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For Ongoing Events in each branch please visit our branch library pages:
Branch Libraries Clare County Library

See also: Clare Arts Office Events

Special Events

 
Children's Book Festival
will run for the month of October.

Children's Book Festival


October 2020

In-branch events are being run in keeping with Government guidelines.
   

Smart Phone Classes for Older People
In-branch event

Scariff Library
Thursday 01 October- 22 October 2.30-4.30

To book and for further information, contact Scariff Library on 061 922893.
Ennistymon Library
Friday 2 October – 23 October 10.30-12.30

To book and for further information, contact Ennistymon Library on (065) 7071245.

The 4 week programme will include a session on Zoom video conferencing and the Whatsapp platform so that participants can learn how to connect with others and how to avail of online classes and activities. The tutor led classes will be of 2 hour duration. Numbers at the classes are limited due to current restrictions so prebooking with your local branch is essential.

Tuesday, 13 October weekly to Tuesday, 10 November 2020 at 11am
The Writers Retreat on-line course
Online Event
Helen Blackhurst will run a series of five Zoom Creative Writing Classes. These five workshops will explore the art of fiction and memoir writing. Writers will have the opportunity to process their own work, explore writing challenges and create new work within the group. Places are limited. Participants will require remote access to Zoom to take part. Please book your place with Shannon Library on 061 364266 during branch opening hours. These classes are part of the Creative Ireland Clare programme of events.

Wednesday, 14th October 2020
Chair Yoga Class. A Healthy Ireland at Your Library Event.
Online event at 11am

Join yoga teacher Trish Cleary for a taster chair yoga class from the comfort of your own home. Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be done sitting on a chair or standing on the ground while using the chair for support and can keep the body supple and healthy, reduce stress and improve mental health. Free event for ages 18+, limited numbers, booking essential. In order to take part, participants will require remote access to Zoom. Please book your place by calling Kilrush Library on 065 9051504 during branch opening hours.

1st to 31st October 2020
Decade of Centenaries History Week Online Event
Research: ‘Clare Revolution 1916-1923’ by Ger Browne
Online on Clare County Library's Website

Ger Browne is a well-known local historian with research interests including Clare people in the World Wars and the Clare revolutionary period. His recent comprehensive work on the ‘Clare Revolution’ can be found online on Clare County Library at: http://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/coclare/history/clare_1916_1923.htm. His recent research include a detailed biographical listing of those involved in the War of Independence Brigades and Cumann na mBan. Contact decadeofcentenaries@clarecoco.ie for further information.

Monday 19th October 2020
Decade of Centenaries History Week Online Event
Lecture: ‘Aspects of the War of Independence in Clare’ by Dr. Joe Power
Online at Clare Library's YouTube Channel from 11am.

Dr Joe Power is a historian who specialises in local history with many published titles to his name including Clare and the Great War. His recently published book is entitled Clare and the War of Independence. This online lecture will be available on Clare County Library’s Youtube channel from 11am. Contact decadeofcentenaries@clarecoco.ie for further information.

Monday 19th October 2020
Decade of Centenaries History Week Online Event
Performance: Mike Hanrahan’s Clare: Songs of Independence: The Time has Come
Online at Clare Library's YouTube Channel from 12 noon.

Mike Hanrahan continues his collaboration with Clare County Library on Clare: Songs of Independence. This year, Mike concentrates on the events of 1920. Part one will concentrate on the importance of song writers with a focus on Brian O Higgins. Research, writing and performance by Mike Hanrahan. This online performance will be available on Clare County Library’s Youtube channel from 12 noon. Contact decadeofcentenaries@clarecoco.ie for further information.

Monday 19th October 2020
Decade of Centenaries History Week Online Event
Talk: John Rattigan of Clare Museum ‘Artefacts of the War of Independence’
Online at Clare Library's YouTube Channel from 2pm.

In a series of short talks, John Rattigan will examine a selection of War of Independence artefacts from the Clare Museum collection. The talks will be released during History Week and available on Clare County Library’s Youtube channel from the scheduled time. Contact decadeofcentenaries@clarecoco.ie for further information.

Monday 19th – Friday 30th October 2020
Decade of Centenaries History Week Event
Exhibition: ‘The Banner in Turmoil: County Clare and the War of Independence’

Online Exhibition
This exhibition covers the War of Independence period in Clare and provides a synopsis of the main events and some of the people involved. The exhibition will be available on the Decade of Centenaries section of Clare County Library's wesite.
Contact decadeofcentenaries@clarecoco.ie for more information.

Tuesday 20th October 2020
Decade of Centenaries History Week Online Event
Lecture: ‘Tom Markham in the War of Independence’ by Joe Ó Muircheartaigh
Online at Clare Library's YouTube Channel from 11am.

Tom Markham is a Clareman from Cragbrien in Ballynacally who was connected to the events of Bloody Sunday. Tom was a close confidant of Michael Collins, a civil servant in Dublin and a spy for Collins on the inside of local government. He was in Croke Park on Bloody Sunday. The trophy for the All-Ireland Minor Football championship is named after him. Joe Ó Muircheartaigh is an author, journalist and historian. This online lecture will be available on Clare County Library’s Youtube channel from 11am. Contact decadeofcentenaries@clarecoco.ie for further information.

Tuesday, 20th October 2020
Decade of Centenaries History Week Online Event
Drama: ‘Two Days in September’
Online at Clare Library's YouTube Channel from 12 noon.

An online excerpt from the play ‘2 Days in September’, a new play by Dermott Petty. The story is set during two days, September 22nd and 23rd 1920, in West Clare during the War of Independence. The play is directed by Joan O’Hanrahan with sound design by Barry Dillon and readings with Alan Cooke and James Cecil Raleigh. This excerpt will be available on Clare County Library’s Youtube channel from 12 noon. Contact decadeofcentenaries@clarecoco.ie for further information.

Tuesday, 20th October 2020
Decade of Centenaries History Week Event
Lecture: ‘Peadar Clancy – Rebel, Leader, Campaigner’ by Pat Shannon
Online Event

The centenary of the death of Peadar Clancy is approaching in November 2020. Pat Shannon will give a lecture about the life of Peadar up to his death on Bloody Sunday. Pat is a grand-nephew of Peadar and has been involved in his commemoration in Cranny for a number of years. This lecture will take place depending on current Covid guidelines. Booking required as Covid restrictions apply and numbers are strictly limited. Contact the library for more information on (065) 9051504.

Wednesday 21st October 2020
Decade of Centenaries History Week Online Event
Performance: Mike Hanrahan’s Clare: Songs of Independence: The Burning
Online at Clare Library's YouTube Channel from 12 noon.

Mike Hanrahan continues his collaboration with Clare County Library on Clare: Songs of Independence. This year, Mike concentrates on the events of 1920. Part two will concentrate on the burning of local RIC barracks, Rineen and reprisals and other related songs. Research, writing and performance by Mike Hanrahan. This online performance will be available on Clare County Library’s Youtube channel from 12 noon. Contact decadeofcentenaries@clarecoco.ie for further information.

Wednesday 21st October 2020
Decade of Centenaries History Week Online Event
Talk: John Rattigan of Clare Museum ‘Artefacts of the War of Independence’
Online at Clare Library's YouTube Channel from 2pm.

In the second in his series of talks, John Rattigan will examine another artefact of the War of Independence from the Clare Museum collection. This online piece will be available on Clare County Library’s Youtube channel from 2pm. Contact decadeofcentenaries@clarecoco.ie for further information.

Thursday 22nd October 2020
Decade of Centenaries History Week Online Event
Guided Zoom Tour of National Photographic Archive exhibiton: ‘From Turmoil to Truce: Photographs of the War of Independence’
Online Tour will begin at 11am.

Join a National Library tour guide for a guided Zoom tour of this NLI exhibition. Learn about the War of Independence through the photographs of W.D. Hogan from the NLI’s photograph collection using the RTE online version of the exhibition. Access to Zoom required. Registration required and the Zoom ID and password will be emailed to those attending. Contact decadeofcentenaries@clarecoco.ie to register.

Thursday 22nd October 2020
Decade of Centenaries History Week Online Event
Talk: John Rattigan of Clare Museum ‘Artefacts of the War of Independence’
Online at Clare Library's YouTube Channel from 2pm.

In the last of his series of talks, John Rattigan will examine another artefact of the War of Independence from the Clare Museum collection. This online piece will be available on Clare County Library’s Youtube channel from 2pm. Contact decadeofcentenaries@clarecoco.ie for further information.

Friday 23rd October 2020
Decade of Centenaries History Week Online Event
Podcast: ‘Social Life in Clare during the War of Independence’ by Rita McCarthy

Online at Clare Library's YouTube Channel from 11am.
Rita will present a ‘radio type broadcast’ which will focus on news from around Clare in 1920. It will include events relating to everyday life in a county beset by conflict but where ordinary people were also going about their daily lives. Rita will draw on the newspapers of the period for content and will include events relating to women’s lives at the time. This podcast will be available on Clare County Library’s Youtube channel from 11am. Contact decadeofcentenaries@clarecoco.ie for further information.

Friday 23rd October 2020
Decade of Centenaries History Week Online Event
Performance: Mike Hanrahan’s Clare: Songs of Independence: Tears
Online at Clare Library's YouTube Channel from 12.30pm

Mike Hanrahan continues his collaboration with Clare County Library on Clare: Songs of Independence. This year, Mike concentrates on the events of 1920. Part three is named ‘Tears’ as he examines some of the heartbreaking songs of the period. Research, writing and performance by Mike Hanrahan. This online performance will be available on Clare County Library’s Youtube channel from 12.30pm. Contact decadeofcentenaries@clarecoco.ie for further information.


See Also:
Children's Services for the Children's Book Festival and Summer Projects


Library Events 2019
Library Events 2018
Library Events 2017