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Councillors will have no say in library amalgamation with Longford


Christmas cheer at Kilbeggan Library as colouring competition winners celebrate

A special presentation ceremony was held for the prizewinners in the Kilbeggan Library Christmas Colouring Competition ahead of Christmas week. The competition was organised by local library staff Margaret Egan and Ray Hussey and the prizes were presented by Gearoid O’Brien, senior executive librarian, Westmeath County Library Service representing the county librarian.

Luan launches new exhibition PASSAGE

Last Friday evening the Luan Gallery officially launched its newest exhibition, PASSAGE: Selected Works from the Niland Collection. Drawn from The Model Sligo’s renowned municipal collection, this exhibition features works including: Louis Le Brocquy’s The Táin series, works by notable women artists from the 20th century, and works of a water and landscape theme.

Reach for the stars with the libraries

Right across County Westmeath, children are reading this summer in response to the Westmeath County Libraries summer reading initiative, Reach for the Stars. County librarian Paula O’Dornan has revealed that the seven branch libraries are all on course to reach their targets.

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.

Tributes made on the retirement of “exemplary” librarian Mary Farrell

Councillors were effusive in their praise of county librarian Mary Farrell, who is to take early retirement from the council after 17 years at the helm of the county’s library services.

Revamped Ballymahon library will be community hub

When the newly renovated Ballymahon library officially opens in March, it will be a modern library “owned by the whole community”, according to Longford county librarian Mary Reynolds.

Three new libraries planned for Westmeath

New libraries for Moate, Kinnegad, and the Delvin/ Clonmellon area are among the objectives of the new Library Development Plan for Westmeath.

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.

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