We have a huge variety of classes to offer at Clonmany Community Centre so you can be sure that your child will find a hobby that suits them down to the ground. As well as the classes offered by our wonderful facilitators seen below, our Youth Club also offers Badminton, Basketball, Indoor Football, Movie Nights and many other activities throughout the year. For more information on these please get in touch!
Art classes are fantastic for children’s development – they help your child grow and develop their creativity, fine motor skills, problem solving ability, communication skills, and much more. We run regular Art classes here at Clonmany Community Centre that will allow your child to experiment with creative processes, discover and explore new art mediums.
My Name is Muriel Bradley and I have been voluntarily teaching Athletics in Clonmany Community Centre for over 10 years. Classes last approximately 1 hour and suit everyone from 4 years old upwards! I’m am also involved in the Inishowen Athletic Club as a coach where I also act as Children’s Office and Designated Liaison Person. I am on the committee of the Donegal Community Games and have volunteered with the National Community Games National Finals. I am one of the Community Games co-ordinators for Inishowen, I help progress young athletes and participants to the county and national level. Clonmany Community Centre is a great supporter and contributor to the Community Games and Athletic Events in Inishowen as they provide practise space and equipment to the participants.
St. Bridget’s Boxing Club has been part of the Community Centre since 1998. We are looking forward to getting back to training after Covid 19. Our training times are Monday Wednesday Friday 7.30-9pm. (7 years and up). We are also hoping to set up an underage class shortly.
We have achieved many Irish, Ulster and North West Zone titles over the years. We have boxers who have represented Ulster and Ireland on numerous occasions as well as coaches representing Ulster teams. We presently have two active judges within the Club who judge within Ulster and in The National Stadium.
There are a lot of very enthusiastic and hardworking coaches in the club who are looking forward to a successful season when we return. We could not run the club without the help of these coaches, committee members and the Clonmany Community Centre.
Vivid Performances School of Speech, Drama and Self Development, has been established now for 20 years and is one of the leading Speech, Drama and Self Development Schools in the Northwest of Ireland. I help children, teenagers and adults, to build long lasting confidence and self development skills. This is done through the disciplines of weekly children’s Drama classes, and one to one coaching for children, teens and adults in Speech and Elocution, Public Speaking, Confidence Building, CBT and Self Development. When people work with me they are able to overcome their fears, reduce anxiety and stress, learn to express themselves, improve communications and social skills, and break down limiting beliefs. Helping them to get from where they are to where they want to be. I run weekly children’s Drama workshops in Clonmany Community Centre, every Tuesday 6.15-7.15pm. For children from 4-12 years. For more information and to book contact 086 3601537 or you can find me on Facebook @Vivid Performances School of Speech and Drama, or Instagram @EmmaPorterVividPerformances, or my website www.vividperformances.com
Gymnastics is a fantastic sport for kids and helps develop physical skills such as body control, coordination and strength. Children experience self-confidence through creativity and performance whilst laying a strong foundation for all other sports. Clonmany Community Centre offers Gymnastics with Linda Bradley on Wednesday evenings.
My name is Elizabeth Curran founder and choreographer at Studio 47. I’m based in Buncrana but teach throughout Inishowen in schools, playschools and community clubs. Established in 2008, I have taught 1000s of kids and adults throughout the peninsula and further afield. I studied ballet for 16 years and later specialized in street dance whilst working in Madrid and later became a qualified UDO instructor. Over the years I have choreographed pantos, musicals, street theatre, carnivals, national fashion shows and trained my crews to compete at both national, international and world level. I am known locally for running danceathons with schools and our infamous end of year shows such as Aladdin, The Lion King and The Greatest Showman held in Buncrana and later performed in Clonmany with St Francis’ Primary School.
Every Friday we hold Kid’s Movie Nights in our cinema room in Clonmany Community Centre for children of all ages. All movies shown are strictly PG movies and run from 7-8:30pm. The movie being shown is advertised on our social media the week before! This is a great opportunity for your kids to enjoy a social get together in a safe environment for only €3!
I’m Danny from Dragon All Style Martial Arts Federation Ireland.Our style of martial arts focuses on teaching students of all ages simple and easy to apply techniques that work best for self defence. We incorporate joint locking, striking, kicking and throwing techniques that are designed to be used against stronger opponents. We also include the use of pressure points in our system which can be used to enhance any technique. This is taught to our advanced and adult students only.
Our Pottery Tutor at Clonmany Community Centre is Brian McGee of Brian McGee Ceramics. A lifetime of working in pottery from his studio in Donegal while also teaching his skills has ensured that Brian McGee has a broad and intimate knowledge of his craft. He has expertise in a very wide range of techniques over the years including throwing, Raku, modelling, pit firing, and kiln building and is an enthusiastic and generous teacher.
Brian was born in Derry and studied Art and Design (Ceramics ) at Birmingham Art College. He worked in a variety of potteries until setting up his own studio in 1987 in St. Johnston. He was the director of Craftworks Pottery School in Derry from 97 to 2001, training people to work in the pottery sector.
His work includes public sculpture such as St. Finian Mural 2014 at Scoil Naomh Finian Quigleys Point Donegal, the Mosaic Plinth and sculpture 2013 (In collaboration with Maurice Harron) Clonmany National school and the Seeing it through Mural 2007 (Bloody sunday memorial) Gasyard Wall Derry
He works part time as a lecturer in ceramics at the North West Regional College in Derry.
“If I cannot fly, let me sing.” Stephen Sondheim
Danielle’s love of singing and music started at a very young age. She completed all her examination grades in singing, piano and recorder with The Royal Irish Academy of Music, and also received several Higher Achiever awards for them. She has competed in many feiseanna and concerts throughout the country, and enjoys singing in many languages, but her biggest musical joy will always be performing every year with CMS on stage in the Colgan Hall, Carndonagh, where she plays a lead role.
Danielle furthered her musical studies at Queen’s University Belfast, obtaining a Bachelor Degree in Music, in 2005. It was in her final year of studies that she began teaching singing and piano, and her school has grown dramatically since then. As well as teaching singing and choir in many schools throughout Inishowen, Danielle runs singing classes from her home in Carndonagh, in the Colgan Hall Carndonagh and also in the Clonmany Community Centre. These are available in a group or one to one basis. For more information please contact Danielle on 0863172576 or on FaceBook.
Hi! I’m Kasia and I’m a Dance and Zumba instructor of eMotion Dance & Zumba Fitness. Dance was my passion since I was a child, and my dream was to become a professional dancer. I was in love with swing jive and rock & roll but also wanted to learn different dance styles especially Latino. In 2006 I came to Ireland and two years later I decided to learn Salsa then added in a few different styles such as Bachata, Cha Cha and Kizomba. In 2018 I discovered ZUMBA – as I have always been full of passion, energy and interested in fitness, Zumba was the ideal combination of everything I was looking for. Zumba Fitness is a high intensity cardio fitness program based on dance. It is easy to follow and includes styles such as Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton, Cumbia, Bachata, Afro Beat Bhangra, Funk etc. The classes usually last one hour and the average calorie burn is between 600-1000. Classes are full of fun, energetic and sustainable for all fitness levels and ages over 16. Zumba comes in many varieties and I am fully qualified to teach Zumba Fitness, Zumba gold (a lower intensity workout for active older adults), Zumba Kids and Aqua Zumba.