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Moate has a proud tradition of both ceili bands and Irish traditional music. The Moate Ceili Band was founded in the early 1930s and was the first provincial band to broadcast from Radio Eireann. It broadcast regularly on Irish radio over the next 15 years (on average 10 times per year) and toured extensively both in Ireland and England.
To celebrate the national week for libraries, Moate Library hosted a special art competition for local schoolchildren, and presented the prizes last week.
A variety of exhibitions, lectures, and other events are being planned in Westmeath libraries to coincide with National Heritage Week, which runs from August 20 to 28.
The Moatrix Festival, which is now in its second year, is an action packed charity weekend for all the family, with up to 10 bands each day and six singer/songwriters playing between bands. The festval will take place in Don’s Bar, Moate on Saturday August 28 and Sunday August 29 from midday to midnight, and will include outdoor bars, the live music, and a huge BBQ.
Moate library was officially opened yesterday by the Chairman of Westmeath County Council, Cllr Joe Whelan. After many years in the Courthouse, in less than suitable conditions, the library has now been relocated to bright new fully accessible premises on the Main Street in Moate.
This summer marks the fifth year of the Summer Reading Challenge in Westmeath. A few years ago the summer reading scheme was introduced with a new library mascot called Ruairi.