Friday, 17 June 2016

TG4’s HUP FEAKLE with Mary McNamara, Andrew McNamara & Sorcha Costello

Mary McNamara, Andrew McNamara, Sorcha Costello playing in Feakle, County Clare, on TG4's TV Series HUP, which filmed musicians within particular locations and traditions. Posted on Youtube on the 1st of April 2016 by Hup.

TG4’s HUP FEAKLE with Martin Hayes and Denis Cahill

Martin Hayes and Denis Cahill playing in Feakle, County Clare, on TG4's TV Series HUP, which filmed musicians within particular locations and traditions. Posted on Youtube on the 1st of April 2016 by Hup.

TG4’s HUP FEAKLE with Joe Fitzgerald

Joe Fitzferald playing in Feakle, County Clare, on TG4's TV Series HUP, which filmed musicians within particular locations and traditions. Posted on Youtube on the 1st of April 2016 by Hup.

Riches of Clare concert featuring Elaine Hogan, Padraig Rynne, Tara Breen, & Conor Crimmins, June 1, 2016

"Riches of Clare featuring Elaine Hogan, Padraig Rynne, Tara Breen, & Conor Crimmins - June 01, 2016. #1." Posted on Youtube on the 2nd of June 2016 by Niamhaines.

Riches of Clare concert featuring the Droneys- Chris Droney, Ann Kirrane, Aine McGrath, and Francis Droney on May 23, 2016

"And so it begins - Riches of Clare - Concert #1 featuring the Droneys - Chris Droney, Ann Kirrane, Aine McGrath, and Francis Droney on May, 23, 2016- #1." Posted on Youtube on the 23rd of May 2016 by Niamhaines.

Riches of Clare concert featuring Padraig O'Reilly, Edel Vaughan, Francis Cunningham, & Eimear Coughlan, June 8, 2016

"Riches of Clare featuring Padraig O'Reilly, Edel Vaughan, Francis Cunningham, & Eimear Coughlan - June 8, 2016. #14." Posted on Youtube on the 9th of June 2016 by Niamhaines.

Summer Stars - Summer Reading Programme for Children at Clare County Library

Clare County Library will run the Summer Stars Reading Programme for children in all library branches during the summer holidays up to the end of August. The Summer Stars programme is a free programme and libraries in Clare will be delighted to welcome all children and their families to join in. Staff look forward to working with teachers and families to encourage children to continue reading and to participate in a range of storytelling and other fun activities taking place in some of our branches during the summer months.

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 card at the library after each book read. Children will be encouraged to continue reading throughout the programme. Fun rewards will be provided as they discover new books and authors. At the end of the challenge, all children who participate are invited to attend a special Family Reading Programme event at which they will be presented with award certificates.

Children and families will also have access to fun reading activities on the Summer Stars webpages at www.librariesireland.ie/summer-stars/. The resource includes lots of fun activities, games, talking ebooks, stories, reading tips, book suggestions and funny interviews with children’s authors and other celebrities.

Further information about the Summer Reading Programme and about reading related events taking place during school summer holidays is available from your local library service or on www.librariesireland.ie.

Summer Stars - children’s activities in Shannon Library

Seán Lemass Public Library in Shannon will host their ‘Summer Stars’ activity programme for children from Sat 2 July to Friday 15 July inclusive. These summer activities are always popular and this year, we welcome back some old favourites along with new events. Activities include Gardening for Kids with Sinéad Monahan, two workshops with Susanna Anker - one on Sewing and one on Wool Spinning, a Music Workshop with Noel Madigan, a Fire Engine visit, Poetry for kids with Elaine, Fun with Words with Catherine, Craft Session with Siobhán as well as Storytimes and Film Screenings. Numbers are limited on activities so pre-booking is required. All activities are free of charge and the timetable is available at www.clarelibrary.ie. Further information can be sourced at the library at 061 364266. Shannon Library will also participate in the Summer Stars Reading Challenge where each child is encouraged to read six books over the summer and will receive a Certificate in September as well as some incentives along the way.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Launch of The Ennistymon Art And Craft Trail on 23rd June 2016

On June 23rd 2016, follow the Ennistymon Art and Craft Trail to find your way to 13 art galleries, artists’ studios and exhibitions in Ennistymon, County Clare. The trail follows a free map which contains details of free workshops, exhibitions and events running throughout the town as part of the Ennistymon Midsummer Festival. The Trail takes in 5 permanent art galleries, 10 artists’ studios, a full-time art course, a sculpture and poetry garden, and temporary art exhibitions in 5 Ennistymon businesses.

Ennistymon is rapidly gaining a name as an art town! Since 2005, with the opening of the Courthouse Gallery and Studios, Ennistymon has gained a reputation as the best place in County Clare to see contemporary art exhibitions of all kinds. Any casual visitor to Ennistymon will now see a wide range of art galleries throughout the town. Less well-known are the many artists’ studios and the full-time VS Art Course also hidden away in nooks and crannies of this not-so-sleepy market town. Now you can find them too with the free art trail map!

The idea for the Ennistymon Art and Craft Trail came as a result of a collaboration between Peter Goossens of The Secret Vault Art & Craft Gallery and Sara Foust of Foust Gallery. “When I opened in April this year, Peter came across the street from his gallery, delighted that another gallery was opening and to propose the idea of an Art Trail in the town,” says Sara Foust. “I immediately saw the advantage of working together to bring art-lovers to Ennistymon as a destination. The upcoming Ennistymon Midsummer Festival was the obvious time to begin! “

The Ennistymon Art and Craft Trail Launch includes:
Free music, poetry readings, art workshops, artist presentations, historical presentations, watch artists at work, sculpture garden and many many photography and art exhibitions at these participating venues in Ennistymon:
Foust Gallery; The Secret Vault, Art and Craft Gallery; Courthouse Gallery and Studios; Byrnes Art Gallery and Violin Shop; The Salmon Bookshop and Literary Centre; Centre Artists Studios, Ennistymon Community Centre; Art by Caitriona Sheedy; Blue Frog/Ennistymon VS Art Course; Byrnes Wine Dine and Stay; Wall’s Picture Framing; Hair Design; Market House Café; ‘Gateways’, exhibition in empty storefront. For more information, please contact: Sara Foust, Foust Gallery, Phone 0863366908/ Email sarafoust@yahoo.com Kathryn Comber or Trudi van der Elsen, Courthouse Gallery, Phone 065-7071630 Peter Goosens, The Secret Vault, contact@thesecretvault.eu

Kindly supported by Clare County Council - Clare County of Culture.

New e-books, e-magazines and online learning at the library

Want to browse an e-magazine while in a waiting room, pack books for your holiday without the weight or learn a new language or take an online course? Then log on to www.clarelibrary.ie to see the new online resources available free to library members.

There are now two e-books services – Bolinda BorrowBox and Wheelers with almost 7,000 titles to chose from. BorrowBox also offer almost 2,000 e-audiobooks which can be enjoyed either on your PC/laptop via the website link or on your mobile device via the BorrowBox app.

Zinio is a digital magazine service offering the latest and back issues of popular magazines such as Gardeners’ World, Hello, Ideal Home and Amateur Photographer.

Proquest Newspapers provides access to almost 700 of the world’s top newspapers including the Irish Times, Irish Independent and Examiner.

Mango Languages is an online language learning resource that teaches real conversations in over 70 foreign languages.

Universal Class features over 400 e-learning courses on topics such as Excel, creative writing and dog training.

All services are free of charge. Separate registration is required for each service.