ireland for over 40 years. Situated between the beautiful communities of Maam and Leenane, the nature of the event is considered unique both within and outside of Ireland.

Participants are required to complete a full transverse of the famous Maamturks mountain range, a notoriously barren and rock terrain. With ridges, cliffs and numerous valleys, participants in the walk are generally some of the most experienced hillwalkers Ireland has to offer. Despite the challenge of the event, it is rare to only ever participate once. Many participants are drawn back each year as an annual pilgrimage to meet with friends from around the country.

Ran by Students
Each year, over 50 students from NUI Galway Mountaineering club take time out of their studies to organise and staff this event for the benefit of the hillwalking community in Ireland as well as the local communities. On the day of the event, support is provided by Galway Radio Experimenters Club , Galway Mountain Rescue and the local landowners.

Participants
Despite the challenge of the event, it is rare for a participant to only ever complete it once. Every year over 70% of our participants return to complete the challenge again. “It’s a great hill walking experience and an opportunity to meet walkers from all over Ireland “

Community
The event is based between the communities of Leenane and Maam. These are some of the few traditional Irish communities that remain on the west coast. The event brings over 400 people to these areas across the weekend, many participants bringing friends and family to experience these areas.

Night Rider Sportif @ Clifden Station House Hotel
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm

UNIQUE MOONLIGHT CYCLE THROUGH CONNEMARA
WITH A FULL MOON AS YOUR CHAPERONE CHOOSE FROM 100KM AND 60KM DISTANCES ALONG THIS MAGNIFICENT PART OF THE WILD ATLANTIC WAY.

THE JOURNEY

This is not a race but a journey. Starting just before sunset you will cycle into the darkness. Enjoy the night time quiet while the light from the moon and stars help to guide your way.

THE ROUTE

The start and finishing points for 2017 have changed. You will start out from the Station House Hotel, Clifden, Co Galway. Your route is entirely on sealed roads and will pass through deep valleys, alongside still lakes and rugged coastline. Refreshment stops will be provided along the way.

THE REASON

This is an ideal way to kick-start your cycling for the year or to push you that little bit further. It is also just a wonderful way to spend a moonlit evening in April.

Mar
11
Thu
“Celebrity Sean Nós 2017” @ Clifden Station House
Mar 11 @ 9:00 pm

Returning after great success Clifden Comhaltas Branch present “Celebrity Sean Nós 2017”.

The Contestants are:
Kathleen Aspell Mortimer – Cluid Housing
Graham Roberts – Connemara Youth Rugby
Rosie Mannion – Rosie’s Hair Salon
Dominic Lynch – Connemara Golf Club
Niall Staunton & Cian Laffey – Mannions Bar
Ann Reilly – Slimming World
Bridget Munnelly Woods & Diana Conroy – Connemara Gaels Ladies Football
Susan O’Leary – West Coast United
Neil Gallery – Clifden Fire Service
Cathriona Canavan – Singer
Jack Keaney & Whitney Rufai – Clifden Community School
Damien Ryan – Lowrys Bar
Lisa King – Connemara Chamber of Commerce

16 Local Connemara “Celebrities” from a variety of groups and organisations have been selected and are going to learn how to sean nós dance in the coming weeks. They will perform on the night and audience voting will take place for each celebrity and the person with the most votes win! Admission is only 5 euros and its 1 euro a vote on the night. All funds raised will go towards Clifden Comhaltas events for 2017.

There will be lots of young sean nos dancers also performing on the night and local groups of young and older musicians will also entertain. So mark your diaries, Saturday 11th March 2017 at 9pm

– Clifden Station House Hotel, Clifden,Co. Galway. For more info 086 4015342 or pm Clifden Comhaltas Page on Facebook

Mar
12
Fri
Biking Blitz at Derroura @ Derroura Mountain Bike Trail
Mar 12 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

The 7th edition of the exciting Biking Blitz Series kicks off  with events taking place in Wicklow, Limerick, Galway #Connemara and Dublin. The Biking Blitz is a mass start cross country mountain bike event, aimed primarily at beginners but with something for everyone. There are series points up for grabs at each event, with an overall series devised from your best three results from any four events. There are two categories, “Baggy Shorts” for beginners or “Super Pro” for more experienced riders, plus youth categories from U8 to U18. Mountain bike trail centres are used exclusively for these events to ensure a fast flowing course in all weather conditions. So saddle up for the first time or put your training to the test at the 2015 Biking Blitz.

Only Senior riders need to enter online. Youths and Juniors enter on the day of the event.

Categories
Baggy Shorts Category- 1 full lap, 16km ( 1 hour approximate winning time)

Super Pro Category- 2 full laps, 32km (1 hour 40mins approximate winning time)

Schedule
Registration- 09.30 to 12.00

Youth U8, U10- 10.30

Youth U12, U14, U16- 11.00

Junior (U18, same distance as Baggy Shorts)- 13.00

Baggy Shorts and Super Pro start time- 13.00

Assembly 15 minutes before start time

Awards Presentation after races- approximately 12.30 and 15.30

 

 

Mar
17
Wed
Clifden St.Patricks Day Parade @ Clifden St Patricks Day Parade
Mar 17 @ 12:30 pm

Join local Businesses, Schools and Community Groups

in the St Patrick’s Day Parade around Clifden.

 Entertainment will also be on the Town Square prior to the Parade and will continue into the afternoon.

Prizes for:- Best Overall, Most Topical, Best Community Effort and Most Comical.

Apr
8
Thu
Maamturks Challenge
Apr 8 all-day

First ran in 1975, the Maamturks challenge has been a focal point of hillwalking in Ireland for over 40 years. Situated between the beautiful communities of Maam and Leenane, the nature of the event is considered unique both within and outside of Ireland.

Participants are required to complete a full transverse of the famous Maamturks mountain range, a notoriously barren and rock terrain. With ridges, cliffs and numerous valleys, participants in the walk are generally some of the most experienced hillwalkers Ireland has to offer. Despite the challenge of the event, it is rare to only ever participate once. Many participants are drawn back each year as an annual pilgrimage to meet with friends from around the country.

Ran by Students
Each year, over 50 students from NUI Galway Mountaineering club take time out of their studies to organise and staff this event for the benefit of the hillwalking community in Ireland as well as the local communities. On the day of the event, support is provided by Galway Radio Experimenters Club , Galway Mountain Rescue and the local landowners.

Participants
Despite the challenge of the event, it is rare for a participant to only ever complete it once. Every year over 70% of our participants return to complete the challenge again. “It’s a great hill walking experience and an opportunity to meet walkers from all over Ireland “

Community
The event is based between the communities of Leenane and Maam. These are some of the few traditional Irish communities that remain on the west coast. The event brings over 400 people to these areas across the weekend, many participants bringing friends and family to experience these areas.

Night Rider Sportif @ Clifden Station House Hotel
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm

UNIQUE MOONLIGHT CYCLE THROUGH CONNEMARA
WITH A FULL MOON AS YOUR CHAPERONE CHOOSE FROM 100KM AND 60KM DISTANCES ALONG THIS MAGNIFICENT PART OF THE WILD ATLANTIC WAY.

THE JOURNEY

This is not a race but a journey. Starting just before sunset you will cycle into the darkness. Enjoy the night time quiet while the light from the moon and stars help to guide your way.

THE ROUTE

The start and finishing points for 2017 have changed. You will start out from the Station House Hotel, Clifden, Co Galway. Your route is entirely on sealed roads and will pass through deep valleys, alongside still lakes and rugged coastline. Refreshment stops will be provided along the way.

THE REASON

This is an ideal way to kick-start your cycling for the year or to push you that little bit further. It is also just a wonderful way to spend a moonlit evening in April.