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Special Events

May 2019

Friday, 3rd May 2019
'Irish Songs We Learned at School' with John Spillane - a Bealtaine Festival event in association with Clare Arts Office
Cultúrlann Sweeney, Kilkee, Co. Clare at 5pm

John Spillane's show 'Irish Songs We Learned at School' features a treasure trove of Irish songs that will take you back years. This is a charming show that will stir up the nostalgia of Irish childhood with the added bonus of introducing children to these songs that could sadly be in danger of dying out. Based on John's albums, 'Irish Songs We Learned at School' (the biggest selling album by an Irish artist when it was released in 2008) and 'More Irish Songs We Learned at School', the show includes favourites such as ‘An Poc Ar Buille’, ‘Trasna Na dTonnta’, ‘Buachaill on Eirne’ and ‘Dilin O Deamhas’, and a beautiful version of ‘Oiche Chiuin’ (Silent Night). You’re guaranteed to remember more songs than you think you know!
This is a free event but is ticketed so booking is required.

 

Tuesday 7th May 2019
Creative Writing for Adults
Kilrush Public Library 10.30am – 12.30pm

Facilitated by Breda Shannon.
Creative Writing classes, week 5. The course will help people get started as a creative writer and stay creative in the long term. It provides an introduction to writing technique, story devices and theme finding. It aims to help the writer find their unique voice through fiction or memoir. Places are Free but limited and Booking is required. Contact Kilrush Library on (065) 9051504

Saturday, 11th May 2019
Writer's Clinic - The Heart of a Story. A Series of Creative Writing Workshops for Writers facilitated by Helen Blackhurst - A Creative Ireland Event
Scariff Public Library from 11am - 1 pm

These four workshops will explore the internal organs of story-making – creating the emotional landscapes that lift fiction and memoir writing off the page and give a story a life of its own. How do we get stories to live and breathe? How do we find the narrative pulse? There will be space to explore writing challenges and stuck-points, as well as the opportunity to generate new material through a range of creative writing techniques. These are free events and are open to all writers. Places are strictly limited so please call Scariff Public Library on 061 922893 for more information or to book your place.

 

Tuesday 14th May 2019
Creative Writing for Adults
Kilrush Public Library 10.30am – 12.30pm

Facilitated by Breda Shannon.
Creative Writing classes, week 6. The course will help people get started as a creative writer and stay creative in the long term. It provides an introduction to writing technique, story devices and theme finding. It aims to help the writer find their unique voice through fiction or memoir. Places are Free but limited and Booking is required. Contact Kilrush Library on (065) 9051504

Saturday, 18th May 2019
Writer's Clinic - The Heart of a Story. A Series of Creative Writing Workshops for Writers facilitated by Helen Blackhurst - A Creative Ireland Event
Scariff Public Library from 11am - 1 pm

These four workshops will explore the internal organs of story-making – creating the emotional landscapes that lift fiction and memoir writing off the page and give a story a life of its own. How do we get stories to live and breathe? How do we find the narrative pulse? There will be space to explore writing challenges and stuck-points, as well as the opportunity to generate new material through a range of creative writing techniques. These are free events and are open to all writers. Places are strictly limited so please call Scariff Public Library on 061 922893 for more information or to book your place.

Saturday, 25th May 2019
Writer's Clinic - The Heart of a Story. A Series of Creative Writing Workshops for Writers facilitated by Helen Blackhurst - A Creative Ireland Event
Scariff Public Library from 11am - 1 pm

These four workshops will explore the internal organs of story-making – creating the emotional landscapes that lift fiction and memoir writing off the page and give a story a life of its own. How do we get stories to live and breathe? How do we find the narrative pulse? There will be space to explore writing challenges and stuck-points, as well as the opportunity to generate new material through a range of creative writing techniques. These are free events and are open to all writers. Places are strictly limited so please call Scariff Public Library on 061 922893 for more information or to book your place.

Tuesday, 28th May 2019
Storytime with Granny and Grandad
Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon at 4pm

To celebrate the Bealtaine Festival, Grannies and Grandads are invited to bring their grandchildren along to the library to hear some stories read aloud. All stories feature grandparents and the special relationship they have with their grandchildren. This is a free event and all are welcome. Suitable for children aged 3-6 years and grandparents of all ages! Contact the library at 061 364266 for more details.