Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Heritage Week in Ballinasloe Library

As part of Heritage Weeks Local history programme there will be a lecture in Ballinasloe Library on Wednesday, 22nd August, at 7.30pm

Entitled "Clanricarde's Planters,land agitation in East Galway,1886-1916", it will be given by  Dr. Miriam Moffitt of the Department of History, NUI Maynooth,

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Heritage week in Gort Library

Heritage week in Gort library 18th – 25th August 2012

Weaver, Eamon Perkins will be displaying his handcrafted textiles at Gort library during heritage week and from 12pm to 3pm on Saturday 25th August, Eamon will be in the library to give a weaving demonstration and to explain the processes of weaving from selecting fleeces to dying, spinning and weaving.

Eamon uses the loom that once belonged to well loved artist Angela Coen, who once resided in the square in Gort in the building that housed the old gallery café.

Thomas Coyne’s exhibition Bespoke History continues during heritage week at Gort library.  Coyne’s earthy and textual pieces are a conceptual approach of events which have shaped our history.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Galway City Library - 'Life Lessons from the Great Books'

This Tuesday night at 6.00pm in Galway City Library we continue the series of talks entitled Life Lessons from the Great Books, when Sanja Bentz, a student from Saarland University, Germany, looks at writings by Euripides and Von Strassburg
The Medea by Euripides, produced in 431 BC, tells the story of the jealousy and revenge of a woman betrayed by her husband. Euripides shocked his audience with this play which showed that even the purest emotions can become destructive
In Von Strassburg's Tristan and Isolde we hear about the overwhelming power of love to make people abandon codes of honour and betray those to whom they owe the most.

The event takes place in Galway City Library, Augustine Street, on Tuesday night August 14th at 6.00pm and concludes at about 6.45pm. Admission is free.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Summer Reading Challenge in Ballybane Library

As part of the Summer Reading Challenge,  a visiting Pirate  read some adventure stories to an audience of young children at Ballybane Library.