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Library Events 2004


Special Events

  • Original Cartoons, an exhibition by Vincent Hunt - from 20th December 2004 until early January 2005, at Ennistymon Public Library.
  • WINTER SKIES - Paintings by Sara Foust, 6th - 18th December 2004 at Ennistymon Public Library.
  • The Annual Christmas Craft Fair takes place in Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon from the 6th to 11th December inclusive. All items are hand made by local crafts people.
  • Art Exhibition. The Inis Artists are exhibiting their work during the month of December in the Libraries in the South Clare Region: Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon, Newmarket-on-Fergus Public Library and Kilfinaghty Public Library, Sixmilebridge. The Inis Artists are based in County Clare and are interested in promoting access to their work. Their exhibition comprises of works for sale by a number of artists in various media and styles. The exhibitions will be on display in these Library branches until the 22nd December 2004.
  • MUSICAL EVENING: Entertainment, Information & Participation with the McCormack Singers directed by Clem Garvey, marking Shannon Library's 21st Birthday Celebrations in Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon, Friday 5th November 2004,at 7.30 pm. Admission Free
  • Children's Book Festival 2004 15th - 29th October, events in every branch library
  • Summer Reading Scheme Certificates will be presented at De Valera Public Library, Ennis, on Thursday, 7 October at 7pm. Jamesie O'Connor will be handing out the certs, and spot prizes of book vouchers and leisure centre vouchers will be drawn. All children who participated in the scheme are welcome to attend.
  • 1983—2004: Sean Lemass Public Library celebrates its 21st birthday this year with a series of events including:
    Ré Ó Laighléis: Punk, Ecstacy agus Scéalta eile.(Wed 29th September 11.30 am & 1.30 pm; & Fri 1st October, 9.30 am:)
    Philip Brennan:
    Local artist and author of Philip Brennan’s Clare talks about his paintings. (Tue 5th October, 6.30 pm)
    Louis Byrne:
    The author of the Dare you Ripple my Pond trilogy discusses his writings.(Tue 12th October, 6.30 pm)
    Brian Callanan: How Shannon started.
    The author of Ireland’s Shannon Story talks about the origins of Shannon.(Tue 19th October, 7.00 pm)
    John N. Murphy, Austin Cooney, John Rattigan & Tom Lynch:
    The authors of The Shannon Airport Lagoon: A unique Irish habitat present a talk and slide show based on their book. (Friday 29th October, 7.00 pm
  • Talk on Open University courses in De Valera Library, Ennis on Tuesday, 12th October at 6.30 p.m. - information on all forms of OU certificate, diploma and degree courses.
  • Information on Adult Education and Evening Classes: Information on Adult Education and Evening Classes and on Online and Distance Education courses in Counties Clare and Limerick is available from Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon during September 2004.
  • Going to College, Leaving Home: An information display by Shannon Youth Office will be on display in Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon during the month of September.
  • Author Ré Ó Laighléis visits the Library: On the 29th & 30th September 2004, author Ré O’Laighléis will visit Sean Lemass Library, Shannon. A writer in both English and Irish languages, Ré’s work is popular with Young Adults. He is the author of An Punk agus Scèalta Eile, and Ecstasy and Other Stories.
  • Wealth of Whales and Dolphins: An exhibition from the Department of the Environment, Clare Co. Council will be on display in Sean Lemass Library, Shannon from 13th - 25th September 2004.
  • Craft Fair Meeting: A meeting to commence preparations for Annual Christmas Craft Fair will take place in Sean Lemass Library, Shannon on Tuesday, 14th September at 7.00 p.m. All are welcome.
  • Interesting Insects: An exhibition from the Heritage Office of Clare County Council will run in Sean Lemass Library, Shannon from 5th to 11th September 2004.
  • Photographic exhibition: "Páistí Pailistineacha 2004", or Children of Palestine. This series of photographs were taken by Inaki Irigoien, a Basque photographer now living in Ireland, and images collected by Palestinian civilians in Summer 2003. The Photographs are accompanied with text by Sean O Donaile. This exhibition is on display in Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon until 6th September 2004.
  • Art Exhibition: De Valera Public Library's Art Gallery, Ennis, hosts an art exhibition entitled 'Human Condition' by local artists John Lane, John Collins and Michael O'Connor from Monday, 9th August to Saturday, 21st August.
  • Abbey Theatre One Hundred talk by Vincent Woods in De Valera Public Library, Ennis, on Friday, 20th August 2004 at 7.30 pm. Vincent Woods, poet and playwright, is presently involved in developing an Abbey script. Plays include 'At the Black Pig's Dyke'.
  • Playtime Session for children aged 3-6 every Wednesday from 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon - involves storytelling, crafts, art, jigsaws, games, etc.: July-August 2004
  • Two Art Workshops for children ages 5-12 approximately will be held with artist Imelda Greene on Thursdays, 5th & 19th July 2004 at 4:00 p.m. at Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon,
  • Art Exhibition: An exhibition by INIS artists will run in De Valera Public Library, Ennis, from Monday 12 July - Friday 23 July
  • DeValera Library Public Library, Ennis, Children's Summer Project: 5th - 17th July, 2004
  • Kilrush Art Group Exhibition. An exhibition by members of The Kilrush Art Group will take place in Kilrush Public Library from Thursday the 15th to Thursday the 29th of July. The exhibition, featuring work created by local artists, will include paintings and sculpture. For details contact Brid Clancy 065 9051453.
  • Clare Museum Exhibition at Shannon Library: June – September 2004
  • Art Exhibition
    An exhibition of paintings by local artists will be on display in Kilrush Public Library from 24th - 28th June 2004. The exhibition is part of the Kilrush Community Arts Festival organised by VTOS.
  • Travel and Working Abroad: An information display by Shannon Youth Office will run in Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon from 15th to 30th June 2004. The information on display will be of special interest to young adults seeking employment and travelling in other countries.
  • Top Tips on Exam Strategy: An information display entitled Top Tips on Exam Strategy by Shannon Youth Office is currently on display in Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon, and will run until 25th June 2004.
  • Information Morning for Public and Voluntary Service Providers will take place in Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon, on Thursday, 3rd June at 10.30 a.m. This is a special opportunity for public and voluntary service providers to acquire a greater awareness of the public and voluntary services available in the Shannon, Newmarket and Sixmilebridge areas and to meet other personnel in related services. There will be an accompanying information display in the library from 3rd to 30th of June inclusive.
  • Evolution: An Exhibition of Paintings by Local Artist, Eamon Doyle: Ennistymon Public Library,
    21st May - 11th June 2004
  • "The Gold of Tradaree", a community play by Miriam Gallagher - Newmarket on Fergus Public Library, Tuesday, 18th May at 7.30 p.m.
    An open reading of this new play will take place in the Newmarket on Fergus Public Library on Tuesday, May 18th at 7.30 p.m. The play is a celebration of Newmarket on Fergus and its community and was especially commissioned by Clare County Council under the Per Cent for Arts Scheme in association with the latest development of local authority houses at Kilnasoolagh, Newmarket on Fergus. All are welcome.
  • Mapping Joyce – Making a Life’s Work Accessible
    Shannon & Ennis - 4th to 21st May 2004
    To celebrate the Bloomsday Centenary, an exhibition entitled 'Mapping Joyce' will run concurrently in Seán Lemass Public Library,Shannon and De Valera Public Library, Ennis from May 4th to 21st 2004. The exhibition makes James Joyce and his work more accessible and deals with the writer's life, his major works and the remarkable international spread of his literary influences through translations of "Ulysses" in particular.
  • Celebrating Irish Festivals
    deValera Public Library, Ennis, Tuesday, May 18th at 11.00 a.m. Ruth Marshall, author of Celebrating Irish Festivals hosts a talk on Celtic and Christian festivals of Ireland, their traditions and innovative ways of celebrating such occasions.
  • In My Father’s Time
    Kilfinaghty Public Library, Sixmilebridge, Thursday, May 13th at 7.00 p.m.
    Organised by Shannon Arts Office in association with Clare County Library to celebrate Bealtaine, the festival of creativity in older age. A 35 minute recital called “The Poet and the Piper” followed by an hour long talk on “Clare’s Life and Lore” by noted folklorist Maurice O’Keeffe. For further details contact: Diarmaid Moynihan, Regional Arts Officer 061-364062
  • Music Workshops
    A series of music workshops has been organised for older people in libraries throughout County Clare to celebrate Bealtaine, the festival of creativity in older age, by Clare County Arts Office in association with Clare County Library. For further details contact, Siobhan Mulcahy, Arts Officer, at 065-6846267
    The following is a list of venues:
    Kilrush Public Library on Tuesday May 4th 2004 Morning
    Kilkee Public Library on Tuesday May 4th 2004 Afternoon
    Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon, on Wednesday May 5th 2004 Morning
    Kilfinaghty Public Library, Sixmilebridge, on Wednesday May 5th 2004 Afternoon
    deValera Public Library, Ennis, on Thursday May 6th 2004 Morning
    Newmarket on Fergus Public Library on Thursday May 6th 2004 Afternoon
    Kilmihil Public Library on Friday May 7th 2004 Morning
    Dr. Patrick J. Hillery Public Library (Miltown Malbay)
    on Friday May 7th 2004 Afternoon
    Killaloe Public Library on Monday May 10th 2004 Morning
  • "Recyclable Newmarket": Newmarket on Fergus Public Library - 2nd to 19th April
  • Community Games Art Display: Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon - March 2004
  • Exhibition of paintings titled "Torridon" by Stuart Jones at the De Valera Public Library, Ennis
    Opening: Tuesday 30th March 2004, 6:30pm. Exhibition runs: 30th March - 17th April 2004
  • Cora Harrison visits deValera Public Library, Ennis on World Book Day - Thursday 4th March 2004
  • A Horrible Histories Table Quiz: Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon - Thursday 4th March 2004
  • The Story of Our Lives: a collection of writings by 3rd & 4th class pupils in Killaloe Boys National School - Killaloe Public Library, Thursday 4th March 2004
  • Book Promotion: Changing Faces, Changing Places - a multicultural book promotion for children: Scariff Public Library, Thursday 4th March 2004
  • The launch of Shannon Town’s Website will take place in the Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon on Thursday, 19th February at 7.30 p.m.
  • 'Notice to Quit' Exhibition, De Valera Public Library, Ennis - 9th to 21st February 2004
  • A ten week Family Learning Programme in association with the Clare Reading and Writing Scheme begins in Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon, on Tuesday, 20th January 2004 from 7.00 to 8.00 p.m. This is the start of a ten week programme which will continue on Tuesday evenings at the same time during February and March 2004. It is designed for parents and guardians.
  • Book Promotion: Changing Faces, Changing Places - a multicultural book promotion for children: Tulla Public Library until end of March 2004
  • Book Promotion: The Modern Library – the best novels in English published in the 1990s:
    Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon, until end of February 2004
  • Book Promotion: The Modern Library – the best novels in English published in the 1980s:
    de Valera Public Library, Ennis, until end February 2004
  • Book Promotion: The Modern Library – the best novels in English published in the 1970s: Ennistymon Public Library until end 2004
  • Book Promotion: The Modern Library – the best novels in English published in the 1960s: Kilrush Public Library until end February 2004
  • Book Promotion: The Modern Library – the best novels in English published in the 1950s: Killaloe Public Library until end February 2004
  • BOOX - Teenage Book Promotion: Kildysart Public Library until end February 2004
  • BOOX - Teenage Book Promotion: Scariff Public Library until end February 2004
  • Picture This - A Picture Book Promotion for Children: Kilrush Public Library until end of February 2004

See Also:
Library Events 2007
Library Events 2006
Library Events 2005
Library Events 2003
Library Events 2002

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