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Updated: 2016-11-28T13:41:41.599+00:00


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

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.




Oughterard Library

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

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!!

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

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.

'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.<
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.

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.

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 ealaíneAddress: 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·          ·          ·         Address: Oranmore Library, St Mary's Church, Oranmore, County Galway·          Facilities: 8.15 pm - 9.15 pm, Oranmore Library, St Mary's Church, OranmoreFireside 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 ·    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 GalwayTuam: Timeless Tales with Pat the Hat·         Time: 5.00pm - 5.00pm ·         Genre: Storytelling·         Tel: 093 24287·          ·         Address: Tuam Library, Tuam, County GalwayPat 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 ·          ·         Address: Shop Street, Tuam, Co.GalwaySeó 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. [...]

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

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.

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

Galway Libraries Summer Competition for Children


Summer Competition for Children

Paint or Draw your favourite place in Galway
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

Summer Stars at your local library


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...See more[...]

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!

Galway City Library Summer Competition for Children


Galway City Library
Summer Competition for Children
Paint or Draw your favourite place in Galway
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

New public library in Ballinasloe


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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.




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.

'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.

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.

26th of May lecture in Tuam Library