Saturday, January 30, 2016

Ballybane Library : Remembering 1916

Ballybane Library

Thursday 4th February, 11.00am – 12.30pm

Remembering 1916; A Free Lecture Series

‘An Introduction to the Poetry of the Leaders of the 1916 Rising’ by Kirry O’Brien

Free to attend, all welcome.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Lectures in Galway City Library

Lectures in the Library

‌As part of its programme of commemoration of the 1916 #Easter Rising, the Centre for Irish Studies will present a series of public lectures in Galway City Library beginning Tuesday 26th of January

‘Lectures in the Library/Léachtaí sa Leabharlann’ will explore the lives of individuals who were involved in the Irish revolution, including Peadar Kearney who wrote the ‘Soldier’s Song’, the anarchist Captain Jack White, Éamonn Ceannt, and Fr Richard Henebry, who compared Pádraig Pearse’s short stories to ‘the mincing of an under-assistant floor-walker of a millinery shop’ but is now best known for his pioneering work on Irish traditional music.

The first lecture in the series will focus on Liam S Gógan (1891-1979), who coined the term ‘poblacht’, the first word in the proclamation of the Irish republic. Gógan was directly involved in the revolutionary politics that led to the Easter Rising and remained an unregenerate Irish republican throughout his life. He was also the most significant poet writing in Irish between 1916 and 1945.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Leabharlann an Spidéil - Taispeántas

Paintings/Drawings, Leabharlann an Spidéil, Co na Gaillimhe
7 - 28 Eanáir 2016
Taispeántas aonair leis an ealaíontóir Helen Roberts. Sraith phéintéireachta agus líníochta ag plé le tírdhreacha, éineacha agus an nádúr sa gceantar áitiúil.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Westside & Ballybane Libraries

Remembering 1916
A series of history, poetry and heritage talks will take place in the ‪#‎Ballybane‬ and ‪#‎Westside‬ communities throughout 2016, titled – Remembering 1916 – as part of Galway City Council’s programme of events to mark 1916.
Well- known ‪#‎Galway‬ historian, William Henry, will start proceedings by giving a talk next Wednesday 13th of January in Ballybane Library from 11.00-12.30 and in Westside Library from 6.30-8.00 pm, on Galway & the Rising. William Henry is due to publish his book about the events surrounding 1916 in March, so this is an excellent chance for members of the public to hear him speak on this topic.
The programme of events in Ballybane and Westside will be available on the day. The events are free and all are welcome to attend. Other speakers who will speak later in the year include Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington, giving a talk on her grandmother Hannah Sheehy Skeffington and the suffragette movement and Dr Catriona Clear who will give a talk on the lives of women at this time.
This lecture series is compiled and facilitated by the staff at Ballybane & Westside Libraries, Ballybane & Westside Resource Centres and Galway City Partnership. Please contact Ballybane Library on 091-380590 or Westside Library on 091-520616 for further information on Remembering 1916 lecture series.

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Ballinasloe Library

On Tuesday morning the 12th of January at 11.30am, The German Embassy to Ireland are launching their exhibition, ‘The Road to Unification’ on the 25th Anniversary of the Unification of East and West ‪#‎Germany‬. Comprised of 20 fascinating boards, this will be on display until January 25th. Tea/Coffee will be served and all are welcome.
Shortly after that at 1pm. the ConTempo String Quartet return after their triumphant Christmas Concert for the first of 3 lunchtime recitals, this time featuring the works of Schubert and Stravinsky.
Finally, on Tuesday evening the 19th at 7pm, one of the world’s foremost Authors of Hiking/Trekking guides, Paddy Dillon, will give an illustrated talk as part of the Mountaineering Ireland Winter Lecture Series. This is really quite a coup for ‪#‎Ballinasloe‬.
Admission, as always, is free and all are welcome.

The next two Tuesdays will see some diverse events in the Church Gallery of the new Ballinasloe Library.