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03
May
2017

Rush Library Events - May

Rush Library Events - May

Bealtaine/May
Imeachtaí i Leabharlann Ros Eo Bealtaine 2017/

Library Events Rush Library May 2017

Gach Imeachtaí SAOR!/All Events are FREE!!
Fón/Phone: 01 8708414   
Ríomhphoist/Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Grupa cheamara/Camera club every second Monday evening at 6.30pm – 8th and 22nd this month. Come along to the Photography Group and learn how to take a better photo. All welcome!


Grúpa Cuilteálaithe - Quilting Club - Our Quilting group meets here every Tuesday morning from 10.30 – 12.00 and new members are always welcome. Come along and see some fantastic work and share ideas.


Club Scrabble / Scrabble Club Scrabble club for adults: Wednesdays at 6.30pm.  All are welcome, scrabble boards supplied.


Toddler time
Grúpa tuismitheorí agus páistí Parent and Toddler Group –is on every Thursday morning from 10 – 12. Plenty of books, toys and games are available in our Community Room. Drop in anytime on Thursday mornings!


Rush Art Hobby Group - Following on from the very popular art classes of late, some members of the group have started the Rush Art Hobby Group. This is an informal gathering of painting and drawing for beginners and improvers, meeting weekly for mutual encouragement. Newcomers welcome. Bring your own supplies. Thursdays 2.00 to 4.00, Rush Library starting May 11th.


Club Leabhar i Ros Eo,/ Rush Book Club, Friday 12th May at 11.00am
The Rush Book Club meets in Rush Library one Friday a month at 11.00am. This month’s meeting is on Fri 12th May and the book for May is:
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff.


Bealtaine Festival
Celebrating the arts and creativity as we age

Music Appreciation With Ted Courtney
As part of the Bealtaine Festival, celebrating creativity as we age, please join us for a music appreciation talk with Ted Courtney on the 4th of May 2.30pm – 3.30pm.

Theme: Welcome to the season of 'Bealtaine' ; the season of early Summer when new a hope beckons to all nature. Flowers bloom, a young man's fancy turns to love and the girls dance and wear flowers in their hair. All nature celebrates.
All adults welcome!


Film screening
Saoirse Ronan plays a young immigrant who leaves her home in 1950s Ireland, lured by the promise of a new life in New York City.  It is based on Colm Tóibín's 2009 novel. 
Saturday the 13th of May at 2pm  as part of our Bealtaine celebrations.
Come along and bring a friend!
All adults welcome!


Photography class for Adults with Barry O’Carroll
Join us on Saturday the 20th of May at for a masterclass in photography with expert Barry O’Carroll. Description: This 4- hour photography class, suitable for beginners and improvers, aims to help participants:
understand the basics of exposure: aperture, shutter speed and iso.
learn how to use aperture and shutter speed creatively.
Be able to use the various controls and modes on their camera.
learn about photographic composition.
Places are limited and booking is essential.

The exhibition area in Rush Library is available for groups or individual artists throughout the year. If you are interested in displaying your paintings, photography or artwork, please let us know. The space is available for two weeks at a time and a charge of €10 applies per week per exhibition.

We have a room available for community use here also and would love to hear from anyone who would like to for example, set up a book club, a film club or organise a parent and toddler group. All such events in the library are free of charge and open to all.

Please find more details of what’s happening in Fingal Libraries on Fingal Alerts  http://bit.ly/2kUIxMa
Fingal Libraries Twitter:http://bit.ly/1DG3MUE
Fingal Libraries Facebook:  http://bit.ly/2adf2kP
Fingal Libraries Blog:http://bit.ly/1CpnIGi 05 2017

Written by: Fingal County Council Categories: Community Notices, Fingal County Council

03
May
2017

Howth Library Events for May

Howth Library Events for May

April Events in Howth Library
Phone 01-890 5026 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thursday Morning Book Club for Adults
Thursday, 4th May at 11am: The book club will discuss the book ‘Buddha in the Attic’ by Julie Otsuka.
Tuesday Morning Book Club for Adults
Tuesday, 30th May at 11.15am: This month the book club will discuss ‘The Book of Negroes’ by Lawrence Hill.



Bealtaine Festival  
Boost Your Immunity Talk

Thursday, 18th May at 11am:  Nutritional Coach Antoinette Kane will speak about how to look and feel great, stay healthy and live life to the full at no matter what age or stage in life.
Phone 01-8905026 to book for this event


Events for Children
Toddler Playtime for 1-3 Year olds - Drop in Session
Lots of fun with toys, puzzles, teddies & colouring-in to encourage language, problem solving, imagination and fine motor skills. Drop in anytime from 11am – 12pm on the first Tuesday of every month!

Art and Craft for 4-7 Year Olds
Monday 15th May at 3.30pm: an hour of art & craft fun! Places are limited. To book, call or email us with your contact number, child’s name & age.

Art and Craft for 7–12 Year Olds
Wednesday 17th April at 3.30pm: an hour of art & craft fun. Places are limited. To book call or email us with your contact number, child’s name & age.

Junior Book Club
Tuesday, 30th April at 3:30pm: This month the book club will discuss ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ by Jeff Kinney. To book call or email us with your contact number, child’s name & age. 05 2017

Written by: Fingal County Council Categories: Community Notices, Fingal County Council

03
May
2017

Blanchardstown Library Events - May 2017

Blanchardstown Library Events - May 2017

CLÁR IMEACHTAÍ
PROGRAMME OF EVENTS
Bealtaine / May 2017
Phone 01-8905563 Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Bealtaine Events in Blanchardstown 2017

Friday 12th May 2.30pm
Film Screening in Blanchardstown Library (for Adults).  Saoirse Ronan plays a young immigrant who leaves her home in 1950s Ireland, lured by the promise of a new life in New York City.  It is based on Colm Tóibín's 2009 novel. 

Wednesday 17th May 3.30pm
The Mad Librarian’s Tea Party (for Adults) - Afternoon tea carefully prepared by the Blanch Library Bakers and stories and tales with actress Nuala Hayes. (Actress and storyteller)


Wednesday 24th May 2.00pm- Performance by the Carnation Theatre (For adults)-
Noah's Wife missed the boat - she left the washing out!’ in Blanchardstown Library.  If you just want to put the feet up, sit back, listen and have a lovely afternoon’s entertainment, this is the ticket!

Thursday 4th May 4.00pm – May the 4th be with you!
A long time ago in a library far far away a special screening of a special movie was aired.  On May the 4th there will be another screening in Blanchardstown Library, starring DARTH VADER, so come in and sith down and become wan with the force....... we will also have storytelling and a colouring competition.


Ranganna Ríomhaire / Computer Classes :
Starting 16th May—13th June
This course will be held over five weeks.  The course will provide an
Introduction to computers for Beginners and new skills for Improvers who want to learn more.

BEGINNERS/BASIC:          2.30pm to 4.30pm
IMPROVERS:                       4.30pm to 6.30pm
Please book at the library desk or on 01-8905563


Film Festival to Celebrate Europe Day organised by Europe Direct Information Centre
We will be screening the following movies
Wednesday 24th May at 6pm:           Goodbye Lenin (German)
Monday 29th May at 6pm:           Waking Ned Devine (Irish)
Both movies have English subtitles.

Work Matters at the Library Start your own Business Course in
Blanchardstown Library
In partnership with the Local Enterprise Office Fingal Blanchardstown’s Europe Direct Information Centre will host a 10 week Start your own business course starting on Tuesday 9th May 2017.

The course explores the key areas of – Business Planning, Sales and Marketing, Finance and Accounts and Legal Issues. Booking is essential at www.localenterprise.ie/fingal  Ph no: 01 8900800


Blanchardstown Europe Direct Information Centre hosts
Comhairle Gnó / Business Advice Clinics 
Blanchardstown Europe Direct Information Centre and Work Matters - the library’s Business, Enterprise and Employment Support Service in conjunction with the Local Enterprise Office in Fingal (LEO) are offering Business Advice Sessions in Blanchardstown Library on Thursday 11th May and Thursday 25th May.  Booking is essential.

For more information and to book individual sessions go to https://www.localenterprise.ie/Fingal/Start-or-Grow-your-Business/Business-Advice-Mentoring/Business-Advice-Clinics/Business-Advice-Clinics.html


Brexit – Moving into the new Europe for SMEs 
Date and Time: Wednesday 10 May 2017 at 6pm
Venue: The Castleknock Hotel and Country Club, Porterstown Road, Castleknock 
Speakers will include Barry Andrews, Director General, Institute of International and European Affairs, Anne Lanigan Manager, Brexit Unit, Enterprise Ireland and Donal McCarthy CEO of Commercial Mushroom Producers.

Registration and refreshments will be available from 5.15pm
Booking is essential.
RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Thursday 4 May 2017
This event is hosted by Blanchardstown Europe Direct Information Centre in partnership with Fingal Libraries.

An bhfuil ceist agat faoi Eoraip? Tar chuig an ionad
Europe Direct / Questions about Europe? Visit the Library's Europe Direct Centre
Freephone the Europe Direct Call Centre on:
Ph. 00 800 6789 1011 (Free from a landline)
You can speak to an operator in any of the official European Languages. Visit www.europedirect.ie

Club Leabhar Leanbh / The Baby Book Club meet’s this month on the 3rd Tuesday at 11.30am. Stories songs & fun for children of pre-school age. Sign up at the desk or call 8905563.
(Next meeting Tuesday 16th May.)

Grúpa tuismitheorí agus Páistí / The Parent & Toddler Group meets every Wednesday from 10.00am to 1.00pm. All are welcome to drop in at any stage.

Ciorcal Comhrá/Conversation exchanges:
Spanish Conversation Group - Mondays at 6.30pm.
French Conversation Group –  Saturdays at 10am—-12pm.
English Conversation Group-   Wednesdays at 6 pm. (Informal and   casual English chat, drop-in, no teacher)         
Irish Conversation Group—      Saturdays at 12.00pm.

LifeRing is an international organization of support groups for people who want to live free of alcohol or other addictive drugs. It provides an environment for interactive sharing & participation & meets in the library on Saturdays from 1—3pm. For further information please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ionad d’Obair Dheonach Fhine Gall/Fingal Volunteer Centre
will be in the library on the last Wednesday of every month from:
Wednesday 31st May, 3:30-5:00 pm
www.volunteerfingal.ie   Ph. 8209550       


Cumann Stair Bhaile Bhlainséir/Caisleán Cnucha
Blanchardstown/Castleknock History Society meets regularly in the Library. For further information, please call Aingeal at 085 217 9587 or Jim at 087 2401308, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Visit  http://historyandheritageindublin15.com/

Seomraí ar cíos / Room Hire
We have rooms available for community groups (charges apply and insurance needed). 
Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a booking form.


Téigh isteach ar ár liosta seoltaí / Join the Library Mailing list

— email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Events Listings will be sent to your email.
Please be aware that your details may be used occasionally by Fingal Libraries to send emails on library promotions or new services via MailChimp (a free service used by libraries)


Leabharlann ar an raidió/Library on the Radio

The Blanchardstown  Library Show is broadcast at 1.00pm on Wednesdays on 92.5 Phoenix FM. Library news, views and book reviews www.phoenixfm.ie

Ríomhleabhair agus closleabhair saor in aisce / Free eBooks & Audio Books
Download eBooks on to your tablet or eReader www.fingal.ie go to Library page and click on eServices

Cúrsaí ar line saor in aisce / Free Online Courses
Photography, Computers, Alternative Medicine, Mathematics, Real Estate and many more courses.  www.fingal.ie (Click eServices and go to Online Courses page)

Nuacht Leabharlainne! / Library News!
Follow Fingal Libraries on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date with all the activity in Blanchardstown Library!

Check out our library blog posts :  www.fingal.ie/blog/?cat=5  05 2017

Written by: Fingal County Council Categories: Community Notices, Fingal County Council

28
April
2017

Weekly Community Event list, issued by Carlow County Council

Weekly Community Event list, issued by Carlow County Council

  • Title: Carlow's 5th International Bridge Congress and Celtic Bridge Congress
  • Venue: Woodford Dolmen Hotel, Kilkenny Road, Carlow
  • Start Date/Time: 28/04/2017, 19:00
  • Details: Carlow's 5th International Bridge Congress and Celtic Bridge Congress Friday 28th April – Sunday 30th April 2017 The programme features a formal welcome reception, open, mixed, novice and congress pair competitions together with a gala night of entertainment and guided tours of Carlow Town and the surrounding area.

  • Title: Walk on the Shady Side
  • Venue: Altamont Gardens Carlow
  • Start Date/Time: 29/04/2017, 14:00
  • Details: Saturday 29th April 2017 Sees Altamont Plant Sales celebrating all things shady with talks by Mary O’Brien of Heritage Bulbs, Mary Keenan of Gash Gardens and Hester Forde of Coosheen Gardens in Cork. A specialist plant sale on the day will see the availability of such rarities as Erythroniums, Corydalis, Trilliums, Smilacina formosana, Epimediums, Dicentras, Primulas, Amenomes, Acers, Cornus, Mahonias, Fruittilarias and Hostas. Location: Altamont Gardens, At The Walled Garden, Altamont Gardens, Tullow, County Carlow t: 087-9822135 e: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. w: www.carlowgardentrail.com

  • Title: Sound Collective
  • Venue: Visual
  • Start Date/Time: 28/04/2017, 20:00
  • Details: Carlow Institute of Further Education and Training Music Department presents - Sound Collective A live music showcase featuring the talents of the music class of 2017. Following the phenomenal success of Lost in Sound in Visual last May, this years' class have put together a night of top quality performances in a variety of genres.

  • Title: Carlow Farmers Market
  • Venue: Potato Market Carlow
  • Start Date/Time: 29/04/2017, 09:00
  • Details: Carlow Farmers Market is held every week in the centre of Carlow Town (at the old Potato Market beside the main town-centre Car Park) and there are a wide variety of producers selling their fresh produce to the general public

  • Title: Get the Dirt on Accessible Gardening
  • Venue: Arboretum Leighlinbridge
  • Start Date/Time: 29/04/2017, 12:00
  • Details: Learn from the Arboretum experts how to cultivate your green thumb by demonstrating the many ways gardening can be enjoyed. Ask any questions you have and our team will also give you fantastic tips and advice to help you grow in any space in many different ways. So let us show you how it's done! Pre-booking is essential, call Arboretum Carlow (059) 97 21558 to book your place. Tickets €5 for A List members (€10 non-members) so book your place now. Not a member of our A List? Join in-store or online.

  • Title: 1916 Commemorative Stained Glass Mural by artist Peadar Lamb
  • Venue: Carlow County Museum
  • Start Date/Time: 28/04/2017, 10:00
  • Details: As a lasting legacy of the Carlow Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme, this innovative and unique contemporary stained glass mural illustrates a Carlow narrative showing some key Carlow figures such as Micheál O’Hanrahan who grew up on Tullow Street and Nurse Margaret Kehoe from Leighlinbridge who lost her life on Easter Monday 1916, and tells of the role they played in 1916. Rich in symbolism the piece was created by Peadar Lamb, an artist working primarily in the medium of stained glass for over twenty years, using hand-made glass and a variety of techniques which have changed little over the centuries. Well worth a visit, Admission to the Museum as always is free! Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday 10.00am - 4.30pm

04 2017

Written by: Carlow County Council Categories: Community Notices, Carlow County Council

27
April
2017

COMMUNITY FIRST RESPONDERS - TINRYLAND & DISTRICT

COMMUNITY FIRST RESPONDERS - TINRYLAND & DISTRICT

COMMUNITY FIRST RESPONDERS 
A Public Information Evening will take place inTinryland GAA Clubhouse on Tuesday 2nd May at 7.30 p.m. to set up a Tinryland and District (Ballon, Rathoe, Nurney etc.) Community First Responders Group. John Fitzgerald from CFR Ireland and Des Kelly from the National Ambulance Service will be in attendance at the meeting.


A Community First Responder is a trained member of the public who has volunteered to assist their local community by attending emergency calls in their locality. The Community First Responder programme is managed by the National Ambulance Service and all volunteers are trained to PHECC Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council standards. Committee members as well as volunteers are required. Everyone aged 18 years and older may join. For further information please contact Will Paton at (087) 6787115.

04 2017

Written by: Carlow County Council Categories: Community Notices, Carlow County Council

21
April
2017

Weekly Community Event list, issued by Carlow County Council

Weekly Community Event list, issued by Carlow County Council

  • Title: Myths of Ireland for children & families
  • Venue: Carlow Library
  • Start Date/Time: 21/04/2017, 11:00
  • Details: Myths of Ireland for children & families with Aideen McBride and Sarah Myres. Part of Pan Celtic in Carlow Library.

  • Title: Spring into Storytime
  • Venue: Borris Library
  • Start Date/Time: 26/04/2017, 10:30
  • Details: 'Spring Into Storytime' is a national storytime initiative taking place in all Local Authorities during the month of April, come along to Borris Library on Wednesday 26th April at 10:30am

  • Title: Barrow River Arts Festival 21st to 23rd April 2017
  • Venue: Borris House
  • Start Date/Time: 21/04/2017, 18:00
  • Details: Still going strong – For lovers of music, art and literature the 6th Barrow River Arts Festival brings together an eclectic mix of classical, folk, traditional music and jazz alongside readings from Samuel Beckett and exhibitions of contemporary art work all in the delightful, intimate spaces of Borris House. Celebrating the 70th birthday of Barry Guy – world renowned free jazz improviser, composer and one of the founding directors – this latest festival continues the tradition of creating a meeting place between Irish artists and invited guests from all over Europe. Inspired and sustained by the river from which the festival takes its name and the countryside around it, so rich in natural resources and creative energy, we aim to delight, amuse and excite our audiences and performers alike with a weekend of stimulating, varied and intriguing events. ART – The festival starts on Friday evening, heralded by David Power playing the Uilleann Pipes, with the official opening of the art exhibitions which continue through the weekend. The art work on display shows works by Alastair Proud –whose falcon soaring in a rather menacing south west Wales sky you might have already seen on our advance publicity Bernadette Kiely – whose paintings and drawings depict landscape elements and other natural phenomena of the river Nore and its environs Clotilde Peters – whose photography explores the boundaries to painting A display of artefacts will showcase artisan luxury from the edge of Europe – curated by Pat McCarthy and Mark McCall of CELTSIUS MUSIC AND LITERATURE Friday evening sees the first concert of the festival ❖ Songs from the Mediterranean – performed by Savina Yannatou with Francesco Turrisi – piano and Barry Guy – bass Saturday’s events feature ❖ the amazing Flamenco/Buto dancer Sonia Sanchez together with Agusti Fernandez – piano and Ivo Sans – percussion ❖ a recital by Irish soprano Sylvia O’Brien and guitarist/composer Benjamin Dwyer of Spanish songs and works by Fernando Sor, Federico García Lorca, Manuel de Falla, and the world première of a new song cycle by Dwyer entitled Sobre los Ángeles on poems by the Spanish poet Rafael Alberti ❖ the BEYOND TRIO featuring Jurg Wickihalder on saxophone with Barry Guy – bass and Lucas Niggli – percussion Sunday’s music is in a more classical vein ❖ Camerata Kilkenny with Swedish soprano Maria Keohane will perform arias by J S Bach and Swedish folk songs ❖ Barry McGovern will join us once again reading from Samuel Beckett ❖ Please note that in place of our previously advertised programme with violist Nathan Braude we would like to announce that the great English violinist Priya Mitchell will join Russian pianist Polina Leschenko in a programme of music by Mozart, Schnittke and Schumann. Further information on our website www.barrowriverartsfestival.com

  • Title: 1916 Commemorative Stained Glass Mural by artist Peadar Lamb
  • Venue: Carlow County Museum
  • Start Date/Time: 21/04/2017, 10:00
  • Details: As a lasting legacy of the Carlow Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme, this innovative and unique contemporary stained glass mural illustrates a Carlow narrative showing some key Carlow figures such as Micheál O’Hanrahan who grew up on Tullow Street and Nurse Margaret Kehoe from Leighlinbridge who lost her life on Easter Monday 1916, and tells of the role they played in 1916. Rich in symbolism the piece was created by Peadar Lamb, an artist working primarily in the medium of stained glass for over twenty years, using hand-made glass and a variety of techniques which have changed little over the centuries. Well worth a visit, Admission to the Museum as always is free! Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday 10.00am – 4.30pm

  • Title: Carlow Farmers Market
  • Venue: Potato Market Carlow
  • Start Date/Time: 22/04/2017, 09:00
  • Details: Carlow Farmers Market is held every week in the centre of Carlow Town (at the old Potato Market beside the main town-centre Car Park) and there are a wide variety of producers selling their fresh produce to the general public

  • Title: I Hear you & Rejoice
  • Venue: Visual
  • Start Date/Time: 26/04/2017, 20:00
  • Details: Wed 26th Apr, 8pm Tickets: €17/15conc Following the sellout success of The Man In The Woman’s Shoes, Mikel Murfi returns with a new one man show. Late in his life, Pat Farnon, a cobbler and all-round contented man, marries the redoubtable Kitsy Rainey. It’s a match made in heaven, in more ways than one. Written and performed by Mikel Murfi I Hear You and Rejoice is a tender and joy filled account of a most unlikely marriage. Meet Huby Patterson and Magic Mick as well as Sylvie, Eugene and Tony Cleary - the amazing no instrumental man. You may never look at life in quite the same way again. This show is the 2nd collaboration between Sligo County Council Arts Service, The Hawk’s Well Theatre Sligo, and Mikel Murfi. It was created for the Bealtaine Festival - Celebrating Creativity As We Age.

04 2017

Written by: Carlow County Council Categories: Community Notices, Carlow County Council

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