Seachtain na Gaeilge 2012 at Offaly County...
Seachtain na Gaeilge 2012 runs nationally from March 5th to 17th. This annual festival is a celebration of Irish language and culture and boasts a huge range of events at many locations and for all ages. Once again Offaly Library Service is joining in the celebrations with a series of events and activities in our branch network. As well as holding displays of Irish books and other media for...
Join The Grand (Canal) Experience
Members of the public are invited to participate in A Grand Experience a public art project by Offaly County Council with the crew of the historic Lora Marie 68M Barge as they embark on a unique journey from Shannon Harbour to Edenderry this March. A Grand Experience is a film documentary about the life and ways of the Grand Canal during a barge journey eastwards in Offaly. The passengers on...
Ferbane Library Junior Book Club
Ferbane Library Junior Book Club is currently reading… Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson Synopsis: Jess Aarons’ greatest ambition is to be the fastest runner in his grade. He’s been practicing all summer and can’t wait to see his classmates’ faces when he beats them all. But on the first day of school, a new girl boldly crosses over to the boys’...
Engineers’ Week in Offaly County Libraries
There is a full week of activities organised for Engineers’ Week in Offaly County Libraries, such as lectures by local engineers from Offaly County Council and workshops on Digitial Game Design with Philip Bourke MSc. Engineers Week is entering its sixth successive year. The week has been subject to year on year growth with approx 11,000 taking part in the 2006 and approx 17,000 taking part in...
Eden Chorale and Dr. Philip Brady performance
Eden Chorale and Poet Dr. Philip Brady will perform in Edenderry Library on Wednesday 14th March at 8pm. Refreshments at 7.30pm. All welcome. Eden Chorale , who recently came runners up in the prestigious Kiltimagh Chorale Festival will perform in Edenderry library on Wednesday 14th March at 8pm. They will performa mixture of old and contemporary pieces. This follows on from a very busy year in...
Business in Offaly
The Planning Department and Economic Development of Offaly County Coucil have developed a brochure titled ‘Doing Business in Offaly’. It provides an overview of available services and infrastructure in the County that can assist the development and expansion of business / employment opportunities, accompanied by information on the cost of doing business and supports available. For more...
Talk by artist Willie Redmond
Artist Willie Redmond will give an informed talk on his exhibition ‘Select’ in Edenderry Library on Wednesday 22nd February at 7pm. The exhibition will be run there until 28th February. Light refreshments. All welcome. To read more info on this exhibition click here.
Clara Library Book Club
Next meeting is on Friday 2nd March at 11.00am Currently Reading… Recipes for a Perfect Marriage by Kate Kerrigan They say there is no such thing as a perfect marriage, but of course there is. A perfect marriage is where two people live together for most of their lives until death separates them. What there is no such thing as is an easy marriage. And when it comes to love, people have...
Willie Redmond Exhibition in Edenderry Library
Edenderry Library are holding an exhibition entitled ‘Select’ by local artist Willie Redmond. It includes a slection of his work from recent and upcoming shows, hence the title ‘Select’. Willie, who is originally from Edenderry is now based in Dublin. He specialises in acrylics, oils, pastels and mixed medium. The exhibition will run from 31st January to 28th February 2012. Have a look at...
International Short Story Competition 2012
Interested in writing, literature, creating short stories? Why not check out the William Trevor / Elizabeth Bowen International Short Story Competition 2012. For details and information click here
New Blog...Poetry for Pleasure 2012!
Offaly County Library together with Westmeath and Longford County Libraries are participating in an innovative pilot project focusing on Poetry for Pleasure: a poetry competition for 1st and 2nd year students in the Midlands. This project is funded by Poetry Ireland and Offaly/Westmeath and Longford County Councils. Read the blog and keep updated here