"Mary McNamara, Eileen O'Brien, Andrew McNamara, and Geraldine Cotter performing at the last Riches of Clare concert of the 2015 season as part of the Feakle Festival on August 10, 2015 (01)." Posted on Youtube on the 16th of August 2015 by Niamhaines.
Monday, 5 October 2015
The Kilfenora Céilí Band with the Michael Donnelan Dancers on RTE's Up For The Final TV programme, recorded prior to the 1995 All Ireland Hurling Final. Posted on Youtube on the 20th of August 2015 by Garry Shannon.
Mr Singh My Heart's Delight, a short film made in 1971 starring Sheila Matchett, Paul Hoffman Bill McCaddon and Renu Setna, produced by Peter Chesney, with cameraman Roger Pratt, from a story written by Brian Friel. Posted on Youtube on the 20th of April 2014 by Paul Hoffmann.
"RTÉ (Irish public radio) documentary on Field Day marking the 25th anniversary of the opening night of Brian Friel's play 'Translations'. Includes interviews with Prof Kevin Whelan of the Keough-Naughton Institute at the University of Notre Dame, and Stephen Rea, Field Day co-founder. First aired 23 September 2005." Posted on Youtube on the 24th of February 2015 by Field Day.
Friday, 2 October 2015
The pilot project, entitled "50 Irish Books", features books by Irish writers published between 2009 and 2013. Each title on the list comes with links to a wide range of reviews and author interviews, along with many other online text, audio and video resources. The aim is to highlight the variety of resources relating to contemporary Irish writing for the information and enjoyment of the reading public and to support courses on Irish literature taught internationally. The 50 selected books span fiction, memoir, short stories, poetry and drama. The team at UCD say that they look forward to developing and amplifying 50 Irish Books through the participation of readers, writers, academics and publishers.
Wednesday, 30 September 2015
Clare County Library is delighted to once again count itself among the many organisations that embrace Positive Ageing Week and will celebrate it with a variety of activities this year.
Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon, will host a wool spinning and textiles crafts demonstration with Susanna Anker at 11.30am on Friday, 2nd October. Susanna is a heritage expert on wool spinning and is based in Kilmihil, County Clare. On Tuesday, 6th October at 3pm, Kilrush Public Library will host a jewellery-making workshop with Mary Reynolds. Both events are free but places are limited and booking is required.
Scariff Public Library will transform into a cinema on Thursday, 8th October, with a free movie screening. Details are available at the library desk or on 061-922893. Also on Thursday 8th October at 12pm, the Hillery Public Library, Miltown Malbay, will welcome Carron native and storyteller Paddy Hynes with his unique blend of storytelling and entertainment, which he will share with the children of Rockmount National School. Senior citizens are also invited to come along and enjoy this free event where young and old are guaranteed to be captivated by Paddy’s tales of days gone by.
Throughout the week selected branches around the county will have book displays featuring positive ageing related titles. There will also be free copies of the library's booklet entitled "Positive Ageing: A Reading List from Clare County Library" available to pick up at all branches.
Remember too that Senior Citizens can avail of free library membership in all of Clare County Library’s branches. So, during Positive Ageing Week, or at any time of the year, why not join your local branch library? You’ll discover a whole world of books, CDs, DVDs and more. You may even join one of our many clubs including book clubs and scrabble clubs. A whole new experience awaits you! For details of all events check with your local branch, phone 065-6821616 or visit www.clarelibrary.ie. Details of national events are available at www.ageaction.ie/positive-ageing-week-2015.
Tuesday, 29 September 2015
The new services include free Wi-Fi and Public Access Internet PCs; a Surfbox printing, scanning and photocopying service; an employment noticeboard and free access to online resources such as Vision-net.ie, as well as access to the Library's enhanced selection of business books, journals and newspapers.
Tuesday's public event will also feature a talk, entitled ‘Start Your Own Business’, by Padraic McElwee, Head of Enterprise at the Local Enterprise Office, Clare. The talk will outline what is involved in starting a business and how individuals and start-ups can go about accessing the supports available.
Contact Seán Lemass Public Library on (061) 364266 for more information.