Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Ballybane Library 10th Anniversary




 Ballybane Library recently celebrated 10 years serving the community with a Christmas storytelling session from Rab Fulton. The celebration also included the launch of 'The Fairy Tale of Oscar' - an original story written by the members of Oirthear le Chéile, with Rab Fulton and the East Galway Home School Liaison Programme.



Thursday, December 15, 2016

Loughrea Library - two more events

















 
Loughrea Library - two more events this week...why not come along...All welcome
Thursday 15th December @ 6.30pm. Launch of online teen emagazine ‘Cinders’....https://www.facebook.com/cindersmag/
Friday 16th December @6.30pm. Children’s Christmas movie – “The Snowman” by Raymond Briggs. - Spaces are limited so booking is
essential contact Loughrea Library on 091 847220.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

A Busy week in Loughrea Library



Here's the first two events in a busy week for Loughrea Library - All Welcome...

- Tráth na gCeist. Irish language table quiz for all the family. Dé Máirt 13 Mí na Nollaig (Tuesday 13th December) 7-9pm

- 8pm Wednesday 14th December 'Loughrea Literary & Historical Society' present a talk by Bishop Willie Walsh, the retired bishop of Killaloe on his memoir, ‘No Crusader’.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Ballybane Library will host a storytelling session to celebrate the creativity of local parents and grandparents




Ballybane Library

Wednesday 14th December, 10.30am

Ballybane Library will host a storytelling session to celebrate the creativity of local parents and grandparents. Co-ordinated by the Eastside Home School Community Liaison (HSCL) service, the group meets weekly in the library. Working with storyteller and author Rab Fulton, members of the group have created a Christmas Fairy Tale loosely based on the story of “Little Red Riding Hood”. “The Fairy Tale of Oscar" features a wolf, a granny, a young girl and a cottage in the woods.
 
This new fairy tale tells the story of Oscar, a child abandoned in a dark wood and living under a curse which turns him into a wolf when he is angry. As Oscar grows up, his anger and the effects of the curse grow more terrifying. Is there anyone who can save him?
 
Rab Fulton will be reading “The Fairy Tale of Oscar” and telling some seasonal stories. In addition, there will be refreshments and an opportunity to chat with the authors. See attached poster.

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Certificate of Excellence in Local Government 2016 for Ballinasloe Library




Presentation of Certificate of Excellence in Local Government 2016- Ballinasloe Library to Galway Libraries at Chambers Ireland function in Dublin recently.
Presentation to Ballinasloe Library 25th Nov 2016
-Peter Rabbitt, Cathaoirleach Michael Connolly and the brilliant Ballinasloe Library staff. Brid Grehan, Mark Sweeney, Kieran Shaughnessy

-Peter Rabbitt, Mary Kennedy, Minister Damien English, Cathaoirleach Michael Connolly

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Galway Schools Library Service

Children from Newton National School in Abbeyknockmoy on board the Schools Library van during a visit to the school last week

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Ballybane Library Exhibition




Jim McKee's wonderful art exhibition which is on display in Ballybane Library from November 4th to 30th. Jim is a professional visual artist and singer/songwriter. Jim's work extends across international solo and group exhibitions plus charities and community arts


Saturday, November 12, 2016

Galway’s Great Read Autumn Seminars in Galway Libraries





Galway’s Great Read Autumn Seminars
‘Living Literature: Writings From the Cradle to the Grave’
This series of talks will examine literature and life from childhood to old age, the visible and invisible, the silent and dominant voices in society during the revolutionary era.
All talks are free of charge and open to all.










Friday, October 28, 2016




Oughterard Library

From the #Archives #1916: Revolution and Recollection exhibition is in Oughterard Library in November. #Gaillimh2016
All welcome

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Galway Libraries Schools Service



Last week in Letterfrack the Schools Library Service had a surprise visitor who couldn’t pick just one book!!!
Junior & Senior infants from Castlehackett NS enjoying 'The Trouble with Fairies' by Jay Ryan on board our schools library van!!
Children from Claregalway Educate Together put their hands in the air to show how much they enjoyed The Trouble with Fairies by Jay Ryan!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Ballybane Library Oil Paintings Exhibition




For the month of October 2016 in Ballybane Library, Oil Paintings Exhibition by Diana Shephard. Pop in and see if you're in the area. All welcome

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Photorealistic Exhibition in Galway City Library




Galway City Library
Currently exhibiting is a collection of naturalistic and photorealistic pencil drawings by Samir Sultanov.

Each piece in the colection has specific hours spent from 30 up to 350 hours. Informal launch on Thursday 13th October at 6.00pm.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

'Time to Move' in the City Library on October 12th at 6:30pm.





'Time to Move' is a collection of events for young people organised during October 2016. These activities will introduce you to the hundreds of possibilities through which you can go abroad and take part in an international project, explore Europe or gain experience you need for your future. www.timetomove.info<http://www.timetomove.info
All the activities are run by Eurodesk information experts, always ready to have a discussion and help you find the international project most suitable for your needs. Volunteering in another country for a few months? School exchange for a semester? Internships abroad? We have you covered.
Eurodesk present a Volunteering in Europe workshop in the City Library on October 12th at 6:30pm.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Old Tuam Society Lectures in Tuam Library

September Lecture 2016
Venue: Tuam Library. High St
Date: 22 September 2016 Time: 8:00 pm


The Old Tuam Society is delighted welcome back historian Damien Quinn for our first lecture of the 2016-17 season. Damien's talk centres on his great-grandfather Joseph Quinn, a Tuam man who found himself in the 4th Battalion Dublin Brigade under the command of Éamonn Ceannt in Dublin 1916 and later fighting in the countryside around Tuam during the War of Independence 1919-1921.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Some of Galway Library's events For Culture Night 16th of September



A lively bi-lingual evening of spoken and sung word in the beautiful setting of Oranmore Library word from some of Galway's leading literary and musical lights, including Sarah Clancy, Trevor Conway, Adrian White and Martina Flaherty. Bring your own scribbles for the open mic!
Oíche fhilíochta, cheoil agus ealaíne
Address: Oranmore Library, St Marys Church, Main Street, Oranmore, County GalwayUse two fingers to move the map

 

 CULTURE NIGHT  16/09/2016  Oíche Chultúir 

Oranmore: Fireside Chat on Oranmore during 1916 Rising

·         Time: 8.15pm - 9.15pm
·         Genre: Storytelling
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·         Address: Oranmore Library, St Mary's Church, Oranmore, County Galway
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Facilities:

8.15 pm - 9.15 pm, Oranmore Library, St Mary's Church, Oranmore
Fireside chat on Oranmore during the 1916 Rising.
Address: Oranmore Library, St Mary's Church, Oranmore, County Galway


  CULTURE NIGHT  16/09/2016  Oíche Chultúir 
Tuam: The Trouble with Fairies

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You never know where you might find fairies or what kind of mischief they might get up to.  Join Jay Ryan on a daring adventure for 3-5 year olds and their families.
Address: Tuam Library, High Street, Tuam, County Galway
Tuam: Timeless Tales with Pat the Hat
·         Time: 5.00pm - 5.00pm
·         Genre: Storytelling
·         Tel: 093 24287
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·         Address: Tuam Library, Tuam, County Galway
Pat Speight will delight children and adults with storytelling and witty humour. Performances at 1.30 pm, 3.00 pm and 4.00 pm.
Address: Tuam Library, Tuam, County Galway

 CULTURE NIGHT  16/09/2016  Oíche Chultúir 

Leabharlann Thuama – Na Trí Muicíní Beaga

·         Time: 6.00pm - 7.45pm
·         Genre: Irish Language, Performance, Storytelling
·         Tel: 09324287
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·         Address: Shop Street, Tuam, Co.Galway

Seó puipéad le Carmel Balfe, dírithe ar pháistí suas go dtí rang a trí. Beidh deis ag na paistí casadh leis na puipéid tar éis an seó.
Puppet show with Carmel Balfe for children up to third class. The children will get a chance to meet the puppets after the show.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Exhibition by Ken Hall in Gort Library






'The Journey' an exhibition by Ken Hall is opening in Gort Library on 9th of September at 7pm

Friday, August 19, 2016

Loughrea Library - Heritage Week

As part of Heritage Week, which begins on the 20th of August, visitors can Explore the Medieval Heritage of Loughrea
Event Details in Loughrea Library
See the mark the Anglo-Normans left on Loughrea as you explore its streets, town gate, abbey, the only surviving functioning medieval moat in Ireland and other heritage sites. This is a walking tour, you are advised to wear suitable clothing and footwear. Friday 26 - Sunday 28 August, all eyes will be on the medieval town of Loughrea as its hosts 'Loughrea 780', a spectacular free weekend of events at the 3rd annual Loughrea Medieval Festival. The festival is organised by Loughrea Medieval Festival Committee, in partnership with Irish Walled Towns Network & Galway County Council and with support from The Heritage Council, Local Diaspora Engagement Fund, IPB Insurance & Fáilte Ireland.
 



Times/Venues
27th August 14:00 PM to 15:00 PM
Venue Name: Loughrea Library
Address: Church St, Loughrea, Co. Galway, Ireland

Friday, August 05, 2016

Galway Libraries Summer Competition for Children




Summer Competition for Children

Paint or Draw your favourite place in Galway
or
Write a Poem about your favourite place in Galway.

It can be your street, your home, your school!!...anywhere that you love to go.

All entries with name, age and phone number must be received in Galway City Library by Saturday 27th August

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Summer Stars at your local library

Galway Public Libraries's photo.



Each child who registers for Summer Stars at their local library joins in the fun of reading lots of exciting books during their summer holidays. They will receive their own Summer Stars Reading Card to record their progress along the way and a library reward stamp will be added to their reading card at the library after each book read. Children will be encouraged to continue reading throughout the programme. Fun rewards will be provided alo...
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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Art Exhibition at Gort Public Library:

Cindy Lund and her students from Chrysalis Art Centre in Ardrahan have
launched an exhibition of their work in Gort Library...All welcome!




Friday, July 01, 2016

Galway City Library Summer Competition for Children



Galway City Library
Summer Competition for Children
Paint or Draw your favourite place in Galway
or
Write a Poem about your favourite place in Galway.
It can be your street, your home, your school!!...anywhere that you love to go.


All entries with name, age and phone number must be received in Galway City Library by Saturday 27th August

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

New public library in Ballinasloe

The new public library in Ballinasloe has been officially opened by Galway County Cathaoirleach Peter Roche.

The building which has been in operation since last November was converted from the old Mercy Convent and Church which was bought by Galway county council almost a decade ago.

County councillor for Ballinasloe, Tim Broderick, described the new library as a breath of fresh air for town. “It’s bringing resources and people into the town to avail of the facilities that are housed within it,” said councillor Broderick.

Thursday, June 09, 2016




Gort Library
Some images from the Launch of 'Gort’s First Citizens' celebrating Gort residents born during the first decade of the State.
'Gort’s First Citizens' is an exhibition of lino print portraits of Gort resident’s born during the first decade of the state, ie. age 84+. This exhibition will run until Sat. 25th June.






















Tuesday, May 31, 2016

'1916: Revolution & Recollection' on display in Clifden Library


Galway County Council Archives’ exhibition From the Archives, '1916: Revolution & Recollection', will be on display in Clifden Library throughout the month of June.


Friday, May 27, 2016

Gort’s First Citizens in Gort Library




Gort’s First Citizens is an exhibition of lino print portraits of Gort resident’s born during the first decade of the state, ie. age 84+. This exhibition will run until Sat. 25th June.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

'Tapestries for Life' in Clifden Library




The launch of 'Tapestries for Life' by Councillor Eileen Mannion; a wall hanging created by the residents of St Joseph’s Court Clifden as part of the Bealtaine Festival in Clifden Library
The development of of St Joseph’s Court, Clifden, has led to very positive outcomes for the residents and has helped to reduce the Galway County Council housing waiting lists in the elderly and special needs categories over the past ten years.
St. Joseph’s Court is a popular housing option for many elderly people wishing to move closer to the facilities of Clifden town. This enables greater participation in the local community, which may not be an option in more isolated rural areas.
There has been excellent communication and co-operation between the management and staff of Galway County Council and Clúid Housing from the outset. We look forward to continued collaboration with Clúid Housing at this and other locations throughout the county in the future.