Thursday, February 15, 2018

Healthy Ireland Galway Events

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Saturday, January 06, 2018

The Atlas of the Irish Revolution - Bord Gáis Energy Book of the Year for 2017

The Atlas of the Irish Revolution, a book which tells the full story of Ireland’s revolutionary history from 1913 to 1923, has been voted the Bord Gáis Energy Book of the Year for 2017. It was chosen by a public vote from the list of category winners announced at the recent Irish Book Awards.
The atlas has nearly 1,000 pages, weighs 5kg and there is a copy of this book available in every library in Galway, courtesy of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Cork University Press.
After the initial print run of 8,000 sold out in September, publisher Cork University Press ordered another 14,000 copies to meet demand ahead of the Christmas present rush. Diarmaid Ferriter’s review in The Irish Times called it “mammoth and magnificent”.

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Galway’s Great Read 2017

Galway’s Great Read 2017
Pádraic Ó Conaire; his life, his works and his legacy, celebrates the internationally renowned Galway born author.
On behalf of Galway Public Libraries I wish to sincerely thank our contributors for their passion and enthusiasm in bringing Ó Conaire’s works to life and extending our knowledge of one of Galway’s literary treasures.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Healthy Ireland at your Library

Healthy Ireland is a national framework for action to improve the health and wellbeing of Ireland and the Healthy Ireland Fund was launched on Oct. 2nd by the Taoiseach, Mr. Leo Varadkar, T.D., joined with Minister for Health, Mr. Simon Harris, T.D. and Minister of State, Ms. Catherine Byrne, T.D. This understanding calls for a partnership approach.
The Healthy Ireland at Your Library service will take place across the library network nationwide. The programme will enhance current health information in public libraries by providing new book stock, e-books, e-audiobooks and e-magazines on health and wellbeing and a wider selection of health information for all users. Talks, discussions and workshops will be offered in library services with a focus on physical health, mental health and health literacy.
Healthy Ireland at your Library looks to complement, support and expand existing programmes in public libraries and to provide reinforcement of the Healthy Ireland national framework throughout all communities and developing a locally cohesive,

Friday, September 08, 2017

Loughrea Library Book launch

Loughrea Library

Saturday 9th September 3.00 - 4.00pm

Under the Bed Monsters storytime & book launch with author Gaw Ward.

All welcome

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Remembering 170th anniversary of Black 1847

Remembering 170th anniversary of Black 1847 – the #Galway #workhouse #archives record 12 deaths at the end of July.
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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Clifden Library - Art Exhibition

Clifden Library
- Art Exhibition of Oil paintings for sale in #Clifden Library, Co #Galway by Diana Shephard. Please pop in and view if you are in the area. During the month of August 2017