1. Heritage Week in Cork City Libraries: Events on Monday, 25/8/2014.
    (i) Washington Street: an architectural history — by Louise Harrington
    (ii) Illustrated talk on the history of the city centre — by Liam Ó hUigín
    (iii) A reading of ‘An ode to Cork scribes and wazzies’ — by Jack Lyons

     
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    Eleanor Twomey giving a gardening workshop to children at Blackpool Library as part of the summer programme.

    Eleanor Twomey giving a gardening workshop to children at Blackpool Library as part of the summer programme.

     
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    The Tallest Smallest Circus

Arran Towers performing in The Tallest Smallest Circus in Blackpool Library, as part of the summer programme.

    The Tallest Smallest Circus

    Arran Towers performing in The Tallest Smallest Circus in Blackpool Library, as part of the summer programme.

     
  4. Pictured at the presentation of a €500 cheque by Sinéad Dunne Bishopstown Credit Union to support the Growing Imaginations project run by Bishopstown Library are  some of the artists from the John Bermingham Day centre, with their coordinator Orla McDonnell, workshop leaders Sara O’Hara and Vicky Tammadge, and Executive Librarian, Bishopstown Library, Breda Hassett.
 

    Pictured at the presentation of a €500 cheque by Sinéad Dunne Bishopstown Credit Union to support the Growing Imaginations project run by Bishopstown Library are  some of the artists from the John Bermingham Day centre, with their coordinator Orla McDonnell, workshop leaders Sara O’Hara and Vicky Tammadge, and Executive Librarian, Bishopstown Library, Breda Hassett.

     

     
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    Exhibition in Bishopstown Library for month of July 2014: 
Sea of Secrets by Helen Barry

    Exhibition in Bishopstown Library for month of July 2014:
    Sea of Secrets by Helen Barry

     
  6. 11 June 2014: Jack Lyons (on left) speaking at the launch of storyboards reflecting some of his memories as a child and young man in Cork during the 1950s-70s. The storyboards, currently on display in our Blackpool Library until Saturday 28 June, grew from an ode about Cork city he published in ‘Where’s Me Culture’ magazine in 2005, reprinted in 2014 as ‘An Ode to Cork Scribes and Wazzies’ in the Cork Folklore Project magazine, ‘The Archive’.

    On the same evening, ‘Honour the Holy Ground’, a novel by Cork author Jim McKeon (on right above), was launched in the Central Library by Councillor Kenneth O’Flynn. The novel centres around controversial activities of an Irish emigrant in America who gets involved with the Mafia and IRA gunrunning.

     
  7. 29 Bealtaine 2014:  Liam Ó Muirthile ag léamh ón a úrscéal nua, ‘An Colm Bán’, san Lárleabharlann

    29 Bealtaine 2014: Liam Ó Muirthile ag léamh ón a úrscéal nua, ‘An Colm Bán’, san Lárleabharlann

     
  8. 29 May 2014:  Theatre director, producer, actor, and Freeman of Cork city, Michael Twomey, with daughter Sharon and wife Marie, after receiving a standing ovation from a capacity crowd in the Rory Gallagher Music Library after presenting ‘John B and Me’, a summary lecture illustrating the theatrical contributions of John B Keane, one of Ireland’s most outstanding playwrights of modern times. 
Some material presented by Michael Twomey to Cork City Libraries can be viewed through the menus on our webpage at www.corkpastandpresent.ie/cultureincork/theatreincork/.

    29 May 2014: Theatre director, producer, actor, and Freeman of Cork city, Michael Twomey, with daughter Sharon and wife Marie, after receiving a standing ovation from a capacity crowd in the Rory Gallagher Music Library after presenting ‘John B and Me’, a summary lecture illustrating the theatrical contributions of John B Keane, one of Ireland’s most outstanding playwrights of modern times.
    Some material presented by Michael Twomey to Cork City Libraries can be viewed through the menus on our webpage at www.corkpastandpresent.ie/cultureincork/theatreincork/.

     
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    Thomas McCarthy giving a talk at Bishopstown Library on 28 May entitled ‘War & Remembrance – The Soldier Poets of World War 1’.

    Thomas McCarthy giving a talk at Bishopstown Library on 28 May entitled ‘War & Remembrance – The Soldier Poets of World War 1’.

     
  10. The Kfar-Yona Choir from Israel performing in Blackpool Library as part of the Cork International Choral Festival

    The Kfar-Yona Choir from Israel performing in Blackpool Library as part of the Cork International Choral Festival