Friday, January 31, 2014

Launch Night in Westside Library 29th January 2014

It was launch night in Westside Library last  Wednesday 29th January 2014. Mayor Pádraig Conneely officially launched the Old Rahoon Graveyard leaflet and Westside Library 10th Anniversary Programme of Events to a large audience including local councillors and many members of the local community.

The Old Rahoon Graveyard leaflet was created by Dr Jim Higgins, Heritage Officer with Galway City Council with Eachtra Archaelogical Services. The leaflet is a map on how the graves which have been all added to the Historic graves website are laid out and gives fascinating insight into the type of grave monuments found there. It is a great resource for all of the community. This project was funded by the Heritage Council and Galway City Council as an action of the Galway City Heritage Plan.
Copies of a leaflet of Old Rahoon are available from Dr. Jim Higgins, Heritage Office, City Hall, College Rd., Galway (091 536547). More information can be found at

Westside Library is marking its tenth anniversary with the launch of its Programme of Events for 2014. The Programme which will include music, art, dance, literary and local history events will take place throughout the year. Included in this program is the involvement of the National Gallery of Art, Dublin & the National Museum of Ireland plus Ballet Ireland and Monica Loughman Ballet Company. Staff at Westside Library is currently working on the Local History exhibition which will be launched later in the year. A Reminiscences Night will take place next Wednesday night 05th February at 6.30 pm in Westside Library. All members of the community are invited to attend and share their memories of the area on how it has changed and developed over recent time. A recording will be made of the event and will become part of the Local History exhibition.
For further information please contact, Cora Gunter or Elizabeth Keane in Westside Library (091-520616).

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