110% Funded

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Target: €12000

100%

€13,237 Raised

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140 Funders

Conamara Bog & Sea Week Festivals

By CEECC.org

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Who we are:
The CEECC (Conamara Environmental Educational & Cultural Centre) was established in 1984 in Letterfrack National School by 3 local teachers with the objectives:
(1) to give the environment a high profile in our community
(2) to encourage people to get involved with the Arts
(3) to explore & conserve what is special about Connemara
(4) to explore a 'sense of place' and underpin the cultural richness and unique aspects of Conamara.

The CEECC runs a necklace of annual events starting with Bog Week in May/Jun, the Conamara Summer School in July, Conamara Sea Week in October culminating in the Mol an Oige Concerts on Dec 21st, which showcases the best of young talent throughout Connemara.

What we do:
Conamara Bog Week - 22nd May to June 1st 2015
Conamara Sea Week – 16th Oct to Oct 26th 2015

Both festivals have many aspects - a family fun day with great food and music, pub gigs, concerts in the Kylemore Abbey, art exhibition in Connemara National Park, a vibrant schools programme, demonstrations & workshops, guided daily treks across the landscape/seascape. Letterfrack becomes a pulsating village at festival time, where some of the finest poets, painters, musicians and scientists rub shoulders and make magic. Our 'After the Light' parade in Sea week is a spectacular family night time event involving hundreds of people. Come dressed up.
See last years programme 

Some of our contributors to the festivals include– Luka Bloom, Mairtin O Connor, Sean Tyrrell, Sharon Shannon, Dorothy Cross, J Murphy, John Coll, Theo Dorgan, Mary O Malley, Paula Meehan.

We have also produced a number of music albums featuring the best of Connemara music in the company of friends who feature at the festivals such as Mairtin O Connor, Conor Keane, Mary Bergin & Josephine Marsh. Our latest CD – Connamara Magic, features Connemara Suite specially commissioned from Conor Keane. The album features over 40 young talented traditional musicians, singers & their music teachers. Launch date April 12th.

Last year we were delighted to celebrate our 30th anniversary and had the pleasure of President Micheal D Higgins officially opening our new Letterfrack Poetry Trail.

“I am delighted to be associated with the pioneering work of Conamara Environmental Educational & Cultural Centre. I congratulate them on their inspiring work”
President Michael D. Higgins Oct 2014

Why we need your support:
We have received funding from Leader & Arts Council. Unfortunately Leader will not be up and running until later in the year and the Arts Council is unable to fund us. So we enter the Fundit trail for the first time. Ours is a fragile, beautiful area with high unemployment & tiny business base, so without outside funding community non profit festivals like ours would not exist.

Awards we have won:
Taisce50, Better Ireland Award, Local Heroes Award, ESB Conservation Award, Iarnrod Eireann Award, Galway County Council Premier Arts Award, Galway County Council Heritage Award (Premier Award).

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The final few days

We have had a huge amount of support over the last few days. Thank you everyone. We just need that last bit more to reach our target & be able to receive all the pledges.

5 days left

We are so close to our target now! A last push over the line would be greatly appreciated. If you have already supported us, perhaps you could keep spreading the word for the last few days! Thanks

7 Days left

Our campaign has just a week left and so far we have reached 64% of our target. Thank you to everyone who has supported us so far. We still have plenty of great rewards up for grabs starting at €20 so please support if you can.

Only 9 days to go & just under 60% raised

We are nearly there and are pushing for the last few days to try and raise the rest of the funds. Ever bit helps so please support if you can & thank you again to everyone who has supported so far.

Only 13 days left - 41% of target.

With just under 2 weeks left we have reached only 41% of our target! Every little helps & we still have some amazing unique awards up for grabs for as little as €20! Please keep spreading the word!

17 Days left - 39%

Thank you to everyone who has supported us so far. We have just under 40% of our target left and with just over 2 weeks left we really need a last push. Please keep spreading the word!

Last 20 days of Campaign

We had a great push over the weekend but are still just under a 1/3 of our target with only 20 days left. Please keep spreading the word!

30% raised to date

We have raised just over 30% of our target! Thank you! Please keep spreading the word & reminding all of those who keep saying they must get involved but then forget again! Only 23 days to go!

Over €2000

Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far. We raised just over €2000 but could do with another push! Please keep spreading the word about the campaign!

10% of funding reached

Thank you everyone who has helped with our funding so far. If you could please keep spreading the word about the campaign that would really be appreciated! :)

funders (140)

There are 131 public funders of this project

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