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August 2018

4th August 2018
Author visit - Oisín McConville
Scariff Public Library at 3.00 pm

As an Armagh Gaelic footballer at the top of his game and hugely regarded in the 2000s, off-the-field Oisín McConville’s life was in turmoil. His gambling hobby became an obsession and spiralled out of control. Oisín will read from and discuss his book The Gambler, which relives his darkest hours, his parallel footballing highlights and his full recovery. He will engage in conversation with the local library audience. Free event in conjunction with the Scariff Harbour Festival. Call Scariff Library on 061 922893 or see www.scariffharbourfestival.ie for more information.

Saturday 11th August 2018
Storytime and craft activity
Kilrush Branch Library @ 11am

Places are limited, booking is necessary. Suitable for 3 – 7 year olds. Contact 065 9051504

 

Thursday, 16th August 2018
‘Gardening for Fun’.
Kilrush Public Library at 3pm

Suitable for Primary School children from 7 years upwards.
Places are limited. Contact the Library on 065 9051504 to book a place.

Tuesday 21st August 2018
The ‘Song of Granite’ film screening
Scariff Public Library at 6.30 pm

This visually meticulous film revolves around the life of the great traditional Irish singer, Joe Heaney. The black-and-white picture, obscuring the border between documentary and fiction, is a cinematic ballad that invites viewers to join the talented artist on his dramatic life journey. The film takes us to Connemara, and to the village of Carna, Joe Heaney’s birthplace, considered the cradle of local folklore, and then the camera accompanies him on his travels round the world. The power and magic of the songs provide the central motif threading its way through the film.

Tuesday 21st August 2018
‘Reconnecting with Celtic Trees for Wisdom and Peace’ – a talk
De Valera Public Library, Harmony Row, Ennis at 7.00 pm

A talk by Jackie Queally - learn how trees (based on the lunar year) were teaching aids in the past, and how today there is wisdom to be found in approaching the matter with fresh eyes. Jackie will guide you through the Celtic Year with anecdotes and illustrations and will present some tree poems and lead you in a seasonal guided meditation.


Wednesday 22nd August 2018
‘Reconnecting with Celtic Trees for Wisdom and Peace’ – a talk
Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon at 3.00 pm.

A talk by Jackie Queally - learn how trees (based on the lunar year) were teaching aids in the past, and how today there is wisdom to be found in approaching the matter with fresh eyes. Jackie will guide you through the Celtic Year with anecdotes and illustrations and will present some tree poems and lead you in a seasonal guided meditation.

Wednesday 22nd August 2018
The ‘Song of Granite’ film screening
Kilrush Public Library at 6.30 pm
This visually meticulous film revolves a
round the life of the great traditional Irish singer, Joe Heaney. The black-and-white picture, obscuring the border between documentary and fiction, is a cinematic ballad that invites viewers to join the talented artist on his dramatic life journey. The film takes us to Connemara, and to the village of Carna, Joe Heaney’s birthplace, considered the cradle of local folklore, and then the camera accompanies him on his travels round the world. The power and magic of the songs provide the central motif threading its way through the film.

Thursday 23rd August 2018
‘Making Connections’ - a listening room event showcasing oral histories from Ennis.
DeValera Public Library, Harmony Row, Ennis on at 1.00 pm.

A selection of oral history clips from the Cuimhneamh an Chláir archive. Come along and listen to clips of Ennis from times gone by in this participative listening room event hosted by Paula Carroll of Clare FMs ‘The West Wind.’ This event is supported by the Heritage Council & Clare County Council.

Friday 24th August 2018
‘Medieval Heritage of Doolin’ - a talk
Ennistymon Public Library on at 7.00 pm
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Archaeologist Joseph McCooey presents ‘Medieval Heritage of Doolin’

Saturday 25th August 2018
Jewellery making workshop
Kilrush Branch Library @ 11am

Places are limited, booking is necessary. Suitable for 6 – 12 year olds. Contact 065 9051504

 

Tuesday 28th August 2018
Film Club– “Sunshine on Leith”
Scariff Public Library at 2.30pm

Sunshine on Leith is a 2013 British musical film directed by Dexter Fletcher. It is a jubilant, heartfelt musical about the power of home, the hearth, family and love. It is the tale of one tight-knit family, and the three couples bound to it, as they experience the joys and heartache that punctuate all relationships. They do it all while singing to the euphoric music of The Proclaimers. Cert PG. This is a free event and all are welcome. Tea/coffee provided. Call Scariff Library for more information 061 922893.

Friday, 31st August 2018
Movie Screening – “Lady Bird”
Killaloe Public Library at 7.30pm

Lady Bird is a 2017 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein, Stephen McKinley Henderson, and Lois Smith. Set in Sacramento, California, in 2002, it is a coming-of-age story of a high-school senior and her turbulent relationship with her mother. Running time 94 minutes. Rated 15.
Admission free and all are welcome. Tea/coffee and biscuits provided.