Friday, October 25, 2013

Launch of Clarenmore Art Calendar in Ballybane Library

On Thursday 17th October Ballybane Library hosted the Launch of the Clarenmore Art Calendar.
This project, now in its fifth year, gives people with intellectual disability the opportunity to be recognised and celebrated as working artists in their community.
As part of the celebrations the Clarenmore Centre service users also hosted a coffee and cupcake morning with all proceeds going to the Galway Hospice.

For details of where to purchase the calendar contact Gaie Stewart at 091 751029 or<>

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Little Gem Puppets in Ballygar Library

93 Children attended a puppet show in Ballygar library as part of Children’s Book Festival. The children from the local pre school, junior and senior infants enjoyed an interactive retelling of the three little pigs. Little Gem Puppets  put their own slant on the story involving things like pizza, keep-fit tips and time to reflect on your favourite foods!
The children were thrilled and a great day was enjoyed by all.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

“Exhibition Awesome” in Westside Library

“Exhibition Awesome”
An interactive digital media exhibition created by young people who are on the Autism Spectrum in association with National Youth Council of Ireland, Galway Autism Partnership and Foroige.

The exhibition will launch Tuesday 15th October, 2013 @ 7:00 Westside Library, Westside, Galway
and will run for the week from Tuesday 15th to Saturday 19th Octobe


Saturday, October 05, 2013

Children's Book Festival Galway Libraries Events

Tuesday October 8th;
Matthew Noone will be Oranmore library and Ballybane libraries.

Thursday 10th October:
Pat Speight is in Moylough and Loughrea.

Friday 11th October:
Niall de Burca is in Galway City and Westside
Pat Speight is in Dunmore and Tuam.

Tuesday 15th October:
Pat Speight is in Ballybane and Galway City.

Wednesday 16th October:
Little Gem puppets in Ballygar and in Tuam
Pat Speight - Ballinasloe area (5 branches)

Thursday 17th October:
Little Gem puppets is in Westside library.
Pat Speight - Ballinasloe area (5 branches)

Friday 18th October:
Little Gem puppets are in Dunmore and Glenamaddy.
Pat Speight - Ballinasloe area (5 branches)

Tuesday 22nd October:
Wand making workshop with Niamh O' Donovan in Tuam library.
Matthew Noone is in Ballinasloe area (5 branches)

Wednesday 23rd October:
Matthew Noone is in Ballygar, Glenamaddy and Tuam.

The storytellers:

Pat Speight specialises in traditional Irish Tales, Folk Tales from the fireplaces of Ireland. Pat has stories to make you laugh to make you cry and to scare and cheer, stories about Animals and Birds, Kings and Warriors, Saints and Sinners, Witches and Magicians, Pickpockets and Ghosts, Fairies and Mermaids and Mythical, Mystical characters that inspire and captivate the imagination...

Australian story teller Matthew Noone uses African drums to create an ambience as he recounts myths and folk tales from around the world.

Carmel Balfe from Little Gem Puppets will delight young children with her interactive puppet shows. These fun shows end with an opportunity for children to meet the puppets.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Lady Gregory Autumn Gathering with Over the Edge in Gort Library

The Over The Edge: Open Readings in Galway City Library are famed for their large, supportive audiences. 

During the past decade many now established writers have taken their first early steps at these legendary readings. The venue for these readings since their inception in 2003 has always been Galway City Library.
This year’s Lady Gregory Autumn Gathering will include a special Over The Edge: Open Reading which will take place at Gort Public Library on Thursday, October 3rd, 7pm.
The Featured Readers are Bernie Crawford, Anthony O’Brien & Marie Cadden. There will as is usual at Over The Edge events be an open-mic after the Featured Readers have finished. Everyone who has a poem or page or two of a story they’d like to try out on an audience is most welcome to come along and participate.