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‘Medicine for the mind’ promoted across Mayo libraries

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The potential benefits of using self-help books to address a number of common psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and binge eating, are being promoted through a library book scheme.

Mayo libraries support World Refugee Day

No one chooses to be a refugee. This World Refugee Day, borrow a refugee book from your local library and show you care!

SPC to consider historical research project in county

A proposal was put forward at the Cultural, Education, Heritage and Corporate Affairs SPC this week that Mayo people who took part in a 1940s school research project should once again take part in a study which would record the latter half of the century.

Mayo County Library launches draft development plan

The members of the cultural, education, and heritage SPC of Mayo County Council gave the go ahead this week for the Draft Development Plan for Mayo County Library to go to public consultation.

Kenny makes donation of Parliamentary Debates to County Library

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Fine Gael Leader Enda Kenny has donated his personal collection of parliamentary debates to Mayo County Library. The bound Volumes of Dáil debates contain the official transcript of Dáil Éireann since the late 1970s as well as records of many interesting debates from the Dáil chamber over the years. The donation represents a genuine effort to make Parliament more accessible to the ordinary public and records will be completely accessible to the public in Castlebar Library. The debates contain the contributions of the various Teachtaí Dála who have represented the Mayo constituency and former constituency of Mayo West over the past three decades.

Culture night at the Jackie Clarke library

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Upwards of 300 people attended the culture night at the Jackie Clarke Library and Archives in Ballina. The highlight of the night was the showing of old films taken by Jackie Clarke from the 1950s. On show was rare, unseen, footage of various events from Ballina and Swinford, including Corpus Christie processions, sports days, and Bunree Swimming Pool. Another film showed the unveiling of the monument to Ballycroy hunger striker Seán Mac Neela, who died in 1940. The films were shown in relays to accommodate the crowds on the night. They was preceded by a presentation from Paddy Lenihan from the National Graves Association, a non-politically aligned group that looks after some 500 graves of the patriot dead across the 32 counties.

 

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