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Film on Burren offers a European dimension

IN celebration of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, Galway Film Centre, in partnership with Clare and Galway county councils, with support from the Heritage Council of Ireland, have announced the commissioning of a documentary series with filmmaker Paul Murphy. Entitled Stories from the Landscape: The European Dimension, the project will involve the production of two short documentaries on the theme of landscape and will record aspects of our built and natural heritage across Europe, in both Ireland and Austria. The first film will look at the tradition of dry stone wall building and will visit two festivals that celebrate this; Féile na gCloch on Inis Oírr on the Aran Islands and Stein Und Wein, which takes place in Langenlois in the north-east of Austria. Though many miles apart, both Inis Oírr and Langenlois celebrate the tradition of dry stone walling with festivals that are both regional and local development strategies towards sustainable tourism. The second film will focus on …

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West inspires Dympna’s Soul Space

SOUL Space, an exhibition by Ennis-based artist Dympna Bonfield is going on show at Glór on Saturday, September 7 and will be there until October 26.

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Miltown ready for Clancy statue

MILTOWN Malbay is known all over the country for the Willie Clancy Festival and a bronze sculpture of the famous musician will soon be unveiled in the middle of the town.

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Print and be grand

CLARE student Laura Maloney has won the RDS Printmaking Award. The award is open to students of art courses and the work of the finalists were included in an exhibition in the RDS.

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Matt carves out a career in illustration

Clarecastle resident and self proclaimed “design nerd” Matt Griffin is making a name for himself, having tapped his way into the world of illustration.

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Exhibitions on the double in Ennistymon

TWO exhibitions are about to go on display in the Courthouse Gallery in Ennistymon, both running from August 16 to September 12.

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Poets join Merriman Summer School role call

ONE of four Irishmen to have won the Nobel Prize for Literature, Seamus Heaney is coming to Clare.The poet will be taking part in the Merriman Summer School in Lisdoonvarna on Friday, August 16 and will be accompanied by his friend and fellow poet, Michael Longley.

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Closure opens in Ennis

CLOSURE, an exhibition by David O’Rourke, is being launched at 80 Parnell Street in Ennis this Friday evening and will continue for a fortnight, until August 23.

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