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Libraries in full flow for Seachtain na Gaeilge

CLARE County Library’s March programme for children and teenagers sees a number of  local and national festivals being celebrated once again though its branch network.


On Monday, Rob Stephen met with pupils from local secondary schools in Shannon Library as part of Engineers Ireland Week. Currently employed at Piercom Limited, Rob talked about the various fields of engineering and about his own experience. On Tuesday, deValera Library hosted a talk by Alan Morrissey, engineer at Ennis Town Council. His presentation to students of Ennis Community College and Gaelcholáiste an Chláir covered a general introduction to engineering and the importance of maths in the profession.

Is féile idirnáisiúnta Ghaeilge í Seachtain na Gaeilge, atá ar an gceiliúradh is mó dár dteanga agus dár gcultúr dúchais a bhíonn ar siúl in Éirinn agus in go leor tíortha eile gach bliain. Reáchtálfar féile na bliana seo chugainn ón Márta 4-17. Tugann an fhéile deis go gach uile dhuine sult a bhaint as an nGaeilge, idir chainteoirí dúchais, fhoghlaimeoirí agus lucht an chúpla focal araon, trí fhéilire imeachtaí siamsúla agus spraíúla a chur ar fáil do gach cineál suime agus gach aoisghrúpa.

Between March 4 and 17 schools will have an opportunity to attend events in their local library to take part in the national celebration of the Irish language.

Library staff Seamus Ryan and Teresa Carmody O’Shea will host scéalaíocht do dhaoine óga in most of our libraries. Newly published author Maeve Tynan will visit Shannon and Sixmilebridge libraries to introduce her book Ar Shiúil leis na Daoine Maithe to first and second classes from nearby schools and Ré Ó Laighléis, award-winning author, whose books have been translated into several languages, will be in Ennis and Shannon libraries during Seachtain na Gaeilge to discuss his writing for teenagers.

Also on March 7, World Book Day will be celebrated and artists Alan Shoosmith and Krystyna Pomeroy will facilitate workshops to promote reading in a fun way for young book lovers on different days in five branch libraries. National school classes and their teachers are invited to come along to branch libraries dressed as their favourite book characters, which they will re-create on paper under the professional advice of two of Clare’s best-known artists.

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