Killucan Children showcase their talents in Easter Competitions in Killucan Library

On Wednesday 16th April Killucan Library was delighted to host a prize giving for winners of the Killucan Library Easter Competitions.

Junior Infants-2nd class were invited to participate in a colouring-in competion while older children in 3rd -6th class were challenged to write a poem with an Easter theme. Cecilia Connolly, Branch Librarian in Killucan Library was delighted with the quality of entries and paid tribute to the families and schools who supported the children in their efforts. In particular she thanked Raharney NS, St Etchens NS, and Edmonton NS for their ongoing support Sally Coyne, Caoimhe O’Reilly and Sam Smyth also had the opportunity to read their winning poetry entries at the prize giving to the delight of library staff and family and friends.

Winners for the Colouring in Competition included Sarah Hynes, Emma O’Connor, Aoife O’Connor, Amy Smullen, Caoimhe Swords, Luke Kiernan And Shannon McGraw.

Winners for the Poetry competition included: Sally Coyne, Caoimhe O’Reilly, Sam Smyth, Sinead Cannon, Ava Corroon and Matthew Shaw.

Killucan Library is a community library with a range for books for children, teenagers and adults. To find out more about Killucan Library call Cecilia on 044 9374260 or drop in during the following times:

Wednesday 13.30-17.30 18.00-20.00
Friday 10.30-13.30 14.00-17.00

Easter Eggstravaganza in Mullingar Library

Visitors to Mullingar Library on the 16th April were treated to a wall of winning entries for the Mullingar Library Design an Easter Egg competition.

Families and friends had gathered to see the winners receive their Easter Egg prizes. The standard was amazing with 18 winners being selected from over 400 entries from local schools including: All Saints NS, Gael Scoil an Mhuilinn, Curraghmore NS, St Kenny’s NS, St Marys CBS National School, Presentation NS, St. Michaels, Castletown, St. Comcille NS, Gainstown, Loughegar NS

Cailin Gallagher, Executive Librarian in Mullingar Library paid tribute to all who took part and welcomed the wide range of entries. The Design an Egg competition allows children of all ages to express their creativity whether through colour or through incorporating a favourite film or book character into their design.

Winners included:
Leah Armitage 12 yrs, Aaron Wade 12 yrs, Zoe Martin 11 yrs, Amy Kelly 11 yrs, Michael Doherty 10 yrs, Katelyn Griffith 10 yrs, Oisin Andrews 9 yrs, Douglas Lawrence 9 yrs, Mike Swarbrigg 8 yrs, Fatima Jaura 8 yrs, Sabrina Cunningham 7 yrs, Luke Jackson 7 yrs, Amy Nic Gabhann 6 yrs, Graham Duggan 6 yrs, Joshua Wade 5 yrs, Aoibhin Hoye 5 yrs, Pippa Jackson 4 yrs,and Cathal Griffith 3 yrs.
Cailin Gallagher Executive Librarian with winners of the Design an Egg competition in Mullingar Library

Fuss on the Bus in Kilbeggan Library

Venue: Kilbeggan library
Date: Friday 23rd May 2014
Time: 11 am
Phone: 057 9333148
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/243565765830350/

Join us at 11 am on Friday 23 May, and be part of our 2014 Bealtaine Festival.

Please phone the Library Staff at 057 9333148 if you have a group of people that you would like to book in advance for.

Mary O’Driscoll is a founding member of Carnation Theatre. For over twenty years she has worked as an actor and voice over artist. At the Abbey Theatre she has appeared in celebrated productions of Arah na Pog, The Playboy of the Western World, Six Children in Search of an Author, Tarry Flynn, Living Quarters and Observatory. At the Druid she has appeared in Philidelphia, Here I Come and Silverlands. She has worked with ground breaking theatre companies including Fishamble, Loose Cannon, Pan Pan, Barrabbas and the Performance Corporation. For Film and TV she has appeared in Falling for a Dancer, D.D.U., Fair City, Ballykissangel, Ordinary Decent Criminal, Scup, The Clinic, Royston Vasey, Ros Na Run, Ulysses and Relative Strangers. She had co-written and performed in her own work.

Mairead Devlin has been a professional actor for nearly twenty years. In recent times, she has devoted herself to Carnation Theatre, a company she co-founded with Mary O’Driscoll. Other stage work includes a number of tours of An Triall for Aisling Géar, The Taming of the Shrew, Carolan’s Farewell, and Bottle of Smoke for Island Theatre, We are What We Witness for Bottom Dog and Alexanderplatz for Balloonatics. Television work includes The Savage Eye (S1, 2 and 3), Killaskully, Fair City and The Clinic. For 3 years, Mairead appeared as Pauline on the popular TG4 drama, Ros na Run. Film work includes Evelyn, The Magnificant Ambersons, The Count of Monte Cristo. Short films include Why The Irish Dance That Way, Crossed Lines and The Kiss of Life.

Please join us in Mullingar Library for a Poetry Reading with Colin Carberry, poet & translator.

Carberry was born in Canada and raised in Longford. He now lives in Mexico. A poet and literary translator (from Spanish), his work has appeared in anthologies, journals and newspapers in Canada, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Ireland and Mexico, in print and online, in such publications as Descant, Exile, Jailbreaks, Poetry Ireland Review, Tetovirana Zemlja: Antologia kanadske poezije, The Winnipeg Review and Zivot, and has been translated into Bosnian, Korean, Serbian, Slovenian and Spanish. (read more about Colin Carberry on his website)

Please join us in Mullingar Library for a Poetry Reading with Colin Carberry, poet & translator.

Carberry was born in Canada and raised in Longford. He now lives in Mexico. A poet and literary translator (from Spanish), his work has appeared in anthologies, journals and newspapers in Canada, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Ireland and Mexico, in print and online, in such publications as Descant, Exile, Jailbreaks, Poetry Ireland Review, Tetovirana Zemlja: Antologia kanadske poezije, The Winnipeg Review and Zivot, and has been translated into Bosnian, Korean, Serbian, Slovenian and Spanish. (read more about Colin Carberry on his website)

Popular eAudiobooks in Westmeath

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The Carnation Theatre presents Fuss on the Bus at Athlone Library

Venue: Aidan Heavey Public Library, Athlone Civic Centre, Church Street, Athlone
Date: Friday 23rd May 2014
Time: 2pm
Phone: 090 6442158
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/696795133699657/?fref=ts

Join us at 2pm on Friday 23 May, and be part of our 2014 Bealtaine Festival.

Please phone the Library Staff at (090) 6442158, if you have a group of people that you would like to book in advance for.

Mary O’Driscoll is a founding member of Carnation Theatre. For over twenty years she has worked as an actor and voice over artist. At the Abbey Theatre she has appeared in celebrated productions of Arah na Pog, The Playboy of the Western World, Six Children in Search of an Author, Tarry Flynn, Living Quarters and Observatory. At the Druid she has appeared in Philidelphia, Here I Come and Silverlands. She has worked with ground breaking theatre companies including Fishamble, Loose Cannon, Pan Pan, Barrabbas and the Performance Corporation. For Film and TV she has appeared in Falling for a Dancer, D.D.U., Fair City, Ballykissangel, Ordinary Decent Criminal, Scup, The Clinic, Royston Vasey, Ros Na Run, Ulysses and Relative Strangers. She had co-written and performed in her own work.

Mairead Devlin has been a professional actor for nearly twenty years. In recent times, she has devoted herself to Carnation Theatre, a company she co-founded with Mary O’Driscoll. Other stage work includes a number of tours of An Triall for Aisling Géar, The Taming of the Shrew, Carolan’s Farewell, and Bottle of Smoke for Island Theatre, We are What We Witness for Bottom Dog and Alexanderplatz for Balloonatics. Television work includes The Savage Eye (S1, 2 and 3), Killaskully, Fair City and The Clinic. For 3 years, Mairead appeared as Pauline on the popular TG4 drama, Ros na Run. Film work includes Evelyn, The Magnificant Ambersons, The Count of Monte Cristo. Short films include Why The Irish Dance That Way, Crossed Lines and The Kiss of Life.