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One of the most rewarding feelings a person can experience is that of knowing you are helping people to better themselves. This is exactly the feeling I myself experienced every Tuesday during the college year after completing my hour of reading with the children of fourth class at a primary school in Galway city. Being able to play a part in a child’s education, especially during his/her formative years, is a responsibility that I do not take lightly. Knowing that I am helping these children, many of whom do not receive reading support at home or have little access to resources such as books to develop their education and enhance their reading abilities, is definitely a privilege.
On Sight is a partnership project by the National Museum of Ireland, Mayo County Council, Mayo Artsquad and independent artists.
THE OVER The Edge readings are back! Covid-19 has prevented the city's popular literary institution from taking place in the city library, but Digital technology is facilitating its return next month.
THE CORONAVIRUS has placed massive restrictions on our work, movement, and socialising, but we can still look forward to the Cúirt literary festival at the end of April, and in the meantime catch up on some reading.
THE FINAL Over The Edge: Open Reading of 2019 takes place in the Galway City Library on Thursday December 19 at 6.30pm with the writers Bern Butler, Paul McCarrick, and Rachael Hegarty.
THE WRITERS Kevin Doyle, Riona MacEoin, David Green will read from their work at the next Over The Edge: Open Reading, which takes place in the Galway City Library on Thursday November 21 at 6.30pm.
Oh it is a tough time of the year. The sun has gone on its annual vacation to another part of the planet. Temperatures are dropping fast, the rain is beating down, and the wind is howling, and it just feels like there is doom and gloom with nothing to do around Galway.
THE FORMER An Post sorting facility off William Street, recently refurbished into an exhibition space for the Galway International Arts Festival, will be the main gallery for the TULCA Festival of Visual Arts in November.
This month’s Over The Edge Open Reading in the Galway City Library on Thursday, October 31 is a non-fiction and poetry Brexit special, featuring the poet Martin Hayes, the political columnist Eoin Ó Murchú, and Jerry Fitzpatrick, a leading light in the iconic Rock Against Racism movement.
THE WRITERS Ingrid Casey, Barbara Dunne, and Leah Keane will read from their work at the Over The Edge: Open Reading in the Galway City Library on Thursday September 26 at 6.30pm.