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WHAT: Confinement Quiz about things Irish
Warm-up Question: Suggest a dozen things the Irish are good at.
Question 1: Which county has the smallest population in Ireland?
Question 2: Who founded the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the 6 Counties and which one in the 26 Counties features in the most recent ‘Stars Wars’ episodes?
Question 3: Which musical instrument is the national emblem of the Republic of Ireland and what other country has a musical instrument as its national emblem?
Question 4: What is the name of the famous Northern Irish sportsperson, who has won 4 of golf’s major championships and which course did he play on?
Answers to Joe at: wordlan2012@gmail.com
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WHAT: St. Brigid's Day 2021 - virtual celebration
We invite you to participate in our 3rd St. Brigid's Day celebration on Sunday 31st January; this year it will have to be via Zoom. St. Brigid is one of the patron saints of Ireland and a role model for women. We invite you to join us virtually, and ideally you would speak about mná na hEireann (women from Ireland) who have had a great impact on your life, and not necessarily anyone famous. Tell us about a woman who perhaps made you who you are today: your mum, your neighbour, your best friend, your teacher, your hairdresser...we can't wait to hear about her!
WHEN: Sunday 31st January, 19:00 h (=GMT + 1h)
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WHERE: Virtual meeting via Zoom
+INFO: Send your contact details to Gráinne via email grainnevitry@yahoo.com before Wednesday 27th January for details on how to participate or to join to listen.

WHEN: Christmas 2020.
WHAT: Christmas and New Year's Message from President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins
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Corresponding audio available at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JXCZUOly48&feature=youtu.be


Mar Uachtarán na hÉireann, as President of Ireland, may I send each and every one of you greetings and my warmest wishes for a peaceful and Happy Christmas.
What a year we have had, a year in which we have lost so many to this pandemic and during which the lives of so many of our people have been changed utterly as we made our shared efforts to protect each other.
In 2020, as we came together to meet the challenge of a global pandemic, we were called on to undertake a demanding adjustment to our way of life, one that has required considerable resilience, self-sacrifice and compassion from us all.
May I, as President, say how gratifying it has been to see the great expression of generosity that has been demonstrated throughout this difficult time.

We all have been so fortunate, to have delivered for our welfare, countless examples of self-sacrifice on the part of essential workers, neighbours and family members, all doing their utmost to lessen the isolation and disruption that this year has brought.
When we reflect on our recent experiences this Christmas this spirit of solidarity can be our guiding light as we proceed onwards towards a new year that will offer us our challenges, but which we can approach with hope as a result of what we have been doing together.
Working together on this project of controlling COVID-19, as it impinges on our lives, requires the best of us all. We need not only to speak the language of citizenship, but to deliver it and to share it, as we encourage each other to have a vision of the light that will surely come if we work as one, renewing and redoubling our efforts to suppress the Coronavirus.
Invoking solidarity requires us, of course, to understand the vulnerability of others. For all of us, 2020 has been a challenging year. For vulnerable groups, however, the impact of Covid-19 has been greatly magnified. May I suggest that the compassion, care and empathy we extend to such groups will define how history will recall these times.
We have learnt in recent months that kindness is a precious commodity reflecting a collective concern for all with whom we share a mutual space. We have seen so many examples of good citizens placing the common good above their own wants, making sacrifices as they think beyond the self in the protection of others.
The Christmas story of a journey to Bethlehem is a founding story of a long and difficult journey, and is invoked as the source of a new dawn and the birth of a new and better world for all. Christmas has always signified a moment of hope, and the revival of hope, a moment to find encouragement, even in the most difficult and trying of circumstances.
Today, we share in the grief of those who have lost loved-ones this year. We share, too, the pain of those whose lives and livelihoods have been changed, and who face uncertainty for the future, and we stand with our friends, family members and neighbours who have experienced isolation and being separated from those who previously sustained them.
We also remember, this year, in a special way, the many who have been unable to travel to be with loved-ones but who, I know, will be connected in spirit during the festive season.
Let us, however, continue to journey forward in a spirit of hope and solidarity. As we stand at a defining moment in our nation’s history, let us choose together how we wish to write this next chapter; how we wish to shape a new Ireland waiting to be born.
It is an Ireland which can be the better for our reflection on what it is that we wish to value, an Ireland that can better address our shared existence, our shared vulnerability and our interdependence, all of our relationships.
Today, as we move beyond the Winter Solstice towards the longer, warmer days to come, let us renew our sense of wonderful possibilities yet to be realised and resolve to journey forward in a spirit of solidarity, of sensitivity to memories to be recalled, and of forgiveness sought and offered so that together we can navigate our way safely and with joy towards that shared and brighter future.
I wish you once again a Happy Christmas, and a New Year of hope and promise.
Nollaig Shona daoibh go léir.
Beir Beannacht.

TEACHTAIREACHT NOLLAG 2020 AN UACHTARÁIN
Guím gach beannacht agus gach rath oraibh uilig agus muid ag tnúth le chéile Nollaig shona shíochánta.
A leithéid de bhliain a bhí againn!
Bliain inar chailleamar an oiread sin daoine de bharr na paindéime. Blian inar athraíodh saol an oiread sin daoine ó bhonn, agus iarrachtaí coiteann á ndéanamh againn chun aire a thabhairt dá chéile.
Le linn na bliana seo, nuair a thugamar aghaidh le chéile ar dhúshlán na paindéime domhanda, iarradh orainn tabhairt faoi athraithe deacra inár slíte mhaireachtál. Athraithe a d’éiligh go leor teacht aniar, féiníobairt agus comhbhá uainn go léir.
Ba mhaith liom a rá, mar Uachtarán, gur údar sásaimh a bhí ann an fhlaithiúlacht a léiríodh le linn na tréimhse deacra sin.
Bhí an t-ádh orainn go léir gur taispeánadh eiseamláirí gan áireamh den fhéiníobairt i measc na n-oibrithe riachtanacha, na gcomharsan agus na dteaghlach, agus a ndícheall á dhéanamh acu, chun teacht i gcabhair orainn uilig agus ar a chéile.
Nuair a smaoinímid le linn na Nollag ar a bhfuil tar éis tarlú le gairid is féidir spiorad na dlúthpháirtíochta a bheith mar réalta solais againn agus muid ag dul i dtreo na hAthbhliana, a mbeidh dúshláin romhainn inti, ach a mbeimid ábalta tabhairt fúthu le misneach mar gheall, agus mar thoradh, ar a bhfuil déanta againn i gcómhar lena chéile.
Agus muid ag obair linn ag iarraidh srian a chur ar COVID-19, agus é ag cur as dár saol, ní mór dúinn gach dícheall a dhéanamh. Ní mór dúinn, ní hamháin dearcadh na saoránachta a léiriú, ach é a chur i lár an aonaigh.
Ní mór sin chun fís choiteann a bheith againn, den solas a thiocfaidh má oibrímid as láimh a chéile, agus ár n-iarrachtaí á neartú againn chun an coróinvíreas a chur faoi chos.
Más mian linn an dlúthpháirtíocht a spreagadh, ní mór dúinn, ar ndóigh, leochaileacht daoine eile a thuiscint.
Ba bhliain dhúshlánach 2020 dúinn go léir. Maidir le grúpaí leochaileacha, áfach, méadaíodh tionchar Covid-19 as cuímse.
Creidim gurb iad an chomhbhá agus an cúram a léirímid do ghrúpaí dá leithéidí a gcuimhneofar orthu, sa stair amach anseo.
D'fhoghlaimíomar le míosa beaga anuas an luach a bhaineann leis an cineáltas a léiríonn cúram na ndaoine sin go léir atá mar baill d’ár bpobal.
Tá cuid mhaith samplaí feicthe againn de shaoránaigh stuama a chuir an leas coiteann chun cinn ar a míanta féin, a rinneadh íobairtí agus iad ag díriú ar leas daoine eile seachas a bheith ag smaoineamh go chúing orthu féin.
Tosaíonn Scéal na Nollaig le h-aistear fada agus deacair chuig Beithil, agus luaitear é mar fhoinse ré nua agus tús saol níos fearr don chine daonna.
Riamh anall, léirigh an Nollaig tráth dóchais agus athnuachan dóchais, tráth chun misneach a fháil, fiú faoi na cúinsí ba dheacra agus ba thrioblóidí.
Inniu, mothaímid buairt iad siúd ar cailleadh daoine muinteartha leo i mbliana.
Roinnimid, freisin a gcrá, leo siúd ar athraíodh a saol agus a slí mhaireachtála ó bhonn, agus nach bhfuil a fhios acu cad atá i ndán dóibh, agus seasaimid gualainn ar ghualainn lenár gcáirde, lenár muintir agus lenár gcómharsana atá scoite amach agus scartha uathu siúd a bhíodh á gcothú.
Cuimhnímid i mbliana, freisin, go háirithe orthu siúd go léir nach raibh in ann taisteal chun a bheith lena muintir ach a bheidh, mar sin féin, i spiorad leo le linn fhéile na Nollag.
Leanaimis linn ar aghaidh ar an aistear áfach, i spiorad an dóchais agus na comharaíochta. Agus muid ag pointe cinniúnach i stair ár náisiúin, is fúinn féin an bóthar a shiúlfaimid a roghnú.
Tá Éire nua ag fanacht lena breith an Nollaig seo, Éire ar féidir léi a bheith níos fearr má tá na fiúntaisí cearta againn; Éire ar féidir léi aghaidh níos fearr a thabhairt ar ár saol coiteann, ar ár leochaileacht choiteann agus ar ár n-idirspleáchas.
Inniu, agus muid ag druidim thar ghrianstad an gheimhridh agus fadú na leathanta romhainn, cuimhnimid ar na féidearthachtaí atá le fíorú fós agus réitímis dul ar aghaidh i spiorad na dlúthpháirtíochta, ionas go mbeimid ábalta ár mbealach a dhéanamh go cúramach, le háthas i dtreo ár dtodhchaí le chéile.
Guím Nollaig shona daoibh uilig agus Athbhliain lán dóchais agus síocháin.
Beir beannacht.

IrishChristmasWHAT: LagunCara 2020 Christmas Greetings
Dear Member,

This Christmas 2020 will be a very different one. We have had a complicated year with illness, loss, uncertainty, anxiety and fear; but we have soldiered on! As an association we have had to do the same and we want to thank you as a member of the Irish-Basque Association LagunCara for your letters, support and participation in the various activities we have organised this year, despite everything. For 2021, we have many plans:

- Our Readers Group is progressing and always open to new-comers (see http://laguncara.com/dp/node/16).
- St Brigid's Day (1st February) will soon give us another great opportunity to celebrate the role played by exemplary women.
- Let us know how you think we might best celebrate St Patricks Day (17th March) in these complicated times.
- Is it overoptimistic to hope we will soon be able to dance in Otxarkoaga (Bilbao) before the summer?
- Nothing should stop us celebrating Bloomsday in Donostia (June 16th)!
- And we are constantly on the lookout for news of the search for the remains of Red Hugh O'Donnell, the rebel Irish leader of the XIV century, apparently burried in Valladolid (Spain) (http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/202008RedHugh-Linehan.pdf). Once found, we plan to make an expedition to the archeological site.

As different as it may be, we hope Christmas will bring some joy and peace to us all. Here´s to better times ahead and we look forward to seeing you all again very soon at some or all of the above activities. The following sums up our best wishes to you all: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMSS7cZ6vHA

Bridget Walsh
Seamus Mc Quaid

WHAT: Invitation to join James Joyce Readers Group
WHEN: 19.00 h, Sunday 15th November, 2020
WHERE: Zoom virtual meeting.
While isolating ourselves from the virus, and therefore from each other, we can still read, think and share our thoughts. So if you enjoy those three, then join our Readers' Group and share the experience of (re)reading a stimulating book. I propose to start with Dubliners. A century ago, Joyce set about shaking the foundations of a World at War. With the publication of this book in 1914, he challenges us to shake off old ideas that make us victims, to have a good look at ourselves in his ‘nicely polished looking glass’ and to be invigorated by life itself, whatever limitations it presents us with.
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+INFO:
-To join the group, e-mail Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com
-Get a copy of the book (https://www.fulltextarchive.com/page/Dubliners/ - but don’t start reading it just yet)
-We can decide together how many stories to read before meeting again to share our ideas.

WHAT: "La divina comedia de Oscar Wilde" del Bilbaíno Javier de Isusi (LagunCara) wins the "Premio Nacional de Cómic 2020 del Ministerio de Cultura".
Zorionak Javier!
deIsusi-ren Wildena
WHEN: October, 2020
+INFO: https://www.lavanguardia.com/cultura/20201022/484223376156/premio-nacion...
Get a copy at: https://www.astiberri.com/products/la-divina-comedia-de-oscar-wilde

WHAT: Be ready to repair straight to Valladolid, for it’s there you’ll find tidings of… -an essay by Joe Linehan
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download HERE!
+INFO: Joe at: wordlan2012@gmail.com
Published on: 16 August, 2020

WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance Workshop for Adults & Kids
WHEN: Unfortunately, it is hard to see how we can Ceili dance and conform to the requirements for social distancing until we are vaccinated against this antisocial virus. !Qué me quiten lo bailado! But we need to see how we can bring together the fantastic group of people who enjoy dancing. Let’s keep it in mind and maybe later on we will discover a good excuse.
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+INFO: Contact Seamus (samcquaid@gmail.com)

WHEN: Bloomsday 16th June 2020
WHAT: 2020 Basque Bloomsday Booklet - a tribute to Éamon Roche
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A collection of essays by LagunCara members and friends about "Why Ulysses is important for me." download HERE!
+INFO: Do feel free to contact the individual authors themselves about their papers or mail comments about the issue to: david.fogarty.ehu@gmail.com

WHAT: Snippets (by Joe Linehan) from the 2020 Basque Bloomsday Booklet - a tribute to Éamon Roche
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Snippets from the collection of essays by LagunCara members and friends about "Why Ulysses is important for me." download HERE!
+INFO: Do feel free to contact the individual authors themselves about their papers or mail comments about these extracts from the issue to Joe at: wordlan2012@gmail.com

WHEN: Sunday 14th June 2020, 10.00-17.00 h
WHAT: 2020 Bloomsday in the Basque Country - a "socially distant" get together!
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Programme: A plan … to escape to Dublin 1904 via Getxo-in-Lockdown ending with an open-air picnic!
10.00 h Aixerrota Windmill, Getxo (Martello Tower)
10.30-11.00 h Arrigunaga Beach (Dollymount Strand)
11.15-11.45 h Casas de los pescadores - Puerto Viejo, Algorta (7 Eccles St.)
12.00-12.15 h Farmacia Nerea Iturriaga (Pharmacy)
12.45-13.15 h Getxoko Hilerria (Glasnevin Cemetery)
13.30-15.30 h Return to Aixerrota for open air picnic
16.00-17.00 h Terraza of Piper’s Irish Pub, Avenida Basagoiti (Barney Kiernan’s)
Download the programme in PDF!

Why should you read Joyce's "Ulysses"? a 5 min TED-Ed explanation by Sam Slote

+INFO:
If you would like to join us, send me your telephone number (samcquaid@gmail.com), keep Sunday June the 14th free and dust off your copy of Ulysses.

WHAT: Bloomsday in the Basque Country 2020 - Get read by Marilyn!
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We also plan to publish for 14th June a collection of short essays (1-2 pages long, each) by **anyone who wishes to contribute**, describing why Joyce and/or Bloomsday is important for you. This will be in honor of our former President Éamon Roche who instilled in many of us an appreciation of the work of Joyce. Your essay could be a personal testimony, written in informal, everyday language for the non-specialist. One or two images should be included to enhance the visual quality of the publication, which will be in digital format (PDF), and freely available to all (with a CC-BY license). Please include your e-mail and send your queries and/or contribution by Monday 8th June to: david.fogarty.ehu@gmail.com

WHAT: Irish Stay at Home Library to watch and hear wonderful programmes, documentaries and music from Ireland including some of the best Irish conversations, dramas, music videos, podcasts, poetry, and scenery. And all in one place for you. Everything featured is available to view internationally, and free to watch or listen to.
BY WHOM: Collection by The Irish Emigration Museum (Dublin)
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WHERE: http://dublin.epicchq.com/stay-at-home

WHAT: In Memoriam
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WHEN: Easter 2020.
WHAT: Message of President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins to the Irish at home and abroad
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This Easter 2020 is a challenging time for so many. All of our Irish family, and particularly those abroad, are very much in the thoughts of loved ones during these difficult days, as we strive together to come to terms with the Coronavirus and its consequences.

Over the past number of weeks, all of us have awoken abruptly to changes in our way of life. There is an uncertainty, anxiety and fear to be overcome as the Coronavirus takes hold in our communities. We have all been asked to take more restrictive measures in order to stop the spread of the virus – measures that would have been unimaginable just a few weeks ago and which have presented a challenge to our resolve, to our way of life, be it how we work or socialise with others.

As the number of Coronavirus cases rises and the global death toll accumulates to shocking levels, it would be easy to become overwhelmed.

Sabina and I are greatly aware of the pain and suffering so many of you are experiencing in different ways, we send our deepest sympathies to those who have been bereaved in recent days and weeks as a result of the pandemic, those who are ill, anxious and concerned. We know, too, how difficult it is in so many ways for those who would wish to be with loved ones for whom they are concerned, but whose protection requires that they stay at a distance.

All of what we are asked to do now is about saving lives, slowing the spread of the virus, and caring in the ways that have been suggested to us by medical advice, until a vaccine emerges.

May I take this opportunity again, as President of Ireland, to thank all those who continue to work tirelessly and selflessly to keep communities, wherever they may be, healthy and safe – the many Irish medical staff who are providing the highest standards of care not only at home but across the globe.

To all of you responding to this crisis, including those in retail, pharmaceuticals and other vital sectors providing essential goods and services such as maintaining the settings for medical care, buíochas ó chroí.

The Irish community abroad, which extends to some 75 million in its widest definition, is a community united by its roots to Ireland, but also by these shared values that our Irishness embodies.

Sabina and I would like to convey the sympathy and solidarity of the Irish people at home to our wider global family, as we share together in our different places a response to this challenging crisis, a response that I believe will lead us towards a further strengthening of the values of empathy, compassion, inclusion and shared humanity, values that have always defined us as a nation, and which have been so much in evidence in recent weeks.

Irish people have always made an enormous contribution to the nations in which they have settled, be it temporarily or permanently, and you continue to do so at this time of great need.

To those of you abroad may I express again how deeply grateful I am to those of you who are reaching out a hand of friendship and support to your fellow Irish emigrants, in particular to those who are ill, bereaved or in particular need of assistance at this challenging time. To know of your compassion and practical assistance is of great comfort to their families and loved ones at home.

Easter is a time of hope, of rebirth, of new beginnings. That is what is central in the various religious services, the transcendence of suffering. Nature in its renewal offers us perennial hope as we deal with these difficult times. Just as the seasons change, this crisis, too, will pass, but its severity and magnitude are, to a large extent, in our hands.

Caithifimíd ár misneach a mhuscailt is a choinneáil ionas go mbeimíd réidh don aiseirí a thiocfaidh. At Easter we are asked to muster our courage, keep faith with our possibilities so that we can be ready for our renewal.

In keeping with the Easter message of hope, Irish people are being asked to place a light in their window tomorrow, the Saturday before Easter Sunday, a time so important in the symbolism of our Irish Independence. Sabina and I will light lanterns and place these at the doors in Aras an Uachtaráin, symbolising our shared solidarity and offering a beacon of hope in a time of darkness.

The days ahead may continue to be difficult, and for some I recognise they are more difficult than others, such as carers, but what a memory it will be, and legacy too, when the virus has passed to know that we gave of our best, and what a valuable memory it will be that we continued to save lives that would otherwise have been lost by co-operating and working with the measures suggested to us for the good of all.

As President of Ireland, I send you Easter greetings wherever you may be, and wish you well in your solidarity, vigilance and tenacity during these difficult times when we are tested like few other times in recent memory.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhairimíd. In the shadow of each other we live. May the hope and peace of Easter be with you all.

Beir beannacht.

Corresponding audio available at:
https://soundcloud.com/presidentirl/message-to-the-irish-at-home-and-abr...

WHEN: Fri 27th Mar, 2020.
WHAT: Statement from President Higgins
Following his consideration and signing of the Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Bill 2020, President Michael D. Higgins has released the following statement:

“As we enter a crucial period in our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, may I again express my sympathies to all those who have lost a family member or friend, and my best wishes to all those who have been infected by the virus, all those who have not had the opportunity to express their grief, or offer their care and visits to those they love.

May I express, on behalf of the people of Ireland, our shared sense of sadness at the increase in the number of our people who have died as a result of the pandemic.

Behind the statistics we will hear, or have read, that there are families grieving and people in distress because they cannot meet their loved ones.

As we muster our resolve to be far more vigilant as we enter a most difficult phase of tackling the virus, it is appropriate for me to express my thanks to the Irish people for their response to the crisis, and urge them to stay the course and encourage others to do so.

So many people are continuing to do their best to keep us safe and to keep the country going, through their efforts in the health service, in public service bodies, in important social services, in shops and in pharmacies. It is appropriate that we, as a nation, thank them for their service by doing our bit, by complying with the HSE advice.

Extraordinary and difficult measures have been necessary as we try to stem the tide of increasing infection. The effects of those measures will become visible in the coming weeks.

The legislation is emergency legislation for a time of crisis. It is appropriate that it has time limits and leaves our constitutional rights in place.

These are difficult times, but our difficulties will come to an end. Let us make sure that, through the decisions and actions we take at present, we ensure the health and safety of each other, all of us together.

Beir beannacht.”

LagunCara notificación (12 March, 2019):
Due to the CoviD-19 pandemia, LagunCara, as an association, has decided to postpone its participation in St. Patrick's celebtrations in the Basque Country. We consider it our responsibility not to encourage unnecessary social groupings in order to contribute to avoiding participation in the unnecessary spreading of the disease.

WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
WHEN: 8 March, 2020
Time: 11.30-13.00 h followed by "Menu del Día" in a Bilbao restaurant.
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WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
+INFO: Contact Seamus (samcquaid@gmail.com)

WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
WHEN: 9 February, 2020
Time: 11.30-13.00 h followed by "Menu del Día" in a Bilbao restaurant.
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WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
+INFO: Contact Seamus (samcquaid@gmail.com)

What/Why? St. Brigit's Day Fiesta Laguncara has organised an event in Donostia-San Sebastián to pay tribute to Irish women (Imbolc/Saint Brigid/Bridie Day/Brídeóg (“Biddy doll”) Day).
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Where? The Farándula micro-theatre/bar in calle Egia in Donostia-SS, behind the bus station and the Tabacalera arts building; 5-minute walk.
When? Saturday 1 Feb, 18.30-20.00 h. Drinks and food at our event table can be had during and/or after the event. No need to reserve.
+INFO: Joe Linehan at: wordlan2012@gmail.com
Programme: click HERE!
Additional information (2020/1/3)
List of Irish Women (2020/1/21)
Subsequent information (2020/02/04)

WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
WHEN: 19 January 2020
Time: 11.30-13.00 h followed by "Menu del Día" in a Bilbao restaurant.
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WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
+INFO: Contact Seamus (samcquaid@gmail.com)

WHAT: Annual Christmas Carols service
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WHERE: Chapel at the British Cemetery, Sondika (on the main road out of Sondika towards Derio).
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WHEN: Sunday 15 December, 2019, 18.00 h
+INFO: María at: Maria.Fitzpatrick@fco.gov.uk
-Proceeds from the collection will be donated to the “Siervas de Jesús de la Caridad” in the Casco Viejo, a charitable organisation that looks after HIV terminally ill patients, children and elderly in Bilbao.

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Programme: Click HERE!
Payments via Bizum can be sent to Bríd at: 647.736.871

WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
WHEN: **October 27, cancelled**; Nov. 17, 2019
Time: 11.30-13.00 h followed by "Menu del Día" in a Bilbao restaurant.
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WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
+INFO: Contact Seamus (samcquaid@gmail.com)

WHAT: Tribute to Neil O'Keeffe organizado por Miren Madinabeitia
WHEN: October 26 2019, 21.00-23.00 h
IrishDancing
WHERE: Bilborock
+INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/2408119402560150/

WHAT: Mindfulness & Kindfulness Yoga for Kids (5-10 years), Teenagers (>10 years) and Adults
in Euskara, Castellano and English!
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WHERE: Alaia Education. c/Principe 5, Dpto 311, Bilbao
WHEN: consultar horarios y plazas
+INFO: Arantza Aurrekoetxea at: aurrearan@hotmail.com or Mob. 687.815.709

WHAT: La divina comedia de Oscar Wilde. Book presentation and signing by author Javier de Isusi at forthcoming Getxo Comic Fair.
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WHERE: Las Arenas Metro Station, Getxo
WHEN: 18-20 October, 2019
+INFO: http://www.salondelcomicdegetxo.net/index.asp

WHEN: Tuesday 1st October 2019
WHAT: LagunCara Asamblea General
Time: 20.30 h
AGM
WHERE: Hotel Indautxu, Plaza Bombero Etxaniz (Bilbao)
http://www.hoteles-silken.com/hoteles/indautxu-bilbao/
+INFO:
To register, e-mail to: caravasco@gmail.com
-Only paid members have a right to vote at the General Assembly.

WHAT: CeolKolektiboa Seisún and Dance to celebrate, preserve and promote Gaelic musical culture; *Beginner musicians welcome*
WHEN: 23 September, 2019, 20.30-22.00 h
AGM
WHERE: Bira Kultur Gunea, c/Ronda, No. 2 (Bilbao)
+INFO: e-mail Jeni at ceol.kolektiboa@gmail.com

WHAT: Hendaye - Donostia/SanSebastian historical tour
WHEN: Sat. 14th September, 2019. Tour bus leaving outside the DSS “Estación del Norte” main transport hub at 10.30 h.
ChateauAbbadia
WHERE: Hendaye and Donostia/San Sebastian
Programme:
10.20 h: Meeting at tour bus opposite the DSS Renfe “Estación del Norte” main transport hub. The bus station underground is where buses from the other Basque capitals arrive. Take lift or stairs up to ground level where the blue Iparbus luxury coach will be waiting opposite rail station entrance. Departs 10.30 h sharp.
11.30-12.45 h: Guided visit to the Chateau in Hendaye of the Irishman who contributed to saving the Basque language Euskara in 1809.
13.30 h (approx.) Tour of DSS Old Town including homage to the Irish lieutenant who saved lives of Donostiarras in 1813.
15.00 h Lunch (optional).
+INFO: Programme: Click HERE!
+INFO: Note from organizers Click HERE!
Queries to: Niamh (nt.brannelly@gmail.com) or Joe (wordlan2012@gmail.com)

Go raibh míle maith agat, a Uachtaráin


Eamon - RIP
LC-Eamon - RIP



EamonKorrikan
I have done my best in the race,
I have run the full distance,
and I have kept the faith.

2 Timothy 4:7 (New Testament)

You sure did, Éamon, and not just in the Korrika! For those of us who had the honor of working with you in the Irish/Basque Association LagunCARA, your faith was authentically Irish and very personal. It consisted of a "vision"; you saw what we could become as an association in the Basque Country, i.e. a vibrant witness to the importance of interculturality (today more relevant than ever), based not on mere tolerance, but rather on active appreciation of the individuality and uniqueness of the other (person, community, language, society...); on a profound respect for the difference in the other; and on a caring for the society in which we live.

And thus Éamon, as a true leader, led us to formulate the Strategic Vision of LagunCara (http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/201906LagunCara-StrategicReflection...). His faith was an anticipation of things not already realized; he "egged us on" to see the bigger picture, without ever renouncing Joycean immanence and the importance of "the bits and pieces of everyday life" ...
In this, Éamon "kept the faith", a very contemporary, Irish and universal faith; and that for us has made all the difference!

Gure Lehendakari maitea,
zure hutsunea bihotzez nabarituko dugu
maite zaitugu-eta!

(Much-loved President,
you will be much missed,
because you are much-loved.)
LagunCara - Junta Directiva

WHAT: Bloomsday-Gasteiz (James Joyce Fiesta)
Un paseo literario por el "Dublín" de James Joyce según Ulisses

AudreyReadingUlysses
WHEN: Sunday 16th June, 2019, 11.00-17.00 h
WHERE: Partiendo a las 11.00 h del bar "Dublín" (Plaza de la Virgen Blanca, Vitoria-Gasteiz).
Reservation (obligatory) for lunch at 15.00 h: samcquaid@gmail.com and www.laguncara.com
Download Itinerary!

NOTA re transporte:
From Bilbao
: "La Union" bus departures from Bilbao (Termibus) on Sun. 16th:
Dep. 08.30, Arr. 09.20; Dep. 09.00, Arr. 09.55; Dep. 10.00, Arr. 11.30 h. (horarios no vinculantes!)
Then 10 min tram ride to Virgen Blanca square.
Cost: 6.45 Euro
For more times, see: http://www.autobuseslaunion.com/es/consulta-horarios.asp
From Donostia: Bus Dep. 09.15 h; Arr. 10.31 h.
Via Train: Dep. 08.57 and 09.33; Arr. 10.31 and 11.07h
Five minuet walk from train station to Virgen Blanca Square
From Iruña: Dep. 09.15 h; Arr. 10.31 h.

Download poster HERE!

WHAT: Ceol Kolektiboa in San Antonio 2019

SanAntonio
WHEN: Sat 15th June, 2019, 13.30 h
WHERE: Laiseka, Valle de Villaverde
+INFO: Jeni at: ceol.kolektiboa@gmail.com and www.laguncara.com

WHAT: English teacher job offer

CelticSchool
WHEN: 20 h per week during 2019/2020 course
WHERE: Celtic School, Zalla, Bizkaia
+INFO: https://celticschoolzalla.com/ or mail Johnnie K. at: celtic.zalla@gmail.com
Job details: Click here for PDF



WHAT: Curso de percusión con el Bodhrán (Pandero irlandes)
Bodhrán
WHEN: 22 Junio, 10.00-14.00 h
WHERE: Bilbao, Bizkaia
+INFO: Felix or Móra at: felix@dzanga.com
See ad: Here

WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
WHEN: 9 de Junio 2019
Time: 11.30-13.00 h followed by "Menu del Día" in a Bilbao restaurant.
IrishDancing
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
+INFO: Contact Seamus (samcquaid@gmail.com)

WHAT: CeolKolektiboa Seisún and Dance to celebrate, preserve and promote Gaelic musical culture; *Beginner musicians welcome*
WHEN: 27 Mayo, 2019, 20.30 h
AGM
WHERE: Bira Kultur Gunea, c/Ronda, No. 2 (Bilbao)
+INFO: e-mail Jeni at ceol.kolektiboa@gmail.com

WHAT: Presentación de libro "Irlanda y la Guerra Civil Española" (de Pere Soler Parício) y posterior coloquio.
SolerParicio
WHEN: Lunes 20 mayo, 2019, 18.30 h
WHERE: Librería Elkar, c/Iparragirre 26, Bilbao
+INFO: Dr. Rocco Caira (rcaira@icasv-bilbao.com)

WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
WHEN: 19 de Mayo 2019
Time: 11.30-13.00 h followed by "Menu del Día" in a Bilbao restaurant.
IrishDancing
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
+INFO: Contact Seamus (samcquaid@gmail.com)

WHAT: CeolKolektiboa Seisún and Dance to celebrate, preserve and promote Gaelic musical culture; *Beginner musicians welcome*
WHEN: 13 Mayo, 2019, 20.30 h
AGM
WHERE: Bira Kultur Gunea, c/Ronda, No. 2 (Bilbao)
+INFO: e-mail Jeni at ceol.kolektiboa@gmail.com
Programme: Click HERE!

WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
WHEN: 5 de Mayo 2019
Time: 11.30-13.00 h followed by "Menu del Día" in a Bilbao restaurant.
IrishDancing
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
+INFO: Contact Seamus (samcquaid@gmail.com)

WHEN: Monday 15 April 2019
WHAT: 1. LagunCARA Pintxo Pote - a meeting point for people interested in Irish and/or Basque issues. *All welcome*
Time: 19.30 h
PintxoPote
to be followed by
2. Ceol Kolektiboa Seisiun to celebrate, preserve and promote Gaelic musical culture; *Beginner musicians welcome*
Time: 20.30 h
AGM
WHERE: Bira Kultur Gunea, c/Ronda, No. 2 (Bilbao)
+INFO:
e-mail: Jeni (ceol.kolektiboa@gmail.com)

WHEN: Friday 12 April 2019; 20.30 h
WHAT: Gaeilge-Euskara Language Get-Together/ - a meeting point for people interested in Irish and/or Basque language. Join us for the cúpla focal, edariak and craic
Encounter

WHERE: Residence Cafe, Barraincúa kalea 1, Abando, Bilbao
+INFO: Invitation to the Get-Together [pdf]
e-mail Aisling at a.galvin70@gmail.com or laguncara.elkartea@gmail.com

WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
WHEN: Domingo 31 marzo, 2019.
Time: 11.30-13.00 h followed by "Menu del Día" in a Bilbao restaurant.
IrishDancing
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
+INFO: Contact Seamus (samcquaid@gmail.com)

WHEN: Sunday 17th March, 2019
WHAT: St. Patrick's Brunch
Time: 12.30-14.00 h
IrishFry
WHERE: Brass 27 Restaurante, c/Licenciado Pozas 27, E-48011, Bilbao.
+INFO: 18 Euro
Web: http://huevosfritosydemas.com/2016/02/14/mega-brunch-del-brass-27-de-bil...
Reservations *by Thurs 14th March* to Pauline (paulinemann@gmail.com)

WHEN: Sunday 17th March, 2019
WHAT: Molly Mallone-like "Mariscada" in ResidenceCafe
Time: 13.00h
Residence
WHAT: Irish traditional music session
Time: 17.00h
WHERE: Residence Café. Barrainkua 1 esquina Heros, 48009 Bilbao - Bizkaia
+INFO: manu@residencecafe.com
Web: http://www.residencecafe.com/

WHEN: Sat. 16th March 2019
WHAT: St. Patrick's Eve Parade and the Greening of San Mamés Stadium (Bilbao)

SanMamesGreen
WHERE: Euskalduna Jauregia y San Mamés Stadium, Bilbao.
MEETING UP POINTS:
21.30 h Bagpipe procession with kids from Euskalduna Jauregia to San Mamés
22.00-22.30h Iluminación en verde del Estadio
22.45h Pub crawl (ver detalles más abajo)

WHEN: Saturday 16th March 2019, 22.30 till late.
WHAT: St. Patrick's Eve Pub Crawl
WHERE: Wicklow Tavern, ResidenceCafe... Bilbao.
provisional
+INFO:

WHEN: 2019ko Larunbata Martxoaren 16an, 20.15etan
WHAT: Dantza Tailerra
WHERE: Jania Zentroa, Particular de la Costa 8/4, Bilbao
DantzaTailerra
+INFO: Ceol eta Folk Lorea elkarlana
Harremanetan egoteko: jeni.sarah3@gmail.com


WHEN: Mondays 4 and 18th March 2019
WHAT: Ceol Kolektiboa Seisiun
Time: 20.30 h
AGM
WHERE: Bira Kultur Gunea, c/Ronda, No. 2 (Bilbao)
+INFO:
e-mail: Jeni (ceol.kolektiboa@gmail.com)

WHEN: Friday 8th March 2019
WHAT: #Viernes Unplugged concert
Time: 20.00 h
AGM
WHERE: Zorrotzaurre Art Work in Progress (ZWAP), Haceria Aretoa, Zorrozaure (Ribera de Deusto, Bilbao)
+INFO:
e-mail: Gráinne (grainnevitry@yahoo.com)

WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
WHEN: Domingo 3 marzo, 2019.
Time: 11.30-13.00 h followed by "Menu del Día" in a Bilbao restaurant.
IrishDancing
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
+INFO: Contact Seamus (samcquaid@gmail.com)

WHEN: Tuesday 26th February 2019
WHAT: LagunCara Annual General Meeting AGM
Time: 20.30 h
AGM
WHERE: Hotel Indautxu, Plaza Bombero Etxaniz (Bilbao)
http://www.hoteles-silken.com/hoteles/indautxu-bilbao/
+INFO:
To register, e-mail to: caravasco@gmail.com
-Only paid members have a right to vote at the AGM.

WHAT: St. Brigit's Day Fiestas (Patroness of Ireland)
WHEN: Friday 1st February, 2019.
St. Brigid
WHERE
Donostia/San Sebastián (DSS):
Farándula Cafe-Theatre (opposite the Tabacalera), c/Egia 10 in Egia, Donostia at 19.15h. Everyone invited to listen but only Mna na h'Eireann will speak, with a contribution from or about iconic Irish women. Dinner at 20.30 h (reservation essential). +INFO: Joe at: wordlan2012@gmail.com
Bilbao: Molly Malone Bar, Estraunza Kale Partikularra, 8, 48011 Bilbo. 20.00 h. Presentations about St. Brigit crosses, history of St. Brigit, various readings...

WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
WHEN: Domingo 20 enero, 2019.
Time: 11.30-13.00 h followed by "Menu del Día" in a Bilbao restaurant.
IrishDancing
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHEN: Saturday 15th December 2018 (13.00 -19.30 h)
WHAT: LagunCARA Annual Christmas Fiesta
WHERE: Restaurante Tamarises, Algorta, Getxo.
http://tamarisesbistrot.com/
CARAChristmas
Programme: Click HERE!
Queries to: Bríd at bridpridesa@hotmail.com or WAapp: 647.736.871


WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
WHEN: Domingo 18/11/2018.
Time: 11.30-13.00 h followed by "Menu del Día" in a Bilbao restaurant.
IrishDancing
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHAT: Halloween Fiesta/ Hildakoen Gau Festa [Event in Basque]
WHEN: 31 October 2018, 20.00 h-23.59 h
WHERE: Bira, Erronda Kalea 2, Bilbao (Bizkaia)
Halloween
+INFO: e-mail: www.bira.eus; samcquaid@gmail.com

WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
WHEN: Domingo 7/10, 28/10 2018.
Time: 11.30-13.00 h followed by "Menu del Día" in a Bilbao restaurant.
IrishDancing
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHAT: Euskaraldiako Azoka - Arrieta-n
FeriaArrieta
WHEN: Sun 1 July, 2018, 12.00-14.00 h Irish dancing and music.
WHERE: Plaza del Ayuntamiento, Arrieta, Bizkaia (cerca de Gamiz).
+INFO Andoni Vecchio (aztisorgin@gmail.com) and www.laguncara.com

WHAT: English/Basque Summer Camps 2018
WHEN: July & August 2018.
WHERE: Mundaka (Bizkaia)
+INFO: http://www.amasde.es/centro-multiactividades-bilbao/que-hacemos/campamen...
or e-mail: amasde@amasde.es
9-14 Julio - **Plazas agotadas**

WHAT: Commemorative walk organised by the Basque Pyrenees Freedom Trails’ Association (BPFTA)
WHEN: 22-24 junio de 2018
WHERE: Saint Saveur chapel (Mendive, French Basque Country) to Orbaizeta (Navarre)
BPFTA
The Basque Pyrenees Freedom Trails’ Association (BPFTA) is a voluntary organisation based in the Basque Country and with an international membership. It is dedicated to the recovery of the historic memory of WW2 Escape Lines’ operations across the Basque Pyrenees and which assisted Allied escapers and evaders, amongst others, to escape over from Nazi-occupied Europe during that conflict. These commemorative events are aimed at paying tribute to all those involved.
+INFO:
Programme -
Registration Form

Queries to: Joe Linehan at basquefreedomtrailsww2@gmail.com

WHAT: Bloomsday-Gasteiz (James Joyce Fiesta)
Un paseo literario por el "Dublín" de James Joyce según Ulisses

MarlynReadingUlysses
WHEN: Saturday 16th June, 2018, 11.00-15.00 h
WHERE: Partiendo a las 11.00 h del bar "Dublín" (Plaza de la Virgen Blanca, Vitoria-Gasteiz).
+INFO samcquaid@gmail.com and www.laguncara.com
Download Itinerary!

NOTA re transporte: "La Union" bus departures from Bilbao (Termibus) on Sat. 16th:
Dep. 08.45, Arr. 09.45; Dep. 09.00, Arr. 10.30; Dep. 10.00, Arr. 11.00 h.
Cost: 6.30 Euro
For more times, see: http://www.autobuseslaunion.com/es/consulta-horarios.asp
Download poster HERE!


WHEN: 27 mayo 2018.
WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30-13.00 h followed by "Menu del Día" in a Bilbao restaurant.
IrishDancing
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

RUGBY BILBAO 2018
WHAT: Drinks & Chat before rugby match (21.00 h).

WHEN: Friday 11th May 2018, 19.00 h
WHERE: Hotel Silken Indautxu, Plaza del Bombero Etxaniz, s/n, Bilbao


WHAT: Cloverwind in concert, Euskal-Irlandar Folka.
WHEN: Friday 11th May 2018, 19.15 h
WHERE: Molly Malone Pub, Estraunza Kale Partikularra, 8, Bilbo


WHAT: TV coverage of European Rugby Challenge Cup (coverage pending confirmation)
WHEN: Friday 11 May 2018, 21.00 h (kick-off)
WHERE: Aforementioned venues and "Residence Café".


Some tickets and rooms are still available if needed. Contact: KSpain Travel and Leisure. C/Colón de Larreátegui, 35 - 1º Izda. Dpto. 3, 48009 Bilbao.
WEB: www.kspaintravelandleisure.com
E-mail: info@kspain.com -
Tfnos: +34-944.076.998; Móvil María, +34-625.113.255; Móvil Sonia +34-615.309.580.

WHEN: 15 abril 2018; 6 mayo 2018
WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30-13.00 h followed by "Menu del Día" in a Bilbao restaurant.
IrishDancing
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHAT: XXIX Encuentros de la Asociación Española James Joyce (organizado por: UPV/EHU & EusCara) - Joyce’s Heirs: His Imprint on Recent Global Literatures
WHEN: Thurs+Fri. 5 y 6 de abril de 2018 (1 abril, fecha tope para inscribirse).
WHERE: Bizkaia Aretoa, Bilbao
AsocEspJJoyce
+INFO:
Programme: Click HERE!

Tweets: Click HERE!

NEW registration form; Registration fee: 20 Euro

Hotels in Bilbao
Hotels - Special Offers

Download Congress Poster

Queries to: Olga Fernández Vicente at xxixencuentrosjamesjoyce@gmail.com

WHEN: Friday 16th March 2018
WHAT: St. Patrick's Eve Parade, the Greening of San Mamés and encuentro con Jose Angel Iribar "El Chopo"


WHEN: Saturday 17th March, 2018
WHAT: Brunch Corinto with St. Patrick!
Time: 12.00-13.30 h (ojo: toma nota de cambio de sitio y hora).
IrishFry
WHERE: Corinto Bilbao, c/ Maestro García Rivero, 3, E-48011, Bilbao.
+INFO: 15 Euro incluye: zumo de Naranja Natural o zumo especial; un Café a tu gusto (Especiales + Suplm.); un plato "Con Dos Huevos!!!" (huevos benedictine / huevos revueltos / huevos fritos)y lo que quieras de la gran barra Brunch (tostadas, sándwiches, fruta fresca, tortillas de patata, brownie, tarta de chocolate, carrot cake, croissant, quesos, cereales, yogures, tostadas ibéricas, tostadas de salmón ... y mucho más).
Web: https://www.corintobilbao.com
Reservations to: Bríd (bridpridesa@hotmail.com)

WHEN: Friday 16th March 2018
WHAT: St. Patrick's Eve Parade, encuentro con Jose Angel Iribar "El Chopo" y the Greening of San Mamés
SanMamesGreen
WHERE: Euskalduna Jauregia y San Mamés Stadium, Bilbao.
MEETING UP POINTS:
19.30 h Euskalduna Jauregia
20.30 h Campa de los Ingleses restaurante - encuentro con Jose Angel Iribar ("El Chopo")
21.00 h Iluminación en verde del Estadio
21.30 h Cena (ver detalles más abajo)

WHEN: Friday 16th March 2018
WHAT: St. Patrick's Eve Cena
WHERE: San Mames Stadium, Bilbao. www.tabernacampadelosingleses.com
CampaIngleses
+INFO: 28 Euro menu. Reserved for 50 Pax. First come (sign up), first served!
Reservations *by Thurs 15th March* to: Bríd (bridpridesa@hotmail.com)

WHEN: 11 marzo 2018
WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30-13.00 h followed by "Menu del Día" in a Bilbao restaurant.
IrishDancing
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com


WHEN: 18 febrero 2018
WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30-13.00 h followed by "Menu del Día" in a Bilbao restaurant.
IrishDancing
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHEN: 28 enero, 2018
WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30-13.00 h followed by "Menu del Día" in a Bilbao restaurant.
IrishDancing
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHAT: Joyce-ren Dublindarrak (Dubliners)
Txantxangorria
WHEN: 26 Jan, 2018, 20.00 h
WHERE: Teatro Arriaga Bilbao
Dublindarrak
+Info: http://www.teatroarriaga.eus/programacion/dublindarrak/
Queries to: David at david.fogarty.ehu@gmail.com

WHAT: Aulki Hutsak (Empty Seats) - cinema + coloquio con director Iñaki Peña y psicóloga Zuriñe García
WHEN: Jueves, 11 enero, 2018 (19.00 h)
WHERE: Aula Villamonte, Getxo
aulki-hutsak
Queries to: Noemi at naomihasson@gmail.com

WHEN: Saturday 16th December 2017 (13.00 -19.30 h)
WHAT: EusCara Annual Christmas Fiesta
WHERE: Restaurante Tamarises, Algorta, Getxo.
http://tamarisesbistrot.com/
CARAChristmas
Programme: Click HERE!
Queries to: Bríd at bridpridesa@hotmail.com



WHEN: 10 diciembre 2017
WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30-13.00 h followed by "Menu del Día" in a Bilbao restaurant.
IrishDancing
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHEN: 12 noviembre 2017
WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30-13.00 h followed by "Menu del Día" in a Bilbao restaurant.
IrishDancing
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHEN: Martes 7 noviembre 2017
WHAT: Presentación de libro "El Irlandés2 - Matar al oso pardo" (de Julio García Llopis ) y posterior coloquio sobre "Los irlandeses en Bilbao"
Time: 19.30 h
OsoPardo
WHERE: Centro Municipal Barrainkua, c/Barrainkua 5, Bilbao
+INFO:

WHEN: 22 octubre 2017
WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30-13.00 h followed by "Menu del Día" in a Bilbao restaurant.
IrishDancing
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHEN: Friday 8th September 2017; 14.20 h (sitdown 14.40 h)
WHAT: IX Lunch of the LagunCara Business Network with keynote speech on ""The consequences of Brexit for Ireland" (by Dr. Rocco Caira, Abogado, Cónsul Honorario de Irlanda)
BusinessLunch
WHERE: ILUNION Bilbao Hotel, c/Rodgiguez Arias 66, Bilbao
+INFO: For more information, contact Darragh at: darraghkelly@darraghkelly.me
See our linkedin group at: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12019691
To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-consequences-of-brexit-for-ireland-biz-...

WHEN: 18 June 2017
WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30-13.00 h followed by "Menu del Día" in a Bilbao restaurant.
IrishDancing
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHEN: Friday 16 June 2017.
WHAT: Bloomsday Readings in Donostia (Gipuzkoa)
WHERE: 12.00 h Donostia; "walkabout" with readings from "Ulysses" by Éamon and Marisa Roche
Bloomsday
+INFO: The specific route will be inspired by Joyce's and Bloom's spirits. To participate, contact Éamon at: eamon@trinor.com

WHEN: Friday 16 June 2017.
WHAT: Bloomsday-Irish Fiesta (Hernani, Gipuzkoa)
WHERE:
20.00 h Garin Taberna, Hernani; song, dance, short stories, ...
22.00 h Irish Supper (restaurant in Hernani; booking is OBLIGATORY with Joe at: wordlan2012@gmail.com)
Bloomsday
+INFO:
Programme: http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/2017BloomsdayProgramme.pdf
Contact Joe at: wordlan2012@gmail.com

WHEN: 28 May, 2017
WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30-13.00 h followed by "Menu del Día" in a Bilbao restaurant.
IrishDancing
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHEN: 7 May 2017
WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30-13.00 h followed by "Menu del Día" in a Bilbao restaurant.
IrishDancing
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHEN: Friday 5th May 2017; 14.30 h (sitdown 15.00 h)
WHAT: VII Lunch of the LagunCara Business Network with keynote speech on "The end of the European Dream? Open questions about the EU crisis" (by Andoni Hidalgo, Managing Director, Gaia Trade Factory)
BusinessLunch
WHERE: ILUNION Bilbao Hotel, c/Rodgiguez Arias 66, Bilbao
+INFO: For more information, contact Darragh at: darraghkelly@darraghkelly.me
See our linkedin group at: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12019691
To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/laguncara-business-network-first-friday-lun...

WHEN: Friday 7th April 2017; 14.30 h (sitdown 15.00 h)
WHAT: VI Lunch of the LagunCara Business Network with keynote speech on "The growing gap between technology and society and the unseen impact on privacy" (by Darragh Kelly)
BusinessLunch
WHERE: To be determined; Bilbao
+INFO: For more information, contact Darragh at: darraghkelly@darraghkelly.me
See our linkedin group at: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12019691
To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/laguncara-business-network-first-friday-lun...

WHEN: 26 March 2017
WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30-13.00 h followed by "Menu del Día" in a Bilbao restaurant.
IrishDancing
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHEN: Friday 17th March, 13.30 h (aperitivo); 15.00 h (meal)
WHAT: St. Patrick's Meal
irish meal
WHERE: Bilbao
13.30 h The Wicklow Arms (c/Particular de Estraunza)
15.00 h "Las Cepas Estraunza" restaurante. Gran Via 63, 48011 Bilbao
+INFO: * Menu 15 Euro inc. IVA
* Confirmation before 13th March by e-mail to bridpridesa@hotmail.com or by WhatsApp to: 647.736.871(Bridget)

WHEN: 5th March 2017
WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30-13.00 h followed by "Menu del Día" in a Bilbao restaurant.
IrishDancing
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHEN: Friday 3rd March 2017; 14.30 h (sitdown 15.00 h)
WHAT: V Lunch of the LagunCara Business Network with keynote speech on "The Brain and Social Business" (by Dra. Sonja Massimo)
BusinessLunch
WHERE: At the oldest txoko in Bilbao "Gure Txoko", Alameda Santimami No. 37, 48010 Bilbao
+INFO: For more information, contact Darragh at: darraghkelly@darraghkelly.me
See our linkedin group at: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12019691
-To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/laguncara-business-network-first-friday-lun...

WHEN: 12 Feb, 2017
WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30-13.00 h followed by "Menu del Día" in a Bilbao restaurant.
IrishDancing
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHEN: Friday 3rd February 2017; 16.30 h
WHAT: IV Lunch/Merienda of the LagunCara Business Network (in Donostia)
BusinessLunch
WHERE: Hotel Maria Cristina, Paseo Republica Argentina 4, 20004 San Sebastian
+INFO: Transport will be available from Bilbao to Donostia. For more information about transport, contact Darragh at: darraghkelly@darraghkelly.me
See our linkedin group at: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12019691
-To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cara-business-network-first-friday-lunch-4-...
For more information regarding venue, contact Elisa at: uraljim@telefonica.net

WHEN: 22 Jan, 2017
WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30-13.00 h followed by "Menu del Día" in a Bilbao restaurant.
IrishDancing
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHEN: Friday 13th January 2017
WHAT: Third Lunch of the LagunCara Business Network
Time: 14.00, sitdown 14.30 h. Special menu del día: 19 Euro
BusinessLunch
WHERE: Hotel Gran Bilbao. Prieto Indalecio Hiribidea 1, 48004 Bilbao
+INFO: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12019691
-To register:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cara-business-network-first-friday-lunch-3-...
For more information, contact Darragh at: darraghkelly@darraghkelly.me

WHEN: Jueves, 12 de enero de 2017 (17:20h - 19:45h)
WHAT: El Reglamento General de Protección de Datos; Think global, act local
WHERE: Ve Interactive. 4 Urkixo Zumarkalea, 48008 Bilbao (near FNAC, Bilbao)
ThinkLocal
Programme: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/entradas-el-reglamento-general-de-proteccio...
+INFO: Darragh at: dkelly@gdprchecklist.com

Fantastic time had by all at our annual Christmas event. Check out the raffle prizewinners here


WHEN: Saturday 10th December 2016 (13.00 -19.30 h)
WHAT: LagunCara Annual Christmas Fiesta
WHERE: Restaurante Tamarises, Las Arenas, Getxo.
http://tamarisesbistrot.com/
CARAChristmas
Programme: here

WHEN: 11 December 2016
WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30-13.00 h followed by "Menu del Día" in a local restaurante.
IrishDancing
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHEN: Friday 2nd December 2016
WHAT: Second Lunch of the LagunCara Business Network
Time: 14.00, sitdown 14.30 h. Special menu del día: 19 Euro
BusinessLunch
WHERE: Hotel Gran Bilbao. Prieto Indalecio Hiribidea 1, 48004 Bilbao
+INFO:
-To register:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cara-business-network-first-friday-lunch-2-...
For more information, contact Darragh at: darraghkelly@darraghkelly.me

WHEN: Tuesday 15th November 2016
WHAT: LagunCara Annual General Meeting AGM
Time: 18.30 h (primera convocatoria)
Time: 19.00 h (definitive meeting start)
AGM
WHERE: Hotel Indautxu, Plaza Bombero Etxaniz (Bilbao)
http://www.hoteles-silken.com/hoteles/indautxu-bilbao/
+INFO:
To register, e-mail to: caravasco@gmail.com
-Only paid members have a right to vote at the AGM.

WHEN: Tuesday 15th November 2016
WHAT: LagunCara Christmas Jaia planning
Time: 20.00 h
ChristmasPlanning
WHERE: Hotel Indautxu, Plaza Bombero Etxaniz (Bilbao)
http://www.hoteles-silken.com/hoteles/indautxu-bilbao/
+INFO:
You are welcome to participate in the planning of our annual Christmas fiesta. All new ideas for the improvement of the fiesta will be welcome!

WHEN: 13 November 2016
WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30-13.00 h followed by "Menu del Día" in a local restaurante.
IrishDancing
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHEN: Friday 4th November 2016
WHAT: LagunCara Business Network lunch
Time: 14.00, sitdown 14.30 h. Special menu del día: 19 Euro
BusinessLunch
WHERE: Hotel Gran Bilbao. Prieto Indalecio Hiribidea 1, 48004 Bilbao
+INFO:
-For more information and to register:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cara-business-network-lunch-1-november-2016...
- or contact Darragh at: darraghkelly@darraghkelly.me

WHEN: Thursday 27th October 2016, Time: 19.00 h.
WHAT: VII Jornadas de Memoria Histórica de Sestao
Caminos hacia la paz; Colombia, Ulster, Euskal Herria; tres países, un mismo horizonte
Ulster
WHERE: Salon de Actos de la Escuela Municipal de Sestao
+INFO: Contact Rocco at: rcaira@icasv-bilbao.com

WHEN: Tuesday 25 October 2016
WHAT: The Rebel (Opera) Espectáculo que gira en torno a la figura de Padraig Pearse, líder del Alzamiento de Pascua, en beneficio de la Asociación Daño Cerebral Adquirido de Ourense
Time: 20.30 h.
TheRebel
WHERE: Auditorio Municipal de Ourense
+INFO:
-For more information and to register:
http://ocioengalicia.com/ourense/rebel-espectaculo-en-beneficio-de-la-as...
- or contact David Martínez at: davidmartinezalonso@hotmail.com

WHEN: 23 October 2016
WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30-13.00 h followed by "Menu del Día" in a local restaurante.
IrishDancing
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHEN: 2 October 2016
WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30-13.00 h followed by "Menu del Día" in a local restaurante.
IrishDancing
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHAT: El Brexit y las relaciones angloirlandesas.
Jornada de reflexión organizada por la UPV/EHU (ehuGune). Speakers to include: Juanjo Alvarez, Lorena López de Lacalle, Igor Filibi, Mikel Anton, Joxerramon Bengoetxea and Dr. Rocco Caira.
Brexit image
WHERE: Sala Lauraxeta, Bizkaia Aretoa UPV/EHU, Abandiobarra, Bilbao.
WHEN: Miércoles 6 de julio de 15.30 H
+INFO: Rocco at: rcaira@icasv-bilbao.com
Se ruega confirmen su asistencia al acto enviando correo a: joxerramon.bengoetxea@ehu.eus

WHEN: Domingo 12 June 2016
WHAT: Dance away to your heart's content at our Irish/Basque Dance/Language Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30-13.00 h. Menu del Día at 13.30 h in a nearby restaurante.
riverdancing
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHEN: Domingo 8 May 2016
WHAT: Dance away to your heart's content at our Irish/Basque Dance/Language Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30-13.00 h. Menu del Día at 13.30 h in a nearby restaurante.
riverdancing
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea

+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHEN: Domingo 17 April 2016
WHAT: Dance away to your heart's content at our Irish/Basque Dance/Language Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30-13.00 h. Menu del Día at 13.30 h in a nearby restaurante.
riverdancing
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea

+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com
For more information and updates, see: www.laguncara.com

WHEN: Domingo 17 April 2016, 18.00 h till late.
WHAT: Commemoration of the Centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising with Irish Ambassador David Cooney in conjunction with the 13th anniversary of the opening of the "Residence" pub. Events will include:
- Brief readings from some of the key documents related to the Easter Rising, in particular the Proclamation of the Irish Republic;
- References to some of the more important aspects of the copies of documents on display;
- Readings of brief extracts from some works of Irish writers relevant to the Rising;
- The above interspersed with some music and song commemorating or related to the events of 1916.
riverdancing
WHERE: Residence Pub, c/Barrainkua esquina c/Heros, Bilbao.
+INFO: Contact Éamon at: eamon@trinor.com


For more information and updates, see: www.laguncara.com

WHEN: Sunday 20th March, 14.00 h (14.30 h sitdown)
WHAT: St. Patrick's Meal
irish meal
WHERE: Batzoki Abando (Bilbao)
+INFO: * Menu Especial, 25 Euro; * Menu Infantil (<12 yo) 10 Euro
* Confirmation before 13th March to wmcgrath@ciccp.es

WHEN: Thursday 17th March 2016
WHAT: St Patrick's day lunch / comida
Time: 14.30 h; Menú del día 22.50€
WHERE: *New location* Restaurante "Colombo", c/Rodríguez Arias 32 (enfrente al Wicklow Arms, c/Estraunza), Bilbao
irish stew
+INFO: Confirm assistance with Bríd at: bridpridesa@hotmail.com
Or mobile 647.737.871

WHEN: Wednesday 16th March 2016
WHAT: 1916 Irish Easter Rising Commemoration
The 1916-2016 Centenary Programme, in association with the Irish Dept. of Foreign Affairs and the Notre Dame University, is holding a Gala Diaspora Event in the National Concert Hall (Dublin). This will be broadcast live all over the world (MC is Liam Neeson) and includes a scholarly researched and professionally executed film of the events of the Rising, within their proper historical, political and cultural context, as the precursor to an independent Irish state and to the disintegration of colonial empires. "Serious history for a general worldwide audience".
Time: 20.30 h (NOT 21.00 as previously announced)
1916
WHERE: The Irish Stones, Deusto, Avenida de Madariaga, (No. 2, enfrente del 9), Bilbao
+INFO: www.laguncara.com and caravasco@gmail.com

WHEN: Domingo Marzo 6 2016
WHAT: Dance away to your heart's content at our Irish/Basque Dance/Language Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30-13.00 h. Menu del Día at 13.30 h in a nearby restaurante.
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
riverdancing
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHEN: Domingo Febrero 21 2016
WHAT: Dance away to your heart's content at our Irish/Basque Dance/Language Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30-13.00 h. Menu del Día at 13.30 h in a nearby restaurante.
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
riverdancing
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHEN: Saturday 30th January 2016
WHAT: CARA Annual General Meeting AGM
Time: 14.00 h
AGM
WHERE: Hotel Indautxu (Bilbao)
http://www.hoteles-silken.com/hoteles/indautxu-bilbao/
+INFO: Only paid members have a right to vote at the AGM. caravasco@gmail.com

WHEN: Domingo Enero 24 2016
WHAT: Dance away to your heart's content at our Irish/Basque Dance/Language Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30-13.00 h. Menu del Día at 13.30 h in a nearby restaurante.
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
riverdancing
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHEN: *SATURDAY* 12th December 2015 (13.00 -19.00 h)
WHAT: CARA Christmas Fiesta
WHERE: Restaurante El Txakoli, Artxanda, Bilbao.
http://www.eltxakoli.net/
CARAChristmas
Programme: http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/2015CARANavidadProg.pdf

WHEN: Sunday November 29 2015
WHAT: Dance away to your heart's content at our Irish/Basque Dance/Language Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30-13.00 h. Menu del Día at 13.30 h in a nearby restaurante.
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
riverdancing
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHEN: Sunday November 8, 2015
WHAT: Dance away to your heart's content at our Irish/Basque Dance/Language Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30-13.00 h. Menu del Día at 13.30 h in a nearby restaurante.
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
riverdancing
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHEN: Sunday October 4th 2015
WHAT: Dance away to your heart's content at our Irish/Basque Dance/Language Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30-13.00 h. Menu del Día at 13.30 h in a nearby restaurante.
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
riverdancing
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHEN: Thursday 17 September 2015, 19.00 h.
WHAT: Fiesta Cervecera en "The Residence" con motivo de la inminente celebración de la Rugby World Cup 2015.
WHERE: The Residence Café, Barrainkua, s/n Bilbao , 48009
Residence
http://residencecafe.com/index.php/noticias
Contact Manu at: manu@residencecafe.com

WHEN: Tuesday 16 June 2015.
WHAT: Bloomsday Fiesta (Bilbao)
What is James Joyce’s Ulysses all about?
Joyceren “Ulysses” zertaz ari da??
El “Ulysses” de Joyce, de que se trata???
WHERE:
19.00 h Azkuna Zentroa (Alhóndiga) Bilbao.
20.00 h Blas de Otero bust (c/Egaña/Alda. Recalde).
20.15 h Hotel Indautxu, Plaza Bombero Etxaniz, Bilbao.
Bloomsday MarlynReadingUlysses
+INFO:
Programme: http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/2015BloomsdayProgENG.pdf
Contact Éamon at: eamon@trinor.com

WHEN: 14 Junio 2015
WHAT: Dance away to your heart's content at our Irish/Basque Dance/Language Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30-13.00 h. Menu del Día at 13.30 h in a nearby restaurante.
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
dancing
riverdancing
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHEN: 24 Mayo 2015
WHAT: Dance away to your heart's content at our Irish/Basque Dance/Language Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30-13.00 h. Menu del Día at 13.30 h in a nearby restaurante.
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
dancing
riverdancing
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHEN: Sat. 23 Mayo 2015
WHAT: Inauguration of "Omega Country House" - Residential English Courses for Adults - Ingeleseko Barnategia
WHERE: Zona Merindades, Valle De Losa (Burgos)
OmegaCountryHouse
+INFO:
- Contact Eoin at: info@tranvialegal.com or Mob: 652754260
- www.omegacountryhouse.es
- 10% discount for CARA members

WHEN: 26 Abril 2015
WHAT: Dance away to your heart's content at our Irish/Basque Dance/Language Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30-13.00 h. Menu del Día at 13.30 h in a nearby restaurante.
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
dancing
riverdancing
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHEN: 29 Marzo 2015
WHAT: Dance away those rainy Spring blues at our Irish/Basque Dance/Language Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30-13.00 h. Menu del Día at 13.30 h in a nearby restaurante.
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
dancing
riverdancing
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHEN: Tuesday 17th March 2015
WHAT: St. Patrick's Day Meal
Time: 13.30 h. Menu del Día en restaurant "Un Señor de Bilbao" (c/Particular de Indautxu, Bilbao, a 2 min de "Wicklow Arms") (http://www.unsenordebilbao.com/ubicacion.html).
+INFO: Contact Bríd at: bridpridesa@hotmail.com

WHEN: Saturday 14th March 2015
WHAT: St. Patrick's Day Warm-up Meal & Match
Time: 13.30 h. Covent Garden (Indautxu, Bilbao). Menu del Día 14.80 Euro with Ireland vs. Wales Rugby match on Canal+
+INFO: Book your place by contacting Fiona at: fijordan@hotmail.com

WHEN: 15 Febrero 2015
WHAT: Dance away those post-Christmas blues at our Irish/Basque Dance/Language Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30-13.00 h. Menu del Día at 13.30 h in a nearby restaurante.
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
dancing
riverdancing
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHEN: 18 Enero 2015
WHAT: Dance away those post-Christmas blues at our Irish/Basque Dance/Language Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30-13.00 h. Menu del Día at 13.30 h in a nearby restaurante.
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
dancing
riverdancing
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHEN: *SUNDAY* 14th December 2014 (13.00 -19.00 h)
WHAT: CARA Christmas Fiesta
WHERE: Restaurante El Txakoli, Artxanda, Bilbao.
Download Programme:
http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/2014CARANavidadProg.pdf
CARAChristmas
Featuring "Cloverwind" - fusion of Irish/Basque music styles
Cloverwind

WHEN: 16 November 2014
WHAT: Dance away those post-summer blues at our Irish/Basque Dance/Language Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30-13.00 h. Menu del Día at 13.30 h in a nearby restaurante.
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
dancing
riverdancing
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com


WHEN: 26th October 2014
WHAT: Dance away those post-summer blues at our Irish/Basque Dance/Language Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30-13.00 h. Menu del Día at 13.30 h in a nearby restaurante.
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
dancing
riverdancing
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHEN: Domingo 5th October 2014, 09.30 h
WHAT: VIII Marcha vía del conocimiento "VIII Jakintzaren bidea"; Marcha a pie no competitiva, abierta a todas las personas para unir simbólicamente la Universidad UPV/EHU con el Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Bizkaia (Zamudio) y dar a conocer su entorno (17 Kms.)
WHERE: Salida del Gymnasio de la UPV/EHU, Campus de Leioa
JakintzarenBidea
+INFO: Contact David at: david.fogarty@ehu.es and
http://www.ehu.es/es/web/kirolak-bizkaia/jakintzaren-bidea


WHEN: 5th October 2014
WHAT: Dance away those post-summer blues at our Irish/Basque Dance/Language Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30-13.00 h. Menu del Día at 13.30 h in a nearby restaurante.
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
dancing
riverdancing
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHEN: Sunday 15 June 2014.
WHAT: Bloomsday Fiesta (Bilbao)
WHERE:
11.15 h Otxarkoaga, Bilbao;
13.30 h Casco Viejo, Bilbao;
16.30 h ubiquitous!
Bloomsday MarlynReadingUlysses
+INFO:
Programme: http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/2014BloomsdayProgENG.pdf
Contact Éamon at: eamon@trinor.com

WHEN: 25th May 2014
WHAT: Dance away those winter blues at our Irish/Basque Dance/Language Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30-13.00 h. Menu del Día at 13.30 h in a nearby restaurante.
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
dancing
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHEN: 29-31st May 2014
WHAT: 13th International Conference of the Spanish Association of Irish Studies (AEDEI)
WHERE: Deusto University, Bilbao.
Aedei
+INFO: Conference Registration Fee with important discounts for CARA members and others.
http://aedei2014.deusto.es/ and
http://aedei2014.deusto.es/programme/
Contact Éamonn at: eamon@trinor.com

WHEN: Thurs. 29 May 2014, 12.30-13.30
WHAT: Book launch: "Teresa de Ávila" by Kate O’Brien (orig: 1951)
WHERE: Town Hall Bilbao.
Kate Teresa

+INFO: Contact Éamonn at: eamon@trinor.com

WHEN: Friday 16th May 2014
WHAT: CARA Annual General Meeting AGM
Time: 19.00 h
AGM
WHERE: Hotel Indautxu (Bilbao)
http://www.hoteles-silken.com/hoteles/indautxu-bilbao/
+INFO: Only paid members have a right to vote at the AGM. caravasco@gmail.com

St. Patrick's Day Message 2014
from President Michael D. Higgins
http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/2014StPatsDayMessageHiggins.pdf

WHEN: Saturday - Monday 15th - 17th March 2014 - St. Patrick's Weekend Fiesta
For full program, see:
http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/2014CARAStPatsAgenda.pdf

Programme includes:
WHAT: Traditional dance and music fiesta during which Niamh Ní Charra will present her latest work, CUZ.
WHERE: Kafe Antxokia, Bilbao
Niamh with Fiddle
+INFO: CaraVasco@gmail.com and you can download exclusive CARA interview with Niamh at:
http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/1109CARANiamhIview.pdf

WHEN: Friday 14th March 2014
WHAT: St Patrick's Day Charity Gala Ball, in aid of Debra Ireland and Debra España for children who suffer from Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB
WHERE: Westin Palace Hotel, Madrid.
DebraGala
+INFO: Marie Elizabeth O'Sullivan. E-mail: marie_elizabetho@hotmail.com

WHEN: 23rd March 2014.
WHAT: Dance away those winter blues at our Irish/Basque Dance/Language Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30 h. Menu del Día at 13.30 h in a nearby restaurante.
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
dancing
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHEN: Friday 14th March 2014
WHAT: St Patrick's Day Charity Gala Ball, in aid of Debra Ireland and Debra España for children who suffer from Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB
WHERE: Westin Palace Hotel, Madrid.
+INFO: Marie Elizabeth O'Sullivan. E-mail: marie_elizabetho@hotmail.com


WHEN: 16th February 2014.
WHAT: Dance away those winter blues at our Irish/Basque Dance/Language Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30 h. Menu del Día at 13.30 h in a nearby restaurante.
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
dancing
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

Important notice re. **Dancing Classes**
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Dancing classes this Sunday 19th January 2014 have been cancelled. Classes will resume Sunday 16th February 2014.
Our apologies for any possible inconvenience.

Important notice about Passports from Irish Embassy (Madrid).
Letter from Embassy: http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/1309EmbassyPassportRem.pdf
Passport Information Sheet: http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/1308PassportInfoSheet.doc

WHEN: Sábado 18 y domingo 19 [Euskera]
Sábado 25 y domingo 26 Enero 2014[Español]
WHAT: Talleres infantiles: ¿Qué pasa aquí? - las historias que se esconden tras las obras de los artistas vascos!
Time: 11.00 y 17.00
http://www.guggenheim-bilbao.es/actividades/talleres-infantiles-que-pasa...
WHERE: Guggenheim Bilbao
Guggen

AITZINA FOLK festival solidario de Vitoria-Gasteiz
FOLK Y SOLIDARIDAD CON LOS AFECTADOS POR ATAXIA-TELANGIECTASIA

27 de diciembre
Folk en familia: Juan Mari Beltrán
ORHIKO XORIA Concierto didáctico
Hora: 17:30
Entradas: 5€ Centro Cívico Ibaiondo

28 de diciembre
Folk de aquí: Parradust + amigos
Hora: 19:30
Entradas: 7€ Centro Cívico Ibaiondo
Folk electrónico: Solangrey dj
Hora: 22:30
Entrada libre Bar LA META

Dia 29 de diciembre
CARLOS NUÑEZ +artistas invitados: Kukai Dantza Konpainia, Banda de Gaiteros...
Hora: 20:30
Entradas: 15€, 20€, 25€ Teatro Principal Principal Antzokia

Animación callejera:
Banda de gaitas: Arte Galega, Amiestu Sones y Mendialdeko Gaiteroak.
Venta de entradas. Para los dias 27 y 28: Eroski Boulevard, la Pera limonera y Hala bedi taberna

WHEN: *SUNDAY* 15th December 2013 (12.15 - 14.15 -19.00 h)
WHAT: CARA Christmas Fiesta
WHERE: Restaurante El Txakoli, Artxanda, Bilbao.
http://www.eltxakoli.net/
CARAChristmas
Programme in Spanish:
http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/2013CARANavidadProg.pdf
Programme in English
http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/2013CARAChristmasProg.pdf

WHEN: 1st December 2013.
WHAT: Dance away those autumnal blues at our Irish/Basque Dance/Language Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30 h. Menu del Día at 13.30 h in a nearby restaurante.
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
dancing
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHEN: Saturday 23rd November, 18.00 h.
WHAT: K-1/Kick boxing. Ireland vs. Euskadi (10-15 Euro)
WHERE: La Casilla, Bilbao
Kickboxing
+INFO: Contact Borja at: kuraiafightclub@hotmail.com

WHEN: Friday 15th November, 20.00 h.
WHAT: Seafóid Live in Concert (FREE entry)
WHERE: Cine/Antzokia, Zalla
seafoid
+INFO: Contact Johnny at: jollybeggars@gmail.com

WHEN: 10th November 2013.
WHAT: Dance away those autumnal blues at our Irish/Basque Dance/Language Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30 h. Menu del Día at 13.30 h in a nearby restaurante.
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
dancing
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHEN: Tuesday 22nd October 2013
WHAT: CARA Board Meeting
Time: 19.00 h
AGM
WHERE: Hotel Indautxu (Bilbao)
http://www.hoteles-silken.com/hoteles/indautxu-bilbao/
+INFO: Confirmations of Board Members only to: caravasco@gmail.com

WHEN: 6 October, 2013.
WHAT: Dance away those autumnal blues at our Irish/Basque Dance/Language Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30 h. Menu del Día at 13.30 h in a nearby restaurante.
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
dancing
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHEN: Sun 22nd Sept. 15.30 h.
WHAT: Live showing of All-Ireland Football Final, Dublin v Mayo
WHERE: The Wicklow Arms, c/Rodríguez Arias 30 (Particular de Souza); 48011 Bilbao.
WicklowArms
+INFO: Tel: +34 944 42 51 48

WHEN: Sun. 8th Sept. 15.30 h.
WHAT: Live showing of All-Ireland Hurling Final, Clare v Cork
WHERE: The Wicklow Arms, c/Rodríguez Arias 30 (Particular de Souza); 48011 Bilbao.
WicklowArms
+INFO: Tel: +34 944 42 51 48

WHEN: Friday 6th September, 21.00 h.
WHAT: "Clannad" Concert, Folk Getxo BBK 2013
WHERE: Plaza de la Estación de Las Arenas de Getxo
Clannad
+INFO:
Programme: http://www.getxo.net/es/getxo-folk/programa/27

WHEN: 16 June 2013.
WHAT: Bloomsday Fiesta (Bilbao and Gernika)
WHERE: 09.00 h Atxuri, Bilbao; 10.30 h Mundaka; 12.15 Gernika
Bloomsday MarlynReadingUlysses
+INFO:
Programme: http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/2013BloomsdayProgMM.pdf
Contact Paul at: polmacseain@hotmail.com

WHEN: 16 June 2013 **CANCELLED**
WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance/Language Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30 h. Menu del Día at 13.30 h in a nearby restaurante.
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
dancing
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHEN: Sunday 19th May 2013; 16 June 2013.
WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance/Language Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30 h. Menu del Día at 13.30 h in a nearby restaurante.
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
dancing
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com


WHEN: Friday 10th May 2013, 21.30 h
WHAT: Noche Folk featuring among others Seafóid
WHERE: EDASKA Rock Club, c/San Juan 12, Barakaldo
NocheFolk
+INFO: 5 Euro. Contact Johnnie at: jollybeggars@gmail.com

WHEN:
Sunday 21st April 2013.
WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance/Language Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30 h. Menu del Día at 13.30 h in a nearby restaurante.
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
dancing
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHEN:
Saturday 20th April 2013
WHAT: The Irish novelist John Banville will be guest speaker at the En Conversación session
WHERE: The Auditorio in La Alhóndiga (Bilbao), 19.30 h
+INFO: Contact Éamon (eamon@trinor.com)

WHEN: Friday 22nd March 2013
WHAT: Korrika badator! The Basque Run is coming!
Time: 13.00 h
AGM
WHERE: Astrabudua
+INFO:
David Henderson: madhen3@gmail.com - Mob: 635.008.549

WHEN: Sunday 17th March 2013
WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance and Music after Pub-Grub.
All welcome (beginners + professionals; adults + kids)

Time: 14.00 h Pub Grub with dancing to follow.
WHERE: Scanlan's Tavern, Gernika
dancing
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com


St. Patrick's Day Message 2013
from President Michael D. Higgins
http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/2013StPatsDayMessageHiggins.pdf

WHEN: Saturday 16th March 2013
WHAT: CARA St. Patrick's Eve Family Fiesta
Time: 13.00 h - 19.30 h
Meal with special Guest Oliver the Magician (www.magooliver.com)
AGM
WHERE: Abaroa Euskal Sena, Artxanda, Bilbao
http://www.abaroa.net/restaurante.asp?ID=1
+INFO:
Programme in Spanish
http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/2013CARA-StPatsProgEsp.pdf
Programme in English
http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/2013CARA-StPatsProg.pdf

WHEN:
Friday 15th March 2013
WHAT: Festival de Rock solidario
En beneficio de la Fundación Mirada Solidaria. Contaremos con las actuaciones de The Fakeband, Doctor Flashback, Lugosi... y alguna otra sorpresa.
Time: 21.00-23.00
WHERE: Sala BBK, Gran Vía, Bilbao
dancing
+INFO:
http://www.facebook.com/events/134859123348873/
Contact Carlos at: carlosre54@gmail.com

WHEN:
Sunday 10th March 2013
WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance/Language Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30 h. Menu del Día at 13.30 h in a nearby restaurante.
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
dancing
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHEN: Tuesday 26th February 2013
WHAT: CARA AGM + Members Meal
Time: 19.00 h
AGM
WHERE: Gran Vía 19-21 (Regus), 2nd Floor
+INFO: Contact Bríd at: bridpridesa@hotmail.com
NOTE 17/2/13: Please indicate your intention to participate and reserve your place at the meal by sending an e-mail before Friday 22nd February to: caravasco@gmail.com
Only members who have paid their 2013 annual membership fee have a right to vote.

WHEN:
Sunday 17 February 2013
WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance/Song Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30 h. Menu del Día at 13.30 h in a nearby restaurante.
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
dancing
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHEN:
Thursday 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th February 2013
WHAT: Integrando Visiones
Time: 19.30-21.30
WHERE: Gran Vía 45, 1ªplanta (Edificio Sota)
dancing
+INFO: http://www.euskadinnova.net/es/innovacion-social/agenda/integrando-visio...
Contact Éamon at: eamon@trinor.com

WHEN:
20 January 2013
WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance/Song Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30 h. Menu del Día at 13.30 h in a nearby restaurante.
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
dancing
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

Thurs 17th January 2013 (20.30 h)
SPANISH-IRISH BUSINESS NETWORK
2013 Pan-Alumni + friends networking

with pintxos, chat and craic.
NUI
WHERE "Residence Cafe", c/Barraincua s/n, Bilbao.
Simultaneous networking events will also take place in Barcelona, Madrid and Marbella

TO REGISTER
Send an e-mail to CaraVasco@gmail.com indicating your name and the university at which you studied **on or before Mon. 14th January**.

WHEN: Saturday 15th December 11.00-13.00-19.30
WHAT: CARA Christmas Fiesta
WHERE: Restaurante El Txakoli, Artxanda, Bilbao.
http://www.eltxakoli.net/english.html
CARAChristmas
Programme in Spanish
http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/2012CARANavidadProg.pdf
Programme in English
http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/2012CARAChristmasProg.pdf

Important notice about Passports from Irish Embassy (Madrid).
http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/1210PassportNotice.pdf

WHEN: Sunday 18th November 2012
WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance/Song Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30 h. Menu del Día at 13.30 h in a nearby restaurante.
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
dancing
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHEN: Friday October 26th, 21.00 h
WHAT: Outdoor screening of Neil Jordan's 'Ondine' at
albaola where 'Tales from the Sea' is being hosted.

WHERE: Albaola which has its port in Pasaia, Gipuzkoa, and its scope in the boundless ocean!
Albaola
+INFO: http://talesfromthesea.net/index.php/en/

WHEN: Thursday 25th October 2012
WHAT: Last Thursday (The Wicklow Arms, Bilbao) 21.30-23.30 h
WHERE: The Wicklow Arms, Rodríguez Arias 30 (Particular de Estraunza)
Residence
+INFO: Contact Bríd at: bridpridesa@hotmail.com

WHEN: 23rd July 2012
Spring/Summer Newsletter of the IrishBasque Association CARA
1207NLetter
http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/1207CARANewsletter.pdf


PAST CARA EVENTS
WHEN: Sunday 21st October 2012
WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance/Song Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30 h. Menu del Día at 13.30 h in a nearby restaurante.
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
dancing
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHEN: Tuesday 16 October 2012
WHAT: CARA Board Meeting
Time: 14.30 h
AGM
WHERE: Restaurante Txakoli Artxanda (Artxanda)
+INFO: Confirmations to: caravasco@gmail.com


WHEN: Thursday 26th July 2012, 21.00-23.00 h
WHAT: "Last Thursday" - Chat, craic and music with the inimitable Johnny Kinnard!
WHERE: The Dubliners, Plaza Moyua, Bilbao
JohnnieK
+INFO: All are welcome.
+INFO: Contact Johnnie at: jollybeggars@gmail.com



WHEN: Tuesday 17 July 2012, 19.30 h
WHAT: Irish speakers gathering - Brush up on your Irish with Gaeilge conversation classes!
WHERE: La Granja, Abando, Bilbao
TalkIrish
+INFO: All interested in practicing the Irish language are welcome. Bring notebook and pen. Contact Louise at: louise.margaret@hotmail.com


WHEN: Tuesday 10 July 2012, 19.30 h
WHAT: Irish speakers gathering - Brush up on your Irish with Gaeilge conversation classes!
WHERE: La Granja, Abando, Bilbao
TalkIrish
+INFO: All interested in the Irish language are welcome. Bring notebook and pen. Contact Louise at: louise.margaret@hotmail.com


WHEN: Saturday 7th July
WHAT: Irish/Basque Family Summer Barbecue
CasaGalicia
WHERE: Monte Arraiz (Bilbao)
*Hay que reservar por e-mail para garantizar tu plaza en la comida*
+INFO: Menu en "Lar Casa Galicia" (Monte Arraiz 114, Bilbao)+ Diversión para niños + excursión al Monte. Inquiries to Fiona at fijordan@hotmail.com
Programme in English:
http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/2012CARABBQSummer.pdf
Programa en Español:
http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/2012CARABBQVerano.pdf

WHEN: Thurs. 5th-Sunday 8th July 2012
WHAT: Discover the Basque Country - San Fermin Fiesta and Gastronomy with Paddy Woodworth
Woodworth
WHERE: Lesaka, San Sebastian, San Juan, Rekondo
+INFO: http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/1206Woodworth.pdf
www.sansebastianfood.com

WHEN: Tuesday 3rd July 2012, 19.30 h
WHAT: Irish speakers gathering - Brush up on your Irish with Gaeilge conversation classes!
WHERE: La Granja, Abando, Bilbao
TalkIrish
+INFO: All interested in the Irish language are welcome. Bring notebook and pen. Contact Oisín at: obreatnach@hotmail.com


WHEN: Tuesday 3 July 2012
WHAT: NAVIGATING FOR PEACE
On the 75th Anniversary of the bombing of Gernika

WHERE: Sailing from Gernika to Donostia
Sailing
+INFO: A Project of The Causeway Coast Maritime Heritage Society of Northern Ireland (www.ccmhg.org) and the Albaola Itsas Kultur Erakundea (The Albaola Association for Maritime Culture) www.albaola.com

Inspired by the ongoing Peace Process in Northern Ireland the CCMHG and the Albaola Association want through this initiative to propose to Basque Society that a voyage be undertaken to help spread a message of peace and coexistence. The Irish crew will set sail on an ancient Irish boat called a Curragh, named ¨Colmcille¨ after one of the famous celtic sailor monks. The Basques will sail the Ameriketatik, a replica of a 19th century Basque fishing vessel. A programme of events will be organised over the course of the voyage with stop overs at Sukarrieta and Gertaria.

PROGRAMME
10.00 h Cultural tour of Gernika
11:45 h Procession carrying the oars along the streets of Gernika to the Town Hall.
12.00 h Arrival at Town Hall
12.30 h Bertsolaris
17.00 h They set sail for Mundaka

We need to recruit a few more Irish rowers to complete the crew on the Colmcille. Interested?
Contact Francis Morgan at: fmongan@hotmail.com

WHEN: Friday 29th June 2012, 21.00-h
WHAT: Irish Music by Oisín agus Cáirde
WHERE: Herriko, Bilbo la Vieja (Opposite San Anton church)
+INFO: All are welcome.
+INFO: Contact Oisín at: obreatnach@hotmail.com


WHEN: Thursday 28th June 2012, 21.00-23.00 h
WHAT: "Last Thursday" - Chat, craic and music with the inimitable Johnny Kinnard!
WHERE: The Dubliners, Plaza Moyua, Bilbao
JohnnieK
+INFO: All are welcome.
+INFO: Contact Johnnie at: jollybeggars@gmail.com


WHEN: Wednesday 27th June 2012, 19.30 h
WHAT: Irish speakers gathering - Brush up on your Irish with Gaeilge conversation classes!
WHERE: La Granja, Abando, Bilbao
TalkIrish
+INFO: All interested in the Irish language are welcome. Bring notebook and pen. Contact Oisín at: obreatnach@hotmail.com


WHEN: Sunday 17th June 2012
WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance/Song Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30 h. Menu del Día at 13.30 h in a nearby restaurante.
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
dancing
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHEN: Sat. 16th June 2012
WHAT: Bloomsday in Gernika
Bloomsday
WHERE: Scanlan's Tavern, Gernika
+INFO: scanlanp@hotmail.com - All are welcome.

WHEN: Thurs. 14th June 2012, 20.45 h
WHAT: Ireland vs. Spain Football
IrelandVsSpain
WHERE: The Dubliners, Plaza Moyua, Bilbao
+INFO: All are welcome.

WHEN: Thursday 31st May 2012, 21.00-23.00 h
WHAT: "Last Thursday" - Chat, craic and music with the inimitable Johnny Kinnard!
WHERE: The Dubliners, Plaza Moyua, Bilbao
JohnnieK
+INFO: All are welcome.
+INFO: Contact Johnnie at: jollybeggars@gmail.com


WHEN: Sunday 27th May
WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance/Song Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30 h. Menu del Día at 13.30 h in a nearby restaurante.
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
dancing
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHEN: Thursday 17 Mayo 2012, 19:30 h
WHAT: Residence Session Band live in "The Quiet Corner" a novel EuskalIrish pub
WHERE: Areatza-Villaro
QuietCorner
+INFO: Contact Manu at: manu@residencecafe.com

WHEN: Monday 26th March 2012
WHAT: CARA AGM + Members Meal
Time: 19.30 h
AGM
WHERE: Gran Vía 19-21 (Regus), 2nd Floor
+INFO: Contact Bríd at: caravasco@gmail.com
NOTE 6/3/2012: Please indicate your intention to participate and reserve your place at the meal by sending an e-mail before Monday 19th March to: caravasco@gmail.com
Only members who have paid their 2012 annual membership fee have a right to vote.

WHEN: Sunday 25th March 2012
WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance and Music after Pub-Grub.
All welcome (beginners + professionals; adults + kids)

THIS EVENT REPLACES THE PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED DANCE WORKSHOP IN OTXARKOAGA ON THE SAME DAY
Time: 14.00 h Pub Grub with dancing to follow.
WHERE: Scanlan's Tavern, Gernika
dancing
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHEN: Saturday 17th March 2012 - ST. PATRICK'S DAY!!
CaraSeafoid
WHAT: Program of St. Pat's Day Celebrations with CARA
Download here!

**Meal SOLD OUT!!**
but tickets still available for concert at 21.30 h
http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/120317CARAProgramme.pdf




WHAT: Letter from President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins to Irish people around the world
+INFO:
http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/120317MDHiggins.pdf


WHAT: Letter from Irish Ambassador
+INFO:
http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/120317IrishAmbassador.pdf

PamplonaLogo
WHAT: St. Pat's Day Celebrations in Pamplona
Iddawc (colk celta) en Cervecería Tajonar, 22.30 h
+INFO: Victor - bittorp@gmail.com






WHEN: 16th March 2012
WHAT: SIBN St Patrick’s Day Charity Ball
Reception, dinner, drinks and dancing. Proceeds going to the Barretstown Children’s Charity http://www.barretstown.org/
WHERE: Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid
+INFO: 100 Euro


WHEN: Wed. 14th March 2012
WHAT: Visita de la exhibición "La Maleta Mexicana"
WHERE: Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao 18.00 h
+INFO: Vanessa (vperezsa@gmail.com). Entrance Free. Download your invitation at:
http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/MaletaMexicana.pdf


WHEN: 9-11th March 2012
WHAT: TESOL-Spain Annual Convention
WHERE: Deusto University, Bilbao
Download here!
http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/TESOLSpainConvention.pdf
+INFO: Sign up now: vizcaya@tesol-spain.org
Deadline for Online Pre-registration: February 24th


WHEN: Sunday 19th February 2012
(Previously advertised as 26th)
WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance/Song Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30 h. Menu del Día at 13.30 h in a nearby restaurante.
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
dancing
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

WHEN: Sunday 19th February 2012, 17.30 h
WHAT: childrensLAB - Carnaval
Cuentacuentos with Anabel Muro.
WHERE: La Haceria. 42 Ribera de Deusto, Bilbao.
carnaval
+INFO: Free. Contact Heidi Jack at: jackdellop@hotmail.com

WHEN: Sunday 22nd January 2012
WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance/Song Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30 h. Menu del Día at 13.30 h in a nearby restaurante.
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
dancing
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

Thurs 19th January 2012 (20.30 h)
SPANISH-IRISH BUSINESS NETWORK
2012 Pan-Irish alumni + friends networking

with food, chat and craic.
NUI
WHERE Bilbao (The Dubliners Pub, Plaza Moyua)
Simultaneous networking events will take place in:
Barcelona (Scobie's Irish Pub, Ronda de la Universidad, 8)
Madrid (James Joyce Irish Pub, Alcalá 59; Metro Banco de España)
Málaga (O´Neill´s, Calle Bolsa, No.10)
Marbella (The Claddagh Bar, Avda. Arias Maldonado)
Sevilla (O´Neill´s, Ed Viapol, Calle Balbino Marron)

TO REGISTER
Send an e-mail to CaraVasco@gmail.com indicating your name and the university at which you studied **on or before Mon. 16th January**.


WHEN: Monday 19th December 2011 (19.00 h)
WHAT: Presentation of A. Legarreta Book on Kate O'Brien
WHERE: Bidebarrieta Public Library, Zazpi-Kaleak
dancing
+INFO: Contact Aintzane at: makentxu@gmail.com


WHEN: Saturday 10th December 13.00-19.00 h
WHAT: CARA Christmas Fiesta
WHERE: Cafe Antzokia, Bilbao.
CARAChristmas
+INFO: http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/2011CARAChristmasFiesta.pdf
Programa **Apúntate para las últimas plazas hasta miércoles 7 Diciembre**
(Español): http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/2011CARANavidadProg.pdf

Programme
(English): http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/2011CARAChristmasProg.pdf

WHEN: Every Saturday (12.00-14.00 h)
WHAT: Childrens Lab
WHERE: Ribera de Deusto
KidsLab http://www.laguncara.com/images/ChildrensLab1.jpg
+INFO: Contact Heidi Jack at: jackdellop@hotmail.com

WHEN: Wed. 30th November 2011
Autumn/Winter Newsletter of the IrishBasque Association CARA
1006NLetter
http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/1111CARANewsletter.pdf

WHEN: Wed 30th November 2011
WHAT: St. Andrew's Day, Patrón de Scotland.
Time: 19.00-21.00 h. Degustación de 4 whiskys de diferentes regiones de Scotland acompañados por un aperitivo de Salmón Ahumado de los maestros artesanos de Keia, Quesos de La Petit Fromagerie acompañados de mostaza, chutneys y mermeladas escocesas Mrs.Bridges; así como los tradicionales Walkers Shortbread.
WHERE: Residence Cafe (c/Barrainkua s/n, esquina Heros)
whisky
+INFO: 20 Euro. www.residencecafe.com - Para confirmar asistencia y/o solicitar información: manu@residencecafe.com
Note: Se podrán adquirir por botellas los citados whiskys a un precio especial para la ocasión.


WHEN: Sunday 27th November 2011
WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance/Song Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30 h. Menu del Día at 13.30 h in a nearby restaurante.
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
dancing
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com
Note: There will be no class on Sunday 4th December, as previously advertised

WHEN: Saturday 26th November 2011
WHAT: International Women´s Club Christmas Cocktail Party
WHERE: "Los Tamarises" restaurant, Ereaga Beach, Las Arenas. 20.00 h.
+INFO: 35 Euro per person. Money raised from the raffle goes entirely to the Sagrado Corazón old home in Artxanda.
IWC
Contact Ana Trueba at: ana.anatrueba.trueba485@gmail.com or Ana Behal 94.491.2147

WHEN: Saturday 26th November 2011
WHAT: Doctor Flashback plays Classics from the 70s and 80s
WHERE: Lizeo Antzokia, Gernika
dancing
+INFO: Contact Juan Durán at: duran@icqo.org


WHEN: Thursday 24th November 21.30-24.00 h
WHAT: Johnnie Kinnard (from the band Seafóid ) with friends. Music, songs, chat and a lot of craic!
WHERE: The ResidenceCafe, c/Barraincua s/n (esquina c/Heros), Bilbao.
+INFO: FREE


WHEN: Thursday 27th October, 21.30-24.00 h
WHAT: Johnnie Kinnard (from the band Seafóid ) with friends. Music, songs, chat and a lot of craic!
WHERE: The ResidenceCafe, c/Barraincua s/n (esquina c/Heros), Bilbao.
+INFO: FREE


WHEN: Wednesday 26th October 21.00-24.00 h
WHAT: The "Residence Irish Band" performs with violin, uileann pipes, whistles, bodhrán, flutes and concertina.
WHERE: The ResidenceCafe, c/Barraincua s/n (esquina c/Heros), Bilbao.
+INFO: FREE


WHEN: Tuesday 25th October 2011 19.00 h
WHAT: "An Irish Evening" - Occasional Tuesdays
Time: 11.30 h. Menu del Día at 13.30 h in a nearby restaurante.
WHERE: B7 Calle Bermingham 7, Gros, Donosti
COST: 20 Euro per head
+INFO: Contact Fiona at: fionatelleria@gmail.com
"Occasional Tuesdays" represent an attempt to recover the art of fine conversation, dining and erudition. The evening begins with an informal pre-dinner drink, with the presentations at 20.00 h and will be followed by lively conversation and debate in English accompanied by a delicious menu


WHEN: Sunday 16th October, 10.45 h
WHAT: Martxa Popular - Subida a Artxanda
WHERE: La explanada del Guggenheim, al lado del Puppy, debajo de la bandera irlandesa.
+INFO: - http://info.elcorreo.com/deportes/vizcaya/subida-artxanda/ - Inscripciones hasta el 15 de octubre, en la Tienda de El Correo, c/ Rodríguez Arias, 43, Bilbao. 3€ adultos y 1€ menores de 12 años.
NOTA: Este evento sustituye a la excursión al Torre Madariaga, prevista para el Domingo 8 Octubre, pero postergada debido al acortamiento de la visita del Embajador de Irlanda.


WHEN: Saturday 8th October, 07.00 h
WHAT: Rugby World Cup - Ireland vs. Wales
WHERE: The Dubliners, Plaza Moyua (Bilbao).
+INFO: - http://es-es.facebook.com/TheDublinersBilbao


WHEN: Saturday 8th October, 12.00 h
WHAT: Arklow Silver Band
WHERE: The Kiosko in the Arenal (Bilbao).
+INFO: - (http://www.arklowsilverband.com/)


WHEN: Thursday 6th October, 19.30 h
WHAT: Invitation from Irish Ambassador
Con motivo de la visita promocional a Bilbao de una delegación irlandesa, el Embajador de Irlanda, Sr. Justin Harman, tiene el placer de invitar a los miembros de CARA a una recepción amenizada con música tradicional irlandesa.
WHERE: Hotel Abando, Colón de Larreátegui, 9, Bilbao.
+INFO: FREE. Admission only to those who confirm their attendance by e-mail to caravasco@gmail.com before Friday 30th Sept. 12.00 noon


WHEN: Monday 3rd October, 12.00 h - 21.00 h
WHAT: V Salón Profesional del Whisk(e)y - "Grain Bilbao"
Una exposición, cursos, catas, maridajes, contando con la presencia de expertos y Brand Ambassadors de las diferentes casas de Whisk(e)y.
WHERE: Sala Cúpula del Teatro Campos (Bilbao).
+INFO: - http://www.grainbilbao.com
By invitation, available at ResidenceCafe (c/Barraincua, esq. c/Heros) o by e-mail to Manu Iturregi (manu@residencecafe.com).


WHEN: Sunday 2nd October 2011
WHAT: Irish/Basque Dance/Song Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30 h. Menu del Día at 13.30 h in a nearby restaurante.
WHERE: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
dancing
+INFO: Contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com


WHEN: 22-27 September 2011
WHAT: Cultural activities in honor of Irish writer Kate O'Brien, in preparation for the inauguration of the new "Kate O'Brien" street, Ávila (Tues. 27 September, 12.00 h).
WHERE: Ávila
+INFO: Invitation extended by Dña Sonsoles Sánchez-Reyes, Teniente Alcalde de Cultura del Ayuntamiento de Ávila
http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/JornadasArlandesasAvila.pdf


WHEN: Every Wednesday night 21.00-24.00 h
WHAT: The "Residence Irish Band" performs with violin, uileann pipes, whistles, bodhrán, flutes and concertina.
WHERE: The ResidenceCafe, c/Barraincua s/n (esquina c/Heros), Bilbao.
+INFO: FREE


WHEN: Monday 12th September 20.00 -22.30 h
WHAT: Dialogue with Niamh Ní Charra and Ibon Koteron inThe Basque Irish Connection. Music, dance and informal, interactive dialogue with both musicians.
WHERE: Sala Cúpola, Teatro Campos Elíseos
+INFO: 20 Euro (10 Euro for CARA members)
Ibon+Niamh
To request your ticket, mail us at caravasco@gmail.com
AFTER?: Followup session in ResidenceCafe (c/Barraincua).


Photos courtesy of Oscar López – http://www.bedwyrphoto.com
Download exclusive CARA interview with Niamh at:
http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/1109CARANiamhIview.pdf


WHEN: Friday September 9th, 19.00 h
WHAT: Seafoid in Getxo Folk Festival
WHERE: Parking de la plaza Estación de Las Arenas
+INFO: FREE


WHEN: Monday 22nd August, 23.30 h
WHAT: The Chieftans in Fiestas de Bilbao
WHERE: Abandiobarra, Bilbao
+INFO: Free
CaraLogo








WHEN: 12th August 2011
Spring/Summer Newsletter of the IrishBasque Association CARA
1006NLetter
http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/1108CARANews.pdf




Sat. 16th July 2011, 13.00 h
CARA Summer Picnic
IrishSummerPicnic
Where? Irish Summer Camp, Soba, Cantabria
Who? Anyone with an interest in Irish/Basque issues. All are welcome. Picnic with barbecue facilities. Activities for kids. Nature trail. Evening swim in lakes. Spot prizes.
+ Info: http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/1106CARASummerPicNic.pdf


WHEN: Jueves 14 Julio a las 20.00 h
WHAT: Concierto de Música Tradicional Irlandesa a cargo de Niamh Ni Charra y su formación.
WHERE: Santurce, Parque mendizabal, junto a la iglesia San Gorge
+INFO: http://www.niamhnicharra.com/tour.htm


Irish Summer Camp
IrishSummerCamp
When? July-August 2011
Where? Soba, Cantabria
Who? Contact Adolfo Pérez Muela at: adolfopm2001@yahoo.es
+ info: http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/1103CARASummerCamp.pdf
http://www.irishsummercamp.com/

WHEN: Martes 12 de Julio a las 20 horas
WHAT: Música gaélica. El irlandés Doimnic y el escoces Griogair publicaron a finales del año pasado un disco aclamado por los medios y que según algunos ha sido el disco revelación de la música gaélica en 2010.
WHERE: Paddy Shorts Taberna. Santa Lucia 8, Judimendi-Gasteiz
+INFO: http://doimnic.com/ - http://www.myspace.com/doimnic - www.paddyshortstaberna.blogspot.com


Sunday 12 June 2011
**Final** Irish/Basque Dance/Song Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30 h. Menu del Día at 13.30 h in a nearby restaurante.
Place: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
dancing
For more information, contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com


19-22 May 2011
Ireland U16 basketball team visits Euskadi
GIRA A EUSKADI DE LA SELECCIÓN DE IRLANDA DE BALONCESTO, (CATEGORÍA CADETE)
basketball
Día 19 de mayo: Contra La Salle, 18:30 horas, Polideportivo La Salle-Ybarra, Adva. Madariaga, 67, 48014 Bilbao
Día 20 de mayo: Contra el Baskonia, 18:00 horas, Ciudad Deportiva Baskonia, Vitoria-Gasteiz
Día 21 de mayo: Contra Euskadi, 18:00 horas, Polideportivo Bikuña, C/ Bikuña, S/N, 20230 Legazpia
Día 22 de mayo: Contra Euskadi, 10:45 horas Polideportivo La Salle-Ybarra, Adva. Madariaga, 67, 48014 Bilbao
If interested, contact Rocco Caira at: caravasco@gmail.com


Friday 20th May 2011
Annual General Meeting of CARA
Time: 20.00 h, followed by meal (reservation necessary).
Place: Alhondiga, 3rd Floor (Bilbao)
AGM
NOTE: Please indicate your intention to participate and reserve your place at the meal by sending an e-mail before Friday 13th May to: caravasco@gmail.com
Only members who have paid their 2011 annual membership fee have a right to vote.


Tuesday 17th May 2011
Occasional Tuesdays:
"The Basque Pre-Columbian Discovery of America - Reality or Myth?"
presented by Dr Michael M Barkham
Time: 19.00 h, informal pre dinner drink
20.00 h Dr. Barkham's presentation followed by meal
Place: El Lagar, Calle Zabaleta, 55, 20002 Donostia
AGM
NOTE: Cost: 18 euros per person.
For more information and reservations (necessary), contact Fiona at: fionatelleria@gmail.com


Sunday 8 May 2011
Irish/Basque Dance/Song Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30 h. Menu del Día at 13.30 h in a nearby restaurante.
Place: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
dancing
For more information, contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com
Future classes: Sunday 12 June


Sunday 1st May, 11.45 h
Annual Easter Bunny Egg Hunt

EasterEgg Hunt
Where? Gardens of the Hotel Artaza in Neguri (Bizkaia).
Who? Organized by the Bilbao International Newcomers group.
+ info: clara.donohue@yahoo.es
NOTE: if anyone wishes to help organise or bring along some more eggs then please come at 11.40. Please kindly make sure there is no litter left around in the gardens after the event.


Saturday 30th April, 22.00 h
Mendebala Folk Festival - 5th Battle of the Bands

Seafoid Danbaka
Where? Plaza del Ayuntamiento en Portugalete -
beside the Hanging Bridge (Puente Colgante)
Who? Seafóid among others. All invited to come and support Seafóid and enjoy the evening.
NOTE: The prize is promotion for the winning band for one year (e.g. radio, promotor, manager and an album recorded by a top studio. The disc will be released in the Durango Disc Fair, so please do come along and give us a cheer.
+ info: jollybeggars@hotmail.co.uk


Friday 29th April, 22.30 h
Doctor Flashback in Concert

Dr. Flashback
Where? The Lighthouse (Górliz).
Who? All invited to come for a pint, enjoy the music and prepare to ease back to work after the holidays.
NOTE: Siempre con nuevos flashbacks de Steve Miller Band, Van Morrison, The Band, CSN&Y, Jayhawks... y los clásicos de Eagles, Neil Young, Wilco, Bob Dylan, Kinks, etc. ¡Que no te lo cuenten!
+ info: doctorflashback@gmail.com


Thursday 28th April, 21.30 h
CARA Last Thursday Night in The Residence
Featuring: the Jolly Beggar

Johnnie K.
Where? The ResidenceCafe. c/Barraincua s/n (esquina c/Heros), Bilbao.
Who? All invited to come for a pint, enjoy the music and prepare to ease back to work after the holidays.
+ info: jollybeggars@hotmail.co.uk


Presentation of Chesús Yuste's latest novel "La mirada del bosque"
Yuste
When? Wed. 13 April 2011, 19.00-21.00 h
Where? Librería FNAC, Alda. Urquijo (Bilbao)
What? Chesús Yuste, de Zaragoza, es editor del blog Innisfree u acaba de escribir una novela policíaca ambientada en Irlanda (La mirada del bosque) que va presentar en FNAC Bilbao. Acompañará al autor el escritor vasco Álex Oviedo. Ambientada en la Irlanda rural, la primera novela de Chesús Yuste pertenece al género policíaco, y en ella se combinan la intriga y el sentido del humor con el sabor de los cuentos irlandeses.
El evento esta en Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=198350246863579


Occasional Tuesdays (San Sebastián)
When? Tues. 5 April 2011, 20.00 h
Where? Via Fora, Frederico Garcia Lorca, 10, 20014 Donostia.
What? "Occasional Tuesdays" has been set up with the idea of bringing a series of English language events to Donostia and celebrating them in a convivial dining atmosphere on the banks of the Urumea River on occasional Tuesdays, some seven or eight times a year. The talks and presentations will be brief but varied, always in English and the invited guests will be native and non-native speakers of English who like the idea of getting together every now and then to learn a little and to enjoy an entertaining and illuminating evening. On this inaugural evening, we will recapture the art of fine conversation, dining and erudition. Stuart Kelling will tive a short talk entitled "Like a Hurricane - how music has changed us over the last 60 years" followed by lively conversation and debate in English accompanied by a sumptuous menu. 30 Euro per person for the evening.
Who? All are welcome to participate, but an email confirming attendance is required and should be sent as soon as possible to: Fiona Kennedy at fionatelleria@gmail.com


ST PATRICK'S CELEBRATIONS IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY
Download our programme from:
http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/1103StPatsWeek.pdf


Sunday 20th March - Gernika "Tír na nÓg"
11.00 am Birdwatching
Parque de Europa, Gernika and/or path along river from town to
stork nests. Stroll around park, listening to natural birdsongs. Explanation of calls and songs by David Henderson. Questions and Answers. Plastified sheets with pictures of the main songbirds will be available to facilitate identification. Kids can bring bikes too. Bring your binoculars!
For further information, contact: David Henderson at madhen3@gmail.com
13.30 h Pub Grub in Scanlan's Tavern
Scanlans
See menu at http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/ScanlanMenu.pdf
16.00 h Irish/Basque dancing and Live Irish Music.
All welcome (beginners + professionals; adults + kids).


Friday 18th March - San Patrizioko Kontzertua
Featuring Barry Kerr & Ruben Bada. The Piper's Irish Pub, Avda. Basagoiti, 47, Algorta (Vizcaya). Gaita irlandesa, flautas, guitarra...
Time: 22.00 h


Friday 18th March - San Patrizioko Festa
Mimos Taberna, Pasai Antxo, GIPUZKOA
http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/GipuzkoaPoster.pdf
+ INFO: daithiok@hotmail.com


Thursday 17th March CARA Key Meal
Time: 13.30 h.
"Botavara Restaurant" in the Abba Parque Hotel
(Rodríguez Arias 66, i.e. Sagrado corazón end).
Exquisite Menu (25 Euro). See http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/110317MenuEspBotavara.pdf
Guest coffee-speaker: Prof. Juan Durán (UPV + ICQO)
"On the obligation to doubt"


Wed 16th March St. Patrick's Eve Live Irish Music "Seisiún Cheoil Ghaelach"
Time: 21.00 h ResidenceCafe, Bilbao, with uilleann pipes, bodhrán, whistles, fiddles, concertina. Authentically Irish/Basque!


Sunday 13 March 2011
Irish/Basque Dance/Song Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30 h. Menu del Día at 13.30 h in a nearby restaurante.
Place: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
For more information, contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

Sunday 13 February 2011
Irish/Basque Dance/Song Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30 h. Menu del Día at 13.30 h in a nearby restaurante.
Place: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
dancing
For more information, contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com


Fergus J. Ryan R.I.P.
Hil da (Eusk.), Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam (Irish)

F.J. Ryan
Fergus Ryan, a friend of many of us and long-standing member of the Irish community in the Basque Country passed away last night (Tuesday 8th Feb. 2011) after a long battle against cancer. Our sincere condolences to all the family, in particular to his wife María.
A Memorial Service will be celebrated on
Thursday 10th February 19.00 h
Tanatorio De Funeraria Bilbaína,
Avda. Zumalakarregui No. 10,
Bilbao (near Plaza de Gas)

May he rest in peace
Goian bedi lagun


4th February 2011 (21.00 h)
Meeting of CARA Management Board
To plan events for 2011, including St. Patrick's day celebrations


Tuesday 1 February 2011
Lá Fhéile Bríde - Happy St. Bríd's Day to all our Bríds
- See article on Bríd (the Saint, not our VP) by Mary Condren TCD at: http://laguncara.com/dp/node/20


Saturday 29 January 2011 (17.00 h)
IRISH JAIA - Live Irish music
by the Residence Band
IrishJaia
http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/110129Rekalde.pdf
WHERE
Recalde, Bilbao (c/Leon de Urunuela, 1, lonja)
+ INFORMATION
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=185806488109685
e-mail: Felix Cortazar, ttakuna@gmail.com


Thursday 20 January 2011 (20.00 h)
SPANISH-IRISH BUSINESS NETWORK
Pan-Irish alumni networking

with food and live music
NUI
WHERE
Bilbao (The Dubliners Pub, Plaza Moyua)

TO REGISTER
Send an e-mail to CaraVasco@gmail.com indicating your name and the university at which you studied **before Friday 14th January**.

+ INFORMATION
web: www.laguncara.com
e-mail: caravasco@gmail.com


Sat. 11 December 2010
CARA Annual Christmas Fiesta
**Call for Photos, Videos etc** Please send us your best photos of the event to be included in a Special Edition of the CARA Newsletter. Mail them to: caravasco@gmail.com
Meal
http://picasaweb.google.com/CaraVasco/1012CARAFiesta?authkey=Gv1sRgCNPBv...








Sat. 11 December 2010
CARA Annual Christmas Fiesta
**RESERVE YOUR PLACE NOW, ¡YA! **For info, download PDF in English or Spanish below.
Cafe Antzokia, Bilbao, (13.00 h to 18.30 h). Food, music and fun for all. After-lunch music featuring Doctor Flashback, The Jolly Beggar and others. Only those with reservations can be admitted!! For further information, see:
http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/CARAChristmas.pdf
Para información en Castellano, ver:
http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/CARANavidad.pdf


WHEN: Wed. 30th November 2010
Autumn Newsletter of the IrishBasque Association CARA
1011NLetter
http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/1011CARANews.pdf


Fri-Sun 5-7 November 2010
Cáceres Irish Music Festival(Fleadh)
caceres
For more information, see: http://www.myspace.com/ELGATOALAGUA



Sun 31 October 2010 and Sun 28 November 2010
Irish/Basque Dance/Song Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30 h. Menu del Día at 13.30 h in a nearby restaurante.
Place: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
dancing
For more information, contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com


October 2010
Fancy Dress Haloween Party for Kids
Cancelled

Sunda 17 October 2010
CARA participates in the First Popular Walk to Artxanda
Salida: Arenal (Bilbao); 11.00 h. Duration 2.5 h. Contact person: Vanessa Perez(vperezsa@gmail.com)
IMPORTANT: To receive prizes, you must register on or before 16 October in the El Correo office, Rodríguez Arias, 43, Bilbao.
Artxanda
+ info: http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/CARAMartxa.pdf

http://www.elcorreo.tv/index.html#frontaleID=F_CORREOTV&sectionID=S_CORA...

4 October 2010
Whisky Grain Bilbao
Teatro Campos (Bilbao); 12.00 - 21.00 h. IV Salón Profesional de Whisky "Grain Bilbao". Contact person: Manu Iturregi(manu@residencecafe.com)
+ info: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=162943350389606&index=1


Friday 24th September 2010
CARA Key Meal
Come along to our informal September Key Meal to share your views on how the Association can be of better service to its members.
Mexican Restaurante "De Boca Madre",
c/ Manual Allende 5,
Bilbao (Metro Indautxu)
Menu de Degustacion 14.50€
Meeting 13.30 h; sitdown 14.00 h
Confirm your participation to caravasco@gmail.com so that we can reserve for the appropriate number and personalize a name card for you!.
1009KeyMeal
http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/1009KeyMeal.pdf


Thursday 23rd September 2010
"Last Thursday" CARA Music night in ResidenceCafe
21.00 till late. The JollyBeggar, Seamus, Vanessa and Friends in tune. Rescheduling has obliged a change in this date, previously planned for 30th September.


Friday 17 September 2010
Seafóid in CottonClub (Bilbao)
Concert starts 20.30 h. 6 Euro per head. Check out a sample of Seafóid music at: www.myspace.com/seafoid
Queries/comments to: jollybeggars@hotmail.co.uk


Sunday 22nd August - Irish/Basque Aste Nagusia
Euskalgune Fiesta Stand (txozna), 19.30 h, Palza del Arenal, Euskal-Celtic Gaua
Fiesta with pipers including John Stewart (Scotland) starting 19.30 h and concerts by the "Residence Session Band" (23.00 h) and Seafóid
IrishGaua


Thursday 29 July 2010
The Jolly Beggar
CARA's "Last Thursday" musical entertainment brought to you by Johnny Kinnard and friends in The ResidenceCafe (Bilbao). 22.00 h. Special offers and prizes by Jameson Irish Whiskey


Summer Newsletter of the IrishBasque Association CARA
1006NLetter
http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/1006CARANewsLetter.pdf


Friday 23 July 2010
The Johnny Kinnaird Trio
Music in the ResidenceCafe (Bilbao)
For more information, see www.myspace.com/tjktrio
Special offers and prizes by Jameson Irish Whiskey


Sat. 5th June 2010
CARA Annual Family PicNic
"Bring your own" picnic, to be celebrated in Gorbeia ("Casa del Parque", Sarria; near Murgia). Entertaining activities including multilingual treasure hunt for kids and countryside walk for all the family.
picnic
For more information, download:
English: http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/1005CARAPicNicGorbeiaEng.pdf
Spanish: http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/1005CARAPicNicGorbeiaEsp.pdf
or contact Seamus Mcquaid at: samcquaid@gmail.com



19 May 2010, 20.00 h
Sala Bilborock Recital de música vasco-irlandesa
by The Basque Irish Connection
Featuring Niamh Ní Charra, Gavin Ralson and Ibon Koteron
(http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/BasqueIrishConnection.pdf)

13-19 May 2010
BASk-IRish Connection
Musical concerts by Ibon Koteron, Niamh Ní Charra and Gavin Raslton. Hybrid of traditional Irish and Basque music. For more information, (http://www.laguncara.com/images/docs/BICProgramme.pdf) and see: http://errexal.net/blog/


Sun 9 May 2010
2nd Irish/Basque Dance/Song Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30 h
Place: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
dancing
For more information, contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com


Friday 7th May 2010
Celebration of the ancient celtic festival of Bealtaine
In collaboration with CARA, the Armagh Rhymers will put on a special procession to celebrate the ancient Celtic festival of Bealtaine which heralds the arrival of Summer and the return of light and fertility to the world. The procession will commence at 18.30 h in “El Parque de Europa” in the centre of Gernika (Vizcaya) and proceed through the centre of the town to “Plaza San Juan de Ibarra”, where the Rhymers will perform a concert at 21.00 h. This unique artistic collaboration includes professional Basque musicians, the Gernika-Lumo School of Music, the dance group Elai-Alai from Gernika-Lumo, Irish Craftworker Paul Carville, and Ciorcal Comhra, an Irish community group of musicians and poets from County Armagh (Northern Ireland). For more information, contact Project Coordinator Linda Artherton at: lartherton@hotmail.es
ArmaghRhymers
Download poster at: http://www.laguncara.com/images/ArmaghRhymersPoster2.jpg
Bealtaine

Wed 5th May 2010
The Armagh Rhymers in Bilbao
Irish/Basque Musicians at 21.00 h, the ResidenceCafe (Bilbao)
ArmaghRhymers
Download poster at: http://www.laguncara.com/images/ArmaghRhymersPoster2.jpg


Sun 11 April 2010
1st Irish/Basque Dance/Song Workshop for Adults & Kids (Otxarkoaga, Bilbao)
Time: 11.30 h
Place: Sala de Danzas, Centro Cívico Otxarkoaga Auzo Etxea
dancing

For more information, contact Seamus at: samcquaid@gmail.com

Fri-Sun 19-21 March 2010
1st Irish/Basque Fiesta (Gernika)
scanlans

St. Patrick's Day Message from the Irish President
http://www.laguncara.com/images/IrishPresidentMessage.pdf


Seafóid - A new legend is born
seafoid
Date: Saturday 20/3/2010
Time: 20.00 h
Place: Scanlan's Tavern, Gernika


Wednesday 17/3/2010
St. Patrick's Day Key Meal - Bilbao
including mini-seminar during coffee with Dr. Mariluz Suarez (Institute of European Studies) on the life of Irish writer Kate O'Brien

Time: 13.30 h; sitdown 14.00 sharp
Place: Batzoki de Abando, Calle Henao No. 33, Bilbao
Reserve your seat by sending e-mail with "CARA Key Meal" in the Subject field to: manu@residencecafe.com



Wednesday 3/3/2010 (20.00)
Puntos Calientes - A Peace Seed Date
PuntosCalientes
Place: Escolapios College
Charla informativa (Macrea Clarke) organizada por un grupo de jóvenes que trabajan desde la Fundación Itaka-Escolapios en temas de sensibilización en relaciones Norte-Sur y Comercio Justo. Se celebrará en el propio Colegio Escolapios (Alda. Recalde, No. 19, Bilbao), empezando a las 20.00 h. Los organizadores dicen:
"Vivimos en un planeta diverso, intercultural y globalizado en el que lo que sucede en un punto del planeta interpela cada vez más nuestras vidas. Un planeta cada vez más pequeño y cada vez más complejo. Un planeta lleno de distintas realidades. Llamemos a esas distintas realidades puntos...puntos de dicrepancia.Discrepancia politica, social, cultural, religiosa...discrepancias que se materializan en confictos, movimientos sociales, agrupaciones y organizaciones...en definitiva; PUNTOS CALIENTES."
For more information, see: http://elkartasunaukera.wordpress.com/puntos-calientes-ii/irlanda/ Contact Macrea Clarke (CARA, daddytxo@euskalnet.net) or Ana Diez (Itaka-Escolapios,
anadipe@hotmail.com)


Friday 19/2/2010 (19.00 h)
CARA Annual General Meeting
AGM
Place: NH Hoteles, NH LA AVANZADA, Paseo Landabarri 5, 48940 Leioa

WHAT: Ireland Reaching Out is a non-profit organisation based in Ireland who connects people of Irish descent all over the world with their ancestors' place of origin in Ireland.
EPIC
+INFO: www.IrelandXO.com

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