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Library Events 2009


Special Events
  • Friday 18th December at 4.00pm
    Christmas Art & Craft Session, Kilfinaghty Library, Sixmilebridge.
    A free Art & Craft Session will take place in Kilfinaghty Library, Sixmilebridge, suitable for age 9-12 years. Booking is required, please contact the library on 061-369678.
  • Thursday 17th December at 6.30pm
    Poetry Book Launch
    Scariff Public Library
    Local Poet John Sexton will launch his new book of poetry entitled Crossroads of the Mind in the library at 6.30pm. All are welcome.
  • Thursday 17th December at 7pm
    Violence against Women exhibition
    Scariff Public Library
    The Every Moment youth group are holding a t-shirt exhibition to highlight the 16 Days Campaign which focuses on violence against women and girls throughout the world.
  • Wednesday 16th December at 3.30pm
    Christmas Crafts and Stories
    Scariff Public Library
    Christmas crafts and stories for ages 4-6. Free of charge.
  • Tuesday 15th December at 6.30pm
    Christmas Carols at Kilfinaghty Library, Sixmilebridge.
    A selection of carols will be sang by the Children's Choir from Sixmilebridge National School. All are welcome.
  • Thursday December 10th
    T – Shirt Exhibition by members of NRG Youth Group on the theme of ‘Violence against women is a human rights issue’
    Killaloe Library
    NRG Youth Group, which is a mixed group of young people aged between 15 and 19yrs old, have taken it upon themselves to raise awareness in their community about the high incidence of violence experienced by women. The Youth are putting on a t-shirt exhibition to demonstrate that the silence has to be broken about this issue at a local and global level. This exhibition was launched at Killaloe Library on Wed. evening December 9th at 7.00 pm.by Cllr. Patricia McCarthy.The exhibition will run for one week in the library.
    If anyone needs to speak to someone about this issue, Womens Aid operate a Freephone helpline from 10am to 10pm, 7 days a week. The number is 1800 341 900.
  • Thursday 12th November at 7.00pm
    Beginning Birdwatching
    Scariff Public Library
    On Thursday 12th November at 7pm Jamie Durrant of Birdwatch Ireland will share his knowledge of birds and bird watching with a lecture and power point presentation in Scariff Public Library. Ideal as an introduction to birding as a hobby. Jamie will also discuss Bird Watch Ireland's particpiation in the Bird Atlas 2007-2011 project which is the biggest survey of birds in Ireland ever undertaken and how members of the public can get involved. The lecture is free and all are welcome although the talk is aimed at adults.
  • Monday November 9th
    The Animal Magic Show
    Scariff and Killaloe Libraries.

    Each year Science Week promotes the relevance of science, engineering and technology in our everyday lives. This year it runs from 8th – 15th November and the theme is “Science – Inspiring creativity and innovation.” As part of the promotion, the “Animal Magic” show takes place in Scariff Library on Monday 9th November at 9.45 am. and again at 11.15 am. Later that day at 1.30 pm the same show is performed at Killaloe Library. “Animal Magic” by Rosie Campbell unlocks the magic of Nature. It involves interaction with wildlife, allowing the children taking part to learn and experience nature in an inspirational, educational and fun way.
  • Thursday 5th November at 6.00pm
    Irish classes for beginners
    Scariff Public Library
    The Clare Family Learning project will provide free basic Irish classes for parents, grandparents and carers of primary school pupils. The first class will take place on Thursday 5th November from 6pm-7.30pm. Funded by Clare VEC.
  • Thursday 5th November
    Kilfinaghty Public Library, Sixmilebridge.

    Getting Started - Free Internet & E-mail Classes for six weeks starting Thursday 5th November, in conjunction with Age Action Ireland. Volunteer Tutors are provided. For further details please contact Kilfinaghty Library on 061 369678.
  • Friday 30th October at 3.30pm
    Stories and facepainting for ages 4-6 approx.
    Killaloe Public Library
    Come in your fancy dress and get your face painted and listen to some spooky stories. Free of charge.
  • Wednesday 28th October at 3.30pm
    Stories, crafts and facepainting for ages 4-6 approx.
    Scariff Public Library
    Come in your fancy dress and get your face painted, listen to some spooky stories and make a craft to take home. Free of charge.
  • Tuesday 20th October
    Costume through the Ages – a workshop
    DeValera Public Library, Ennis.
    To mark Ennis Fashion Week 2009 a Costume Workshop takes place at 8.00 pm in the DeValera Library on Harmony Row. The event will be conducted by staff from the Hunt Museum in Limerick. Come along and see reproduction historical costumes and learn about the societies in which the particular costumes were worn. All are welcome and admission is free.
  • 6th - 26th October
    Photographic Exhibition by Neville Bedford
    Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon.
    Neville who is from Shannon, exudes enthusiasm for his work as seen by the numerous pictures he has selected for his first exhibition.
  • Thursday 1st October at 8.00 pm.
    Poetry Day at DeValera Library, Ennis.
    Readings by Frank Golden, Caroline Lynch and Knute Skinner. Admission is free and all are welcome.
    Frank Golden has been living in the Burren for almost twenty years. His first poetry collection The Interior Act was published by Salmon in 1999. His other books include In Partial Settlement, On Route To Leameneh, and his novel The Two Women of Aganatz. In recent years he has worked on TV and film projects and has had a number of solo exhibitions of his paintings.
    Caroline Lynch won the Listowel Writers' Week poetry collection competition in 2007. Her first collection Lost in the Gaeltacht was published in 2008. She was short listed for the Seacat/Poetry Ireland competition and won the inaugural Sean Dunne poetry competition. She has an MA in Writing from NUIG and has worked as a solicitor and as an actor. She lives in Galway.
    Knute Skinner was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He has had a home in Ireland since 1964. He has taught at the University of Iowa and at Western Washington University, where he was a Professor of English. Retired from teaching, he lives in Killaspuglonane, County Clare. He is author of several books, his most recent being Fifty Years : poems 1957-2007.
  • Thursday 1st October at 6.30pm
    Poetry Reading at Scariff Public Library
    Scariff Library Poetry Circle will be marking National Poetry Day on the 1st October with a special session of poetry readings. Local poets Micheal O' Gorman and Deirdre Vallely will be reading from their own work as well as from a selection of other poets. All are welcome.
  • 1st October, 10.00am – 12.30pm
    Information Morning for public and voluntary service providers in the South Clare area
    Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon.
    This annual event is an opportunity for representatives of various disciplines, i.e. education, health, social and others, to meet and support each other for the mutual purpose of the betterment of the community.
  • October 2009
    “CHOIR” Exhibition
    Tulla Library
    An exhibition entitled "CHOIR" (Common Heritage of Individual Regions), presented by St. Mochulla's Primary School in Tulla, is on display in Tulla Library in early October. CHOIR is a multi-lateral project funded by the EU under the Comenius programme of Lifelong Learning. Comenius seeks to develop knowledge and understanding among young people and educational staff of the diversity of European cultures, languages and values. It helps young people acquire the basic life skills and competences necessary for their personal development, for future employment and for active citizenship.
  • 26th September, 11.00 am – 6.00 pm.
    Chess Rapid Play Tournament for adults and children
    Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon.
    The celebration will mark the tenth anniversary and success of the Shannon Chess Club which has its origin and home in the Shannon Library.
  • Friday 25th September at 11.30am
    Mobile Phone Clinic at Scariff Public Library.
    A Mobile Phone Clinic to show older people how to use their mobile phones will take place in Scariff Public Library on Friday 25th September at 11.30am. The free clinics which will be held countywide are an initiative being run by Age Action Ireland and by Clare Volunteer Centre as part of the National Day of Volunteering – Give it a Swirl.
  • Friday 25th September
    Mobile Phone Clinic - Sixmilebridge
    Mobile Phone Clinic - "Learn How to Use Your Mobile Phone", on Friday 25th September, from 2-4pm in Kilfinaghty Library, Sixmilebridge, in conjunction with Age Action Ireland (Positive Ageing Week).
  • Friday 25th September at 8.00 pm
    Positive Ageing Week
    To mark Positive Ageing Week, Clare County Library has organised a very special evening of entertainment with the Forever Young Choir at the DeValera Library, Ennis. Forever Young are a mixed choral group from County Clare. A performance in 2007 by the American group The Young at Heart Chorus, whose members are senior citizens, provided the inspiration for founding the Forever Young Choir. Based in Ennis, the 28 member, over 70s choir formed in 2008 and received a standing ovation at their first performance at the Active Retirement Ireland AGM in Clare. Since then they have been going from strength to strength, proving that there are certainly no age barriers in music. Their signature tune, Bob Dylan's Forever Young, inspired their name. Conducted by choir mistress, Joan Duggan, they practice once weekly in the Ennis Cathedral choir room. Members show enormous commitment to their choir while always retaining a degree of levity in their attitude towards life and performing. The choir has now performed at several venues and always to great acclaim. They regularly perform such long standing hits as Lillie Marleen and Swing Low Sweet Chariot. The event begins at 8.00 pm. All are welcome and entry is free. It’s sure to be a very special evening - don’t miss it!
    For further information contact the DeValera Public Library, Harmony Row, Ennis at 065-6846353 or email mailbox@clarelibrary.ie
  • 24th September – 22nd October
    ”My Gentle Harp” Exhibition
    DeValera Library, Ennis
    The Thomas Moore Festival, in association with the Royal Irish Academy, is delighted to announce that the traveling exhibition “My Gentle Harp” will visit County Clare this autumn. The exhibition formed part of the very successful Thomas Moore Festival 2008, which also featured an extensive concert touring programme, a number of conferences and a large recording project.
    The exhibition outlines the story of Thomas Moore's life and literary works, and his world-famous songs - the Irish Melodies. The exhibition opened at the RIA in Dublin, in June 2008, and then traveled to Cork, Wexford, Belfast, Castlebar, Kerry and NUI Galway, receiving a very good response and attendance.
    The exhibition at the DeValera Library, Harmony Row, Ennis can be viewed during library opening hours.
  • Wednesday 23rd September at 6:30pm
    Irish classes for beginners
    Killaloe Public Library
    Starting on Wednesday, the 23rd Sep. 2009 at 6.30pm. If interested leave details at the library desk or ring 061 376062.
  • 11th - 13th September
    Roald Dahl Day
    13th September is officially Roald Dahl Day across the world. It's a fantastic opportunity to visit your local library in Clare to discover, or re-discover, his amazing stories. Why not drop in to the library on Friday 11th or Saturday 12th and prepare for the day by borrowing and reading a Roald Dahl book. To celebrate, activity and quiz sheets will be distributed in all branches of Clare County Library – pick one up and test your knowledge on the well-loved characters created by Roald Dahl. Who isn’t familiar with his book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? Fittingly, a special “Invent a Chocolate Bar Competition" will run in all Clare libraries, very generously sponsored by Tuamgraney-based Wilde Irish Chocolates. To enter the competition, all you have to do is invent a chocolate bar for Willy Wonka and you’re in with a chance to win lots of Wilde Irish Chocolate goodies. Wilde Irish Chocolates will also create a limited edition chocolate bar inspired by the winning entry. The closing date is 11th September 2009. Pick up an entry form from your local branch of Clare County Library or online at www.clarelibrary.ie. For more info on Roald Dahl Day in Clare click here.
  • 1st – 29th September
    Photographic Exhibition by Patrick Ryan
    Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon.
    The theme of Patrick’s current exhibition is ‘After the Celtic Tiger’.
  • Tuesday, 25th August 8.00 pm
    An Evening with Great Irish Writers
    Scariff Public Library
    As part of Heritage Week, Clare County Library - in association with the Clare Arts Office - presents a one-man performance with actor and radio/TV performer Neil O’Shea. Neil brings us on a journey through the writings of some of Ireland’s most famous writers. The short extracts from writers such as Wilde, Heaney, Casey and Yeats are performed in a simple and stylish presentation with the emphasis on humour, and highlight the richness of our literary heritage.
    This not-to-missed event is free, and all are welcome.
    Contact Scariff Public Library on 061-922893
  • 20th August – 30th September
    Exhibition of Adult Education Information
    Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon.
    An Exhibition of Information on Adult Education and training courses that are available in Co. Clare and the Mid West Region will be on display in Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon from 20th August - 30th September. It will provide free booklets and brochures on courses.
  • 18th - 27th August
    Clare Supported Employment Service information
    Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon.
    CSES will provide a display board in the Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon, from 18th August – 27th August incl. to create a greater awareness and promotion of their services to potential employers.
  • 5th - 25th August 2009.
    Art Exhibition in Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon.
    Mark Linay & Karen Toone, amateur artists living in Shannon, exhibit their oil paintings of landscapes, abstract and obscure art.
  • Saturday, 1st August at 3.00 pm
    Nell McCafferty
    Scariff Public Library
    As part of the 2009 Scariff Harbour Festival, the library hosts a session with Nell McCafferty who will read extracts from her own works.
    For further details, phone Scariff Public Library at 061-922893
  • July & August
    Kilkee Civic Trust Lecture Series
    Sweeney Memorial Library, Kilkee
    The popular summer lecture series resumes each Wednesday at 8.00 pm during July & August.
    For further details, see http://kilkeecivictrust.org/talks.html or
    contact Kilkee Library on 065-9056034
  • 21st July - 1st August
    Children's Summer Activities at Scariff Library
  • 15th – 29th July
    Art Exhibition
    Sweeney Memorial Library, Kilkee
    The Inis Artists group return to Kilkee to exhibit their latest works.
    Open library hours.
  • 13th - 24th July 2009.
    Art Exhibition in Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon.
    Lithuanian born Rolanda Shneider exhibits her oil paintings of Flowers and Irish landscapes under the theme of 'Harmony'. Rolanda has previously exhibited her work in Lithuania, Sweden and Germany.
  • 6th July –17th July
    De Valera Library’s Children’s Summer Project 2009
    De Valera Library, Ennis runs a variety of events for children during their Summer holidays in July each year. A programme of educational and entertaining events is put together annually by Library Staff and includes activities such as puppet and magic shows, art and crafts and storytime. Educational visits to local places of interest are also a regular feature. These have included guided tours of Ennis Abbey, Ennis Sculpture Trail, visits to Clare FM and the Clare Champion office in Barrack Street to name but some.
    Click here for 2009 Schedule of Events
  • 1st July –30th July
    Sean Lemass Library’s Children’s Summer Project 2009
    Sean Lemass Library, Shannon runs a variety of events for children during their Summer holidays in July each year. A programme of educational and entertaining events is put together by Library Staff and includes various activities such as art and crafts and storytime.
    Free admission to all events.
    Click here for 2009 Schedule of Events
  • Friday, 12th June at 1pm
    Riches of Clare Irish Traditional Music Concert
    Scariff Public Library
    Irish traditional musicians Colm Healy, Eric Healy, Kieran Hehir and Seanie McGrath will play in the library on Friday 12th June at 1pm as part of the 'Riches of Clare' free lunchtime concert series.
    Admission free. Tel. Scariff Public Library on (061) 922893 for information or see www.richesofclare.com.'
  • Tuesday 9th June 1.30 p.m.
    Senior & Junior Citizens Knit Together
    Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon.
    Shannon Library is offering an intergenerational experience to pupils of Gaelscoil Donnacha Rua at which they will learn to knit, sew, crotchet, and embroider from members of the Shannon Seniors Citizens Club. This is a continuation of an earlier Bealtaine project. Bealtaine is a Festival which celebrates creativity in older age.
  • 3rd – 30th June 2009.
    Exhibition of paintings and photography by Tina Watkins
    Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon.
    Tina presents a large selection of photographs in black and white, which include studies of her favourite subjects St. Bridget’s Holy Well and religious items.
    Tina is based in Maurice Mills, Co. Clare, and colourful paintings are of landscapes, and natural forms, based on local flowers and fauna.
  • 2nd – 23rd June
    Art Exhibition
    Sweeney Memorial Library, Kilkee
    An exhibition by local artists who attended classes with art teacher Maureen Glynn.
    Open library hours.
  • 26th May - 30th June and 7th July - 11th August
    Getting Started
    Scariff Public Library
    A free six week programme for older people to help them gain confidence and basic skills in computers and the Internet. Co-ordinated by Age Action Ireland, training is provided by volunteer tutors in small classes in the library. Please contact Scariff Public Library for details.
  • Tues 26th May, 1.30 p.m.
    Senior & Junior Citizens Knit Together
    Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon
    Bealtaine is a Festival which celebrates creativity in older age. As part of the Festival, Sean Lemass Library, Shannon are offering an intergenerational experience to pupils of Gaelscoil Donnacha Rua at which they will learn to knit from members of the Shannon Seniors Club.
  • 26th May 2009
    A workshop on Memoir Writing
    DeValera Public Library, Ennis.
    This event marks the annual Bealtaine Festival which celebrates creativity in older age. The workshop runs from 2.00 pm. – 5.30 pm. and will be conducted by Irene Graham. Irene’s vision is that The Memoir Writing Workshop will provide a platform and inspire individuals to write and share their life stories - as they focus upon life experiences and learn how to turn their memories into Memoir. Each participant at the library will be provided with a free Memoir Writing Workbook. The Workbook has been created by Irene who has guided people from all walks of life to write their life stories, either through memoir or fiction writing. The Workbook will be a personal and individual guide, in easy stages, step by step, to turn memories into Memoir - and have a lot of fun in doing so!
    Places are strictly limited so contact the DeValera Library to book your place as soon as possible. Telephone 065 6846353.
  • 25th - 29th May 2009
    Seanscealta / Myths and Legends Exhibition
    Scariff Public Library Exhibition Space
    Featuring artworks from the Irish Museum of Modern Art's Collection by Alice Maher which will be exhibited alongside works made by local primary school children. The exhibition explores the world of childhood stories and memories, nursery rhymes and fairy tales.
    Admission free.
  • 21st - 28th May 2009 incl.
    Art Exhibition entitled 'Superheros & Alter Egos'
    Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon
    The exhibition features the work of 4th 5th and Transition year students from St. Patrick's Comprehensive School Shannon.
    Students were asked to imagine themselves in the role of a superhero or in an alternative identity, and to portray this in ink. The images have been conveyed to the viewer through two tone prints in the style of a comic book story frame.

    19th May 2009
    Poetry Reading
    Scariff Public Library
    Scariff Public Library Poetry Circle welcomes poet Arthur Watson who will read from his own work on Tuesday 19th May at 6.30pm. Arthur’s poetry has been published in a number of papers, pamphlets and magazines and he is a member of the Clare Three-Legged Stool Poets group.
    Admission free. All are welcome.
  • 11 May 2009
    'Share a Book with your Toddler'
    De Valera Public Library, Ennis
    Clare Family Learning is running a course in De Valera Public Library, Ennis on sharing the wonderful world of picture books with your child. The course starts on Monday, 11 May from 2-3pm. Children are welcome to accompany parents. For more information, contact Mary at 6897645 or Pauline at 6897612 or enquire at the library desk. All are welcome.
  • 6th – 15th May 2009
    Kulyana Environmental Exhibition
    Sixmilebridge Public Library
    Kulyana is a Hawaiian word meaning both privilege and responsibility for our environment. The exhibition is intended to inform and help a community work towards combating climate change.
  • 7th - 25th April 2009
    Kulyana Environmental Project
    Newmarket on Fergus Library
    Kulyana is a Hawaiian word meaning both privilege and responsibility for our environment. An exhibition based on the project which it is intended to inform and help a community work towards combating climate change is currently on display.
  • 9th April 2009
    Easter Crafts
    Sixmilebridge Public Library
    A craft session beginning at 4.30pm provided by library staff for children aged 8 to 12 years
  • 21st March 2009
    Languages Discussion
    Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon

    A round table discussion on Russian and other languages chaired by Feargus Denman, a research assistant with the Russian Slavonic Department of Trinity College Dublin will take place on Saturday March 21st from 10am to 12 noon. Participation is open to the public. Places limited to 15.
  • 19th March 2009
    Mother’s Day Art and Craft Workshop for Children
    Sixmilebridge Public Library
    A craft session beginning at 4.30pm provided by library staff for children aged 8 to 12 years.
  • 16th March 2009
    Scéalaíocht do Dhaoine Óga
    10.15 deValera Library, Ennis
    Seamus Ryan, Library Assistant at deValera Library, Ennis, will present Scéalaíocht do Dhaoine Óga for children from 2nd class.
  • 13th March 2009
    Author Meadhbh Ní Eadhra will hold readings for Post-Primary Students.
    10.15am Shannon Library, 2pm Scariff Library
    Meadhbh Ní Eadhra writes for the national Sunday newspaper Foinse, where her range of skills present themselves in feature articles, reviews and news items.
    Rua, her first novel for children, was published in 2003, and Fáinne Fí Fífí, a novel for teenagers which was shortlisted for Irish language Book of the Year in 2008, was published in 2008.
  • 12th – 26th March 2009
    Clare Support Employment Service Information Display
    Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon.

    Clare Support Employment Service will display information on their services for potential employers and users.
  • 12th March 2009
    Author Meadhbh Ní Eadhra will hold readings for Post-Primary Students.
    10.30am Kildysart Library, 12 noon Kilrush Library, 2pm Kilkee Library
    Meadhbh Ní Eadhra writes for the national Sunday newspaper Foinse, where her range of skills present themselves in feature articles, reviews and news items.
    Rua, her first novel for children, was published in 2003, and Fáinne Fí Fífí, a novel for teenagers which was shortlisted for Irish language Book of the Year in 2008, was published in 2008.
  • 11th March 2009
    Scéalaíocht do Dhaoine Óga
    11.30am Killaloe Library

    Seamus Ryan, Library Assistant at deValera Library, Ennis, will present Scéalaíocht do Dhaoine Óga for children from 2nd class and upwards.
  • 6th March 2009
    Scéalaíocht do Dhaoine Óga
    11.30am Kilmihil Library
    Seamus Ryan, Library Assistant at deValera Library, Ennis, will present Scéalaíocht do Dhaoine Óga for children from 2nd class and upwards.
  • 5th March 2009
    Scéalaíocht do Dhaoine Óga
    11am Miltown Malbay Library, 1.20pm Lisdoonvarna Library
    Seamus Ryan, Library Assistant at deValera Library, Ennis, will present Scéalaíocht do Dhaoine Óga for children from 2nd class and upwards.
  • 5th March 2009
    WORLD BOOK DAY:

    Poetry Competition Finale

    7.30pm The Civic Room, Ennis Town Council, Waterpark House, Drumbiggle, Ennis
    Public reception for finalists in schools Poetry Competition, attended by competition judge Terry McDonagh. Here the young poets will have an opportunity to share their winning poem with a live audience, and all winning entries will be published by Clare County Library.

    World Book Day, Library Information Point
    Dunnes Stores Shopping Mall, Ennis
    Clare County Library staff will provide an information stand all day in the Shopping Mall, highlighting the many and varied library services available to the public.

    World Book Day events
    All Clare libraries
    Free activity sheets and bookmarks in all libraries to mark World Book Day.

    World Book Day events
    Newmarket-on-Fergus library
    Activities for children to mark World Book Day

    World Book Day storytime
    9.45 am Tulla library
    Storytime for 3-5 year olds, with Tulla Playgroup


    World Book Day reading session
    Killaloe library
    Marathon reading session by local schoolchildren


    World Book Day reading session
    Miltown Malbay library
    Marathon reading session by local schoolchildren, as part of WOW Reading Challenge

    Poetry Reading
    6.30 pm Scariff library
    The Clare Three-legged Poets read from their own works.

    Readings from Clare authors
    3.00 pm Sixmilebridge library
    Actor, dancer, writer, and performer, Eleanor Feely will read from works by Clare authors and from works inspired by the landscape and spirit of Clare.
  • 4th March 2009
    Poetry Reading

    6.30 pm Kilrush library
    The Clare Three-legged Poets read from their own works.
  • 4th march 2009
    Readings from Clare authors
    3.00 pm Ennistymon library
    Actor, dancer, writer, and performer, Eleanor Feely will read from works by Clare authors and from works inspired by the landscape and spirit of Clare.
  • 4th March 2009
    Scéalaíocht do Dhaoine Óga
    11am Tulla Library
    Seamus Ryan, Library Assistant at deValera Library, Ennis, will present Scéalaíocht do Dhaoine Óga for children from 2nd class and upwards.
  • 3rd March 2009
    Author Esther Göbl Uí Nualláin - Seachtain na Gaeilge Reading for Children
    10am Newmarket on Fergus Library, 11.30 Sixmilebridge Library
    Children’s author Esther Göbl Uí Nualláin will hold a bi-lingual reading for children of 3rd and 4th classes. Esther is soon to have her collection of short stories for children Eachtrai Uchtaigh published by Móinín.
  • 3rd March 2009
    Readings from Clare authors
    7.00 pm De Valera library, Ennis
    Actor, dancer, writer, and performer, Eleanor Feely will read from works by Clare authors and from works inspired by the landscape and spirit of Clare.

    Poetry Reading
    6.30 pm Shannon library
    The Clare Three-legged Poets read from their own works.
  • 2nd March 2009
    Readings from Clare authors
    3.00 pm Kilkee library
    Actor, dancer, writer, and performer, Eleanor Feely will read from works by Clare authors and from works inspired by the landscape and spirit of Clare.
  • 2nd March 2009
    Author Esther Göbl Uí Nualláin - Seachtain na Gaeilge Reading for Children
    10am at deValera Library, Ennis, 11.30 at Corofin Library, 2pm at Ennistymon Library
    Children’s author Esther Göbl Uí Nualláin will hold a bi-lingual reading for children of 3rd and 4th classes. Esther is soon to have her collection of short stories for children, Eachtrai Uchtaigh published by Móinín.
  • 16th - 25th February 2009
    The Kulyana Project Exhibition

    Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon.
    Kulyana is a Hawaiian word meaning both privilege and responsibility for our environment. The exhibition is intended to inform and help a community work towards combating climate change.
  • 27th January 2009
    Civic Reception at Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon.

    On Tuesday the 27th January at 7.30pm in Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon, Councillor Gerry Flynn and members of Shannon Town Council will distribute the 2008 Community Grants. The Civic reception will also honour the 2008 Liosta na Laochra and mark the recent extension of the Shannon Town Boundary.
  • 9th January - 6th February 2009
    Creative Writing Project
    Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon.
    Clare County Library in association with Clare County Arts Office and Ballyvaughan-based publishers Móinín have come together to offer Shannon post- primary students a unique opportunity to work with one of Ireland’s most famous and prolific writers and to develop their writing skills under his tuition and guidance.
    A group of 12 students from St. Caimin’s Community School and St. Patrick’s Comprehensive School, selected by their teachers, will join Ré Ó Laighléis in Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon for a series of creative writing classes, the first of which began on the 9th January 2009. The participants’ work will be inspired, chosen, read and evaluated with constructive suggestions for its amendment and development by Ré on a continuous basis up to the 6th of February 2009.
    Ré O Laighléis is the biggest selling contemporary author in the Irish language. His novel Gafa (Móinín, 2005) has recently featured on the Leaving Cert syllabus and works of his, such as ‘Ecstasy & other stories’ (Móinín, 2005), ‘Hooked’ (Móinín 1999/2007) and his Burren titles are read widely by the general readership and at second and third levels, not just here in Ireland, but also throughout Britain and North America.
    He was the facilitator of a similar project in association with Mayo County Library in 2000. The book Shooting from the Lip (Mayo County Library, 2001) was the result of a series of similar writing workshops, which featured an inspiring, creative collection of stories from some of Mayo's new young writers. It has sold almost 5000 copies and one of the stories was selected by publishers, Gill and Macmillan, to appear in the Irish Leaving Certificate English textbook, Communicate!


    See Also:
    Library Events 2008
    Library Events 2007
    Library Events 2006
    Library Events 2005
    Library Events 2004
    Library Events 2003
    Library Events 2002
Ongoing Events

de Valera Public Library, Ennis

Kilkee Public Library

Killaloe Public Library

Kilrush Public Library

Miltown Malbay Public Library

Newmarket-on-Fergus Library

Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon

Kilfinaghty Public Library, Sixmilebridge

Scariff Library

Tulla Library

 

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